We are fortunate to have a strong team of successful practitioners from across the design and art industry.
Grace Wright, BFA (Hons), A.T.C.L
Grace coordinates The Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design and tutors on the course in addition. Grace is a practising artist with a background in Fine Arts. Since graduating from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2014 she has held multiple exhibitions in New Zealand and Australia, gaining a strong reputation in the process. She is represented by Parlour Projects where she was the 2017 recipient of their inaugural artist-in-residence programme. Her visual art skills also extend to design elements, where she helps students grow their Photoshop and digital presentation skills.
Lead tutor on Year Three
Co-lead tutor on Year One: Interior Design Communication
Appears on Year Two: Interior Design for Residential Contexts, Bathroom Design and Major Project: Residential Design
Rachel Smith-Robb, BDes Int Arch and Design, BA Art History, Dip Tch Primary
Rachel's role has been instrumental in re-shaping and updating the NCSID. She has worked with tutors and consultants to review the eight modules, upholding Nanette's core vales and vision for the school.
Rachel comes to us with a background in interior design and project management working in both residential and commercial. She has practised in Rome, London, Melbourne and Auckland.
Rachel has a passion to see students connect the dots and bring new appreciation and beauty to the spaces around them.
Appears on Year Two: Major Project: Residential Design
Janice Kumar-Ward, BDes Int Arch
Janice is a noted interior architect operating a successful design studio JKW Interior Architecture with a team of experienced professionals. Her wealth of experience and knowledge is an valuable addition to our faculty. See Janice’s work here.
Lead tutor on Year Two: Interior Design for Residential Contexts
Linda Tyler, PhD, MA (Hons)
Associate Professor of the University of Auckland, Linda Tyler has taught art and design history at Canterbury, Victoria, Waikato and Auckland universities. She currently teaches art writing and curatorial practice at Honours level in the University of Auckland's Art History Department, and supervises student research in the university’s Museums and Cultural Heritage programme.
Lead tutor on Year One: History of Interior Design
Katie Smith, MA
Katie graduated with an MA in Textile Art from Goldsmiths University of London in 1995, after studying textiles at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin. She has worked with fabric in one way or another throughout her life. From clothes to interiors to conceptual art, she’s always been fascinated by the power of fabric to transform places, spaces and people.
Louise Fowler, BSc
Louise has been part of the kitchen design industry for the past 12 years. It has always been her desire to deliver to clients a well-thought-out space that boasts excellent functionality and a beautiful aesthetic at the same time. She has a broad knowledge of the latest trends as well as an in-depth knowledge of what makes for good design.
Anna Wright, BAS
Anna has a background in architectural studies, with experience in sustainable design. Her skills include graphic design, photography, model making, the creation of infographics and critical thinking. Anna’s strengths lie in problem-solving, making complex issues simple and communicating information effectively. Anna is interested in issues of environmental and social sustainability, is passionate about creating beautiful, functional spaces to improve hauora, and values creativity and collaboration between people and disciplines.