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

Cassie IsherwoodCassie Isherwood

Cassie Isherwood

Associate Director of Brand and Strategy

Isobel ScottIsobel Scott

Isobel Scott

Senior Interior Designer

Danny NewmanDanny Newman

Danny Newman

Client Director

Sarita PannekoekSarita Pannekoek

Sarita Pannekoek

Trends & Insights Researcher

Rachel GilbertRachel Gilbert

Rachel Gilbert

Interior Designer

Karen ChanKaren Chan

Karen Chan

Studio Co-ordinator

Sian WelshSian Welsh

Sian Welsh

Head of Finance

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.

Cassie Isherwood

Associate Director of Brand and Strategy

Head of our Insight and Trends team, YSGroundWork, Cassie ensures all of our design projects consider the human story behind the design process, conveying a design narrative that resonates and benefits both brand and consumer.

Cassie is an experienced design strategist with 10 years consultancy experience, delivering effective design strategy across multi-disciplinary design projects. She has worked for global clients across the FMCG, fashion & beauty, sports apparel, automotive and hospitality sectors.

Cassie is also a trained Yoga teacher, leading retreats and classes in UK and Europe, bringing pragmatism and calm to the studio!

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. 

Sarita Pannekoek

Trends & Insights Researcher

An integral part of our YSGroundWork team at YourStudio, Sarita collaborates closely with Cassie.
After studying lifestyle design in Rotterdam, she was inspired by styling and researching design trends, with a particular interest in Fashion, Interiors, Photography and Human behaviour.

Sarita is incredibly perspective and has a curious mind, she loves to explore every detail and join the dots. She thrives on spotting opportunities and future trends for our clients, drawing on insights from patterns, prints, textile and on the street, to studying pattern in human behaviour and habits.

Rachel Gilbert

Interior Designer

Working across multiple interior projects at YourStudio, Rachel has always be interested in design, since a child she has been sketching and even drawing up plans of her family home! She followed her passions and graduated in Interior Architecture and Design, and joined our team as a graduate.

A conceptual designer, she is really enjoying seeing her sketches brought to life from pen and paper. She's inspired by mid century and 60's design and furniture, and in her spare time is enjoying sourcing vintage furniture for her new home.

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.

Sian Welsh

Head of Finance

As our Head of Finance, Sian brings her expertise in Financial Planning and Analysis, System Implementation and People Management. She ensures that all the necessary systems and processes are adhered to, along with constantly striving to improve them as the business develops. Sian has over 10 years experience working in finance for the creative industry, working with large international agencies to growing start-ups.
 
When Sian is not doing the numbers she enjoys weekends watching Arsenal and any other Football!