Jacqui graduated from the University of New South Wales in Australia with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture. She has taken placements in design offices in Australia and South Africa. She has worked on several bars and restaurants in Sydney and Brisbane, like the award-winning The Woods restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, Hayman Island Resort and the Citigate hotel in Melbourne.


In 2013, Jacqui was also involved in creating an interactive light sculpture for Vivid Sydney viewed by 800,000 visitors.


Between 2014-18, she lived in London, where she worked on Sheraton and Hyatt hotels as well as a bar, restaurant, spa, tea lounge and business center located in Moscow. Jacqui also worked on esteemed luxury private residential properties in Belgravia and Mayfair, as well as several private homes and luxury residential development properties on the prestigious coastline of Miami.


In 2019, Jacqui lived and worked in Toronto, where she designed high-end residential homes in Laurence Park, Rosedale, and Summer Hill suburbs. In June 2019, she returned to Sydney, Australia and founded Patina Design Studio.


We want to understand how you live in your space and use that to drive the design. With an emphasis on detail and texture, we transform spaces into sanctuaries for busy people to come home to and leave stressors of the outside world behind.


We strive to understand you and your business and create a space where you can achieve your goals, and leave customers wanting to return time and again. We design spaces that reflect your business philosophy, offerings and branding.