Ayca M. Aydin

Start: One hundred years ago, born in Istanbul. Have lived in 6 different countries, been constantly meeting lots of new people; learning about new cultures.

Learn: Studied BA Architecture at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul + MA Interior Design at UEL, London. 

Work: I’ve had the chance to work in 5 different countries so far, and cannot wait until the next time I will get to learn a new set of building regulations!

Rest: Good music, good wine.   

Play: Travelling, trying to play the flute and designing jewellery prevent me from jumping out the window.

Special Powers: Always see the tiniest details. Passionate about designing!
Yuan Shiqi aka Kit

Start: A happy, lively girl from the South of China. Admiring the beautiful shell shaped opera house which can be seen from my bedroom window.

Learn: BA Architecture (University of Edinburgh) + MA Interior Design at UEL, London.  

Work: Three month internship working as an architectural assistant. I am honored to participate in a museum and university design.

Rest: Watching  tv series, laying on the sofa for the whole day.

Play: Dancing, watch movies, window shopping, exploring new places and foods, hoping to have a puppy.

Special Powers: Understanding things quickly, talkative and making friends with everyone.

Tatiana Garcia

Start: I grew up in the municipality of Villavicencio, the capital of Meta Department in beautiful Colombia.

Learn: BA Architecture at De Montfort University, Leicester + MA Interior Design at University of East London.

Work: Six months at a construction and renovation volunteer program in Bali, Indonesia with IVHQ.

Rest: A good book, a cup of coffee and a fireplace.

Play: Learning languages, travelling around the world, discovering new cultures, trying amazing food.

Special Powers: I am receptive to change and I’m able to adapt to new situtions and environments. Fast learner, sociable and communicative.

Ed Chelsea Rimando

Start: Grew up in Occidental Mindoro, and island in the Philippines. Known as a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the Metro with a natural scene, dazzling beaches, and farmlands.

Learn: BS in Interior Design at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila and a licenced interior designer in Philippines + MA Interior Design at UEL, London

Work: Interior Design

Rest: Netflix all day and taking a good nap after

Play: Family and friends adventures, eating food.

Special Powers: Can easily adapt to a new environment

Aysha Farhana

Start: Grew up in the city of Dubai, experiencing pristine sandy beaches, blue water, vast deserts and palm trees.

Learn: BA Interior Design at Al Ghurair University + MA Interior Design at UEL, London.

Work: Worked as a junior interior designer for 4 months in UAE and loves being a teacher.

Rest: Cooking all the way through or indulge myself in reading all day.

Play: Learning new skills, travelling and exploring new places. 

Special Powers: Always adapts to different situations, always calm and loves to listen and talk.

Beth Hooper

Start: I grew up in Devon, playing on beaches and building dens in the woods.

Learn: BA Architecture at AUB, Bournemouth + MA Interior Design at UEL, London.

Work: Shaking cocktails to testing post-tensioned concrete bridges - I’ve done all sorts!

Rest: Taking over the kitchen and listening to music.

Play: Exploring new cities, seeing live music, dance and theatre.

Special Powers: I’m practical and never afraid of a new challenge

Senuri Peththawadu

Start: A curious island girl who was brought up in a land formally called “Ceylon” made of sandy beaches, tropics and breath taking views surrounded by the sea lanes in Southern Asia. 

Learn:BA (Hons) Interior Design at Academy of Design, Sri Lanka + MA Interior Design at UEL, London

Work: Worked at an Architecture firm, Interior design, freelancing. 

Rest: Meditating, spiritual practices, yoga, sketching and painting, listening to music and exploring all genres. Taking a walk outside to absorb green.

Play: Singing, playing guitar and piano, dancing my heart away, engaging in charity work and acts of giving, travelling and exploring, racing, photography.

Special Powers:  Adaptable, patient, sharing positivity, attract good vibes, sensing emotions and energy levels, being able to heal pain. 
Himani Harikrishna Ravuri

Start: Grew up in Andhra Pradesh, south of India, exploring feelings and developing human connection I enjoy the essence of reality.

Learn: Techincally, I learn a new thing every day. Major in Interior Design at Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore (Bachelor’s) + MA Interior Design at University of East London.

Work: Always in the mood to work. Crafts, crochet, drawing, furniture design, problem solver

Rest: Did you just say work again?

Play: Aesthete, Astrophile, dab hand in the kitchen, mindfulness, people person, solo explorations on the move, spirituality, philic to art, beaches,skates.

Special Powers: Adaptable to any situation,daring, driven by values, excellent at organising almost everything, introspective, open to changes, sensible.