Name: Caroline Newsome
Course: Full Time Diploma Interior Design (1999 - 2000)
What were you doing before KLC and why did you decide to study at the school?
I was a Financial Futures Broker in The City, working for a large American Corp. I changed career because the exchange I worked on closed down in favour of computer platform trading and when I was at school I wanted to pursue a career in textile design. So, I needed to re-train quickly and to a high professional standard for a career I could walk into immediately. Having designed a number of my own homes by this stage, interior design ticked all the boxes, as did KLC.
Can you identify some of the highlights and challenges of your time at KLC?
All of it was a highlight and most of it was a challenge! A definite highlight was having Sue Timney work with us on conceptual design, she’s amazing.
How has your career evolved since graduating?
My career has been really varied and colourful since leaving KLC, I’ve had the opportunity to experience a lot of different projects and working environments from London residential projects to a retail design project in China, an office in Berlin and a beautiful house in the South of France. I’ve also worked as a part of a large architectural team on what at the time was the most expensive office fit-out in London for a large international media company.
What kind of projects have you been working on recently?
A boutique office in Kensington, a family home in Waterloo and since re-locating to Henley-on-Thames, a number of local residential projects.
Examples of Caroline's recent projects