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Gail Speck - Interior Designer & Course Director
Hi everyone! My passion is teaching all about interior design and uplifting and inspiring people in the process! I'm all about helping you raise higher and making your interior design dreams become a reality. If you are here reading this, you are already taking action to help yourself! Book up and let me help you on your interior design journey!
I have over 30 years of experience within the interior design industry and have worked for many design & build companies working on £mm projects nationwide.
I run my own interior design practice as well as tutoring, so my knowledge is up to date and I understand what clients and employers alike are looking for in an interior designer. Technical skills are a must for interior designers and computer skills widely sought after.
I am fluent in many CAD systems as well as Photoshop, these software packages are used by designers on a daily basis.
I can also guide you through the business side of things if you are considering Interior Design as a career, highlighting the commercial aspects of running a creative concern.
"Our courses go through continuous improvement and we have had some great feedback from both private students and businesses who have been on our courses. Many keep in touch and send me their photos of finished projects, it's fantastic to see how they have come on!"
I am an associate member of BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) and in my spare time I volunteer for women's aid charities and I am learning myself, undertaking a BSc in Psychology.
What our students and professionals say...
“This course has been a valuable help in CAD design, from someone who has had no experience. Gail has got the ability and calmness to guide you through all the stages and before you know where you are you are producing an amazing layout. I recommend this course highly, it's rare that you find someone that can deliver exactly what you need.”
Simon Cooper, Bath Spa University
Gail’s personalised approach to training each individual according to their level of experience was very effective and ensured that everybody got a lot out the course. It is good to know that Gail is only a phone call away for on-going support."
Glen Dugdale, Principal Facilities Manager, AQA
"Dear Gail, Just thought I would drop you a line and say that your Cardiff course, which I attended last June has inspired me to revamp a further three rooms in my house. Thank you for your inspiration and ideas, I now have a wonderful living room, classic, calming and I personally love it. A bedroom, now devoid of purple shag pile carpet and mirrored wardrobes. Instead, a feature wall and some lovely colour tones. And as I type, my bathroom, just an empty shell, we have even taken the stud walls down to improve the sound insulation by placing acoustic insulation in all the wall and floor cavities and by next week I will have the fixtures and fittings back in ready to redecorate. Photos to follow, when I get a chance- but thank you I have a much-improved house due to your advice and knowledge. Best wishes from one inspired student." Fiona Murphy, Plymouth
"Thank you for all your help this week, I've learnt so much and it's been really enjoyable, the most useful course I've ever been on!' Zoe, Cardiff
"Gail designed our retail showroom. She came up with a design that suited our business needs. She was very knowledgeable if her field had great ideas and was very personable. Would recommend and would certainly use again."
Clare Betts, House of Radiators, Bath
"I have had the pleasure to work with Gail as a colleague and, since 2012, employ her services as a freelance designer and have always found her to be highly professional, hard-working, dedicated and produce excellent designs and visuals. Her work ethic is excellent and her industry knowledge is up to date and detailed. I highly recommend Gail and feel confident she will always deliver exceptional service." Sean Cox, 3d Interiors Ltd
I cannot recommend Interior Design & CAD Workshops enough! It has been my pleasure to work with Gail on many projects within both the private and public sectors. She is always very responsive to our requests - even when the “turn-around” timeframe is very challenging.
The floor plans, renders, 3D walk-throughs etc. produced by Gail are always to the highest quality and she is happy to “tweak” initial designs, and offer alternative suggestions ensuring that the customers requirements are always met.
Gail has supported us on many occasions with client presentations and customer meetings, where and whenever necessary; and the service that she continues to provide to us is second-to-none; enabling us to feel confident in any design that we produce for our customers, allowing them realisation and vision of their requirement or bespoke solution, without incurring any initial costs.
Sian Farrell, Bid/Tender Professional