Dora Vermes

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Q. What was your background before KLC?
A: Before I started the foundation degree course at KLC, I worked in the hotel industry at 5 star properties in the USA, UK, Spain and Hungary.

Q. Why did you decide to study Interior Design?
A: I have always been amazed by high end design which I believe is sharing a common ground with luxurious hotels. While working at The Savoy, I was looking for an opportunity at a top notch institution which I can also accomplish online.

Q. Tell us about your experience of the course?
A: Thanks to KLC’s program I feel that I received and gained a diverse knowledge in design, meanwhile I was able to broaden my insight in the industry. There were quite a good number of interesting projects but my favourite was the Meraki Store design where I was able to use most of the skills I learnt throughout the 3.5 years.

Q. What are your design interests/strengths?
A: My design interest is mainly focused on conceptual design. For me this is the part that I enjoy the most, however, I find it beneficial to create technical drawings too. I think of myself as a person who has the ability to have a broad overall view of a project and this skillset was developed and upgraded throughout my KLC time.

Q. What space inspires you?
A: Inspiration could come from a lot of different sources: I like to use Pinterest and also like to look into other designers’ work in magazines, like Frame, Dwell, Dezeen, Archdaily and Architizer. I like designing all kinds of spaces but within residential design my favourite is the kidsroom as I can use my creativity without limitations. Among commercial design my pick would be store design.

Q. Who is your favourite designer?
A: I don’t have a specific favourite designer but I feel Kelly Wearstler is a great role model in quite many different aspects from gathering inspiration to creating patterns and self representation. Both her hospitality career background and her personality are quite similar to mine so I feel more related to her than anyone else in the industry.

Q. Where to from here?
A: My current goal is to widen my market: get more commercial opportunities in cooperation with bigger design offices and work on both residential and commercial projects abroad besides Budapest. I believe that the market nowadays is getting ready for remote work and online meetings so hopefully I will have the chance to get projects in London as well.

STUDY TIP - Make sure to have enough time for the allocated study hours, otherwise this course will be very overwhelming. Time management will be the most important key throughout your studies and I would say even later at work. To be able to prioritise the tasks and to be able to move on before looking at every possible solution are as important as trying out more options than just one that you feel would work the best. Good luck with your studies and enjoy creating! :) Dora Vermes