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Yasmin Yaghoubi Portfolio
Q. What was your background before KLC?
A. I have studied Architecture at Shariaty University in Iran and obtained my bachelor’s degree in 2018. In my previous degree I worked on various design projects such as Residential and Commercial Design. After my graduation I moved to London and decided to continue my studies in Interior Design and specially in Commercial Interior Design.
Q. Why did you decide to study Interior Design?
A. During my studies in architecture, I realized I was more interested in designing interior spaces. I was fascinated by how interiors can influence us and how they can improve the quality of our lives. Interiors add depth and meaning to the built environment and are in my opinion at least as important as exteriors as we spend most of our time indoors.
Q. Tell us about your experience of the course?
A. As an international student the BA(Hons) course helped me to gain a better understanding of the Interior Design industry in the UK and pushed me out of my comfort zone through challenging and interesting projects. The course prepared me well to enter to the industry after my graduation.
Q. What are your design interests/strengths?
A. Being a creative person, one of my strength is my problem solving skill. I enjoy being challenged and work hard to find creative solutions to complicated issues. My other strengths are being a fast learner and being proficient in various design software such as Revit, AutoCAD, InDesign and Lumion.
Q. What space inspires you?
A. One of my favourite places is the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe. When I visited this space for the first time a few years ago, I was fascinated by the contrast between this heaven of peace and the boisterous city of Barcelona. The elegant and sleek design combined with the use of rich natural material is truly inspiring.
Q. Who is your favourite designer?
A. Tadao Ando is one of my favourite designers. I saw his Chapel of Light in a book 10 years ago, and it was one of the reasons I decided to study architecture at the first place. His work inspires me because of its simplicity and purity. He plays with lights and simple materials to create beautiful and inspiring environments.
Q. Where to from here?
A. I am looking forward to start my career in Commercial Design and work on diverse and challenging projects. I also believe an interior designer has to keep learning and exploring in order to be successful, therefore I am looking forward to hone my skills and learn from my colleagues, other designers and artists in order to expand my creativity.
STUDY TIP - Believe in yourself, get organised, explore and keep an open mind and eye to every design possibility. Make friends, collaborate, ask for their feedback and try to enjoy every minute of the course – even the most stressful times! Yasmina Yaghoubi