Heather Savage

Interior Designer

Heather works across sectors supporting our Interior Design team with all aspects of the design process.

If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?

I worked for over six years as a gymnastics coach which I loved, but I also think working abroad as either a windsurf or diving instructor would be a pretty incredible lifestyle as well.

What advice would you give your 20 year old self?

Don’t feel guilty for having down time. I think I put too much pressure on myself whilst completing my degree which meant my work-life balance was terrible. Now I’m aware that long days don’t necessarily result in more productive days.

Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?

I’ve driven a tuk-tuk 500 km across Rajasthan in India for charity. It was a once in a lifetime trip!

Best book you’ve read?

Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. I would recommend this to anyone creative. It makes some very funny and thought-provoking points about how we, as humans, navigate the creative process. It has lots of diagrams and pictures too which makes it an even bigger yes from me.

What is your proudest moment?

Probably getting a first class degree, and then being awarded the Peter Bell Prize for Interior Architecture & Design for my final major project. Later down the line, the same project also helped me earn a freelance job which was really exciting and a great experience.

Pet hate?

Stepping in a wet patch in socks in the kitchen. It’s why sliders were invented in my opinion.