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Student Story: Cristina Iazzetta, Interior Design

Written by Jasmin Woolley-Butler
Published date 11 May 2020

Ahead of Dezeen’s Virtual Design Festival, we interviewed Interior Designer Cristina Iazzetta. Cristina studied Interior Design Short Courses with us at Chelsea College of Arts she is one of 8 students exhibiting as part of the Virtual Design Festival’s Student Show.

How have you become interested in Interior Design?
As a child I was very creative, I loved drawing and using all the colors I could find! Growing up I started to love art, design, and architecture so interior design seemed to be the perfect union of these things. I think it's a dream that I always had in my drawer even though I started on a different road, in the end, I came back to this. As an interior designer, you can create something new and unique for each project, it's the perfect job, you never get bored!

What did you enjoy most about your course?
First of all the way of teaching is fantastic, all the tutors are always very helpful and always try to understand your ideas and help you realize them. Also, It's fun to watch all the work of your classmates because each of us is an inspiration for the other, at some point of the courses there is such a  big flow of ideas!

How has this experience benefitted your career and personal development?
The best thing about this course is that it is a precise simulation of the real-life of an interior designer, this will surely prepare us for the world of work. This course taught me that with dedication you can do what you want. For the moment I work every day to improve my works, learn to use programs like Autocad, and look forward to starting module 3.

Cristina's work

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at University of Arts the London ?
Do it and don't think about it too much. I did just this and I never regretted it. There are courses suitable for everyone's passions and needs, but above all, it is never too late to pursue dreams.

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist or designer, in any discipline?
Fantasy, creativity, and love for this work are fundamental, but also the continuous desire to discover new things and improve their work because this is a world in constant evolution and change.

What 3 words best describe your short course experience at Chelsea College of Arts?
Definitely Growth, Fun, Challenge

Anything else you would like to add?
I would like to thank you for giving me this space for this interview and I thank all my tutors but in particular, Lyndall who is an inspiration for all his students.

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