Plot Design is a small and friendly design consultancy that provides interior design solutions for both domestic and commercial environments. I offer a broad range of services, from 3D Visualisation and Space Planning to Interior Styling and Visual Merchandising. I can also provide Software Training sessions for clients in AutoCad and Google Sketchup.
Established in 2009, Plot Design has gone from strength to strength with a client list that includes IKEA, Unite Students, ITV and the BBC, as well as numerous domestic customers. I’m based in Nottingham, England which is ideally located to give me easy access to work anywhere in the UK as well as internationally.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs
This quote perfectly illustrates my philosophy. I believe in spaces that look beautiful but also work hard to meet the functional needs of the client. I try to bring this thinking to all aspects of my work.
Claire Tomlinson, Plot Design
I have worked for over 14 years in retail interior design and visual merchandising. This enables me to design an area with creativity but also with a practical focus on the commercial goal of an area.
We discuss your functional needs and budget for your interior design project, and then I produce Auto CAD and Google Sketchup visuals of your space. I also specialise in kitchen design and planning.
I work with interior designers to produce 3D rendered models and visuals for clients.
I run small informal training sessions for 2D AutoCAD and 3D Google SketchUp.
"Claire Tomlinson from Plot Design was recommended by a colleague for her work with SketchUp. I was wanting to produce a 3D model of the exterior Coronation Street set. This was done in 2 stages and Claire was brilliant - the model is extremely detailed and I am delighted with it. Claire worked to tight deadlines on both projects and did an exceptional job. Nothing was too much trouble and I would not hesitate to get her back in for any future projects!"- Rosie Mullins-Hoyle, 'Coronation Street' Production Designer, ITV
Unite Students underwent a national rebrand in 2014, as part of this rebrand the Estates Department were tasked with rebranding and remodelling common room and reception areas across the portfolio of 120 sites. Claire from Plot Design was bought in as part of a team of 4 designers to survey and design the properties. Claire was a joy to work with and as our brand was new had to adapt the designs at short notice which Claire did on many occasions within extremely tight deadlines. Claire’s designs are extremely detailed which helped greatly with our tendering and also the actual works on site. I would recommend Claire for any design work as she really has been a pleasure to work with and needs little direction to create a fantastic design.- Emily Blower. Estates Senior Project Manager, Unite Students
"Following a recent Google SketchUp training session, I would definitely recommend Claire Tomlinson from Plot Design to anyone wishing to learn more about this design program. Claire was very patient and knowledgeable during the half day session which proved fun and very enjoyable. The training pack provided is very detailed, and a great reference tool for further learning."- Kate Grimley - Owner at Lemonpebble Design
"Claire Tomlinson is an excellent team player, takes responsibility for her decisions, has a great eye for detail and an ability to solve complex problems in spatial planning. She works well under pressure, forms good relationships and communicates effectively at any level of organisation. I have no hesitation in recommending Claire."- Nigel Richardson, Marketing Manager, IKEA Australia