Director of Interior Design, Bates Smart
After graduating from RMIT University with a Fellowship Diploma of Interior Design, Jeff began his career as a set designer in the television industry. He joined Bates Smart in 1983 and in 1995 he became the first director of interior design at Bates Smart.
Jeff has a classically modern, timeless approach to design and a reputation for producing highly refined and carefully targeted design solutions. He is known for his relentless attention to detail. Jeff oversees the entire design process to craft buildings from the inside out. His broad experience covers a wide range of building types, all of which promotes a rich diversity of cross-discipline thoughts.
During his career Jeff has been awarded a number of prestigious accolades including the IDEA Gold Medal for significant contributions to the design industry and the Designer of the Year. He was also inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2018, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Australian design industry.