The last three years have been an incredibly steep learning curve. I began this degree with very few IT skills, not even knowing how to place an image in a word document. This was a huge barrier to overcome and computers were something I had never needed to rely on for previous jobs. I have now embraced working with the various software we use and favour it over the hand drawn methods. I still find drawing by hand is essential for developing ideas and expressing more emotion for some of the outcomes, but I thrive on the accuracy I can achieve through computer modelling programmes. I previously trained and worked as an upholsterer and I aim to combine these skills with my interior design knowledge.

Sanchia Bettany