Lise Butler is the co-founder of Design Team. She has a Cum Laude Degree in Textile Design and Technology, which, coupled with a keen interest in business management, strategy and an entrepreneurship gene, helped develop Design Team from a student project into a life-long career.

Starting with a basic line of scatter cushions at Decorex in the year 2000, the company has grown to design and manufacture homeware, fabric and clothing lines, and has recently opened its first retail stores. Lise and her business partner have also now registered a second company, Sillybillyclothing.