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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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Spatial Planning and Technical Drawing video

Lead by Liam Kerrigan, a tutor at The National Design Academy, students learned how to create a design/room plan and demonstrate that design clearly with a variety of techniques. Click and enjoy!

Video by Kellie Hill

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NDA Rendering workshop moodboards

NDA students learned a variety of ways of how to render a room design, lead by NDA Private Clients Practice Manager James Pilling. The National Design Academy Workshops are available to students and non-students. For more information or to book your place on a workshop visit www.nda.ac.uk

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Top 10 Cheap PR Trick to kickstart small businesses

Top Tip #9

Offer your services as volunteer speaker at various events. You will be highly regarded by your peers and portray yourself as a respected professional with a respected business.

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An interview with Interior Designer and business woman Penny Bruce

Penny Bruce studied a Curtain and Soft furnishing  Diploma course with The National Design Academy, and is now the Director of her own and very successful soft furnishings business, Denton Drapes. All furnishings are made from high quality fabrics and hand-sewn by a team of skilled workers, who use traditional craft skills based in a Bedfordshire workroom.

thedesignhub caught up with Penny to find out how she achieved her great success. In her interview, she reveals what inspired her love for interior design, how she balanced study and a busy working life and top tips for others who want to follow suit. This is definitely one to have with a cuppa and a Digestive… get engrossed! Continue reading

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Last chance! – All students enrolling prior to July 2012 will still receive funding

After all the uncertainty around university fees and funding of recent weeks, we now know that all students enrolling prior to July 2012 will still receive funding, keeping their fees below the increased figures announced from 2012.

When you start a Foundation Degree at The National Design Academy (specialists in Interior Design distance learning courses) before July 2012,  you may still progress to a BA (Hons) on completion of the Foundation Degree with lower fees*. So there has never been a better time to embark on a degree in interior design.

You can enrol with the National Design Academy now to keep your fees as low as possible by visiting their website www.nda.ac.uk. You can also find lots more information about  NDA workshops and open days.

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University applications slow as students look for alternatives

IT’S HARDLY SURPRISING the latest admission figures reveal that  the number of university applications has slowed down dramatically since the announcement of rising tuition fees.  I don’t know how the government expect people to brush past the new £6000+ increase, especially as many universities are opting for the full £9000 a year price tag! Mid-January application deadline figures are still a plus on last year, but the lowest in recent years at only 5%.  They show that it’s the older applicants, (21 years and above) driving the increase and school leavers aged 17-18 years are particularly poor. Younger people are now looking for alternative routes to higher education and who can blame them , high debt and low graduate job opportunities are far from appetising. Continue reading

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