Industry News

Student Spotlight: Zoe Perks

Seeing our students’ success is our biggest joy. After first unleashing their creativity through our outstanding courses, watching them use their skills and knowledge in the real world is amazing. A perfect example of this is former Diploma in Professional Interior Design student, Zoe Perks. Last year, she entered and won the Best Interior Room…

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BIID Conference 2018: Inside Knowledge

Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles On Thursday, 8th November, I attended the annual BIID Conference, Inside Knowledge. This year’s focus was about success in business. As usual, there was an illustrious line up of influential leaders for the industry. For those who are unfamiliar with BIID, it is the recognised professional body within the…

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Dubai Design Week 2018

As many of you are aware, the National Design Academy has not only an office in the UK but an amazing team also in Dubai. There, we run fun and interesting in-studio courses lead by our brilliant senior tutor, Alison Grace-Gahan. Dubai is a complete hub for interior design and art, meaning it’s a perfect…

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October Interiors 2018

Written by the NDA Curtain Making tutor, Sarah Watts On Monday, I took the day out of the office to attend October Interiors held at Cheltenham Racecourse. Hosted by CABMFF (curtain and blind makers friendly forum), this is a trade show specialising in everything relating to window treatments. I was like a child in a…

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Dulux’s Colour of Year 2019 Palettes

At the start of September, we showed you the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019, presented by the Creative Director of Dulux UK, Marianne Shillingford. Marianne is a great friend of the National Design Academy and was kind enough to not only inform us of ‘Spiced Honey’, but to show us all the ways that…

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