About Us

WHO WE ARE

Kitchen Design Academy Online is open to anybody wanting to upskill, specialize or switch to kitchen design, anyone willing to pursue a kitchen-design career, anyone wanting to change their everyday life and become something they always dreamed of: a kitchen designer! It is glamorous, fun and well paid.

There is no prior learning required, hence if you have a passion for kitchens and you would like to know more about, this course is right for you. There is no age or other restrictions for enroling in this course. We welcome students from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, America, Canada, Asia, Africa. Also, there are no enrolment dates: you can enrol at any time and tailor the pace to suit you and your life.

                 

OUR VISION

To be a valuable provider of professional education and training for kitchen designers, both locally and internationally.

OUR MISSION

Kitchen Design Academy Online acknowledges the importance of the kitchen in today’s living and its part in human development. The kitchen represents more than a room or an area designed for preparing and cooking food, it is part of our culture, tradition and life philosophy. A modern kitchen is a central point of the house where we create, express, communicate, entertain, meet and enjoy life, family and friends... Read More

MEET OUR TEAM

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Valentin Tinc

School Director

Tinc is a professional designer whose career spans for more than 22 years, covering various projects such as interiors, furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, objects, art. His experience has been enriched by moving from Europe to New Zealand and later on to Melbourne, Australia. The cultural variety and diversity encountered throughout his journey, influenced and informed his work. Since 1989 he exhibited in more than 50 art and design exhibitions in Germany, Romania, New Zealand. He also received the first price in... Read More

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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Rick Lucas

Board of Advisor Member

Rick is a seasoned designer with 30+ years of creative professional experience. He has served in the product design industries, the graphic and digital animation industries, and as a design educator at a University level, in New Zealand and overseas.

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Michael Mertz

Board of Advisor Member

Michael has had an extensive career in interior design and architecture, fulfilling his clients’ requirements in residential, commercial and retail design. For more than twelve years he has been training the next generation of design talent, and his students are now design professionals working around the world.

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George Bej

Board of Advisor Member

George is an MBA (MGSM Sydney) qualified, the senior executive who has gained extensive commercial experience in manufacturing, distribution and service organisations within a number of industrial market segments. As General Manager Sales and Marketing for the Housing Industry Association (HIA), George was... Read More

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Mark Graham

Board of Advisor Member

Mark was born in the UK and he is a Kitchen and Bathroom Designer with 10 years of experience. He graduated BA (Hons) in 3D design at Wolverhampton University (UK) Masters Furniture Design & Technology at Buckingham Chilterns University College (UK). He is an affiliated member of the FKBD... Read More

Kitchen Design Academy Online acknowledges the importance of the kitchen in today’s living and its part in human development. The kitchen represents more than a room or an area designed for preparing and cooking food, it is part of our culture, tradition and life philosophy. A modern kitchen is a central point of the house where we create, express, communicate, entertain, meet and enjoy life, family and friends

Kitchen Design Academy Online prepares and up skills professionals for careers in the kitchen industry as designers and kitchen planners. Specialized kitchen design skills and knowledge are developed through the learning program. The content of the program is written with respect to industry standards, requirements and values. Graduates will contribute to an increased quality of kitchen design and ultimately to the quality of life itself

Tinc is a professional designer whose career spans for more than 22 years, covering various projects such as interiors, furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, objects, art. His experience has been enriched by moving from Europe to New Zealand and later on to Melbourne, Australia. The cultural variety and diversity encountered throughout his journey, influenced and informed his work. Since 1989 he exhibited in more than 50 art and design exhibitions in Germany, Romania, New Zealand. He also received the first price in Dulux Color Award 2004, Category Creative Expression, and was Highly Commended in Best Design Award 2004, both in New Zealand.

He taught for 9 years of interior design in Christchurch and Auckland New Zealand and Melbourne Australia. The range of lectures and subjects he delivered cover: Kitchen design, Space planning, Trompe L’Oeil, Wallcoverings Design, Perspective drawing, 20/20, History of Decoration and design. Interior design Studio, Design methods and techniques, History context for Bachelor of Design program.

George is an MBA (MGSM Sydney) qualified, senior executive who has gained extensive commercial experience in manufacturing, distribution and service organisations within a number of industrial market segments. As General Manager Sales and Marketing for the Housing Industry Association (HIA), George was successful in elevating HIA’s profile amongst industry and consumer audiences and expanding the Association to the nationally operating organisation that it is today. George led Sales, Marketing and Acquisitions for Parbury – a division of the Alesco Group Of Companies and has also held management roles in Dulux, Taubmans Paints, Stoddart Metals and the Mirotone Group of Companies.

Mark was born in the UK and he is a Kitchen and Bathroom Designer with 10 years of experience. He graduated BA (Hons) in 3D design at Wolverhampton University (UK) Masters Furniture Design & Technology at Buckingham Chilterns University College (UK). He is affiliated member of the FKBD (Federation of Kitchen and Bathroom Designers) UK and an associate member of the BKDA (British Kitchen Designers Association) in the UK.

He worked for prestigious companies such as Vitra, Aero, Habitat, Matisse. He was also a lecturer in design in Kent and London.