Selena and Kay set up Dovetail Design Group in 2015 having worked together for over 10 years in the interior design industry.
Selena's additional graphic design focus complements Kay's strong interior design skills. Together they share a vision and embrace the opportunity to enhance any environment by integrating graphic design and signage features to make a point of difference and offer their clients a complete retail package.
Equally as important, Kay and Selena both possess a down-to-earth, unpretentious attitude towards their life and work which they believe enables Dovetail Design to put their clients interests first and ensure the best possible design outcomes.
Retail Interior Design
3d Rendering and Visualisation
Tenancy Design Review
Creating an engaging retail store with impact is the key to providing a successful commercial outcome in today’s highly competitive retail market place. We recognise that retailers need to reach out to their customers through experience and brand relevance to compete with or enhance online shopping.
At Dovetail Design Group we embrace these challenges and work with our clients to convert the conventional store visit into a memorable encounter that attracts and engages with its audience. We understand that store layouts need to be optimised and specifically designed to promote sales, consider customer approach, dwell times and the general operational duties of staff members.
We have a collaborative approach to the design process, working with our clients to ensure we fully understand their objectives. Our design team strive to create retail environments that are compelling and commercially viable by taking these objectives into consideration along with the needs and expectations of your customers and landlords.
Graphic & Signage Design
Your brand is a powerful statement that reflects your business promise and it is critical to consistently integrate your brand strategies across all forms of visual communication.
We are passionate about creating memorable brands that give your business individuality and an appropriate voice. Dovetail Design also looks beyond producing 2 dimensional graphic elements by blending them with 3 dimensional forms and spaces to create integrated graphics and signage features as part of any physical environment.
Whether you need a logo, way-finding signage, in-store communications, shopfront signage, packaging, menus or uniforms, our talented designers can help build your brand personality, allowing your business to engage and resonate with your customers.
Selena Atkinson, Director
With over 20 years experience working on interior design and graphic design projects in Australia and Internationally, Selena’s skills set allows her to create unique retail spaces and dynamic signage projects.
She understands that modern retailing is all about offering a “visitor experience” – with on-line shopping so prevalent it is no longer enough to simply display products for sale. Consumers are now the audience and the retail environment must do everything it can to provide a memorable and engaging experience.
Selena is a no-nonsense designer who blends passion with a healthy dose of commercial insight to ensure her client’s vision becomes a reality.
Kay Nelson, Director
Kay is a talented interior designer who has the ability to apply her skills to any design project.
With nearly 15 years industry experience in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, Kay brings to Dovetail Design Group a breadth of experience across hospitality, retail and commercial design as well as brand identity and environmental graphics.
Originally qualifying as a psychologist in the UK, Kay then moved to Sydney and gained an Advanced Diploma in Interior design at Enmore TAFE where she later taught for several years.
Kay believes that successful design is about putting ego aside and guiding clients to make the right decisions whilst respecting their goals and budgets.
Roseanne Gates, Senior Interior Designer
Rose is an experienced interior designer with over eight years experience working primarily within the corporate and retail sectors.
Rose has previously worked on large scale corporate fit outs and environmental design projects, retail interior and graphic design projects both internationally and within Australia, as well as smaller retail and hospitality projects based in Sydney.