About 2020-02-04T15:34:09+00:00

Interior Designer and Visual Merchandiser

Lesley Taylor MA SFHEA

Lesley Taylor MA SFHEA

About me:
I’m a Portsmouth girl.

From being an art and design student for four years, to designing print graphics, dressing windows, working on store refit teams and designing showhomes, the work I did for large companies for 10 years enabled me to set up and work as a consultant and freelance designer in 2003.

I still work as a freelance designer and am also now a Senior Lecturer in a University in Hampshire. My MA was in Interior Design (with Distinction) and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Career highlights to date – the best bits
Delivering a talk and exhibiting at a fashion symposium in Soho, London. I was on the programme after the fashion broadcaster Caryn Franklin. She being one of my formative influencers, it was great to hear her feedback on my research and work. Priceless!

Training delivered for Bershka’s international visual merchandisers at Inditex head office in Tordera, Spain. Quite a long ‘commute’ but a real change of scene (on a February day).

Interior design theory training day for Harrods’ homeware personal shoppers at Central Saint Martins. High calibre client, high level theory requested. A delight to be asked and to be able to repeat this a year later. Here my MA paid off and it was a delight to feed that back to my own postgraduate tutors.

Accreditations & Associations

I Support Culture Hampshire

My Happy Clients

“Proud to have worked with this company. Very professional and some fantastic design work at my sites Bar Thirteen in Guildford & The Old Mill in Portishead, Bristol. I won’t hesitate to use again going forward!”

Gavin Wright, Operations Director, Matrix Bennett Ltd

“Lesley did a great job of designing the interior for my serviced apartment in North Wales, I get great feedback on the look and feel of the place from my guests and it books up all year round!”

Andrew Garnett, Surrey

“Lesley is a dedicated professional, both as a lecturer and practitioner. She is affable, a great communicator and has a fantastic knowledge base of Visual Merchandising. Her approach is both diligent and inspiring, underpinned by a strong work ethic.”

Julianne Lavery, Display Design Consultant, London