Encouraging collaboration, enterprise, and an entrepreneurial approach, The Designers’ Studio aims to provide career-focussed education in Interior Design for women in the region looking to upskill, get back into the workplace after having children, or to start a career as an Interior Designer. This January they’ve opened their beautiful new premises at The Courtyard in Al Quoz, alongside other Dubai institutions such as Tribe, Cassette, and The Courtyard Playhouse.

Last week, design professionals and journalists were invited to view the new studios and gain an insight into their exciting plans for 2021 with tours led by local female entrepreneur, and CEO of The Designers’ Studio, Anam Clarke. With talks from leading industry experts, including Toni Snyder from Color Swank and Stephanie Farah from The Tile Society, guests were treated to informative and inspiring talks on the future of design in the region and the emerging trends for 2021.

With a talented line-up of supportive tutors, the fully immersive KHDA-approved courses team up with some of the region’s biggest homeware brands to give a hands-on learning experience that leaves students armed with an eye-catching portfolio and skills required to make them sought after candidates for internships and employment. The idea for the studio’s flexible learning courses was born from the idea that work should fit in and around student’s busy lives, whether that’s taking care of their family, working in their existing careers, or juggling it around other studies. CEO and founder of the studio, Anam Clarke, is passionate about making the courses accessible to all and helping graduate students win work placements after their studies are completed. “Our courses are for everyone, from taking up interior design as a new hobby, designing your own home, or those looking to earn a Diploma in Interior Design and start a career in the industry!”