Team

The Great Indoors offers a range of services to fit our client’s needs from customer experience and retail strategy to spatial design to brand communications.

Lee Hopkinson
Director

LEE1Lee has more than 20 years experience as a designer, specialising in architecture, interiors and branded environments across retail and commercial projects.

Lee has worked on projects with architects and developers across the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. From individual retail flagship stores, department stores and shopping centres to public spaces, mixed-use residential/retail buildings, and residential and commercial workplace fitouts. Lee’s experience allows him to lead projects from strategic brief to concept design, documentation, design management and construction.

Notable projects include Foster and Partners’ first international skyscraper in New York for Hearst Media Group, Nike ID experience NikeTown, Asprey, and Fortnum and Mason retail projects in London.

Lee holds a Diploma of Interior Design and an Associate Diploma of Architectural Drafting.

Krista Stringer
General Manager

KRISTA1Krista delivers sound strategic thinking and business acumen combined with creativity to the development of the business.

With more than 15 years experience in the design and publishing industries, she has a solid background in managing branding, retail and environmental design projects for national clients such as Westfield, Jetstar and various Government sectors.

In addition to driving various brand and communications programs, Krista has also worked as a journalist writing on interiors and architecture for News Limited.

She delivers a well-rounded spatial understanding, excellent communication abilities and design management skills to ensure projects meet client’s high expectations.

Krista holds a BA (Communications).

Jaimie Klum
Designer

Jaimie_2Jaimie believes design is about creating experiences as well as solving problems to create the best possible outcome for client and consumer.

She has spent the last two years working across international projects for McDonald’s in Australia, Asia, Canada, NZ, and UAE.

This has involved the development of the new store design concept for McDonald’s Create Your Taste Australia that has been highly successful in increasing spend and expanding the market base.

Jaimie brings exceptional talent in conceptual ideation, 3D-visualisations and AUTOCAD drafting.

Jaimie holds a Bachelor of Applied Design (Commercial Interiors).

Cassandra Gleeson
Designer

CASSANDRA1Cassandra brings a specialised insight into retail design and brand engagement with 10 years of experience in visual merchandising in addition to retail management with companies such as Cue and Veronika Maine.

Through her engagement with a number of shopping centres such as Westfield and Chatswood Chase, she has a developed understanding of communicating brand language through key touch points and promotional experiences.

She has also collaborated with architects on experiential installations that explore spatial design.

Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Applied Design (Commercial Interiors).