The story of Three Fishes

We often get the question, ‘How did you come up with the name Three Fishes?’
Kate is the youngest of three girls and as a child, her “Greatie” (Great Grandmother) intertwined drawings of three fish to represent the three girls. This was a strong memory for Kate and even though her sketches never made it to a logo stage for the company, her Greatie was the inspiration behind the name and logo.

Three Fishes Ethos

We thrive on working with our clients, whether an individual retailer or a Landlord and their team, to create retail environments that translate their brand to result in design outcomes that are bespoke, innovative and cost effective.

With over 30 years of experience, Three Fishes Interior Design are Retail Specialists in services for Retail Design Management, Playground Design or the Public Realm of a shopping centre. Our value pillars are at the core of all projects from start to finish.



We blend seamlessly with the broader project team to create a “one team one dream” mentality to any project. Our commitment is to ensure that all projects are collaborative in order to achieve a result that is cohesive with the brief, budgets, time constraints & site specific requirements.

Communication<br>& Function

& Function

Communication is critical to the success of any project. We communicate during all of the key stages of any project to ensure transparency between all facets of the design and development team is upheld.

Creative &<br>Practical

Creative &

Creativity is encouraged to achieve the best outcome in any retail design project. Working closely with our clients we create a solution that meets the brief and vision of all stakeholders. Our success lies in the ability to combine this creativity with practicality. The results are innovative, market leading, practical and designed for longevity.

Story &<br>Place

Story &

Our Placemaking experience means that we have an understanding and passion for its benefits. We work closely with our clients to ensure that stories around a place transpire through all aspects and tiers of an environment, resulting in dynamic destinations that enrich customer experiences.

Who We Are

Kate Mackarell

Kate Mackarell


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Kate has over 15 years experience in the design and construction industry. Initially she worked as a Retail Interior Designer where she gained valuable knowledge in concept and retail design and the requirements that Retailers have. She has now specialised in the area of Retail Design Management and has over 10 years experience in this niche industry, working for Developers such as Westfield, Lend Lease, The GPT Group, IPOH and Walker Constructions. Kate’s skills are in client management and negotiation. Her expertise lies in the effective management of retailers and helping them to understand the requirements of the landlord to ensure design quality and consistency across their portfolios.

Ihara Mannise

Ihara Mannise

Senior Retail Design Manager

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Ihara has over 10 years experience as a RDM with Stockland Property Group. She worked on Victorian, Western Australian, and NSW assets. She was also involved with Development sites such as Balgowlah, Riverton and Merrylands shopping centres. Ihara’s skills are in connecting with the tenants, especially the smaller “Mum & Dad” retailers and helping them to understand the RDM process as well as the requirements of the landlord. Ihara has a commercially minded approach to the RDM process and aims to create a mutually beneficial outcome for both retailers and landlords.

Winnie Chong

Senior Retail Design Manager

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Winnie has over 25 years’ experience in the design and construction industry, including over 10 years specialising as a Retail Design Manager. She commenced her career by managing her own Retail Design consultancy, which she ran for 17 years, where she was responsible for creating design & branding solutions in the retail & hospitality industry. This multi-faceted background has resulted in effective skills to connect & facilitate the Landlords as well as project manager’s objective to deliver a consistent quality outcome for all stakeholders across both Premium and regional centres.

Since joining Three Fishes, Winnie has been involved in for assets such as QVB, The Strand, World Square, and development such as Ed Square and 388 George Street. She is also responsible for the RDM service for Charter Hall, servicing regional centres across Australia.

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