We empower designers to become 
stronger communicators.We help you distil the message.

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We empower designers to become 
stronger communicators.We help you tell the story.

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We empower designers to become 
stronger communicators.We help you own the stage.

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Check out the latest Dig Beneath Design episode featuring Helen Lochhead, Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment UNSW Sydney.

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Saneia Norton Design Communication helps you create and deliver a compelling message that speaks directly to your audience. Our services can enhance every stage of your design career, from student and recent graduate to project leader and studio director.

Here’s how we can help.

Distil your message

Workshops

Group training for landscape architects, urban designers, architects, interior architects and other designers

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Teaching

Guest lectures that teach design students the value of good communication in the design process

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Coaching

Individual sessions to hone your design communication style for important meetings, presentations and pitches

Meet Saneia

I’ve seen poor communication disrupt teams, dilute ideas and derail projects. Our industry needs designers who can connect with a broad audience, advocate for current issues and demonstrate the value of design. I started SNDC to bridge a gap in design education – written and verbal communication.

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Communication Success Stories from Our Clients

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“Hands down, the best training we did in 2019. Saneia’s approach is relevant for the design industry and highly valuable as it builds confidence in communication and presentation skills. This course is essential for all role levels in a design studio.”

Jayde Hunt, People and Culture Manager,, Allen Jack+Cottier Architects
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“I cannot recommend Saneia's Design Communication training highly enough. We intend to have her roll out this training to the majority of ASPECT's employees over the foreseeable future.”

Lenae Watson, Human Resources Manager, ASPECT Studios
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“I have no hesitation recommending the course to anyone wishing to undertake professional development and refinement of their communication skills.”

James Grant, Practice Lead, Design + Planning, AECOM
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“Saneia gave a guest lecture for our Masters of Landscape Architecture capstone studio that was tailored to my students’ needs. She was flexible about scheduling so that we could easily fit the presentation into the middle of a studio session. Saneia’s lecture was clear, focused, and perfectly suited to online learning, including useful ideas on slide content, presentation strategies, and even helpful audio-visual equipment. I am confident that the students have learned techniques that will serve them well for the rest of the term and for their future careers as designers.”

Lee Roberts, Course Convenor, School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney
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“Saneia helped us immensely in preparing for a public joint presentation to our wider peer group. The feedback from the audience post-presentation was overwhelmingly positive. We thoroughly recommend Saneia to anyone wishing to enhance a key project pitch or presentation.”

Erin Colgrave and Lee Collard, AJ+C
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