Former students have come from around the world with varied backgrounds. Some from related industries, many with no design experience, but all with a desire to learn and a passion for design. Our graduates have found continued success in a number of interior design disciplines, including various sectors in design and architectural companies, property development, and in some cases their own practices.
ANNEMARIE VAN RIET
Summer brings together a strong business brain with a creative heart. Having worked for more than a decade with Shell International in hydrocarbon exploration and production she decided to follow her dream of becoming an interior designer. She uses her experience of living and working across the world in her designs and has project management experience ranging from business planning in the Atlantic Margin to commercial negotiation in Australia. Summer holds a first class honours degree in Geology from St. Andrews University and with her diploma in Interior Design wished to combine her problem solving ability with her creative skills. Summer did work experience at Ara Design and was asked to stay on as a full time designer and within a couple of years was made an Associate, she has recently moved on from Ara to work for GA Design International Limited where she presently works.