Inspiring. Insightful. Inventive. Multi-sensory. Collaborative.

We Are YourStudio.

The Team

We thrive on having a diverse and cross-disciplinary team
here at YourStudio; a collective of inspired and curious individuals,
who are passionate, each bringing their own expertise and flair.

Howard SullivanHoward Sullivan

Howard Sullivan

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Tom PhilipsonTom Philipson

Tom Philipson

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Tom EdingtonTom Edington

Tom Edington

Associate Director of Environments

Isobel ScottIsobel Scott

Isobel Scott

Senior Interior Designer

Danny NewmanDanny Newman

Danny Newman

Client Director

Scarlett Thorby-ListerScarlett Thorby-Lister

Scarlett Thorby-Lister

Visual Designer

Karen ChanKaren Chan

Karen Chan

Studio Co-ordinator

Howard Sullivan

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Co-founder and Creative Director at YourStudio, Howard is passionate about design and its power to connect, inspire and enhance human experience. After graduating from London's Royal College of Art with an MA in Interiors & Architecture, Howard has enjoyed a career of close to two decades working with some of the world's leading art institutions and brands in the luxury, retail, hospitality and workspace sectors. His role at YourStudio is to ensure our work is thoughtful, thorough and conceptually astute.


Howard is passionate about the interweaving of fine art, trends, fashion, communication and interiors, and the unique experiences that can be created through their cross-pollination.

Howard is also a Visiting Lecturer at London's Royal College of Art.

Tom Philipson

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Co-founder and Managing Director at YourStudio, Tom thrives on connecting and building relationships with some of the most innovative brands. Originally trained in interior design, he has a natural talent to interpret the design as well as understand client's commercial needs.

Tom's leads the growth and strategic development of the business internationally, ensuring the highest quality and creativity of delivery for our global clients.

Tom Edington

Associate Director of Environments

Tom leads creative delivery in the studio working with the interiors team from concept through to implementation on-site. Graduating with first class Hons from Nottingham Trent in Interior Architecture, he is in his element developing concepts and helping clients understand environments through his sketching. He's inspired by travel, product, visual merchandising, furniture and architecture.

Tom has worked globally with both established and niche brands in retail and hospitality; his experience and natural ability to inspire creativity and attention to detail ensure our team work to their full potential.

Isobel Scott

Senior Interior Designer

Originally Issy studied Fine Art, creating sculptures and installations from fabric and mixed materials. After graduating she carried on to study Interior Design where she developed her skills to create for interior spaces and 3D environments.

Issy joined when YourStudio was founded in 2009, and has blossomed in her role and now manages her own projects. Her creative and artistic background give her a highly sympathetic approach to material selection and sourcing as well as being a highly sensitive Interior Designer.

She loves fashion, away from the mainstream, and is a great eye at spotting new trends and inspiring the rest of the studio.

Danny Newman

Client Director

Heading up our Melbourne studio, Danny is responsible for the growth and development of the Australian business by leading the client services and business development. He thrives from helping leading brands understand what future-gazing trend and insight can mean for them and passionate about delivering the best experiences for our clients, ensuring all projects have the best outcome. 

He's fallen head over heels for the food and wine scene in Melbourne but still misses Grimsby fish & chips. 

Scarlett Thorby-Lister

Visual Designer

Scarlett is a visual designer working in the Australian team developing graphics, communicating ideas and researching trends. Scarlett has a focus on using design thinking in her practice to create innovative solutions. She believes in design as a tool for change, and is passionate about using her skills to improve upon environmental and social issues. 

Qualifications: B Design: Graphic Design and Jewellery, UNSW Art & Design

Clients: Greenpeace, IWDA, TOM Organic, Melton City Council.

 

Karen Chan

Studio Co-ordinator

A vital member of the team that plans the teams resources and ensures everyone is organised! Karen works very closely with Ineke on the management of all the projects running through the studio, to ensure they are running on time and budget, as well as liaising with clients and contractors internationally, where her fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin have been vital on some of the more recent projects.

Karen studied Media & Modern Literature at Goldsmiths, she then worked as a music journalist and copywriter for 3 years prior to joining YourStudio. After growing up around her parent's textile factory in Hong Kong, she is heavily influenced by minimalist fashion with slick and refined cutting, as well all forms of music and brutalist architecture.