Carol Chadwick [carolchadwick]
What is your specialty?
We specially design, craft and install the most stunning timber wall panelling designs ever...
Where can we view your portfolio online?
Wither type in www.wallpanellingltd.com or www.panelmaster.co.uk and you will join us straight away, along with hundreds of other customers who like yourself appreciate beautiful designs..
What made you interested in design?
Martin Chadwick the Design Director of Wall Panelling Ltd specially deisnged, created and patented the very exclusive and unique interlocking wall panelling system. There is no other product in the world...
What has been your professional career path?
Between both Directors of Wall PAnelling Ltd Martin & Carol Chadwick career paths have included Bank Manager, Project Manager, mentoring for HRH Prince of Wales, Tv Appearances, creating designs for the UK's leading TV Interior Desingers including Linda Barker, Colin & Justin, Julia Kendell....
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
1. The Leadership Diploma from Lancaster Unviersity
2. The Progression mentoring Certificate from the Princes Trust
3. The Search Engine marketing Management Certificate from Salford University
4. The Guild Of Master Craftsman Accreditation..
5. The Skills Pledge from the UK's Director of Trade and Industry
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
Passion To be the best every day that I can be. To be of service to others and treat people as I would like to be treated...
How would you define your design style?
How do you promote and move your work?
Tv, Radio, Articles, word of mouth, networking
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
Writing a book
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
It begins with the customer
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
from custoemrs thoughts and feelings..
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
Environmentally friendly builds like the one Prince Charles is engaged with
What is your favourite type of customer?
Customers who appreciate beautiful designs and looks
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
Yes if you are the best at what you do never be upset by copy cats.. Know your stuff keep developing and growing keep listening to your custoemrs and copying will never be soemthing to be feared but taken as a real compliment...
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
design without passion design without enthusiasm design without life design without care love or attention...
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
There is a place for new and old... learn from the old and have a full holistic outlook..
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
Someone who does not appreciate good design or is not grateful for it...
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
by listening to what the customers wants and working with suppliers, the customer, the installers to create a win/win situation Everyone must feel happy for the design to be created right at the right budget One missing link will ruin the whole effect It's that attention to detail..
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
Classical, timeless, durability, honesty, passion, enthusiasm, care and love...are all refelcted in every design we create and craft
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
From experience.. and intuition.....
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
reading and learning more..
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Helping with Prince Charles Enviromentally friendly build project Have offered to gift some panels to him just awaiting a response........So if anybody can put a good word in for us?!Would be grateful
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Yes want to share my experience with others to help them too
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
anything and everything that catches the eye in that split second......