A YOUNG designer is building her career with multiple award-winning furniture manufacturer and retailer Fineline Interiors.
Mica Wood, 25, joined Fineline in Oldham in late 2014 from university and first worked in marketing activities before switching to bedroom and kitchen design work with head of design Rebecca Farrell.
Mica said: “I work on the full design process. This include measuring rooms for new or replacement furniture, using CAD software to design technical drawings and 3D images for customers, then presenting these to customers and dealing with design details such a colours, handles and accessories.
“I work closely with Rebecca who is training me on all the different aspects of design. She is really skilled and I learn a lot from her.”
Mica added: “I’ve always been interested in interior design, furniture and architecture. When I was young, I often used the ‘painting’ software on my home computer to produce images of rooms with furniture.”
Mica recently took part in a three-day visit the HQ and factory of oven and kitchen appliances manufacturer NEFF in Bretten, in southern Germany.
Encouraging other young women and girls to explore design, furniture and architecture careers, she said: “Many of my school friends went into travel and tourism and I was the only girl on my construction course at college.
“But I never let that worry me. I made friends with all the other students and was glad I made the choices that interested me.
“There are three women and one man in Fineline’s design department. I’d encourage girls and women to explore whatever they’re interested in. It might feel daunting at first, but people will respond really well to your choices.”
Fineline managing director Mike Jackson, who lives in Greenfield, added: “Mica was very creative in her marketing work and now she’s stepped into design.
“Fineline is a big believer in staff training and career development. Mica has designed some bedrooms and recently started work on kitchens.
“She’s doing really well and applying her creativity to a host of fascinating new projects.”
Fineline Interiors, which was founded in 1986, manufactures and installs kitchens, bedrooms and home studios and they have showrooms in Oldham, Littleborough and Warrington. Find out more on their website: