Our Journey, Our Motivation, Our 'Why'
The Vision Guy
I started TINTO because I saw early in my career how impactful good architecture could be and the positive impact it had on people.
Our journey to make the world a better place for all through our work is not only a purpose that is bigger than all of us, but it is what gets me out of bed in the morning. I'm never more motivated than when I'm feeling excited about a new project or enjoying the satisfaction of getting heartwarming feedback from a customer whose world has been improved through their journey with Tinto.
Design & Delivery Lead BSc(Hons) Arch, ARB, RIAS, RIBA
I’ve always been creative, and when I was younger that creativity manifested through drawing and building. Architecture, for me, was the logical step to make the most of the desire and enjoyment of being creative. Since I started on my career path I have discovered the impact that my creativity can have on people. So my desire to be creative has evolved to a desire to be part of the creation of something that directly and positively effects people’s lives. As I’ve become more experienced, I have developed a desire to assist others in their creativity.
When I drew and built as a child, I never drew anything mythical. That’s not to say lacked imagination, but I think there was a pragmatism that has also come through to my career, where I pride myself in being both a realist and a romantic. As Design and Delivery Lead, I’ve found that realism and romance can go hand in hand.
Customer Service & Office Administrator
Coming from a background in Artistic Design, I enjoy being part of the creative process at TINTO. Being customer focussed, I am passionate about the personal and unique experience that we give our clients, with attention to detail and good communication being of foremost importance to me.
Sales & Marketing Assistant BA(Hons)
I love when you can see you have made a difference to someone or something!
Helping clients to get something that makes them feel great is something that I enjoy and am truly passionate about.
In the short time I've been at TINTO, I have loved seeing the clients' passion/excitement when project ideas have been presented to them, and it's so rewarding knowing you have played a small part in their journey.
Interior Architectural Designer BDes(Hons)
Learning from a young age that my grandad was an illustrator fascinated me. Picking up a pencil and being able to show something on paper, give that to someone and get a positive reaction was something that I started doing from a very young age.
I was fortunate enough to know throughout school that my strong creativeness was what I was going to concentrate on, so I could pursue what I loved as an adult. Not only did the drawing continue, the ideas became bigger. I love being that vision that someone can use to help them bring what they are imagining to life.
I love to share what I have learned, help people and give them that positive feeling that I get when I design.
I love my job. Sometimes it can be challenging, but I have finally found a role that if people ask what I do, I am proud to say I am an interior designer at TINTO.
I love meeting new clients and hearing how passionate about their projects they are, and in turn this makes me excited to work on their project and I enjoy how Tinto has opened a huge world of learning to me.
Architectural Designer BSc
A designer is something I was always going to be. Sitting at the kitchen table, dreaming up houses, and sketching layouts is one of my early memories, I was about 10 years old and I was obsessed.
After university and working at my first practice I realised the importance of good design. For me it is about the people who occupy spaces, how they use it how it, how it effects them and how it makes them feel.
As a designer I have the opportunity and privilege to create places that make people happy.
Architectural Designer MArch, BSc
In architecture, I am inspired by the fact that each and every design choice will add to the 'je ne sais quoi' of the space.
I love to work on projects that are uniquely tailored to the individual – finding their niche that ignites a spark! The most invigorating thing for me is that one day you are sketching ideas on a piece of paper and then the next, a design comes to life and you can walk through it as a physical structure – one that will transcend your existence.
Architectural Assistant MArch, BSc
I was lucky to fall into studying architecture naturally. As the saying goes that when you enjoy something, it does not feel like work. This is the case with my role at TINTO during the short time I have been here.
I enjoy the process of being able to visualise a design on a site and then bring this to life through 3D modelling and visuals. I also enjoy learning about and the use of advancing technologies/methods that can aid both the 3D modelling side of projects, along with how clients can see their projects come to life through a range of methods including an immersive experience.
Architectural Technologist BSc(Hons), ACIAT
I really like working with clients from the very first meeting – getting to know them, what they like and how they live. Then bringing their ideas into life through plans and 3D visuals.
I enjoy the reactions of clients when they see their dream spaces/home in 3D or on drawings and saying ‘wow’. It makes me really proud and happy with what I do. Also, it lets me express my creativity.
Another thing is that I like to work hard and go after something I really want – I am always keen to learn new things and keep working at them until I get better.
“I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path.”
- Daniel Libeskind
Senior Architectural Technician NZDIP
I enjoyed drawing from a young age and that gradually evolved into technical drawing.
I then decided to pursue architectural drafting at high school. Although the T squares, ink pens and pencils have now been made rather obsolete by modern technology and computer software, the end product is essentially still the same – and I still like a clear, well laid-out sheet of plans, elevations, sections and details.
I love turning the architect/designers' vision, in collaboration with the client, into a finished building on site and being part of the technical design and coordination process.
In my role with TINTO, my goal is to learn and take as much possible from this company and the experience of the team, as well as giving back all that I can in return.
Architectural Technologist BSc
As a child, sitting in the back seat of my parents car, I would sketch the interior layouts of my favourite houses. Walking around castles in particular would and still does fascinate me. I try to piece together how the rooms are set in relation to each other, how the spaces have been designed to flow and why. I have always felt a great sense of comfort when looking at a 2D floor plan, for me, it’s like seeing the truth of the building, the pieces of the jigsaw sitting in their right place.
To be the tool that a person can use to design their jigsaw, a space that previously never existed and a place that will bring them joy and satisfaction, inspires me to listen, to create and to stay curious.
Our TINTO values are a reflection of the individual values of our team, creating a cohesion and alignment with TINTO as if it were a person, and our intention is to align with clients who have similar values.