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Samantha Leist


Department of Art and Music

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Samantha has over 10 years of industry expertise, gained during her time at an award-winning architecture and interior design practice based in London. During this time she has produced finely crafted bespoke environments, ranging from luxury retail stores, international airport lounges and residential developments, through to exhibition design with cultural institutions, such as the Design Museum and the Wellcome collection.

Samantha’s teaching is underpinned by the principle of fostering design developed through the process of research and experimentation with carefully chosen materials and crafted details with the aim of creating unique spaces that enhances the end users experience.

She is currently a lecturer of interior design across the BA (Hons) Interior Design and BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration courses.

Further information

Freelance Interior Designer - Collaborating on bespoke designs for Felix and Merlin, Carter Owers and 2021.

Universal Design Studio, London. 2010-2020.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Blend your artistic flair with technology and design, to create innovative and attractive indoor spaces for both domestic and commercial use on this SBID accredited degree.

BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration

With award-winning graduates and a teaching team of industry professionals, our SBID-accredited degree will provide you with the design skills to turn your vision into reality.