Work Placement

During work experience, I have learned more about materials and how to apply them for different users. IBI Nightingale design mostly for healthcare, especially mental health. I was shown materials that are appropriate for these types of environments, for example, anti-microbial materials for hospitals and care homes. Colours and texture are also very important in these interiors, so I learned how to choose appropriate schemes and surfaces.

For the final project of the year, we were required to gain work experience in order to develop a professional CV and gain a further insight into industry. My placement was at Primark Head office where I had the valuable opportunity to work with the design team and key buyers across a range of departments. I really enjoyed learning about the processes within a successful high street store, further developing my knowledge of trends and fashion fabrics.