Katherine is an Interior Designer working in our Healthcare team. She has a deep interest in enhancing wellbeing and creating a sense of place through design.
Katherine concentrates her efforts on improving a person’s experience of their surroundings – looking at layout, lighting, acoustics, ‘journey’, and particularly colour – with the knowledge that improved wellbeing can positively influence patient recovery.
If you weren’t in this career, what would you be?
I wanted to be an architect from the age of six but then switched to pursue a career as an Interior designer during my A-Levels. Had I not been an interior designer, I would like to have been a counsellor or life coach. There was a time though, when I was much younger, that a career in the performing arts beckoned and I’m glad to say that I still sing and dance for fun. It’s very good therapy for the soul!
What is your proudest moment?
One of my proudest moments has to be when I graduated with a First-Class Honours in Interior Architecture in 1995, from Cardiff. It was three years of sheer hard work, challenge and dedication, but the gains and milestones achieved along the way were nothing short of astounding! It proved to me that if you work hard to pursue a passion, you can be duly rewarded.
What advice would you give your 20-year old self?
Not to take everything too seriously. Work hard pursuing a passion or a talent but make sure you have some fun along the way. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done but also let yourself off the hook when things don’t go so well. Treat everyday as though it was your last and you won’t go wrong!
Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?
I was probably one of the first Girl Scouts in the UK.