Staff and Lecturers

KLC School of Design was founded in 1982 by Principal, Jenny Gibbs. KLC was designed to provide training for aspiring Interior Designers to meet the demands of the design industry.

With over 35 years' experience, our school has built up an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally for quality design education with a focus on preparing students for direct employment in the industry once they graduate.

KLC was founded on the three core values of innovation, creativity and integrity. The school has grown and developed over the past three and a half decades but the core values remain and have been infused into every aspect of our teaching and business practices.

Academic Team

The KLC Lecturers and tutors are at the heart of our student experience and feedback particularly highlights the professional, friendly approach of the loyal and dedicated staff.

All KLC in-house academic staff are professional designers, who have had training in teaching and learning methods or have gained a PG Certificate in Higher Education. The in-house team are supported by contributions from visiting industry experts and guest lecturers. It is this relevant, practical involvement with industry that informs, underpins and invigorates the teaching provided.

KLC's close communication with industry, whom advise us on course content and provide internship and employment opportunities for our students and graduates and the amount of student projects industry are actively involved in running at KLC.

Invaluable day to day support from our in house tutors provides cohesion for the course overall and personalised supervision is ensured with a low student to tutor ratio. Our lecturers genuinely care about students succeeding and Student Welfare services are available for anyone experiencing any particular difficulties during their time with us.

Here at KLC, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset and are committed to building a positive team and a supportive school environment.

We want our students to be able to hit the ground running on graduation, which is why our courses and tutors deliver hands-on preparation for the real world of design. Whichever course you take, we strive to offer live projects with real clients wherever possible – taking students out of the classroom and into the industry from early on in their learning experience.

Student Support Services

The Operations team ensure the smooth running of the school on a day-to-day basis. They work as the front of house team, as well as behind the scenes, to ensure that each student, not to mention all visitors and staff, has the best possible experience.

The Operations team are responsible for the scheduling of all onsite courses: working on timetables and booking specialist lecturers and tutors, so that our courses always have the latest industry experts. The Operations team work closely with all departments and students at KLC, and are most often found popping in and out of studios or offices, ensuring everything runs effortlessly.

KLC offers a unique and proactive Careers Department, which is an integral part of the student services we provide. They are well connected within the interior design industry, having built strong relationships with employers and design recruiters over the years. The end goal for all our graduates is to secure work in the industry and the Careers Department actively assist with that wherever possible.

Admissions Team

Our Admissions team represents KLC by being the first point of contact for prospective students. The team is able to communicate all that KLC School of Design has to offer. Course advising on a daily basis ensures future students find the course best suited to them to attain their goals.

All enquiries we receive from school leavers to career changers are dealt with by Admissions to evaluate the best course entry level and delivery to meet their learning needs and provide all the necessary information that is required for them to make an informed decision. Open Days, Interviews and School Tours will all be arranged by Admissions. Call 020 7376 3377 or email to get in touch.

KLC has a Financial Team that ensures all fee payments, course enrolments and processes take place in a safe and efficient manner. Our Financial Team is able to discuss the fees and funding of our courses as well as VISA options for our international students.

Our accountants are responsible for the preparation of the year-end accounts and helping to implement internal systems for cost efficient operations.

HR Resources and IT

Our HR Team is concerned with the issues of managing academic and support staff at KLC School of Design to fully resource the student learning journey. HR continues to recruit suitable candidates for the organisation and ensures the training needs of existing staff are met to keep current with latest innovations in technology and practice.

HR also oversees employee welfare and ensure all employee relations are positive.

Our IT Team monitors and maintains the computer systems as well as the networks within KLC. Our student portal access is kept up to date and working efficiently to help underpin the student learning experience. KLC is constantly developing user friendly solutions for our current and future students. Our IT Team is keeping KLC at the cutting edge of education technology.

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Anthony Boulding Royal & Historic Palaces, Horticultural Manager/Author
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KLC School of DesignMatthew Childs Garden Design
Marina Christopher Phoenix Perennial Plants
KLC School of DesignPatrick Clarke Landscape Design
KLC School of DesignPaul Dracott Landscape Design & Construction
KLC School of DesignAnoushka Feiler Garden Design
KLC School of DesignLuciano Giubbelei Landscape Design
KLC School of DesignCatherine Heatherington Landscape Design
David Kurita May Designscape
KLC School of DesignRuth Lewis Garden Design
KLC School of DesignDaniel Lobb Garden Design
KLC School of DesignJanet Lynam Garden Design
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KLC School of DesignRosie Nottage Garden Design
KLC School of DesignAnthony Paul Landscape Designer
KLC School of DesignSarah Price Landscape Design
KLC School of DesignTim Richardson Garden History/ Author
KLC School of DesignAmanda Rutkowski Garden Design
KLC School of DesignJuliet Sargeant Garden Design
KLC School of DesignSusan Stephenson Garden Design/ Author
KLC School of DesignDebbie Trentham Garden History
KLC School of DesignLorna Walker Garden Design
KLC School of DesignCleve West Landscape Designer
KLC School of DesignRosie Yeomans Garden Design
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KLC School of DesignClaire Arnott Interior Design
KLC School of DesignDaniele Bedini ".IT" Art
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Sue Bitton British Bathroom Centre
KLC School of DesignPeter Bonney Interior and Garden Design
Karena Bouri Whitebox Interior Design
Julian Brinton William Brinton Ltd Interior Design
Tom Brownson Silent Gliss Interior Design
KLC School of DesignAnna Burles Interior Design/ Art Direction
Jo Burns Oliver Burns Interiors
Silvia Busato Martin Interior Design
Philip Cadle Mary Fox Linton Fabrics Ltd
KLC School of DesignNina Campbell Interior Design
KLC School of DesignFederica Capitani Interior and Furniture Design
KLC School of DesignMatt Carlisle Interior Design
Mike Cernik Faber
KLC School of DesignSylvia Clarke Textile Design
KLC School of DesignShaun Clarkson Interior Design
KLC School of DesignSean Cochrane Interior Design
Michael Curtis Green Curtis Green
KLC School of DesignGianfranco de Falco Interior and Furniture Design
KLC School of DesignAnita Dangel Interior Design
Evey Dunbavin Hands Interior Design
Ken Edmunds Estimac
Patrick Fairfield Fritz Hansen UK Interior Design
Annabelle Filer SCIN Ltd
KLC School of DesignMary Fox Linton Interior Design
Brenda Gibson Complete Interior Interior Design
Francois Gilles IPL Interiors Interior Design
KLC School of DesignVin Goodwin Access Consultant
Ann Grafton GP & J Baker
KLC School of DesignMarit Handley Interior Design
KLC School of DesignFrancesca Herrick Art History
Jackie Hogwood Geberit
KLC School of DesignDaniel Hopwood Architecture and Interior Design
Karen Howes Taylor Howes
KLC School of DesignHelen Humphrey Interior Design
Pantelis Ioannidis NBS
Alex Jared Bisazza
Fiona Jarvis Blue Badge Style
David Keech Keechdesign UK Ltd
KLC School of DesignMartin Kemp Interior Design
KLC School of DesignJo Kent Interior Design
KLC School of DesignSarah Kenyon Interior Design
Mike Kourtellos Premier UK Vectorworks/3D Training
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KLC School of DesignSteve Lait Interior Design
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KLC School of DesignPaul Langston Interior Design/ Marketing
Adrian Latif Allgood
Graham Letts The Blinds Company
KLC School of DesignGiovanni Leone
KLC School of DesignCat Lowe Interior Design
Lucy Martin Lighting specialist, John Cullen Lighting
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Jonathan Morrish Viabizzuno
Katy Mullan Ideal Standard Interior Design
Tim Mutton Black Sheep Interior Design
Tina Norden Conran Associates
David Oliver The Paint Library
Guy Oliver Oliver Laws, Interior Architecture, Design and Decoration
Sian Parsons Lighting Specialist, John Cullen Lighting
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Christopher Payne Bathroom Design CP Hart
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Richard Redpath Junckers Interior Design
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KLC School of DesignRobert Serra Graphic Design/ Photography
Andrew Sharp Villeroy & Boch
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Jennifer Smart Lighting Specialist, John Cullen Lighting
KLC School of DesignHelen Smith Interior Design
KLC School of DesignLaura Smith Interior Design
James Soane Project Orange
KLC School of DesignVictoria Soloviev Interior Design
Alec Stacey Bona
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Sally Storey Lighting Specialist, John Cullen Lighting
KLC School of DesignJoa Studholme Colour Consultant
KLC School of DesignJoanna Swabey Interior Design
Paul Swaddle NBS
Gail Taylor th2 Designs
KLC School of DesignLeslie Taylor Interior Design
John Tehan Smallwood Architects
KLC School of DesignSue Timney Interior/ Textile Design
Emily Todhunter Todhunter Earle
KLC School of DesignJonathan Tuckey Architecture and Interior Design
Justin van Breda JVB Furniture Interior Design
Christine van der Hurd Van der Hurd Bespoke Carpets & Textiles
Christopher Vane Percy CVP Designs Ltd
Tina Weaver Twinterior Design
Rebecca Weir Lighting Specialist Light IQ
KLC School of DesignSue Whimster Curtains and Interiors
KLC School of DesignAnna Whitehead
KLC School of DesignJudith Wilson Stylist/ Author
Grant Wisson Dorma
Joanna Wood Joanna Trading Ltd
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