The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) has appointed Olivia Mathisen, Interior Designer at Woods Bagot Brisbane to be Co-President of the DIA Queensland Branch.
As Co-President of the DIA Queensland branch, Olivia will be responsible for organising and running a range of activities of interest to all design disciplines. DIAQ is the voice of professional design in Queensland, and champions the importance of design in building the commercial and cultural wealth of Australia. The DIAQ has a strong passion for the value of design and it’s social, cultural, moral and commercial impact on society.
“I am delighted to see Queensland taking action in becoming recognised as a centre of design innovation, creativity and economic development. Design has the potential to change the world for good, and we are no better equipped than here in Queensland to rise to that challenge.” Olivia said.
Having worked at the global architectural firm for the last 5 years, Olivia is an integral part of the Brisbane studio. She is committed to encouraging and supporting creativity in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education.
“As an accredited designer, my work at Woods Bagot has helped me to realise that you need to give back to the industry that supports you. I’m looking forward to supporting the mission, policies and programs of the DIA Queensland branch with a shared vision to raise awareness and increase the profile of the design profession within the community,” Olivia said.