KLC staff & lecturers
At KLC School of Design we place great importance on the expertise and professionalism of our teaching staff to maintain the outstanding quality of work produced by our students.
This amalgamates the experience and specialist knowledge of a variety of well-established figures within the Interior and Garden Design industries, together with the fresh inspiration and enthusiasm of young designers whose role is to provide course cohesion. This provides students with a relevant, up-to-date design education coupled with invaluable day-to-day support from our in-house tutors.
Will Gibbs, LLB DipM MCIM FRSA
Will is dedicated to maintaining KLC’s reputation as one of the leading international design schools. With a background in law, accountancy and marketing, Will has spent over 18 years with KLC and is keen to ensure that students continue to experience the same high standard of accessible, professional training, whilst developing innovative and stimulating new methods of delivery.
PrincipalJenny Gibbs, FRSA MCSD BIID FICPD
Jenny founded KLC in the early 1980s to meet the need she perceived for practical and technically based courses on interior design, which she had sought to help develop her own career and build on her early experience of interior, fashion and textile design. The vocationally orientated courses have helped countless graduates enter the industry which has been a particularly rewarding aspect of the school.
Over the years she has built up an outstanding team of full and part time tutors and encouraged close industry links which have played a significant part in the development of the school. She was particularly proud to see the school become a validated partner of Brighton University in 2010. In addition to her work within the school she has given specialist talks nationally and internationally, written articles for a wide range of publications and is the author of four interior design books
KLC is now firmly established as one of the leading design schools and with her strong commitment to raising professional standards within the design industry she serves on the Council of the British Institute of Interior Design and has just stepped down as President.
Diana McKnight PGCert, FHEA, BIID
Diana is responsible for the academic content, planning and management of all courses. Having worked on a variety of residential and commercial interior design schemes, she subsequently qualified to teach, enabling her to take a hands-on approach at KLC across a wide range of subjects commensurate with her experience designing and implementing projects. She has also worked on projects in Moscow and Italy. She became a member of the BIID and was elected a Fellow in 1995. Having been responsible for members in the South East, she is now a member of the BIID Education Committee. As well as having lectured in Moscow and Tokyo, Diana has contributed to lecture series at Decorex and Focus.
Marcy Brown, BSc BIID
Marcy has been involved with KLC for just over 20 years. Graduating from New York University with a combined degree in English and Education, she came to England and taught at the American School in St. John's Wood. She was then lured by friends into fashion retailing of which interior design has been a natural extension. Marcy has been instrumental in creating the unique careers department at KLC and assists students in finding suitable employment or work experience, as well as offering advice on CV’s, portfolio presentation and career direction.
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If you have a qualification in interior or garden design, together with teaching experience, we would be pleased to hear from you. A teaching qualification would also be highly desirable.
Please e-mail your CV through to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter.
Where the CPD logo is indicated, these courses would be valuable in our opinion for Continuing Professional Development
If you would like to make an appointment to visit the school please contact the admissions department on 020 7376 3377Contact us