Helen’s grand designs on Indian adventure
An award-winning former Cleveland College of Art and Design student is working in India with one of the country’s leading interior design companies.
Helen Williams jetted off to Mumbai last month to work with one of the country’s top interior design companies, G M & Syntex PVT, that supplies soft fabrics and furnishings to high-end retailers across the UK.
The 22-year-old will be using knowledge gained on her higher level surface and textile course at the college, which she graduated from in June, to produce collages known in the trade as ‘trend boards’ of fabrics she comes across that could sell in Britain.
She will also work on the company’s website and communication forums.
Helen’s flair for design was recognised when she won the first runner up prize at the British Interior Textiles Association Emerging Talent Awards in October.
She said: “This is an incredible opportunity. I’ve always wanted to work in the interior design industry and to be able to do that in India is a dream come true.
“I’m hoping that the skills I’ve learned at college and the experience I’ll gain in India will stand me in good stead for a long career in the interior design industry.”
Pic: Helen Williams with a selection of designs she produced at Cleveland College of Art and Design that impressed the British Interior Textiles Association Emerging Talent Awards judges.