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BA (Hons) Interior Design graduate Angela Bardino tells us why she chose to study at UCLan

Angela Bardino chose to study Interior Design at the University of Central Lancashire because she wanted to solve problems through design, making positive design changes to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

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After graduation, Angela worked in a CAD office for six months before taking a design assistant role at a textile company. From there she has moved around the UK and worked in different roles, eventually setting up her own practice.

Following this, Angela headed up an interior design department for a top 10 architectural practise until recently when she progressed to a role as Design Principal at Interiors for Jacobs, where she has been tasked to grow a team in the UK and Europe.

As Design Principal, Angela is responsible for designing interiors for commercial spaces whilst working through the RIBA stages from 0-7. She manages a project team and focuses on concept design, space planning, specifications as well as business development and pitching for new work. In her career, Angela has found that applying design thinking to a host of problems has been rewarding.

Looking at the impact of studying at UCLan, Angela said:

"It’s important to be happy and to love what you do for a living. It is a privilege afforded to the few. My degree was a gateway to that path but not the only one."