Designwrk's principals have collaborated over the past 2 decades. They have a track record of profound success working extensively with a small group of inspired clients who are all focused on winning, where strategically driven design is the primary catalyst for competitive advantage.

Niels Bjerno  Chief Executive Officer

With a legacy from within some of the world's leading branding and design firms, Niels has led inspired and extremely talented creative teams in the design development and repositioning of our client's customer interfacing assets. For 30 years Niels has practiced on the international stage delivering award winning, strategically based creative results that are strongly focused on delivering true commercial value.



Niels is a highly regarded expert in research, customer insight, brand development and articulation that drives strategically based creative results that lead the market, differentiate and emotionally connect to inspire customers and our customer's customers. He has spoken at international conferences on the subjects of commercial development, retail design and branding. 


His "wow moments" come from a dedicated focus on building absolute trust and delivering compelling end results. His rewards come from the cash registers of our clients.

John Shaver  Chief Creative Officer

With a legacy of 25 years of international consulting in the retail and shopping centre design sectors, John has led incredibly talented creative teams in the design development of iconic, world-class projects. He has delivered successful projects from the Americas to Europe to the Middle East. 


John is a true student of design and construction and understands that creativity is a holistic, multi-faceted process of ideation matched with a strong technical skill set that delivers projects from the "drawing boards" to the construction and completion phases. His leadership and keen sense of design delivers innovative solutions that are staunchly focussed on the customer experience and the commercial success metrics of our clients.


His "wow moments" come from the consolidated design delivery of the right consumer experience

Design Team

Our project teams are hand selected for each specific project mission and are comprised of seasoned, subject matter experts that bring multi-disciplinary problem solving expertise to each stage of the creative development process. Our people embrace our "Wow" philosophy and passion for being on time, on budget and on strategy. 


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