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Student Story: Lucy Morgan-Hobbs, Interior Design

Written by Jasmin Woolley-Butler
Published date 11 May 2020

We chatted with Interior Designer Lucy Morgan-Hobbs ahead of Dezeen’s Virtual Design Festival, where she will be exhibiting as part of the Virtual Design Festival’s Student Show. Lucy studied Interior Design Short Courses at Chelsea and will be joined in the virtual exhibition by 7 other short course students.

Where are you from and are you currently based?
I’m originally from London and I am currently based there.

What is your occupational background?
Brand Strategy and marketing

How have you become interested in Interior Design?
I’ve always been interested in interior design and considered it as a profession when I graduated from UCL but was keen to start working rather than continuing to study. After starting out in the brand and marketing world, I soon knew that I really wanted to move into Interior Design and after looking at courses offered by a wide range of universities and colleges, UAL’s 3 part structure looked the most professional and all-encompassing whilst suiting my needs (the ability to take the course around my full-time job).

What did you enjoy most about your course?
How much you learn in such a short space of time! The courses really push you, but it is fantastic to learn integral Interior Design skills whilst working on your own design concepts so that you’re really putting those skills to practice at the same time.

Lucy's work

How has this experience benefitted your career and personal development?
My professional goal is to change career to become an Interior Designer, and this course has set me up with the tools I need to begin my journey in the profession. Connecting with such a great set of aspiring designers has also created such a fantastic support network of like-minded creative individuals.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking a short course at Chelsea Colleges of Arts?Go for it! The courses at Chelsea are really well run, and if you’re looking at Interior Design courses then you really can’t do better than the tutors Lyndall and Natalie; they are extremely experienced designers with a wealth of knowledge and are there to assist you every step of the way.

What do you believe is integral to the work of an artist or designer, in any discipline?
Enthusiasm, curiosity and discipline, as well as the ability to be flexible and work as a team.

What 3 words best describe your short course experience at Chelsea?
Challenging, inspiring, life-changing!

If you would like to see more of Lucy's work, please take a look at her website.

We’re still here to help you. Did you know we have a wide range of online short courses available, including many Interior Design courses? Check out how online short courses can help develop your practice here.

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