On graduating from her interior design degree at Trent Polytechnic in
1990, Piter has worked exclusively in the marine field.
Piter began her
career at Teylor Design Consultants where she worked with Cunard
on the refit of the QE2 in Hamburg 1992.
Hooked on ships,
in 1993 Piter joined VMC Design. During her ten years with
VMC Piter worked on a number of prestige projects for high profile
clients. Highlights include; being solely responsible for the refurbishments
of Raynbow Harmony (1994) and Vega Star (1996), the design
and installation of the Connoisseur Club cigar and cognac lounge on
Crystal Symphony (1999) and Crystal Harmony (2002), and
leading the VMC team for Cruises Venus (2000), where
Piter was responsible for the 4-deck high Atrium (including its shops & bars), Cafe Bordeaux 24 hour bistro, Champions sports bar, Carmens
cabaret lounge and, together with Cruises Venus, she pioneered
the design of the children and teen centre, now a benchmark in the industry.
Single minded in
her ambition, Piter founded JXKX Associates to offer outstanding
design services, bringing the best of modern design to a marine environment.