Introductions...

Afternoon, or morning, depending on where you are in the world. I should introduce myself, my name is Sophie, I'm a 22 and I am a recent Interior Design graduate trying to find her way in the world. Ella Fitzgerald once said 'Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong'. These are words I will try and live by in every aspect of my life but especially in my career. 

As cheesy as it sounds, the last three years at university have been everything I thought they would be...and so much more. I grew as a person and honed my skills as a designer and now I have graduated I feel kind of lost (I'm sure most graduates can relate to this feeling). Despite what I have been told and having achieved a high 2:1, I naively thought it was going to be relatively easy to get a job quickly. I was wrong! 

A Little Bit About Me

I was born in Canada and moved to Hampshire, England when I was 7. I have always been a creative person and love everything from fashion to music and baking to painting. Throughout school I chose to study creative subjects like textiles, art, performing arts and interior design and i'm always crafting from making cards to flower headbands and christmas wreaths. I am currently working part time at the retailer Monsoon, which I really enjoy but i'm a designer and designing is what I should be doing.

My handmade headband

My handmade headband

My Designs

I am inspired by Spiritual Design, which is designing Mosques, Churches, Synagogues, Gurdwaras and other religious interiors as well as multi faith spaces, meditation spaces, rehabilitation spaces, spas, and relaxation spaces. Although I am not religious myself, I have always been fascinated by how light can change a space and create an atmosphere, and how the use of shape and form can transform any space and create focal points within a room. So it's no surprise really that I was drawn to create spiritual spaces throughout my degree. 

So I guess this blog is going to record my journey into an interior design career. Please feel free to view my online portfolio at www.sophiehowarddesign.co.uk and comment on my work or comment on my blog posts, and follow me on twitter @SHowardsMusings...I would love to hear from you. 

I hope you enjoy! Much love, 

Sophie