Project Work Gallery
Hannah Gaskin Portfolio
Q. What was your background before KLC?
A: In July 2019, I graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Fine Art. I gained work experience with Sims Hilditch, Jane Clayton and Drummonds Bathrooms. I worked across the design, sales and marketing teams to consolidate my interest in design.
Q. Why did you decide to study Interior Design?
A: I am a naturally creative person yet like to have structure and be very organised. I want to apply my creativity to a practice that will be beneficial for other people. I aspire to make a positive impact on people’s lives and to facilitate enjoyment of inspiring environments.
Q. What did you think of the course?
A: For me, KLC was a natural progression from my Degree course as my art work would translate well to an interior design setting as fabric or ornament. The course, although short, is intense and offers the opportunity to develop skills in creating living styles I would not have previously have thought of. I am really pleased I got to study there and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Q. What are your design interests/strengths?
A: I particularly like a country design style, homes that are quite neutral with highlights of colour. I am interested in modern spaces that may include elements from travel, culture and contemporary art. I like to create interest with standout art pieces or stylish and contrasting patterned and textured fabrics which enhance a space in a tidy and minimalistic setting that are created to feel more welcoming and homely.
Q. What space inspires you?
A: In terms of architecture, I admire the Louis Vuitton Gallery in Paris as this contemporary building was created to both complement and contrast the traditional French buildings surrounding it. In terms of interior space, I have always been interested in the design of William Morris which can be incorporated for use in both contemporary and traditional settings.
Q. Who is your favourite designer?
A: I admire the work of Emma Sims Hilditch, the company she created and the projects that they work on. Since working there, I have kept up to date with their blogs and social media and I am inspired by their use of patterned and textured fabrics to create cohesive colour schemes and enhance living spaces.
Q: How do you intend to develop as a designer
A: I am currently looking at design opportunities as I would love to develop my career within the interior design world. I aspire to work as a designer and help other people live in comfortable settings that help them feel at home. Till then I hope to gain experience whether it is working in a showroom or designing within a company setting.
STUDY TIP - Initially, be sure to invest time in pre course reading to familiarise yourself with the depth and breadth of subjects in the course. Make the most of visiting showrooms, collecting samples that are of interest for future projects. Take notes and make the most of your time by talking to other people about their experiences and gaining advice. Try to be as organised as you can while applying creativity and accuracy to each project. It may feel overwhelming at the time, but it is very rewarding to see how everyone creates so differently according to the same brief. Hannah Gaskin