KATE WALKERfounder/director    Growing up in a family with a mother as an Interior Designer and a father as a successful Ceramic Tile Merchant, it is any wonder that Kate Walker entered the world of design, possessing both flare and nous.   At Kate Walker Design (KWD), Kate’s primary focus is to oversee the supply of stone, tiles and all other hard finishes into projects across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, but also interstate and internationally. She embraces a consultative approach and aims to develop lasting relationships with each and every client. It’s what Kate knows and loves.           KATE HAS AN UNSHAKABLEFOCUS ON LATEST TRENDSHARD FINISHES SPECIALIST  Prior to the inception of KWD, Kate worked for over 15 years across many facets of the 37 year old family business, National Tiles, founded by her father, Frank Walker. This amazing training ground has meant Kate is proficient in so many aspects of the tile and stone industry, including Retail, Major Domestic Builders, Showroom Design, Architectural and Commercial sales, Sales Management and Procurement.  Proudly, Kate credits her father for instilling and encouraging her in depth knowledge of the industry and a work ethic that is rarely matched. With literally hundreds of contacts in the architectural and interior design industry, Kate is abreast of all of the latest trends in design.  She loves working on projects ranging from ultra-modern, to those needing special consideration for heritage listing and all in-between.  Whilst she has her own personal design style, her desire to support her client’s passion and creative ideas overrides her favourite designs, hence ensuring her clients are always happy with their end result.   






Finance, account management, office administration, database management, customer relationship management (CRM), and procurement, all fall under Claire's umbrella.  Claire's efficiency and effectiveness guarantees that the sales team can provide outstanding customer service to their valued clients, which is the cornerstone of the KWD ethos.



Personal Assistant to the Director

Jenny is an integral part of the KWD team.  Her organisational and administrative skills are exceptional.  Jenny makes sure that the back end of the office runs smoothly, so that customer service can remain paramount for the sales administration team.  Jenny’s skills in copy writing, data base management and office management make her invaluable to our team.



Project Manager

Rachael is the ultimate project manager.  With extensive experience in the demanding and pressured event planning industry, she works diligently and effectively behind the scenes to ensure every task is undertaken and completed in a timely manner. Her dedication in the office enables Kate and the rest of the development team to be out in the field taking care of client projects face to face.  Rachael is the key driver to ensure that the projects run on time, in terms of stock procurement and material deliveries.



Commercial and Residential Projects - CBD

James is a talented consultant and sales executive whose keen eye for interior design and quality products makes him an extremely valuable addition to the KWD team.

In the past James has worked in an array of positions, most recently importing handmade plaster tiles from Canada. His role with KWD is to work alongside Kate consulting on all types of residential and commercial projects whilst helping to expand the business further.




Project Management

Keeping clients updated on the progress of their projects over many months is Kelly’s primary objective.  Scheduling timelines with importers, installers and clients, and keeping everyone abreast of progress is critical to a smooth running project.  KWD prides itself on keeping communication clean and streamlined, and Kelly does just that, by managing projects from start to finish.









In an ever intensifying online world, KWD is set to ensure existing and potential clients are able to access the latest and most relevant industry information through the KWD website and blog. Seeing the calibre of our work online is an important avenue to maintain so clients past, present and future can instantly view examples of our work. Matilda works behind the scenes to ensure this area of the business is kept pertinent, cutting edge, and most importantly, consistent.



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