The Designers – Design Files Part 1 presents a new series of interviews entitled The Designers. Over the next months Jan Henderson will chat with some of Australia’s best designers to uncover the journey each has made in their quest for success.

Every designer is distinctive, each practice different but what they all have in common is a need to realize their own particular design visions and a quest to achieve the best for their clients.

This month in Part One Jan talks to Lucy Feagins from The Design Files. Lucy talks about her philosophy, what sets the site apart from other design blogs, what inspires her, and how she built the site from hobby to a business. Next week, in Part Two, Lucy and Jan discuss the Open House projects in Melbourne and Sydney.

View Part Two HERE.


About Jan Henderson

Jan commenced her now thirty year role in the design industry with the award winning and internationally recognised interior design company, Mitchelson and Henderson. It was here that she instinctively understood that a keen eye for design was not enough to sustain a business. Effectively Jan saw the need for exemplar client and media relations as a means to create advocates and thereby a perpetuating broadening client base. Positive media coverage was key to this expansion and Jan quickly evolved a strategic and deliberate approach to this side of the industry. Indeed, it is her customer relation and media management skills that have seen her excel in the design, catering, legal, furnishing and publishing industries. Moreover in her role as Co-Editor of (Inside) Interior Design Review for Niche Media, Jan, while responsible for all aspects of the magazine is also directly responsible for the Idea Awards, now a highly regarded award staple in the design industry.

Producer – Ron Brown

Director & Camera – Ron Brown

Second Camera, Stills  & Editing – Jessa Rose

Additional video footage – Jessica Leski

Additional stills – Brooke Holm and Phu Tang

Additional stills – Eve Holm, Sean Fennessy