I have determined my goals in order to make sure my motivation, the drive for any life-changing choice I make, is truly mine and not shaped by social norms or my parents’ expectations. It has been my long-term desire to be an interior-designer. This is a relatively challenging course to pursue, but it is a discipline that has fascinated me since my childhood. Whenever I visit a restaurant, hotel, or I am invited to a friend’s house, what I pay attention to are the minuscule details most people do not notice: an ornate, handmade photo frame on the bedside table, a lamp that perfectly matches the sofa cushions, or a delicately-painted crock in the corner of a window sill. I do not just notice the more pleasing objects around me—I also have an eye for designs that do not belong in the picture, objects that do not match the general style, even the window plants that do not go with the space in which they are put. I have been told that I have a gift for interior design but, to me, it is more than a talent—it is an inherent part of my life. It is a switch that is never turned off.
It may seem that interior design is more like a hobby to me. But who says I cannot make the act I love the most my profession as well? I have entered in various interior design contests, such as the Regional Washington State Interior Design Off (second place) and Beautifying Oregon Contest (first place). These achievements have driven me further in my passion for interior design and garnered extra confidence within me.
I am well aware that studying interior design will be difficult, and I know there are many technicalities that I need to imbibe before I can consider myself a specialist in this sphere. I am more than willing to dive into this subject, work hard towards achieving my dream, learn about techniques and methods, enhance my experience with new practical tips and hands-on approaches. If you ask me where I see myself in five years, in ten or twenty years, the answer will be the same. I see myself working as an interior design specialist, developing new projects, and helping people to feel comfortable and cozy at home, at work, in the hospital, at school, and anywhere else they go. I do not want to limit my area of expertise to just one area of interior design, though.
I have many ideas I yearn to explore in office design, hotel design, and home design. You might then ask how I will know when I have achieved my goal, if it is so broad. Every time I am told that people love my work, that this is exactly what they had in mind or even better, that they feel like I have looked into their souls and minds and read what they wanted the new design to be like—this will be a sign that I am on the right track. I do not want my work to be for companies and corporations. I want it to be for individuals—real people for their real lives. My goal is to fulfill people’s desires to make their living and working spaces more complete and artistic.
What better place to achieve my dream than the London School of Design? To me, this is a one-time opportunity that I know I can take tremendous advantage of. Interior design is the best way I can contribute to my society as a whole, and the London School of Design is the ultimate place to shape myself as a professional. I would be a fool not to take my chance and apply for your Interior Design Scholarship. I can imagine there are people more suited for your program, or people who have already achieved twice as much as I have. But there is one factor that makes me stand out from the rest of the applicants: it is my complete engrossment in the art of interior design, daily, moment-to-moment. I believe this is my key to success. There are no back-up plans; no other options to consider. It is a straightforward goal and no matter how long it takes, I know I will achieve it.
I will be more than willing to address any questions with regard to my qualifications, experience, and application via email, as well as via personal interview.
Thank you for your time and consideration,