art + design students

As a British chartered Architect and Academic with over 10 years experience working as a Senior Lecturer at BA and MA level, Sonia has carefully put together the following resources, services and online courses to help you in your studies, projects and careers. Whether you are a Student, Young Designer or Creative Entrepreneur, there is something here for you. If you have any questions, just get in touch.



Have your portfolio ready but want some feedback? As an academic with years of experience reviewing portfolios for recruitment into BA and MA courses, Sonia offers valuable advice to help you create a portfolio which best represents you. It's simple - send your current portfolio as a PDF and receive feedback within 24hrs. 

Sonia really helped me with my Architecture portfolio, and made me more confident on my body of work, whilst inspiring me on what else I should create. Furthermore she has great tips on interview prep.
— Ardiana Gashi, UK


Sign up for an online tutorial or student mentoring session. We 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 just clarity and feedback.

She has a lot of great ideas about how to put together and present your portfolio, and I appreciate her upbeat and encouraging tone.
— Rachel M, USA


I found Sonia’s teaching approach to be very relaxed which was refreshing - as if we were on the same level; colleagues rather than Tutor / Student. During my studies at the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) it became apparent that Sonia drew inspiration not only from her surroundings but from the people she worked with; her students. The diversity of her knowledge and skills was always evident in her work. Plus she has a distinctive and infectious laughter, with charisma to match!
— Sasha Bolatovich, UK
A wonderful lecturer, Sonia is probably one of the very few people I look up to and hate to disappoint. Having been extremely supportive all through my Higher Education, she has always pushed me to do better; which is one of the main reasons I transferred from RMI Bangalore, where she lead our course, to the UK where she had taken up a new teaching position.
— Niriksha Baliga, India
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
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
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
It really helped me to talk to Sonia about my portfolio, she pointed out things that worked and tips on how to make something stand out better through layouts. Our meeting was really nice and casual, kinda like meeting a friend for a coffee and a chat. I definitely recommend getting in touch with her for advice about your portfolio.
— Inga Hildur, Iceland