Hannah Cackett decided she wanted to be an Interior Designer when she was 13, by year 10 I knew I wanted to do a Btec in 3D Design at South East Essex College. ‘Whilst at college when I first thought about uni I decided straight away on doing a BA (hons) in Interior Design at De Montfort University. When I graduated in 2012, for the first time in my life I didn’t know what I was going to do next!’
‘I’m currently starting out as a Freelance Branding and Event Designer, keen to work with Startups and Independent traders on designing the space for pop up shops & events. I love temporary design and how a space can be transformed in a limited amount of time. My recent pop up shop window display on Camden High Street was for a Social Enterprise & clothing brand called Clime-it Brothers, who aim to inform young Londoners about climate change. My chosen design was based around climate change and rising water levels. The idea was when looking in the shop window you would see the reflection of yourself and the high street as if it is half under water, creating an impact and causing people to think for a minute about the possible effects of climate change.’
My main focus is on the concept behind a design and I aim to make people think as well as forcing myself to question things throughout the design process. One of my uni lecturers made us question everything and then question the answers to the questions, this influenced me to think differently about things. I take influence from my surroundings seeing how materials and objects are used and then questioning how they can be used differently in different environments. I had a tendency to over complicate my designs throughout uni, but have recently fallen in love with the simplicity of raw materials.