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.
Following a Law degree from the University of Nottingham, Monica interned at Law firms before taking off to see the globe, travelling parts of Sri Lanka, Australia, South East Asia, Hong-Kong and Japan. Having always had a passion for interior design, it was during these travels that Monica enhanced her understanding of how and why people use their surroundings in different cultures. Monica pursued a successful career in Online Merchandising for House of Fraser, where she honed an interest in visual merchandising and design, working within their Home department. This role gave her a wider understanding of trends, supply, demand and supplier relationships. During her studies, Monica became particularly interested in Sustainable design and user/occupancy wellbeing. She has a real passion for creating beautiful and healthy spaces in a world that is increasingly polluted and saturated. Monica worked with Knotel in London www.knotel.com
She has since moved on and set up her own design studio Ellipse Design Studio www.ellipsedesignstudio.co.uk