Meet the Team: Charlotte Wright, Junior Designer

Having completed her internship with M&Co, Charlotte has continued her career journey with us, taking on a new role as Junior Designer from November 2021. We are looking forward to seeing her progress, and continue to develop alongside the Morpheus Design Team. Get to know Charlotte with her responses to our questions below!

What would be your idea of a perfect day out in London?

I would start the day with a trip to the V&A museum, with a cup of coffee in the courtyard, watching the world go by. I recently went to the Alice & Wonderland ‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ Exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed it! Followed by a browse of some of the wonderful boutique shops /restaurants nearby in South Kensington.

What is your favourite part of the design process?

I love it when our concept comes to fruition, and materiality starts to become tangible. As a creative it is incredibly exciting to have raw materials in front of you. It allows your imagination to run wild with the possibilities...

Do you like travelling? How does this inspire your design work?

I absolutely love to travel and explore new places, and I think that is a commonality amongst designers. It is so intriguing to see how different cultures live, and how people interact with each other in different spaces. Also, how colour and texture intergrate within cultures so differently around the world. I greatly miss travel and have done for the last 2 years. I am certainly hoping to get something booked in for 2022!

What is your favourite emoji?

The simple white heart is one of my most used emojis - 🤍

Internship & Industry:

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Wright to the M&Co. team on our Internship Programme. Charlotte will be supporting the Design Team across their work and comes with excitement and enthusiasm to begin her career in the industry following three years at University.  Charlotte graduated from De Montfort University this summer with a First-Class degree in Interior Design. 

“Morpheus & Co appealed to me as a design company focusing on the individuality and ‘dream’ of each of its clients, alongside an impressive 25-year heritage translating client aspirations to a tangible reality. Morpheus can be relied upon for impeccable delivery across all aspects of Interior Design, as evidenced by the beautiful work to be seen across their new website. I was inspired by the extensive completed projects in London and Internationally and I believe the work undertaken by the team is exemplary. The varied portfolio of Hospitality and Residential projects I saw prior to my application really stood out to me, and throughout my time at University I developed a passion for FF&E, which is a specialism for Morpheus & Co - therefore Morpheus seemed like the perfect fit for me! Since starting I have already been introduced to a series of current and up-coming projects and I can’t wait to offer my support throughout all aspects of the design process. I already feel so welcome, and I am really looking forward to learning from the team, and their extensive experience, over the next three months.”

Here are Charlotte’s top tips for those wanting to take their first step on the career ladder into the interior design industry:

Polish your portfolio
Take extra care to ensure there are no errors or simple spelling mistakes. Showcase extra-curricular projects you have worked on to highlight your passion and enthusiasm for the industry.

Networking is essential
Use social media sites such as LinkedIn and Instagram to share positive thoughts and make meaningful connections across the industry. You can also visit showrooms and introduce yourself in person to establish a memorable connection and develop contacts with suppliers.

Immerse yourself in design culture - Attend museums, industry events etc
Being actively engaged in current design trends, as well as having an active knowledge of suppliers is a strong skill set to have – something to use when selling yourself in an interview scenario.

Have a positive attitude and show a willingness to learn.

Familiarize yourself with industry software
Practice these extensively including outside of University practice. Having a head start with software such as AutoCad will make your application stand out.

Keep a digital diary
Keep a log of inspirational sites you stumble across on a day-to-day basis. An archive with snippets of inspiration can be incredibly useful to reflect upon.