Sarah Nolen

Sarah is the owner and founder of BIRDBLACK DESIGN. With 13 years in the design industry, she has made her mark both nationally and internationally for her ability to take clients’ dream ideas and make them a reality.

With 8 years of experience working as a designer, my husband and I made the move to Wollongong from Canberra in 2014. It was at that time I launched my own Interior Design studio: BIRDBLACK DESIGN. The business has grown exponentially and we have been recognised both locally and nationally.

My vision for BIRDBLACK DESIGN is to ensure we are constantly producing thoughtful and functional designs that improve the lives of our clients. We believe that quality and meticulous workmanship is paramount in ensuring that either your new build or renovation is truly a positive investment.


This is not ‘just a job’ or 'work' for me; I am extremely passionate about what I do and what I create within my team. Each project we set out to encapsulate the personality and wishes of the home owner. We really want to listen well so that when you walk into your new space, you know you made the right decision in engaging us.

 

Qualifications

BACHELOR DEGREE IN INTERIOR DESIGN – University of Canberra

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INTERIOR DESIGN – Canberra Institute of Technology 

DIPLOMA OF RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN –Canberra Institute of Technology

 

Awards

2018

Illawarra Business Chamber Winner Young Entrepreneur of the Year

IWIB Winner Young Business Woman of the Year

IWIB Highly Commended Best Small Business

KBDi Awards Finalist Best Large Bathroom

KBDi Awards Finalist Best Design Space (Toscani & Blow Bar)

KBDi Awards Finalist Best Design Space (South Sailor) 

 

2017

IWIB Winner Young Business Woman of the Year

KBDi Awards Finalist Best Large Bathroom

KBDi Awards Finalist Best Design Space (Ron De Vu) 

IWIB Highly Commended Best New Business

 

2016

KBDi Awards Winner Best Medium Kitchen NSW

KBDi Awards Winner Best Kitchen Designer NSW

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