Lydia Ackland-Snow


The spaces I design are quietly expressive. I am primarily concerned with creating an emotive atmosphere through simple shapes and rich textures. I begin with abstract concept sketches, and use sculptural models to draw out ideas. My design process is a continuous stripping away, pulling apart, and refining of my drawings to get to the final design. My whole design process is fuelled by how the spaces will feel,.

My background is in the art department for film and tv, and I would like to use my newly acquired design skills to become an art director. I’d like to create spaces that clearly convey a rich narrative and evocative atmosphere.

Achievements & Experience

BA(Hons) Interior Design, UWE Bristol, 2020

Short Course:

Film design International - Art Direction (certificate in draughting)


Art Department:

October 2016 - ‘Bromley Boys’ - Feature - Work experience
March 2016 - ‘The Inuring’ - Short film
May 2015 - ‘The Attendant’ - Short film
April 2015 - ‘Downton Abbey’ - TV - Work experience

Art Direction:

May-July 2017 - ‘Haunted Hotel’ - Feature
October 2016 - ‘Kitkat ad’ - Commercial competition entry
September 2016 - ‘Scooter Aid’ - Commercial
February 2016 - ‘School of Shock’ - Short film


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Featured Projects:

FDi - Set Drawing

Set Design Drawing

A drawing completed while on a short course in Art Direction at Film Design International.

Alessi Retail Design

Alessi Design Proposal

Concept Store design proposal as part of the Retail Design module.

Retail Design - visual

CAMPER Retail Design Visual

Hand drawing and photoshop. Visual for a product design stand for the brand 'CAMPER' as part of a retail design project. The design was inspired by the brand's iconic bubble sole shoes, and their fun and quirky aesthetic.

Retail Display Design

CAMPER Product Display Stand

Model of a product display stand, specifically designed for the brand CAMPER as part of a retail design module. Inspired by the brand's iconic bubble sole shoes - the shoes fit neatly inside the footprints.

Pavilion Model

Pavilion Model

Steam-bent wood veneer. My design for a portable pavilion made up of modular forms.