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Meet the chair flippers and the pattern obsessed amongst us. Get yourself acquainted with our expertise and personal design passions.

  • Jonathon Morgan

    Managing Director

    Jonathon Morgan

    With nearly 25 years’ experience in this competitive & creative industry, Jonathon has worked for some of the most high profile organisations both in the US and UK. His achievements have been recognised with notable interior design awards from various prestigious bodies. In summing up his design philosophy, Jonathon comments: “My passion for design detail and creating the perfect atmosphere for both the client and guest is sacrosanct. I am very fortunate that my design journey continues to take me to all corners of the globe, which I have found invaluable in providing inspiration for projects both large and small. And finally… an apology to my wife for the years of turning chairs over whilst out for dinner!”

  • Jane Morgan

    Director

    Jane Morgan

    Jane has over 20 years’ experience working in finance. From training, management and complaints handling both in the corporate and public sector. Her skills and experience are second to none which shines through whilst she undertakes her role as the account director for JMDA. She is known to all for her bubbly personality and always brings a smile into the office. Jane is the lucky one who’s married to Jonathon.

  • Simon Tyas

    Director

    Simon Tyas

    One of the founding members of JMDA, Simon has worked for over 20 years in the Retail & Leisure Sector, working on a varied client base from Companies such Siemens Mobile, Alliance & Leicester, Marriott Hotels, The Thai Leisure Group, Mitchells and Butler, and Shepherd Neame. “I’ve always had a passion for the built environment, I remember my old art teacher asking me to sketch the school building interior and understand how the spaces interacted and something just clicked. I’m genuinely proud of how JMDA has grown as a company since its conception; the passion creativity and dedication from the staff is second to none.”

  • Tim Mason

    Associate Director

    Tim Mason

    Tim has over 30 years’ experience as an Interior Designer and Project Manager in the leisure sector. He has worked for Entrepreneurs including Michelin Star Chef, Michael Caines as well as many blue chip clients such as Mitchells & Butlers, Abode Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, David Lloyd & Esporta Leisure Clubs. His passion for design started at a very young age and he comments “I was always very lucky at school as I figured out quite early that art was my passion. This didn’t do my academic qualifications much good, but being single minded in this world gives you an edge which has led me to, and through, an exciting career and has let my passion flourish”.

  • Lauren Milner

    Associate Designer

    Lauren Milner

    Lauren is an Interior Designer with a bucket full of determination, drive and passion. Her hard working ‘Geordie Gal’ ethos is portrayed within both her work and personal interests. With a positive outlook on life Lauren is able to face challenges head on. Lauren’s love for textiles, trends and iconic fashion lead her to be the forefront of colours, trend predictions and a fabric guru. Not one to shy away, Lauren likes to push the boundaries of design and challenge colour ways for the most impactful collaborations. Lauren has been the main point of contact for several large clients during her time with JMDA and leads a team of designers to create statement, tasteful and exclusive designs.

  • Zoe Coates

    Interior Designer

    Zoe Coates

    Zoe is a Northern girl through and through. After graduating from Northumbria University, she left Newcastle and moved back to Leeds to do what she loves. She has a real passion for innovative design, upcoming trends and patterned fabrics! Zoe has worked on a number of projects across the UK for private clients & blue-chip clients and has now hit the ground running in the new JMDA Leeds office.

  • Katy Souter

    Interior Designer

    Katy Souter

    Katy has always had a love for Interior Design. From a very young age it has always been something of high interest. During her career she has worked on various different projects which include, hotels, bars, restaurants, retail outlets and leisure facilities. Katy has a keen eye for detail and product design which she embraces in her free time, along with long country walks, sketching, sporting activities and social time with friends and family. Katy is outgoing, ambitious, daring and is thriving in JMDA’s creative environment.

  • Alec Donald Mackenzie

    Interior Designer

    Alec Donald Mackenzie

    One of the latest designers to join Team JMDA from Northumbria University, Alec has made his mark in the team as he never fails to rise to a challenge & is always close with a helping hand. After having previously interned in the Big Smoke, Alec decided that he was much better suited to the country lifestyle and hasn’t looked back. This tech savvy interior designer certainly knows his way around a computer and is always on hand to make you an excellent brew!

  • Phoebe Beckett

    Interior Designer

    Phoebe Beckett

    Phoebe is a southern breeze with a deep rooted Northern love. Recently graduating from Northumbria University, Phoebe joined us here at JMDA after upping sticks from rural Cornwall. With a love for the city, design, and all things new, this go-getter has thrived with the experience and opportunities presented to her since joining the team.

  • Lauren Woodhouse

    Interior Designer

    Lauren Woodhouse

    Lauren is an interior designer with a keen eye for detail. Since graduating from Huddersfield University, she has previously worked for two other design studios on a number of commercial projects throughout the UK, from large-scale hotels to country pubs. Outgoing, adventurous, and with a passion for cutting-edge design, innovative furnishings, and out-there interiors, Lauren is excited to get stuck in and hands-on in the Leeds office.

  • Eleanor Sweeney

    Interior Designer

    Eleanor Sweeney

    Fresh out of Northumbria University, Eleanor is one of JMDA's latest recruits and has taken the roll of junior designer in her stride. Although a seaside girl at heart, Eleanor is embracing her move to the Leeds office and is taking advantage of everything the great city has to offer. She is a keen horse rider and loves nothing more than a day out riding in the countryside! Eleanor likes to explore new trends and utilises colour and adventurous patterns whenever she can. Eleanor is excited for the future at JMDA and is looking forward to becoming an experienced team member.

  • Peter Redman

    Architect & Technical Manager

    Peter Redman

    His passion for building boats is matched only by his passion for design and construction. He has worked as a freelance architectural designer for twenty years and has had the pleasure of designing and working on an interesting mix of buildings. In the past, he worked as a design co-ordinator on Bridlington Spa and a design champion for Doncaster’s Cultural and Civic Quarter. Peter prefers to be involved from the early planning stages right through to completion on site, but can just as easily slip into one of the many roles in between. Peter has been fortunate to work with some fantastic people in the last twenty years, and when the opportunity to work with JMDA presented itself, it really was a “No Brainer”.

  • John Craige

    PR & Media Manager

    John Craige

    John heads up JMDA's online presence, and brings a wealth of knowledge in digital media practices to the team. Having studied at the University of Leeds prior to joining JMDA, John fell in love with the city's diverse scene and the inspiration it provided. As such, his passion for creativity has led him to build a varied skillset in digital design, writing, and programming, making him a versatile and invaluable part of the team.

  • Sue Suchomski

    Office Manager

    Sue Suchomski

    Sue is new to the team but brings a wealth of experience in administrative processes, including how to make a great cup of tea! She has worked her way through the ranks of banking and then moved into training both in the Corporate and Public sector - all skills which she will fully utilise in this new challenge at JMDA, ensuring she helps the team run efficiently. Being a great all-rounder and multitasker makes her a pivotal piece of the JMDA jigsaw and will enable the creative team members to do what they do best, and Sue to do what she does best: 'tea anyone?'