Jamie Edward Laycock

Interior Design - BA (Hons)

My name is Jamie Edward Laycock and I am an aspiring 3rd Year graduate student studying a BA (Hons) Interior Design with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; who loves to challenge the connection of human interaction and spatial design through interior layout and conceptualisation. My visions are to collate designs that are sophisticated, intriguing and original.

I’ve had 3+yrs academic experience within a range of 2 and 3D modelling software including AutoCAD, Techsoft 2D (often for modelling), SketchUp Pro and Blender. Alongside progressively learning new software including Autodesk Fusion and Rhino. My introductory to these were catalysed by my work experience alongside Weston Homes plc. which in turn guided me to use these software’s through more professional standards and qualities.

Weston Homes specialises in architectural high-rise commercial buildings, and I was fortunate enough to work alongside the Design team for a week’s duration. Through this, I learnt huge life skills, enhancing my ability to use more complex and sophisticated technologies, as well as collaborate with colleagues across teamworking exercises.

Not only did Weston Homes develop key life lessons but my dedication to the Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh scheme, reinforced everything I have learnt and developed over my academic years.

Anyways, diverting away from academics, when I am not designing, I love to hike, play music, play games, build up my personal home work studio and spend time with family.

Light has a profound effect on human movement, motivation and performance and is often unexplainable. Why does it do what it does and how does it have such a profound effect?

My final project portfolio delves into the relationship of humans and spatial environments through light pathways and more interactive lighting components/elements which are intended to test and play with this ideology.

Project outcomes test different lighting forms and types; with the aim to actively involve people into expressing themselves through visual stimuli; to allow people to have personal creativity and explore the ideas that the space gives them; to encourage them to embrace the space and test different outcomes to see what outcome can be made through personal interaction.

The Interior Space functions as a showcase of not only different types of light fittings throughout, but also applies them to components and features; producing a functional environment for people to interact and use. Examples include the Shadow Pod concepts (located on the 1st floor), which actively work alongside the ground floor to produce shadow outlines for people to interchange.

Additional functional features incorporate the ‘Waveframe’ concept on the 1st floor (which takes inspiration from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Pulse Topology’ exhibition). Functions in resembling that of a wave effect through light.