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Our Team


Our Team

What makes Thoughtspace special is our people. Our talented and experienced designers have a range of diverse skills that we bring together as needed to create innovative and exciting spaces. The Thoughtspace team includes designers who excel in concepts and idea generation and designers who excel in detailed design and implementation, because all successful projects need a combination of both.

By building multi-disciplinary teams of interior designers, branding and graphics specialists and design documentors who understand everything from innovative concept creation and space planning to integrated graphics and branding we can create a space that not only looks smashing but works well too.

Each of our designers is equally happy and sufficiently skilled to work independently on a project, if that’s what is required to get the job done.

Founder & CEO

Commercial Interiors Projects


Ian Worthy MDIA

Having spent a decade (or more) in retail management and then in marketing and brand management for the big corporates Ian decided to ditch the high life to focus on doing what he is passionate about – creating amazing spaces. Graduating from design college while big hair (and shoulders) were still the rage, Ian has successfully combined his knowledge of organisational culture and the importance of brand with his design skills to become an accomplished and successful workplace designer and design educator.

Ian brings to his work and his teaching a unique blend of big picture conceptual thinking and idea generation and an attention to design detail and implementation. He believes that successful spaces are defined both by the confidence of broad brushstrokes and by the tiniest and most surprising detail.

He is known in the industry for his passion and his use of colour – not just in his design but also his choice of shirts! No designer black here.

Ian is committed to sustainable design, striving to achieve sustainable design solutions practically and honestly. Ian also enjoys driving the small but growing Thoughtspace Social Responsibility Program, supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation through donations and fundraising events. Ian also enjoys providing design services on a pro bono basis where possible.

Senior Designer

Lisa Podbereski

Having graduated from Enmore in 2002, Lisa moved to London to work on workplace, hospitality and institutional interior design projects in the UK and Luxembourg.  

Working on the biggest fitout job in London at the time, IPC Media, Lisa cut her teeth with some of the most successful architects in the world and soaked up as much knowledge about the design process and project structuring as possible.

With this great experience under her belt Lisa returned to work and teach in Australia and continues to be excited about watching emerging talent blossom.   

Being a people person and a creative thinker, Lisa not only loves the creative process but also enjoys collaborating with suppliers and contractors to ensure the best possible outcome for the client.

Lisa believes successful design is about being brave – thinking outside the square to find a better solution.

Interior Designer


Louise McLeod

Lou graduated from Enmore Design Centre in 2013 with an Advanced Diploma and like many with valuable life and travel experiences behind them she graduated with Distinction.

Before mustering up the courage to go after her lifelong dream to become a designer, Lou worked in the hospitality and corporate industries in Australia and overseas. In these roles she learned the importance of workplace culture, and saw first had how the physical working environment can impact upon human and economic capital.  It was also here she hooked a Scottish partner!

Lou brings to Thoughtspace some 18 months experience working with a design and construct company whilst studying.  This experience has greatly enhanced her understanding of construction techniques, boosting her design detail confidence.

With penchant for all things Scottish, Lou is very excited to see tartans making a comeback in commercial textiles – we better not let her loose!!!