About Eva

Read your note from Eva, discover our philosophy and find out what’s going on in the media.

Eva’s Note

to You

 

 A very warm welcoming hello to you,

My life started in a garden, being born in the Garden City of Toowoomba.  Later my family moved to the Moreton Bay region to live.  My childhood was spent on family road trips in the outback of Australia and gardening.  I grew up in an art gallery with my mother’s paintings filling our walls like a tapestry.  She encouraged me as a child to paint, developing my creative flair from a very young age.  From my childhood I inherited a deep connection with gardens, natural landscapes, rural & regional communities and the arts.  This inspired me to study a Bachelor of Design in Landscape Architecture with minors in Urban Planning and Interior Design.

Porter Designs was founded on a firm foundation of persistence and determination to contribute to the industry after graduating from university without employment.  One of the drivers to the studio’s success has been my ability to listen to my clients intently and with purpose, capturing the heart and vision of their brief.  This helps me to capture what is truly important for them, I then showcase this through my design so they feel connected with the garden on an emotional level. 

Growing a business is like growing a field of sunflowers, the purpose of a field of sunflowers is to be harvested and give its nutrients to others. The purpose of Porter Designs is to serve people by designing a fulfilling life in the landscape and to share by supporting our community.  I do this by volunteering my time throughout the year to encourage young people and to give them hope that they too can achieve success.  

I’m excited to one day meet you and get to know your story,

Eva Porter

AILA Registered Landscape Architect

Bachelor or Design (Major Landscape Architecture)(HONS) Queensland University of Technology

Philosophy

 

Create landscapes that are full of imagination and creativity by listening to clients intently and with purpose.

Be grateful to spend our days with clients who share our vision of bringing more beauty into the world while helping others. 

As a boutique studio, we value small business, we are driven to support fellow entrepreneurs and the creative community whenever possible. 

Why Choose Eva

Valued & Listened

You become Eva’s valued friend and your ideas and needs for your landscape project will be listened to as she helps you develop them.

Custom & Quality Designs

Your unique design will be created by a Landscape Architect who has completed a Bachelor of Design and is registered with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Support Community

While you sit back and relax in your new landscape designed by Eva you are making a greater impact in communities by supporting her community involvement.

In the Media

Redcliffe garden expo

Redcliffe garden expo

Colour by design

Colour by design

New opportunity for businesses

New opportunity for businesses

Entrepreneur's dream to share vision with youth

Entrepreneur's dream to share vision with youth

Gala night salute to best in bay

Gala night salute to best in bay

A new leaf

A new leaf

Grounding in growing a business

Grounding in growing a business

Awards

Young Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Young Entrepreneur Excellence Award

Moreton Bay Region Business Excellence & Innovation Awards

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Hills & District Chamber of Commerce

Awardee of Merit

Awardee of Merit

Greater Brisbane Women in Business Awards of Australia

Finalist Aspiring Young Business Women

Finalist Aspiring Young Business Women

Greater Brisbane Women in Business Awards of Australia

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