Testimonials

Testimonials

Some kind words from clients and students

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“I thoroughly enjoyed SNDC’s Design Managers course. The interactive workshops went deep into some of the challenges design managers face. One particularly useful session centred around facilitating design critiques. This course reveals how the processes embedded in our practice can be taken for granted and how to use them in new ways that benefit the whole studio. Thanks Saneia!”

Deb Robbins, Studio Director, Brisbane, Aspect Studios
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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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“We have been grateful to have Saneia in our Visiting Architects and Experts program in the Master of Architecture, University of Newcastle. Her workshops are always well prepared, engaging and comprehensive for students to learn useful ways for structuring and presenting their design ideas. Most of all, Saneia is helping our students feel more prepared for the professional world.”

Emma Wood, Industry Educator Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia
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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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“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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“The tools and methods you gave the students were really evident in their final presentations. Many students delivered their best presentations yet.”

Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard, Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, Faculty Built Environment, UNSW Australia
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“The workshops are tailored to, and relevant for, architecture and design. Thanks to Saneia, we are communicating and articulating our ideas effectively!”

Tanya Awadallah, Practice Manager, MHN Design Union
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“The feedback from staff was overwhelmingly positive, with several saying it was the most beneficial training course they have undertaken in their careers.”

Tim Hart, Director, Urban Initiatives
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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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“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 wish I did this ten years ago. Fantastic to apply to my day to day work.”

Workshop participant August 2018, ASPECT Studios
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“One of the most valuable training seminars I've ever attended.”

Workshop participant July 2018, Urban Initiatives
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“Covers all the components of what forms a great presentation, while being able to practice and learn from each other in a safe environment.”

Workshop participant May 2018, ASPECT Studios
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“I liked the sentence building workshop because you could see how the communication of the ideas dramatically improved.”

Workshop Participant June 2018, MHN Design Union
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“Your presentation this morning really hit the right mark for the 4th years, at this critical stage in their final preparations. And you modelled all the aspects of preparing for their final reviews with your own presentation. Thank you, so much!”

Associate Professor Linda Corkery, Landscape Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW
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“Saneia is a natural communicator, who brings an ease to the delivery of multifaceted projects.”

Barbara Schaffer, Principal Landscape Architect, Government Architect NSW
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“SNDC provided document design services to UrbanGrowth NSW. They produced quality outputs in accordance with the brief and operated in a professional, flexible, efficient and responsive manner. We were very pleased with the graphic representation of the information and document layout. SNDC have been a pleasure to work with.”

Mia Fay, Senior Development Manager, UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation
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“A much-needed presentation for any architecture student or practitioner. Really well structured and clear on the subjects. Truly amazing and inspiring.”

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“I really struggle with public speaking and presenting my projects in studio. This will be a great road map to help me in the future.”

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“Extremely helpful in confidence building.”

First year Landscape Architecture student, UNSW
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“This was a great process...being able to hear from peers about bad or nervous habits without being judged.”

First year Landscape Architecture student, UNSW
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“Saneia's lecture, 'Me and My Design', provided valuable insight into the world of design and communication within the design process. Saneia quickly established a connection with her audience of first year students as she shared her own personal experiences of presenting to a group, and followed up with key communication principles to help students prepare for their own design presentations. An engaging and interactive lecture which left students feeling inspired and better equipped for challenges ahead.”

Laura Pyne, First year Course Convenor, Landscape Architecture Program UNSW
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“Ease of communication comes naturally with Saneia. Her calm, reflective and thorough approach makes her easy to understand and accessible by the wider audience beyond the design professional. Saneia's 360-degree approach makes her a clear and effortless communicator, both verbally and graphically.”

Kit Ku, Project Leader, Government Architect's Office