About James

James Robertson Brisbane

As founder of JAER Designs, James has accumulated more than 50 years of experience in the design industry. James has been a member of the DIA since 1990 and was made a Fellow in 2006. In 2018 James was named a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

James has evolved and applied his knowledge across thousands of projects, home and commercial interiors and exteriors, extensions and renovations, new buildings and heritage restorations, and international resorts.

While James’ core business is interior design, his passion for colour, balance and unique creations extends to his lifelong love for arranging flowers, having personally designed and arranged floral schemes for hundreds of weddings and formal events.

With James, unique and authentic design meet with practicality and functionality - no two design schemes are ever repeated.

At JAER Designs, every client’s creative wants and needs are personally translated and transformed by James into tangible, touchable realities.

JAER Designs, at its heart, is Brisbane born and bred, however, James’ creative fingerprints can be found in homes, restaurants, offices and a list of Heritage sites across Australia and also internationally.

He has built an extensive and trusted network of colleagues and contacts across the industry, which he places at the fingertips of his clients. 

James is also a passionate, engaging and sort-after presenter. His one-day workshop ‘the Choreography of Design’ is available by request for industry professionals, students, corporate events, DIYers and private groups, including a lecture session and entertaining practical group workshop.