Project Work Gallery
Q. What was your background before KLC?
A: I completed a Foundation Art course before specialising in Photography. I gained an HND in commercial photography and then had a 20 year career as a Food and Still life Photographer. During this time I did shoots for many magazines and cookbooks but also shot fashion, largely accessories, as still life shoots.
Q. Why did you decide to study Interior Design?
A: I always had a strong interest in Interiors and architecture and enjoyed making my home my own. I did several houses up and enjoyed the process so much and got such positive feedback when selling my homes that I decided to change my career and looked for a course I could study from home.
Q. What was your experience of the course?
A: I have enjoyed every minute of the Foundation Degree, so much so that I have continued my studies with KLC and am currently doing the BA top-up. I can't believe how much I've learned and how in depth a course with KLC is, I am very excited about the next stages, completion of the BA and ultimately beginning my new career, whilst it's been tough juggling commitments with studying as a mature student I really feel it's the best thing I've ever done.
Q. What are your design interests/strengths?
A: I have always had an interest in environmental issues and my study has allowed me to investigate this further, sustainability was the specialism I chose for my final Foundation Degree project, this is a theme I've continued with in my BA for both project work and my dissertation.
Q. What space inspires you?
A: One of the most inspiring spaces for me is Tate Modern, I enjoy an industrial look and the wide open spaces are inspiring. The conversion of the Tanks and the recent extension offer amazing spaces to enjoy modern art which is also a passion of mine.
Q. Who is your favourite designer?
A: More gallerist than interior designer, Nina Yashar is a huge inspiration to me, her love of art and design inspires her unique interiors, she doesn't follow trends and this is what I love about her, she mixes pieces from different eras successfully creating warm, individual spaces.
Q. Where to from here?
A: I have one more year of study, but am hoping to start gaining experience as an Interior Designer. I would really love my interest in sustainability to feature heavily in my future career. Based in Folkestone, London is commutable.
STUDY TIP - Enjoy every minute of it, push yourself to the limit and design interiors that you may never get the chance to in the real world. This is the only chance you get to work without budget considerations, make the most of it and have fun. Carole Tuff