A Paramount Placement: Amy Hart

In our search for the future stars of office interior design, every year we work closely with the students at the University of South Wales.

The 2018 USW Paramount Project presented us with some great design concepts for the Barry and Llanelli goods sheds, and we were particularly impressed by Amy Hart’s presentation.

So much so that we decided to offer Amy the opportunity to take our annual Paramount work placement.

Amy working on her Paramount Project with design manager, Jon Foster

We thought we’d let Amy give us some of her thoughts on her first few weeks in the business.

Tell us a bit about yourself, Amy

Hi, I’m Amy and as of two weeks ago, I started my one-year placement at Paramount.

For the past two years, I have been studying Interior Design at the University of South Wales. While there, I have learnt to develop my creative skills and gain more insight into what it means to be a designer.

I was first introduced to Paramount when I became involved in a project based in Barry and gained very useful advice that helped me push my design ideas along.

At the end of the project, we had the opportunity to present our work to members of the Paramount team and immediately became inspired by the staff’s outlook and aims and loved the environment that they work in.

Amy and the year 2 interior design students from USW at Paramount's ShowOffice

What have you been involved with so far?

Now that I have started, I can say that I have already learnt a lot and have been involved with numerous projects which I am quite excited about.

Working as part of the design team, I have witnessed what it’s like to engage with clients and produce designs that suit their ideas of a perfect work environment.

I find it very motivating when clients come in and tell us that they want to change the way they work and make it a better place to be a part of.

Have you had any other training?

Yes, not only have I learnt more about the process the design team go through to produce designs for clients but I have also learnt more about the specialist software that is used to produce 3D models.

I have had a few sessions of Revit training and already been able to render 3D visuals within a matter of hours. It’s crazy to think how much information I have gathered already and happy to be getting the experience at such an early stage in my placement.

What’s been your highlight so far?

I must say that I have quite enjoyed our Monday mornings. Being involved with the Creative Challenge has been great fun and helped to change my views of a typical Monday.

This week it was my turn to think of a challenge!

Since public transport had been a topic of conversation recently, I thought I’d test everyone with the challenge of answering the question: What would your ideal double-decker bus look like?

We had some cool ideas ranging from a moving hotel, a Jacuzzi, mini golf and swing seats.

Everyone was definitely in the mood for something random this Monday.

I’m only a few weeks in and I can’t wait to see what the coming year will bring!

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