Vanessa Fernandes holding flower saying hi.Hi, I’m Vanessa a 20 something Portuguese/ Canadian /Venezolana living in London with a love affair for all things design.

After graduating from a languages degree from the University of Manchester I decided to take a leap of faith and pursue my passion for design by studying an Interior Design Diploma at London College of Communication. Since qualifying, I have undertaken several residential projects, worked as a bespoke furniture designer and am currently a Design Assistant for exhibitions, showrooms and furniture at Designers Guild.

I launched Design88 in 2011 to have a dedicated platform to showcase my portfolio and that of other aspiring designers. It was unfortunate to graduate under the cloud of recession and I felt it an important time to promote young emerging talent!

I soon realised that this also felt like the perfect place to share the things that inspired me. Lo and behold, I began writing little articles that made me happy and, apparently, some of you too.

I post as often as I can and dedicate most my entries to cover design related topics from architecture, interiors, product design, trade shows, home improvements, design trends etc..However, you might find the odd post relating to lifestyle such as food and travel, other topics that I happen to be a big fan of!

I love reading your comments so please let me know your thoughts or email me: at: Vanessa.fernandes@hotmail.co.uk


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