Tutors Michele Ballinger

Michele Ballinger

What are the biggest highlights of your career?

Every job I do is important to me, whether I am helping a client choose new paint colours and fabrics, completing a kitchen and/or bathroom makeover, or acting as a project manager for a large-scale home renovation. My goal is to always help my clients discover their own unique style while transforming their house into a warm and inviting home.

What inspired you to pursue a career in design?

I have always had a love and passion for interior design. Once I started owning and decorating my own homes, the compliments I received from my family and friends encouraged me to make a career change. I decided to take the plunge by enrolling in an Interior Design course - and I am so happy I did. I feel this was one of the best decisions of my life as I truly love what I do. I still get excited with each and every new project.

What is your favourite part of being a tutor at QC Career School?

I enjoy helping my students build their knowledge and confidence, while watching their individual talents develop throughout their courses. I also love the personal notes I receive from my students, who share with me their own success stories.

What is your best advice for new students pursuing a career in the design industry?

Be committed and take pride in all your efforts and accomplishments in your new profession. Read and learn as much as possible about decorating and design to continually improve your knowledge. Initially, gain practical experience by working on projects for yourself, your family and friends. And finally, love what you do—it will never feel like work!