The Designers' Studio - This Is How Our Story Began
The Designers Studio is a vocational training centre providing inspirational, career-focused education in interior design, fashion and the fine arts in the context of a new and broader way of thinking about the real value of design. We believe in a creative and open-minded approach to teaching, meaning that students can expect to be encouraged to think outside the box when it comes to their projects.
We encourage collaboration, enterprise and an entrepreneurial approach, and an understanding of human responses. With a view to future proofing career opportunities for our graduates, students are motivated to embrace complexity and ambiguity and challenge assumptions, to see not just what is but what might be.
Opportunities for students to work closely with the wider community and contributions on closely related topics such as art, architecture, psychology and philosophy are included in our programmes wherever possible. We make every effort to provide a highly supportive environment for students and staff.
Founder - The Designers' Studio
Anam Clarke, founder of The Designers’ Studio, has in excess of 10 years of interior design experience, 9 of those in the Middle East including running her own practice. Born and raised in London, her grandfather and mother were both architects and designers. Her passion for art, architecture and design was rooted in her from the very start. She developed her passion and studied Architectural Interior Design at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea. She worked with the royals at David Linley Interiors during her career in London and moved to Dubai 9 years ago. Her portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Food and Beverage projects all over the world. She has won awards for her design work and has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Inside out, Grazia, Better Homes, Gulf News to name but a few. She speaks annually at the Index exhibition in the UAE and writes a column for ‘Emirates Home’ regularly.
Anam is extremely passionate about design, sharing her open minded, out of the box approach to design with her students. Anam is particularly well-versed in programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and V-Ray and she looks forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with her students.