Kathryn Tyler

Kathryn is a renowned interior designer with a focus on sustainable, creative thinking. Based in Cornwall, her episode on Grand Designs - which followed the design and build of her home in Falmouth - captured the imaginations of millions of Channel 4 viewers in 2010 and has led to a surge of new national clients.

In her second year at University College Falmouth, Kathryn took up an internship assisting the interiors editor at Wallpaper* Magazine, which fuelled her passion for furniture and architecture and saw her turn her attention towards the world of interiors. On graduation, Kathryn set up Absolute Design's interior department before establishing her own business, Linea Studio, in 2004.

"Falmouth is a very connected and supportive network of people and the tutors really nurtured us as individuals. After my internship at Wallpaper*, I realised I wanted to study a different area of design altogether. Jon Unwin [programme leader for BA(Hons) Graphic Design] was incredibly supportive, actively encouraging me to see the value of what I had learned so far and helping me adapt my studies to suit my future needs."