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After she couldn’t resist anymore, Karen Lane took the leap of design and is now running a successful interior design business, Autograph Interior Designs. Karen left college without any qualifications, but that didn’t stop her, she was determined to become a great interior designer and started a Diploma course at The National Design Academy in 2007. After flying through the course she progressed onto the Foundation Degree qualification and is now studying a BA Hons in Interior Design. Her story is inspirational and proves that anyone with enough belief can achieve success. Kick your shoes off and enjoy her interview…

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Change your career without giving up the day job

MANY OF US find ourselves treading water at one time or another and toying with the option of changing careers. It’s easy to think, however the practicalities of giving up your current job and plunging back into full-time education is for many people, impossible. But there is a solution, you can study at home and in your own time through distance learning. Continue reading


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The leap of design – a new year resolution

Kim Moore Moodboard submission Part 1

I WAS ONCE TOLD there are a million reasons not to do something and its true! It’s always nicer to procrastinate than actually taking the first step to success and setting a goal.

Amongst other resolutions of mine which have flitted by the wayside, this one will stick… I hope! Positive thinking and progression are my aims for 2011, and I believe these two old pals can help you along the way to finally taking the serious plunge into interior design. Continue reading


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