Lecturer, Interior Design

Graduating from Napier University, Edinburgh with BSc Hons Industrial Design 2:1. Spent a year working within packaging design before founding design and make studio TNK concentrating on lighting and interiors.

Joined Philip Watts Design in Nottingham where I helped grow the company from small start-up to established leading agency, ultimately winning FX Magazine Best Interior Practice 2007. Work included range of creative ironmongery, sculptural aluminium staircase installations and interior projects for the likes of Yo! Sushi.

Invited to become lead interior designer at Absolute Design, Falmouth where I delivered flagship schemes for Pizza Express and JD Wetherspoon. Left Absolute to establish own creative studio, Hooperberg. Current projects include work for Meantime Brewery, Brewdog and JD Wetherspoon amongst other local independent operators.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
1996 2:1 Hons Bachelor of Science


Areas of teaching

  • Lecturing / tutoring interior design

Courses taught

  • Interior Design

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

Former ambassador of the Cornwall Design Forum

Business Engagement

Business start ups

Founder and owner of start-up interior design studio: Hooperberg Creative Collective

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

On-going work as professional practice: http://www.hooperberg.com/

Social, community and cultural engagement

Numerous exhibitions of work when at previous company (Philip Watts Design), namely at 100% Design London and ICFF New York