Anna Ogulewicz is about to embark on a career in interior design and it’s all thanks to an introductory short course at Kensington and Chelsea College.
Originally from Poland, The 26 year old moved to London at the age of 19. Knowing little English, she initially joined the College to improve her English language, but with dreams of pursuing a career in interior design in the heart of London; she knew this was only the beginning for her.
Anna explained:“I have always been interested in interior design. From a young age I remember being inspired by watching the TV show Grand Design.”
Believing she had what it took to pursue a career in interior design; Anna enrolled on an Introduction the Interior Design and Technical Drawing course, where she learnt how to create mood boards, collages and basic technical drawing techniques.
Anna’s skills and ambition catapulted her from an Introduction to Interior Design to a Level 3 Diploma in Interior Design – completing the level 3 course with a double distinction.
Now on the HNC Interior Design Level 4 course, Anna says the course has given her the confidence to go straight into employment:“The professional practice sessions have helped me prepare for the world of work. We are given guidance on how to write our CV’s, how to market ourselves and how to exhibit in an industry standard way. It’s these employment skills, which have given me the confidence to go straight into work after I finish my course.”
She went on to say: “The added sessions in Vectorworks really helped me to develop my CAD skills. Vectorworks is an industry CAD programme which is used across interior design. Learning this program has helped me to visualise my ideas, and gives me confidence to enter the interior design industry, knowing that I am equipped with Industry standard skills.”
Want to explore Art & Design at Kensington and Chelsea College? The College has a range of short courses starting in April. To find out how to enrol visit http://www.kcc.ac.uk or call our course information on: 0207 573 5333.
Date published: 20 March 2015