Plymouth College of Art
BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design and Styling
Hello! My name is Jemma and I am a graduate from BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design and Styling at Plymouth College of Art. I am an innovative and conscientious Interior Designer and Stylist who enjoys designing a range of commercial, residential and hospitality interiors with meticulous attention to detail. I am currently seeking a graduate position and have a range of first-hand industry experience. Growing up in Cornwall, my work is influenced by the textural coastline and organic forms of the countryside, which are transferred to material specifications and bespoke interior features in my designs. I am able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver considered and aesthetically beautiful solutions. It is most important to me that I can transform people's lives with quality interior design. I am able to demonstrate a conceptual awareness and understanding of a client’s individual needs and aims, creating holistic design solutions that work for the user. Inclusivity is always important to my interior schemes and DDA is always implemented to make them as accessible as possible. My technical skillset is diverse, including the ability to use Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD and SketchUp to convey design ideas to a client, in a highly professional manner. Other skills include impeccable time management and organisation, a determination to finish work to a high standard and strong communication. I am passionate about environmental preservation and implement sustainability and biophilic design wherever possible. Natural materials, circadian lighting and locally-sourced furniture and finishes are key features of my interior spaces. Preserving listed buildings is also a priority, to regenerate areas for economic growth and improve people’s lives. This is showcased in my final major project: The Melville, Wellness Spa.
I have a range of industry experience from helping with the on-site install of an interior, visual merchandising and interior photography. I have just recently finished work experience with Lydia Allen Interiors, working on a 6 week installation at Hayle's new North Quay development and The Liner in Falmouth. This has given me an insight into what it is like to work alongside other contractors in a fast-paced environment, and particularly how to problem solve promptly. I have styling experience with Helen Round, a textile designer based at Mount Edgcumbe. It was my responsibility to style her window display seasonally, coming up with a concept, sourcing materials and then styling the products. Other experiences also include working a few days a week for a CAD design company, formatting technical drawings such as water schematics. Another recent experience is taking part in the British Institute of Interior Design's Student Design Challenge 2021. As a team of five representing Plymouth College of Art, we had 14 hours to come up with an innovative use for the, now empty, flagship Topshop store on Oxford Street. Our solution was multi-use and sustainably driven, placing us third overall.