The Team

Our workforce is the backbone of DKT. Being based in a capital city, we are able to draw from a broad range of skilled and creative individuals. Beyond that, however, is the need to work within a team where, despite a defined structure, everyone takes responsibility for the overall quality of the finished job. At DKT we have a successful history of introducing new members into a good working atmosphere, where their abilities are recognised and encouraged and they, in turn, learn from those of the team who have worked with us for many years. This continuity and expansion of both skill and knowledge is our enduring strength.

- studied at the Compagnons du Devoir, Bordeaux and had his own business in France as an artisan decorator. Moving to London, Paul joined DKT in 2012, and works as a decorative artist and carver.
Paul
Barbier
- joined DKT in 1994, as bookkeeper, responsible for credit-control, wages and day-to-day bookkeeping and financial matters. Linda has worked in the design and construction industry since 1981.
Linda
Bryant
- with a BA from Chelsea College of Art, Oliver has been Project Co-ordinator for seven years with one of London’s most successful commercial galleries. Oliver joined DKT in 2017 as a Project Manager.
Oliver
Carr
- joined DKT in 2018 as Marketing Manager after 8 years at Boat International Media. With a MSc in Corporate Communications, he has also worked in the music, aerospace and superyacht industries.
Guglielmo
Carrozzo
- joined DKT in 2008, coming to us with a firm background in the building trade. Govind has become an indispensable member of our stucco and carving teams.
Govind
Chana
- studied Interior Design at the Polytechnic of Milan and Art Business at Christie’s, London. She joined DKT in 2014, and manages projects, working closely with clients and artists to deliver solutions.
Tatiana
Chierici
- studied architecture at the University of Florence. Valentina manages projects, having joined DKT in 2014 and is skilled in both fine art drawing and digital design.
Valentina
Chirici
- studied Fine Art painting at Birmingham and an MA at Chelsea School of Art. Nickie is mainly involved in the painting and has her own studio. She has been with DKT since 1994.
Nickie
Counsell
-studied graphic design(BA Hons) at Central St Martins, Veronika has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and letterer for over 10 years. She joined DKT in 2017.
Veronika
Danielsson
- studied 3D Design and has worked as a decorative artist for over 30 years. Proficient in a wide range of fields, he has worked with DKT on various artwork projects since 2011.
Mark
Done
- studied at San Diego State University. Joshua started working for DKT in 2007, having already worked as a decorative artist in the USA for eight years, before coming to live in the UK.
Joshua
Frahm
- graduated in textile design from Glasgow School of Art. She started at DKT in 2000. She oversees the fabric and gilding projects and also has skills in painting and decorative design.
Elaine
Gardner
- studied at Epsom School of Art & Design and worked in jewellery and as a landscape gardener before joining DKT in 1990. Hans is mainly involved with mosaics and aspects of decorative design.
Hans
Gooderick
- graduated as an arts teacher in 1992, then trained and has worked with us since in stucco and paint finishes.
Matthew
Haighton
- trained in London before joining DKT in 2012, Tomáš has particular expertise in paint finishes, carved artworks and handcrafted mosaics. He now oversees our Prague Workshop.
Tomáš
Hošek
- studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores specialising in sculpture and painting. Annie worked as a graphic designer for over ten years before training in furniture making and then joining DKT in 2017.
Annie
Houston
- studied Fine Art painting at Gloucestershire College of Art & Design and worked at the National Theatre and the BBC as a scenic artist. Brian first worked with DKT as a muralist in 1990.
Brian
Hunt
- initially studied Graphics Design and Illustration before moving to animation at UCA Farnham University. Marko worked as a carpenter for over 10 years before joining DKT in 2018.
Marko
Ivanković
- studied at Belgrade School of Industrial and Interior Design and Decorative Techniques at City & Guilds. Before she joined DKT in 2003, she worked on various private and corporate commissions.
Zorica
Ivanković
- co founder of DKT in 1979, he studied fine-art, sculpture at Bath Academy of Art and has worked in theatre, TV & film. He oversees the marketing and R&D but is still involved at the 'hands on' level.
Steve
Keeling
- an artist from Trutnov in the Czech Republic, he joined DKT in London in 2016. He is key to many hands-on technical projects and now works in our Prague Studio.
Michael
Kucera
- joined DKT in 2018, after 25 years working in sculpture, antiques, and historic buildings; having originally studied engineering at Brunel University.
Peter
Linnett
- studied Conservation & Restoration specialising in historic interiors. Working extensively across the UK and the Middle East, Jade joined DKT in 2017 to work on gilding and decorative arts projects.
Jade
Maloney
- graduated in Furniture and Product Design from London Metropolitan University. With DKT since 2009, she has a high level of skill in both 2D and 3D CAD as well as related practical skills.
Olivia
Marsh
- with a background in education, marketing and the media, Khali joined DKT as an administrator in 2013.
Khali
Martin
- joined us in 1988 and trained with us. Chris is accomplished in faux finishes and decorative design.
Chris
Mason
- studied Graphic Art & Painting in Durban, South Africa before coming to the UK in 1984. He joined DKT in 1992 where he has worked in stucco, paint finishes and murals.
Shaun
McNally
- joined DKT in 2000 and works on a wide range of projects. He studied fine art, design and photography at the Kiev College of Art and Design, Ukraine.
Vitaly
Moiseev
- studied illustration at Brighton University(BA HONS) and MA Illustration at Central St Martins. Peter has been with DKT since 2007, and works with stucco, bas relief carving, painting and gilding.
Peter
Mundee
- working over 30 years in the antiques trade as a restorer, specialising in finishes & colour matching, Elizabeth joined DKT in 2017, where she mainly works on gilding and paint finishes.
Elizabeth
Nilson
- studied Technical Theatre and Stage Management at Guildhall School, then worked freelance in film and theatre before joining DKT in 2014 in mosaics, gilding and painting.
Emily
Reed
- studied at the Slade School of Fine Art. As well as IT skills, Mike has extensive practical hands-on technical skills and first worked with DKT in 2007.
Mike
Ritzema
- studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts, as well as animation. Eoin also had several years experience as a decorative artist before joining DKT in 2008.
Eoin
Ryan
- studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Brighton University. Lewis worked as a freelance designer and in display work before joining DKT in 2010.
Lewis
Sampson
- studied Fine Art Sculpture at Cardiff Institute and worked as a professional musician for many years before joining DKT in 2010. David is mainly involved with bas-relief carving and paint finishes.
Dave
Smith
- studied sculpture at university and has been with DKT since 1987. Jim works mainly on paint finishes and decorative designs.
Jim
Spencer
- started with us in 1994 and trained with DKT in painting and gilding. Sholeh now specialises in gilding work, including antique-effect mirrors and verre eglomise.
Sholeh
Tavakoli
-previously working for the Cultural Heritage of Bam in Iran, Moien joined DKT in 2015. He has a keen aptitude for gilding and is now a valuable member of the team.
Moien
Tayari
- studied Industrial Design in Tehran and Stage & Film Design in Vienna. He joined DKT in 2011 and works in various areas including computer design and photography.
Nasser
Teymourpour
- a sculpture graduate of Sunderland University. She started with DKT in 1993 and now leads our stucco department, managing on site work and the design and origination of plaster based artworks.
Yvonne
Thompson
- studied Industrial Design at London Central School of Art & Design and co-founded DKT in 1979. He oversees the technical and financial side of DKT but is still very hands-on with projects.
Sean
Trowbridge
- joined us in September 2003. Allan is responsible for maintenance of stocks, and making sure the studio and our various site projects are well supplied.
Allan
Urry
Eric
Vanderpuije
- studied at college in Ukraine and worked in Portugal for six years as a carpenter.Volodymyr started working with DKT in 2009 and works as a skilled carpenter and as a carver.
Volodymyr
Voronov
- before joining DKT in 1994, Mel studied a wide variety of crafts and produced hand made leather goods for retail. She is a highly skilled and valuable member of the Stucco Dept.
Mel
Wragg