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  zinta   suzi donovan

Zinta Jurjans Heard
Managing Director

Former Melbourne editor of Belle magazine, editor of the Home section in The Age and filled in as Age fashion editor; wrote the Savvy column in Saturday’s Age which had 800,000 readers wanting to know the latest trends.

Founded the Dulux Colour Awards as colour marketing manager, 20 years ago. It still is a significant industry event that changed paint specification.
Taught in the David Syme Business School at Monash University in marketing and business communication; studied Architecture before switching to Commerce at Melbourne University. Post graduate diploma in human relations.

Has a clear view on how people live, has written stories on around 2000 houses around Australia for magazines including Home Beautiful.
As style arbiter for the The Age’s MPG magazine and Bayside Weekly, selected the best house for sale in Melbourne each week for five years. The three page spread was highly sought after even by high profile celebrities and was a must-read.

Hosted her own 3 hour radio program on home and lifestyle issues for four years. A frequent speaker at conferences on colour, style shifts, retail, decorating. Managing director of the Colour Concept Design Studio (CCD), an unparalleled business in colour research, application and influence. Born in Denmark; lives in Melbourne, speaks fluent Latvian.




Suzi Donovan
Art Director

Well known internationally as a talented designer who marries a strong graphic order with sensitive colour palettes. Her work is across a rich cross-section of clients including the Royal Children’s and Royal Women’s hospitals, research institutions, manufacture, veterinary, hospitality bringing together distinctive corporate branding with interior and exterior design. Her residential colour styling delivers homes that are sublime.

After 12 years living and working between London and Sydney, she left London as head designer of a successful studio she had  established to resettle in Australia to start a family. In Melbourne she headed up various design studios. Her work as senior graphic designer at the iconic practice Nexus saw her collaborating with the interior design team on various projects including the colours for Colorbond.

The beauty of colour has been driving force for her; she has attributed this lifelong interest to her childhood in the United States, growing up on Gibson Island in the Chesapeake Bay on the north east coast. The  palettes of the grand Cape Cod style homes in this area of very good taste remains an inspiration. She regards this as one of the most beautiful parts of the world where natural and nautical colours marry, bird sanctuaries and oyster boats in soft greens and greys are primal in their appeal.

As a Yoga teacher, she has as strong a passion for physical wellbeing as the aesthetics of design.