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Project Management


Anam Clark


Residential Design

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Course Description

This course is for interior designers that would like to understand the processes of managing a project on their own and promoting their business. Whilst we must note all companies have their own processes, when taking on a full interior design project without support, one must follow certain processes to complete a project successfully. Throughout this course templates will be given on all topics mentioned below, real project files will be shared as well as recommended suppliers.


Topic 1

• Setting up your own business

•Getting seen in the market

• Social media and free advertising

• Knowing which clients to work with

• Web and brochure design

Topic 2

• How to charge a client

• Fee structures and templates

• Interior Design contracts with clients

• How to manage relationships with clients

• Creating boundaries and healthy relationships

• Understanding the scope of work

Topic 3

• Relationships with suppliers

• Areas where designers make money

• Recommended Contractors and fit out agencies

• The processes of design

• After the design stage

• How to quote for a full project

Topic 4

• Scheduling work

• Timelines

• Order of work processes

• Dealing with government entities

• Releasing payments

• The snag list


Residential 1, Residential 2 & Residential 3.


Scale ruler, tracing paper, graph paper, double sided tape, metal ruler, Stanley knife, scissors, glue, A4 white paper, A2 foam board.

Internship & Work Opportunities

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student's aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice. 


  • In Studio- 2100 AED
  • Pre-recorded- not available

Term 3 Dates

The Term 3 dates are listed below:

• March 15th- April 5th (every Monday)- In Studio 9AM-1PM

Our Main Teachers

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.

Price : 2100 AED

Max Availability : 12

Difficulty : Expert

Location : The Designers' Studio