Meli Studi Team members

Julie Ockerby Creative Director Meli Studio


Julie Ockerby

Principal Creative Director | BN BBus BA (Int Des)

With more than 15 years’ experience, Julie has worked with some of the most innovative designers and hoteliers from around the world and has been a leader in translating this experience into the residential and broader commercial arenas, namely Aged Care and the Retirement Living industry.

Julie’s background in the health science, boutique hotels and designing avant-garde and functional commercial spaces, gives Julie an unique insight which enables clients to consistently achieve their goals. Julie leads all projects within the Aged Care and the Retirement Living portfolio. It is a personal passion of Julie’s to reinvigorate Aged Care Living.

Influences which inspire her creativity include her expansive travel experience and deep love of the cultural and decorative arts, food and wine.


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Veronica Lozano Magnus


Veronica Lozano Magnus

Interior Architect | B.Arch UNAM

With over 5 year’s experience in architectural, interior and furniture design, Veronica brings a wealth of both local and international experience to Meli Studio.

Her remarkable skills in planning, designing and coordinating along with her advanced documentation skills, ensure her projects run smoothly resulting in immeasurable client satisfaction.

After specialising in high end residential, followed by her work in Aged Care and large scale commercial projects, that, combined with her international experience, makes Veronica a highly esteemed member of Meli Studio.



Nataasha Sherrin


Nataasha Sherrin-Layden

Interior Designer | AdvDip IntDes

Nataasha is a dedicated and innovative designer whose experience at an Architectural Firm has helped develop her technical and documentation skills.

Having worked in an array of sectors including Hospitality, Aged Care, Multi-Residential, Education and Private Residential, her diverse wealth of experience allows her to adapt, making her a valued asset to the Meli team.

Nataasha considers sustainability and concept driven design essential, believing that these two driving factors, along with functional practicality, lead to great things and even better design.

Her goal is to become an educator, sharing her knowledge and experiences with young, up-and-coming designers.




Tim Connah

Interior Designer

Tim is a creative all-rounder capable of producing amazing concepts and designs for Meli Studio. Since completing his Bachelor of Interior Design, Tim creates spaces that are textural, warm and inviting. He applies his understanding of colour theory to design comfortable spaces that are elegant, light and aesthetically pleasing.




Mackenzie Peachey

Design Co-ordinator

Mackenzie has started her design journey being accepted into the acclaimed Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honors) course at UNSW. She combines this with working at Meli Studio, saturating all things design, working closely with the designers across all projects as Design Co-ordinator.





Alexandra Carroll

Studio Administrator | PA to Julie Ockerby

Proactively supporting Julie and the team, Alex has a background in design graphic and is experienced in administration in the design industry. She loves working with people that are so motivated and good at what they do.