online learning + STUDENT ADVICE

Welcome to the Online Learning section of layoutlines.com. As a British chartered Architect and Academic with over 7 years experience working in Higher Education, Senior Lecturer teaching at BA and MA level, I have carefully put together the following Resources, Services and Online Courses to help you in your Studies, Projects, Careers and possibly life!! So, whether you are a Student, Young Designer or Creative Entrepreneur, there is something here for you. And, we welcome your suggestions for new content so please let us know.


Sonia’s optimism and enthusiasm inspires others to reach their full potential. She has helped and guided me on a wide range of interior design and architecture projects, and enriched my work through her innovative design thinking and creativity. Sonia offers the best advice and I feel privileged to have been taught by and worked with her!
— Katie Thomas, UK
Sonia is a great teacher who has given me the opportunity to develop not just as a Designer but as a person too. Her teaching skills were perfect for my transition from Art Foundation to BA Honours. She is truly inspirational.
— Trishita Ghosh, UK
Throughout my university degree, Sonia always supported my style of working and ideas, no matter how crazy they were. She always knew the right things to say to motivate and inspire you. Sonia is just amazing!
— Will De Liefde-Foote, UK

ONLINE PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Have your portfolio ready but want some feedback? As an academic with over 6 years experience of Portfolio Review and recruitment onto BA and MA courses, I offer valuable advice to help you create a portfolio which best represents you. It's simple - send your portfolio as a PDF and receive feedback within 24hrs.

LIBRARY

Get access to loads of great templates and downloads.

  • Diaries, Planners and Organisers
  • Files, Templates, Checklists and Bucket lists
  • File size reference sheets, project briefs and more

onlinE TUTORIAL + mentoring

Sign up for an online tutorial or student mentoring. Previously working as a Senior Lecturer I can assist with everything from sketchbook and research work to Final Major Projects and Dissertations. Get motivated and inspired, discuss ideas and design solutions, get career advice or feedback on your CV and much more.

 
 
 

The Portfolio Course, a course taught 100% online through short video tutorials. You'll learn how to prepare, plan and build your Portfolio for Application to University, College or Employment. This course has a one-off fee of £10 and gives you lifetime access. 

The 'Colour Theory for Interiors' course explains the basics of the colour wheel and takes you through an typical residential interior design project, room by room, explaining what each colour means, where it should be used and offers tips to help you create a new aesthetic and interior style. 

'Interior Architecture Basics' which gives an overview of Interior Architecture, exploring the typical jobs and projects of an Interior Architectural Designers. It gives a overview of the design process, projects and tips on how to run a successful project. 

 


 

videos on university advice

 
 

general student advice (design, architecture)