Cara is the co-founder of Made For and is recognised as an important emerging designer in the industry. With her work on large-scale projects across commercial, hospitality and residential channels, she has gained an understanding of design beyond its simplest forms, managing both timeline and budget when executing a vision to its full potential. Cara is a true client-centric designer, always seeking the best outcome both practically and aesthetically.
Cara enjoys the dual nature of design, as both a logical and creative
pursuit. Her knack for problem solving coupled with her scrupulous eye makes her a formidable figurehead in her field. With a background in furniture design, Cara is most excited by the tangible details in the final stages of design: furniture and finishes. Cara delivers projects with clarity and is made for success.
Mitchell founded Made For with Cara in 2016. Growing up, Mitch worked as a joiner and carpenter, and Mitch remembers much working alongside him. These early years on site gave way for a love of construction, and a passion for seeing projects evolve from the initial stages of development through to ﬁnal execution.
Mitchell leads the commercial side of the business as a workplace strategist, with a ﬁrm belief that great spaces should be accessible to all Australians. Mitch’s aim is to distil down their process so as not to intimidate clients from seeking design consultation. His style is characterised by collaboration and a hands-on approach. Mitch creates with purpose and is made for people.
Maddi brings with her a lifelong commitment to architecture and design.
What began as a childhood obsession has germinated into a fully-fledged vocation. Maddi trained in interior design, with specialisation in industrial design. Her style is purposive and champions the ethos that form follows function. Equipped with generosity of vision, Maddi is respected for her commitment to seeing the best in a space. Maddi is the adhesive that pulls together the key components of a project, from building owners to leasing agents, builders and clients. Maddi is dynamic and adaptable and is made for growth.
Katie holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Melbourne, specialising in sustainable practice. With experience in projects of a variety of scales and programs, her strengths lie in the communication and coordination that takes place during all stages of a project.
Katie is interested in the role that design plays in connecting people to themselves, to each other and to their environment in deep and meaningful ways. Katie designs with purpose and is made for connection.
Gabrielle comes from a multi-res and commercial background and is passionate about optimising spaces for function and aesthetics. Attention to detail is at the forefront of Gab’s work, as she brings a light, playful and creative initiative to Made For.
Gab's passion for architecture started from a young age, with a fascination with cities and buildings and trying to understand how something theoretically static can be so moving. Tapping into both the rational and creative sides of her brain, Gab is made for purposeful design and drive by adding value and meaning to both the projects she works on and the teams she works in.
With a background in Australia and New Zealand spanning across commercial, education and healthcare projects, Lara brings an infectious energy to the Made For team. Her passion for collaborative design, organised and efficient processes, and watching a project come to life, makes Lara a well rounded design manager with a commitment
functional user experience. Lara designs with intention and is made for creativity.
With over 30 years experience in the workplace sector, Tanya takes on the role of mentoring the team at Made For while also working across key strategic projects. Tanya’s depth of experience strengthens the firm's burgeoning status as a leader in the workplace typology.
Tanya and Mitch met per chance at a small industry dinner, sat across from one other and there was an instant connection and shared passion (obsession) for insightful workplace design.
Tanya is passionate about the ideation and creation of strategies which enhance the human experience through environmental design and is made for tomorrow.
Kaitlyn has worked in a variety of sectors, internationally, including hospitality, retail and multi-residential, and has been immersed in all stages of design from initial concept through to completed construction.
Kaitlyn has always been interested in visual arts, which is important for understanding her process. Kaitlyn is sensitive to the expression of personality in a space and enjoys being actively engaged in the creation of beauty. Kaitlyn designs with rigour and is made for artistry.
The constant in Olivia’s life has always been the little things. Starting her academic career in the chemistry lab, to making jewellery after hours, and now pursuing her passion as a Furniture Consultant at Made For – what brings it all together is Olivia’s appreciation for the tiny details that make big things whole. Excited by the connections that are formed throughout the design process and the mutual exchange of learning that takes place, Olivia excels in building client relationships underpinned quality and care.
Kate is an empathetic, ambitious and committed designer that has been prepping for this role since she was 8 when she’d draw house floor plans for fun. This playful start to her career means Kate sees interior design as a creative outlet that can have a real effect on how people interact, feel and behave.
Kate believes the success of an environment is determined by its liveliness and works to create emotive spaces that make people feel safe and positive while meeting and exceeding their functional needs.
With Liv, the answer is always ‘yes’. From studio planning to brand strategy, she finds a way to manage expectations and put smile both client side and in house. Liv brings to Made For experience in strategic design and branding, fusing the two together in this new role. Motivated by getting things done and utilising good design to do them well, she prides herself on delivering things on time and in style. Walk into the studio and you’ll find her brewing coffee for the boardroom finalising a presentation deck quicker than you can say flat white.
Ellen comes to Made For with a background in commercial, residential and office fit-out design. She works to have depth to her design, creating environments that feel like a choreography of space – to articulate the connection between our sensory experience and our surroundings.
Ellen is a highly intuitive designer that believes in the impact of good design that can alter small, everyday moments in a big way.
Emily loves to find a problem (in the best way). Her interest in strategy comes as the result of years spent in large HR departments working alongside senior leaders to solve complex workforce challenges, and then a stint as Associate Managing Director at one of Australia’s most innovative creative agencies. She loves being thrown into a problem, finding clarity in chaos and then making a plan to match.
Eddie brings experience in large-scale commercial workplace projects to Made For. His expertise lies in meticulous planning, detailed execution, and the art of storytelling in design. Eddie finds joy in witnessing people’s responses to his work, challenging their perspectives, and collaborating with individuals both new and experienced to interior design. Transitioning to a smaller studio, Eddie thrives amongst the genuine connections formed with colleagues, collaborative work dynamics, and the trust that permeates in a close-knit team like Made For.
With a background in hospitality management, Sam loves making peoples day. Having always been obsessed with interiors and furniture, Sam jumped at the chance to combine his passion for beautiful spaces with his bulletproof logistics skills in the role of Furniture Consultant at Made For. A natural forward-thinker, Sam has a unique ability to identify gaps and fill them with a sensitivity that we’re yet to find elsewhere.
Our website got hacked. We were about to do a rebrand anyway, and so we decided that rather than working hard to recreate the past, we'd just make something new, for now 🙏
This is what we made in three days.