Everything you’ve touched has been designed, without creative people where would you be?

Throughout my studies with CIT I’ve found a very strong interest for residential design as well as the interior decoration side of things. I’ve always had a curiosity for design whether that be building my own doll houses out of old shoe boxes (thanks mum) as a child, to designing wacky newspaper dresses for fashion in school.

I am passionate about design in all of its forms. I am motivated to create a space that is empathetic to the user, whilst incorporating a sense of individuality within it. High attention to detail is maintained throughout the design process, enabling me to form both creative and unique solutions to problems. My background in psychology has equipped me with a sound understanding of how individuals interact with a space and how it can directly influence the behavior of those within it. I am constantly seeking to expand my knowledge base and in turn, strengthen my design ability.

Expression through design is an incredible thing. It surrounds us in conscious and unconscious ways; it influences our emotions and inspires us in everyday life. I find it exciting to be at the beginning of my career in such a diverse and stimulating practice as Interior Design.

Leanne has been drawing home floor plans since a young child.  Having lived in many homes she has learnt to appreciate what good design can do, but has also learnt the value of looking at space for its flexibility. For example, what can be done to meet the functionality a resident wants/needs or the names on the floor plan don’t need to dictate the room’s use. 

With a strong belief in reuse, repurpose, recycle she aims to develop spaces that optimise the client’s budget while addressing the client’s brief and minimising the long term impact on the environment.

Our surroundings influence us in more ways than we are aware of. The places we see, shop, live and work in reflect our lifestyles and who we are.I look forward to joining the industry in becoming a creator of how people function within a space, feel within their environment and view the interior world around them.

With an intense desire to discover, explore and learn about the practice of design, I hope to continually evolve my style, bringing a unique creativity, which is tailored specifically to a brief.
Inspiration is taken from everywhere; designers, textures, spaces and ideas are evolved through discussion and constant development.
I believe it is of the upmost importance that each project is considered in context, creating timeless and sophisticated interiors with a high attention to detail.

I'm originally from the small town of Tumut in NSW. I moved to Canberra to specifically study Interior Design as it has been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember.
I look forward to completing my studies and gaining more experience in the next few years.

"Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, that makes life beautiful. That's what all this is about, not just what's in and what's out."  -Albert Hadley

I am graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Interior Design. I have learnt many valuable skills over the past two years, including hand drafting, concept drawings, PSP, FSP, documentation and composing sample boards. I have also gained technical skills in AutoCad, Sketchup, Revit and Photoshop. As part of the exhibition "Boxt" I have crafted a side table. This project has allowed me to work with my hands and learn new skills. By making mistakes and trialling new methods, I have gained insight and appreciation for hand crafted furniture.

I am a regional based designer graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design. With a background in education and visual arts and a passion for promoting sustainable practices in design, I hope to be able to work with clients to create innovative design solutions that are functional, cost effective and unique.

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