Tara Headley

Tara Headley

Savannah, GA, US



I grew up in the beautiful island of Barbados in the West Indies. From as early as I can remember, I have been drawn to anything art related and excelled at it. As a result, I have won many art competitions from a young age. As the daughter of an Art teacher and a do-it-yourselfer father, creativity was in my blood. From Primary school (equiv. Middle School) I was an ambitious student, deciding on a career in design at the age of seven. I later narrowed this down to a focus in Interior Design.

​Inspiration/Design Intent
I draw my inspiration from many different sources. I prefer a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, that incorporates new and innovative materials and techniques. I do extensive research on my designs in addition to the latest trends in building construction and new and upcoming technologies in the built environment.
My main focus is always on the client. They know best what they want and I aim to bring their ideas to fruition through my design process. I  believe each design should be as unique and individual as the people who inhabit the space.

I am a focused person and I continually set goals for myself. I have already realised many of these goals, namely gaining work experience through Architecture and Interior Design internships as well as maintaining a 4.0 major GPA throughout my college career. My main goal is to land a job working for a top design firm after graduating and make a name for myself in the design world. I recently graduated at the top of my class with Summa Cum Laude honors and an award for the most outstanding senior capstone project. I firmly believe I have what it takes to add value to any firm that wishes to employ me.



Archers Hall Design Center, St.Peter, Barbados, Intern

Organized the materials library and floor plans in the Interior Design department of a high end hospitality and residential firm. Worked in the furniture showroom with high profile clientele, cataloging products, monitoring product shipments and managing stock.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Architects Cubed, St.James, Barbados, Intern

Conducted a building survey and took field measurements of a hospitality project, imput plans into AutoCAD, catalogued the library and edited project photographs to be used on the company website.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Anthony Hoad and Associates, Bridgetown, Barbados, Intern

Shadowed the director of an architectural firm, assisted with site surveys and building plans.

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, BArch, Interior Design

Jan 2009 - Jun 2012


Department Chair Award for Outstanding Project, Award


Outstanding Service Project of the Year, 1st Place

Involved in the planning and execution of the project as an officer in the ASID/IIDA Student Chapter


Savannah College of Art and Design Admissions Scholarship, Scholarship



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