Joined Rap in 2019
I started a degree in Fine Art following GCSE and A-Level qualifications in the subject. After completing the first year of the degree I decided I wanted to challenge myself in a more technical sense and focus on design. I transferred to a degree in Architectural Engineering and Design Management at Loughborough University and was sponsored by one of the largest UK contractors throughout the course. Following multiple posts with my sponsor, including a placement year, I completed my degree and achieved a 2.1 Bachelor of Science. Whilst I appreciated the experience and knowledge I received, I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in design on a more personal level. This is when I stumbled upon Rap Interiors, a company that has a broad range of clients and work in varying sectors. Since starting with Rap, it has confirmed I have moved into the ideal sector and I look forward to gaining more experience in the job.
What you bring to the team
I have skills in a range of technical programs and experience of the very large corporate style of construction. I am able to cherry pick the processes and ideas that work on a large scale and contribute ideas to Rap for more efficient procedures. My greatest passion in life is sustainable construction, and having focused on this greatly during my university studies, I feel I am a good advisor for such a hot-topic.
Your favourite thing about working at Rap
The close family feel of the office. The space itself is airy, open and full of natural light, which, on a day-to-day level, benefits general wellbeing greatly. Nothing like the stuffy and oppressive offices I’d been used to. I felt welcomed and a valued member of the team right from the off. I fell I have a fairly high level of responsibility with regards to projects, so it is a welcome incentive to always produce good and thoughtout designs.
Favourite Rap project
It has to be the first job I’ve won for the team: Sun Valley Rice! The space it’s self was a blank canvas to work with and lots of natural light. Using the yellow from the client logo as the main colour pop, the pecan wood breakfast bar and reclaimed wood feature wall, I feel the space is energising and hospitable.