Interior Design Personal Statement

Sample Interior Design Personal Statement

From an early age, I was constantly transforming my bedroom into a range of different looks. I enjoyed working around the challenges posed by rooms which were not simple rectangles, and using soft furnishings to add layers of texture. Having grown up in China, I look forward to learning more about Western cultural influences, and the synthesis this can form with my own inspirations. In Britain, people typically think of ‘Made in China’, but it is my ambition to transform this perception to ‘Designed in China’.

I recently majored in Decoration Art Design at Shandong Vocational College of Industry (Equivalent to UK A-level). This mostly consisted of team projects working through the entire design process, from conceptual ideas to technical drawings, to researching consumer needs, appropriate materials and finance, and then producing our end-products. For one project I designed a successful office layout, for which I scored top in my class. In 2008, alongside my college studies I completed a part-time course in Visual Communication at China Central Academy of Fine Arts. I particularly enjoyed learning about The impact of design on people’s behaviour. I look forward to learning more about this fascinating area at degree level

Beyond the scope of my academic studies, I love reading innovative interior design magazines such as ‘Wallpaper’. I have already had some exposure to British designs through TV shows such as Grand Designs. Watching professionals at work inspires my designs. My ultimate goal is to design a full smart house, with a fully automatic floor that responds and enables you to move positions at the push of a button.

I have supplemented my academic interests with practical experience working at an interior design company last summer. I worked independently to design a new open plan house for a small client. I learnt that in additional to creative flair and technical ability, a good designer must possess excellent communication skills in order to listen to the customer and understand their vision. My designs at this company successfully secured the customer’s approval and were put into creation. I enjoyed visiting the finished room and seeing my ideas transformed into reality.

My language skills (I speak native Chinese, advanced English and basic Japanese) enable me to interact with people from very different cultures, which will help my designs be varied and diverse. I enjoy meeting new people and look forward to moving to the UK to study.

In my spare time I enjoy expressing my creative side through painting, singing and dancing. I also swim throughout the year to build my fitness and will power. I set myself distance goals and then mentally and physically commit myself to meeting them. I apply this same approach to my studies, planning my time carefully and fully dedicating myself to ensure every task is completed to the best of my ability. This attitude will enable me to rise to the challenges faced by university study. Thank you for taking the time to consider my application, I look forward to hearing from you.

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