Hello my name is Nancy with 18 years of professional experience

in the fields of creative architectural design, interior design, 9 years of FE and HE teaching experience.

Since 2018 I have also course lead the university of arts London foundation diploma in art and design Levels 3 and 4 and have guided more than 250 students to create engaging portfolios and achieving their goal of entering their first choice of university.

Students under my support have entered the following universities, either to study interior design related subjects or architecture.

Glasgow School of Art | BA Interior Design /Architecture

University of the Arts London | BA Architecture/Spatial & Interior Design

University of Edinburgh |BA Interior Design/Architecture

Kingston University |BA Interior Design/ Architecture

University of Greenwich | BA Architecture

Ravensbourne University London | BA Architecture/ Interior Design Environment Architecture/ Urban Landscape Architecture

The University of Manchester | BA Architecture

Chelsea College of Arts |BA Interior Design

Camberwell College of Arts |BA Interior and Spatial Design

London College of Communication | BA Design for Branded Spaces

University of Sheffield | BA Architecture/ Landscape Architecture

University College London | BSc Architecture

Central Saint Martin’s | BA Architecture

University of Kent | BA Architecture

University of Westminster| BA  Architecture/ Interior Architecture/ Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture

BA | Bachelor of Arts

It is an undergraduate qualification degree and it can take 3 or 4 years to complete depending on the academic institution. BA programmes promote a more creative thinking approach.

BSc | Bachelor of Science

It is an undergraduate qualification degree and it can take 3 or 5 years to complete depending on the academic institution.  Applying for a BSc undergraduate degree you will need to have A levels or equivalent grades on science subjects at school, such as Maths, physics, etc. BSc programmes promote a more technical, mathematical approach.

How I can support you

Portfolio preparation

We can start from scratch, following tailored projects to suit your area of study. 6-8 projects (depending on level) 1 to 1 tutorial Interview advice UCAS personal statement.

You have free time and want to challenge your creativity? Why don’t you follow our courses in interior design?

You can learn about the elements of interior design, lighting, styles, materials

Create mood boards

Plans and visuals

Create or update your own space.

Example skills learned | Research, Client Brief, Design Brief; Lighting; Development of ideas, Space & furniture layout planning, Traffic flow, Perspective drawing, axonometric drawing, Technical drawing, Floor plans, Elevations, Sections, Materials and products research, Mood boards, Presentation of work.

Equipment | Scale ruler, Metal ruler, Mechanical pencil, Fine pen liners: 0.1, 0.3, 0,5, Tracing paper, Layout paper, Rubber, Magic tape, B series pencils, Colour markers, Set square, Compass, Google Sketch Up, Presentation of work both physical and digital, Powerpoint, Photoshop.

Portfolio review

Selection of work Review of work Build an engaging portfolio Interview advice UCAS personal statement.

Example skills learned | Decision making, presentation layout, mock-up interviews, personal statementcomposition,courses research and what to look for, digital and physical portfolio creation.

Preparation for | Interior design, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Retail Design, Lighting Design, Landscape, Urban Planning. 

Equipment | Good quality mounting card, knife, metal ruler, spray mount, pencil, eraser, photoshop or InDesign. 

Mentoring

Individual learning plans
Mentoring tutorials
Constructive feedback on work produced

Example skills learned | Time management, identifying relevance of research, keeping focused, experimentations.

Preparation for | School, college, university projects

Equipment None needed. 

Fun & Learn

You have free time and want to challenge your creativity?
Why don’t you follow our courses in interior design?
- You can learn about the elements of interior design, lighting, styles, materials
- Create mood boards
- Plans and visuals
- Create or update your own space.

Example skills learned | Research, Client Brief, Design Brief; Lighting; Development of ideas, Space & furniture layout planning, Traffic flow, Perspective drawing, axonometric drawing, Technical drawing, Floor plans, Elevations, Sections, Materials and products research, Mood boards, Presentation of work.

Equipment | Scale ruler, Metal ruler, Mechanical pencil, Fine pen liners: 0.1, 0.3, 0,5, Tracing paper, Layout paper, Rubber, Magic tape, B series pencils, Colour markers, Set square, Compass, Google Sketch Up, Presentation of work both physical and digital, Powerpoint, Photoshop.

Software Learning

Sketch up
3D Studio Max
Photoshop
All lessons take place in the weekend to allow time to continue with your weekly activities.

Ongoing guidance to achieve your goals.

Weekly weekend meetings

During the week Q&A sessions via email, or texting service. 

Zoom or skype online meeting platforms

How this works

First consultation meeting is free to discuss and understand your needs.

Then we arrange your weekly meetings and ways of communication during the week.

Pop me an email at info@4ds.gr to discuss your needs and create your individual bespoke learning experience.