Catherine Hamer

Catherine Hamer

Manchester, GB



In order to pursue my passion and progress in Interior Design, I took an Intern position at a Commercial Interior Design practice; I was offered a full time Interior Designer position just over a month after starting my internship, which I think demonstrates my level of skill, dedication and hard work. My determination for forging a successful career in Interior Design is my main focus and I am dedicated to developing myself and finding a company that will allow me to progress and excel in
my career. My designs are innovative and imaginative especially with use of products and materials.

I am well organised, conscientious, reliable and highly motivated. I also enjoy meeting new people and am very sociable. I have a flexible attitude to work and am willing and able to undertake any allocated task. I have an eye for detail and an imperative to give the client what they want. My key attributes are a concern for standards, with my own work I am quite the perfectionist, I always make sure everything is to the best of my abilities. I have a keen interest in art and design as a whole. 

Being passionate about travelling, I enjoy experiencing new cultures and discovering the art and design of other cultures. Travelling allows me to meet new people from all walks of life, gaining new friends, world knowledge and invaluable life experience. Travelling also allows me to indulge in another passion I have for food and cooking. I enjoying experiencing new food, visiting food markets and going for meals and cooking for friends.

Other hobbies: Keeping fit and going to the gym regularly, reading, music and going to concerts, films and going out with friends.


Freelance Interior Designer, Freelance Interior Designer

Working with some of the UK's leading Interior Design practices on Commercal and Residential Projects throughout the UK.

Jun 2012 - current

Decor Fusion, Manchester, GB, Interior Designer

At Decor Fusion I have had first hand experience in all areas of the Interior Design process. From meeting and liaising with clients, suppliers and contractors, surveying and drawing up plans and space planning to FF&E scheduling, Presentations and 3D Visuals.

Team work is of high importance, to ensure the best possible ideas and development are produced for every project, this includes brainstorming sessions and regular feedback meetings.

Being the go to person for anything graphic design and branding related for all projects and company marketing shows my versatility in all areas of design and leading projects from initial client meeting through to the Design Presentation and beyond shows I am fully capable, trusted and can establish great working relationships in a short time period.

My time at Decor Fusion has greatly developed me as a Commercial Interior Designer and inspires me to progress and achieve my goal of being a successful designer.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012

Kiran Singh Interior Design, London, GB, Freelance Interior Design Magazine Intern

Assisting in the production of a new online interior design magazine, sourcing sponsors/advertisers, products to review and designers to interview.

Visiting various interior exhibitions and shows to gain contacts and product knowledge. Not only for the purpose of the magazine, but to also build my commercial knowledge, continually source new, innovative products and get inspiration for new ideas.

Jan 2011 - Sep 2011

Easifall International Ltd, Sale, GB, Design Manager

Daily use of Microstation, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 3D Max and Vray. Duties include measuring and quantifying sites, sourcing equipment and features for projects and designing site layouts according to all relevant standards.

Tenders were managed and produced on a regular basis, creating all material for submissions, including design proposals and 3D Visuals. Management of the company identity was also a big part of my role, from producing marketing material to Van Signs and exhibition stand design.

My role at Easifall has enabled me to learn how to manage numerous projects with tight deadlines, manage the upkeep of design material and develop my skills as a designer that manages a variety of ongoing design jobs. I feel I have developed a good basis of skills to be a successful all round designer.

Oct 2008 - Jun 2011

Sitcom Soldiers, Manchester, GB, Ocassional Freelance Set Designer

Work with the production company to create designs for music video sets. Using the script, characters personalities and styles, as well as ideas from the production team to create the right atmosphere, scheme and lighting for the video.

Create mood boards and Design Proposals and once approved, source the materials, props, furniture and accessories. Most videos have had little or no budget and very short timescales/quick turnaround; this has proved invaluable in expanding my resources and ability to work to budgets and deadlines.

Feb 2009 - Aug 2010

The Tickle Group, Bury, GB, 3D Artist

Development of bespoke 3D solutions for international marketing purposes, including lead role building a project for the multi national chain PC World.

Apr 2007 - May 2007


National Design Academy, Nottingham, UK, Diploma in Professional Interior Design

Feb 2010 - Oct 2010

University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK, Bachelors, Digital 3D Design

Sep 2005 - Jul 2008

Bury College, Bury, Lancashire, BTEC Art and Design

Sep 2002 - Jul 2005

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