"I had the pleasure of working with Claire on the fit out of our new specialist waxing and beauty salon, NKD, in Leicester city centre in the summer of 2017. All I can say is that I am so glad I found her!!
She was so lovely to work with, had loads of brilliant ideas and nothing was too much trouble. Her ability to create a 3D model in SketchUp was invaluable as it showed exactly what the finished article would look like...giving certainty to the appearance of the proposed design. Claire was patient, kind and flexible the whole way through what turned out to be a very testing project.
Thank you Claire, we look forward to working with you again at some point."
- Rebecca Dowdeswell - NKD Waxing, Nottingham & Leicester
"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 Tomlinson 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
"I worked with Claire from Plot Design, during the period that IKEA opened four stores, in under a three year period. Claire took a professional approach to her work and supported the complete store design process (design, planning, implementation and follow up). She coached teams on the use of AutoCAD, organising work methods and helped ensure quality and consistency was instilled in the project output.
Claire worked with interior designers and visual merchandisers as well as supporting presentations to the IKEA UK board members, steering groups and other key stakeholders. Claire is an asset to any team and brings a great sense of humour and open approach."
- Karl Doctor - Deputy Store Manager, IKEA Malmo
"Following a recent Google SketchUp training session, I would definitely recommend Claire 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 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
"Working with Claire was easy. A professional, talented planner and problem solver. No difficulties too big to solve and no detail left to chance. I couldn't have asked for more."
- Eileen Cochrane-Yuill - Commercial Support Consultant, The National Trust
"Claire is an excellent team player, take 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
"Claire gave me a one to one Google SketchUp tutorial. The session lasted for four hours, during which Claire went through how to use Google Sketch Up, demonstrating on her laptop, whilst I then practiced each step.
Her teaching method was very clear and comprehensive and she is very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. I found it advantageous having the training on a one to one basis as I could ask questions as we progressed through the training.
After the training Claire gave me a training manual, which contained all the information which we'd gone through, so that I could use it to refer back to. I would highly recommend Claire as a tutor and I will be using her again to progress further with lighting and material finishes to make my renders more polished"
- Emma Carson - Owner at Fusion Interior Design