Our Team

 

Our team have built lives around hospitality. Our brand promise is that we only hire designers and other team members who have experience working in, managing and owning restaurants, cafes and bars. 

This means we actually know what we are designing. We understand the demands of service. We’ve worked in venues that don’t work. And we are committed to designing restaurants, cafes and bars that look incredible and work they way they should. 

 

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Our Team
Our Team

Elliot Francis

Designer

Millé’s longest serving team member, Elliot is a foundation of our studio and multi talented designer. Elliot not only brings a highly skilled design eye and technical skillset to Millé, his long history working in and deep personal networks and friendships within the hospitality industry makes him the perfect designer for our hospitality obsessed studio.

A vital and loved member of the Millé team, outside of designing incredible restaurants, cafes & bars, Elliot has built a name for himself as a renowned musician.

Holland Power

Holland Power

Designer

From the age of 16 Holland has been working in restaurants, cafes, and bars, learning how to be a fast-paced working individual. This experience grew her interest in hospitality interior design which drove her to study and pursue a career where she can use her experience to design with understanding of the spatial layout, service flows, and customer experience.

Holland’s love for the hospitality industry, passion for interior design, and creative methods used to explore the endless visual-spatial possibilities makes her the perfect addition to our hospitality obsessed interior design team.

Carly Black

Carly Black

Graphic Designer

Carly has designed countless logos & branding and illustrated for some of the most well known and respected hospitality operators in NZ. Having been in the industry for 12 years, she knows hospitality inside and out and has built a wide portfolio of graphic design work which you can see in restaurants, cafes, and bars across the country.

Carly has always been an illustrator & doodler but her graphic design & illustration style were established when she began creating a brand identity & gig posters for her very own restaurant pop-up in 2018. Carly’s deep roots in the hospitality industry enhance her ability to anticipate and meet needs keeping our clients satisfied.

Dannielle Roybal

Danielle Roybal

Studio Manager

Danielle has managed teams in some of the most well known hospitality groups in the country, running multiple venues and large teams, successfully transforming venues into expertly run operations and delivering highly successful hospitality openings. 

Danielle’s depth of hospitality experience and incredible leadership, ensures the Millé studio is expertly run, that our team is looked after, and our clients projects are delivered on time and that their needs are well looked after at all times.

Rhea Skinner Numan

Rhea Skinner Numan

Marketing / Office

Hospitality is in Rhea’s blood. Growing up in a family deeply involved in the industry on a large scale, Rhea brings a joy for life to the team and the day is always better when she brings her optimism and glow into the office. 

Rhea is in charge of all things marketing, bringing a powerful depth of experience and insight to the long term vision and visibility of Millé. Always the life of the party, she has skills with soft furnishings, graphic design and a great eye for art too.

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Gerrick Numan

Design Director

Gerrick has designed 100’s of venues, owned 4 of his own, and worked in the hospitality industry for 20+ years. Many of the country’s top operators turn to him for opinions and advice.

Before founding Millé in 2017, Gerrick managed one of the country’s’ most renowned hospitality design studios. He has invaluable expertise in hospitality design, construction and operations and his knowledge and experience result in a deep, intrinsic trust between Millé and our clients.