Meli Studi Team members


Julie Ockerby Creative Director Meli Studio


Julie Ockerby

CEO | 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 translated this experience into Aged Care and the Retirement Living industry.

Combining her background as a Registered Nurse together with her experience in the boutique hotel industry, Julie’s approach is unique. She has transformed the Aged Care Living industry for the better by pushing the boundaries and is determined to achieve better outcomes for our ageing population. Julie’s purpose is to reinvigorate Aged Care Living.

Approaching this need for change from a social, philosophical and cultural aspect, Julie has become a highly regarded leader in the industry, where she is recognised as a change agent.

Awarded the Trailblazer Award at the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2018.

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Veronica Lozano Magnus


Veronica Lozano Magnus

Interior Architect | Team Leader | 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.





Melanie Hopkins

Interior Designer | B. Interior Design

Melanie is experienced in both Residential and Commercial design. Combined with a background in Visual Merchandising, Melanie’s designs are innovative and avant garde. With a big interest in sustainable design, Melanie ensures that our knowledge in this space is covers all requirements.

Melanie was recently awarded Highly Commended in the 4th International Green Interior Awards and a finalist in the Eussen Living Student Design Competition 2017. Not to mention, being published in Grand Designs Australia and Home Design Magazines as part of the competition.















Lisa Gonçalves

Interior Architect | B. Design Interior Architecture

Lisa is a vibrant designer with strong skills in both residential and commercial design. Lisa comes to Meli Studio with a fresh outlook in design with inspirations that creates spaces balanced with textural warmth, colour theory and aesthetically light filled design.





Mackenzie Peachey

Design Co-ordinator

Mackenzie started her design journey with Meli Studio whilst still at high school. Currently completing the acclaimed Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honors) degree at UNSW, she combines this with working at Meli Studio, saturating all things design, working closely with the designers across all projects and is proactive during installation stages on our commercial projects.




Alexandra Carroll

Studio Manager | PA to Julie Ockerby

Alex has a creative background in graphic design and is experienced in administration in the design industry. At Meli Studio, Alex works closely with Julie and supports the team with the overall management of the studio.

With strong relationship skills, Alex collaborates with our suppliers to ensure that Meli Studio’s projects during design development and roll-out stages are seamless.