Student Spotlight: Case Studies

Former NDA student has a unique take on traditional interior design services

The usual practices of being a freelance Interior Designer such as; meeting clients, understanding their lifestyle, presenting sample boards, working out a design scheme and project managing, can be a little difficult to say the least, if your client lives in Durham and you’re based in the Isle of Wight. Well, Interior Designer Jo Acheson…

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NDA student sets up successful interior design business in Australia

Joanna grew up in Australia and trained as an accountant for many years, but she couldn’t suppress her creative hunger anymore. She took the plunge and enrolled on a National Design Academy Professional Interior Design Diploma and within a week she was hooked!  Now finally doing something she’s loves and enjoying every minute, Joanna runs…

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Design duo push interiors business from strength to strength

Sharon Kearney had read every curtain making book she could find, but wanted to take her skills to the next level. She enrolled on a Professional Soft Furnishings and Curtain Making diploma course at The National Design Academy, where she teamed up with old friend and fellow student Debbie.    The two decided to take…

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NDA student Karen Lane is aiming for the top and reveals how Interior Design has always been her passion

  After she couldn’t resist anymore, Karen Lane took the leap of design and is now running a successful interior design business; Autograph Interior Designs. Karen left college without any qualifications, but that didn’t stop her, she was determined to become a great interior designer and started a Diploma course at The National Design Academy…

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Karen Lane – A story of success

Leaving secondary modern school at 16 and enrolling for a two-year Foundation Course at Lincoln College of Art, Karen Lane was, by her own admittance, young and impatient when she abandoned her studies for employment.     Ironically, it would be a calling to interior design that would prompt Karen to return to education and…

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