Lucy studied Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne. In a former life, she worked as a set dresser in the film industry, and as a stylist. Lucy has contributed to titles including Inside Out, The Age and The Saturday Paper.
Elle holds degrees in Journalism/IR, and Languages from Deakin University, Melbourne. She worked as an editor for women’s lifestyle and design magazines in Amman, Jordan, before relocating to Kyoto, Japan, where she wrote on art, design, and culture. The former sky waitress and rouseabout returned to Melbourne in 2017 for her dream job with TDF – hence the launch of this column!
Annie Portelli studied Graphic Design at Swinburne University and has worked across fashion and advertising since graduating in 2013. Annie is passionate about identity design, and creates beautiful branding, signage and print assets for all our special projects and collaborations.
Alice holds a Bachelor of Communication (Media) from RMIT University and has over 6 years experience in marketing and advertising. She is passionate about creating unique brand collaborations that offer engaging, authentic and memorable connections with audiences.
Sally is a writer and producer. She is the founding editor of a publication called Ladies of Leisure, which focuses on personal and professional development of women. Sally worked as a freelance writer and in the film industry before moving to New York in 2014. After finding her feet in Melbourne again, Sally joined the TDF dream team in 2017.
Nat studied Sculpture and Spatial Practice at VCA, graduating in 2013. She produces and styles all TDF studio shoots, from concept to shoot. Outside of TDF, Nat has her own growing client list including NGV, Laminex, Kester Black and more. Nat is also co-owner of local accessories label Witu.
Ashley is a Melbourne-based graphic designer who is passionate about illustration, brand identity and conceptual thinking. With a Bachelor of Communication Design from RMIT University, Ashley has built up a broad skill set.
Chelsea holds a Business (Marketing) degree from RMIT University. She has over 10 years of experience in the digital media industry, where she has worked closely with a diverse mix of clients to maximise their return from advertising and partnerships.
Georgina is the founder and editor of The Planthunter online magazine. She’s an accomplished writer, landscape designer and ponderer with qualifications in journalism, horticulture and design. Nature is her muse and plants are her passion.
Emma completed her Masters at the Kyoto University of Foreign Languages and went on to work for Japanese media in Sydney for five years. Returning to her hometown of Melbourne, and roles in the arts (NGV, Melbourne Recital Centre) and research (Young and Well CRC), she now works as a permalancer across strategy, copywriting and editing, while navigating life as a mum to baby Isa.
Fiona is a business consultant working with creative people and brands in Australia and the UK. She is also a freelance writer and has written for publications across the globe including Monocle, Cool Hunting, Refinery29 and The Age. In her spare time, Fiona also guest lectures at General Assembly, RMIT and JMC Academy.
Madeleine is a freelance writer and founder of the interview project Extraordinary Routines. Her interviews, life-experiments, and articles regularly explore creativity, everyday life and the imperfection in between and have appeared in Sunday Life, 99u, Womankind, BBC, and more.
Stuart is an architect, writer, speaker, and co-host of ‘The Architects’ radio show on Melbourne 3RRR. He has written for Architecture Australia, Architectural Review Asia-Pacific and Lonely Planet.
With Laetitia Prunetti, Jessica runs Willie Weston. They work with Indigenous artists to create collections of textiles and wallpapers for use by interior designers and architects. Prior to launching Willie Weston, Jessica specialised in Indigenous art, working in the NT with Indigenous arts organisation ANKAAA, tutoring and lecturing at the University of Melbourne and writing and conducting research for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies Project.
With Jessica Booth, Laetitia runs Willie Weston. They work with Indigenous artists to create collections of textiles and wallpapers for use by interior designers and architects. Prior to launching Willie Weston, Laetitia worked as a curator, writer and project manager, including as exhibitions assistant at Heide Museum of Modern Art and then as co-director of the Melbourne Art Fair in 2012.
Karen is a writer and stylist, and the co-founder of Will Work For Food, a creative project which aims to elevate the importance of sustainably, ethically produced food. With a background in marketing and advertising, she is now focused on telling the stories of farmers, makers and businesses with social good at their core.
With almost 25 years in the interiors media industry, Anna’s love for beautiful spaces, places and products hasn’t waned. She has worked as deputy editor at Australian Interiors, Home Beautiful, Vogue Entertaining & Travel, plus edited a magazine and books division for News Ltd in SA. Today, she is a freelance writer, editor, and a product and interiors stylist/consultant in WA.
Jo is a copywriter, editor and content consultant based in Brisbane. She is also an emerging ceramicist. With qualifications from The University of Queensland in Arts (English), and Writing, Editing and Publishing, Jo has contributed to many publications and is curious about creativity, thoughtful design and sustainability.
Eve has a Bachelor of Commercial Photography from RMIT, and spent several years refining her skills as an assistant before going it alone. We admire Eve’s intuitive way with light, and her calming influence on set!
Caitlin Mills is a Melbourne based photographer specialising in interiors, portraits, travel and food photography. Caitlin shoots many of our studio visits and travel features, and recently travelled to Tasmania to capture this beautiful story!
Sean started his career as a newspaper photographer in Tasmania. Now based in Melbourne, he is a regular contributor to titles such as Monocle, Wallpaper*, Belle, Feast, and Dwell.
After completing a Bachelor of Economic & Social Sciences, Sydney based lifestyle photographer Nikki To perfected her craft by assisting a number of Australia’s leading photographers. With a particular passion for shooting food, Nikki’s clients include Google Food, Jamie Oliver, Broadsheet Sydney and Qantas Magazine.
Rachel is a lifestyle photographer based in Sydney. She aims to capture fleeting moments that might otherwise pass unnoticed. She is a contributor to Brace Magazine, Petite Grand and Broadsheet.
Honey is a lifestyle and food photographer based in Camden, NSW. She’s passionate about telling the stories of makers, farmers, foodies and producers through photography and video. Honey is an avid gardener with an obsession with bees and aims to one day live self-sufficiently.
Jody is in the business of documenting the genius of creators, stylists, designers, architects and builders. She has worked for News Ltd for nine years as a photojournalist before starting her own business. Jody has contributed to many national publications including, Belle, InsideOut, Real Living and House & Garden.
Sarah started Work + Co. Photography three years ago as an opportunity to bring together her great passions – capturing what people do for a living and the community they surround themselves with. Her images can be seen all over, from local publications to Vogue, to an forthcoming book with Random House.