Meet The Team

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Julia Oliver

Julia has been involved in a multitude of large scale and diverse projects, in a career spanning more than 20 years. Her background in both Interior Design and Lighting Design allows her to creatively respond to aesthetic and functional issues with a clear focus on client satisfaction.

Annual sourcing trips to Milan and Frankfurt keep her abreast of the most up-to-date lighting trends and concepts which she expertly applies in her own work. Julia is an integral part of the Custom Lighting team with longstanding and deep-seated relationships throughout the industry.

Brett Ronald-Howell

Brett has been a part of the Custom Lighting team for more than 18 years, with his wealth of knowledge and loyal clientele a reflection of his professionalism. A background in Interior Design paired with an unbridled passion for lighting has lead to a successful and fulfilling career.

Brett’s main focus is on residential projects, enjoying the more personal aspects of direct client interaction. He has an extensive knowledge of applied lighting, from period architecture right through to innovative contemporary design. His results orientated approach ensures a high level of functionality, sympathetic aesthetic and most importantly, client satisfaction.

Felix Zaltsman

Felix has been in the lighting industry for over 16 years and has been with Custom Lighting for 10 years. He has a wealth of technical and general knowledge when it comes to lighting application and design and is the go-to person for technical advice amongst his colleagues.

Felix manages the purchasing from Custom Lighting’s Australian suppliers, enabling him to keep up to date with the latest trends and technical developments in the lighting industry.

He is the person to see when you need a sound technical advice.

Ross Woodhouse

Ross is a dynamic member of the Custom Lighting team with a passion for fashion and interior design. Ross has an appreciation of modern lighting, however he is drawn towards more classic styles and is inspired by his European heritage.

Ross loves a bit of bling, so you will often find him gallivanting around the Swarovski crystal room. He has a vibrant and warm approach to his clients and thrives on creating something ‘fabulous!’

Bart Toohey

Bart has developed his knowledge in the lighting industry through his history in the electrical trade.

Completing his certification in electro technology, Bart has obtained real world experience to give a wealth of knowledge in the application of light fittings and lighting design.

His understanding of installation ensures that his clients receive practical design advice, for the best possible customer experience.

Bart is also able to assist clients with lighting plans.

Melanie

Melanie Dymond

Melanie has a love of art and design with a diverse creative background in areas ranging from fabric design, ceramics and interior design.

She has a positive and professional approach towards her work, carefully listening to her clients’ brief so that she can put together the perfect lighting plan.

Melanie is currently in the process of building a new home and can empathise with many of her clients who are in the same position. She loves clean yet colourful designs

Camilla Brydon

Camilla dabbles in a bit of everything at Custom Lighting; with a focus on managing the office and the company’s social media.

Camilla loves a clean, minimal aesthetic, with pops of colour, plenty of plants and a little something quirky. She also loves dogs.

If you’ve ever called the Showroom, you have probably spoken to Camilla and she may have even done some personal shopping for you.

Colin

Colin Roberts

Colin looks after accounts and the processing of every one of our customer orders from behind the scenes.

He is the most organised person you will ever meet and is always cheery and efficient.

He can speak a little Italian, has an extensive and categorised music collection and goes on bike rides almost every day (we’re all very impressed!).