Gilly Craft Interior Designer of Koubou Designs
What led you to start to become an interior designer?
I had a successful career with British Airways. Circumstances meant that I had to change careers and so I trained in Fashion and Design. I started tutoring at the local college and was then asked to tutor in Interior Design. This meant that I had to do additional qualifications which I did and then tutored in both subjects for some time. I was being asked to take projects and it went from there. I had to give up the college as the business was so busy.
What is your favorite aspect of being an interior designer?
Helping clients get the space they want to live or work in.
What have you learned the most from your career in interior design?
Doing research is the most important element of the project. Finding out as much about the client and what they want to achieve is the only way of getting a successful outcome.
What tips and ideas do you have for other’s who would like to be interior designers?
Do a course or degree depending on how far you want to take your career. Working for a practice and learning how an interior design company works before striking out on your own is also beneficial.
What are your favorite features of being an interior designer?
Always working with interesting people.
Being challenged and solving issues.
Having an outcome that you can be proud of.
What is at the heart of your career in interior design that you want your clients to take home?
That we care – we recognize that we are spending the client’s money and we want the best outcome within budget.
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