London College Of Style

Our Tutors

Jake Henry

Interior Designer & Tutor
jwhdesign.co.uk

From professional rugby player to interior designer.

I think we can all agree my story isn’t the stereotypical interior design agency success story. But neither is yours….

I spent 10 years as a professional rugby player. Travelling the world with various teams and playing and living in both the UK and France. The pressure of having a fall back led me to study Sports Science which definitely wasn’t what I wanted to do when I retired from rugby. I loved every minute of my career but as my body began to feel the effects of 10 years in a collision sport I realised that nothing in the Sports Science industry excited me.

I took a look at myself, my passions, my interests and realised that I loved all things furniture, architecture and interior. Whilst training, playing, coaching and teaching rugby I began to study an interior design diploma. I knew straight away that this is what I wanted to do next. I was 26. After my diploma, I felt that I could begin designing residential projects and began building a portfolio by working for friends and family, I then progressed on to a full Bachelors degree in Interior Design.

After graduating with a Batchelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, aged 30, and still playing Rugby in France, I began searching for freelance design work. Many proposals later and here we are. Last year JWH Design worked and designed spaces for Spotify, Xbox, The Shard, Heron Towers, Serge Denimes, Puresport, Selfridges, Derschutze and created residential spaces around the globe. JWH Design continues to grow in 2024 and I hope to be able to share some of my industry understanding.

I am here to head up the London College of Style interior design team, but my main purpose is to try and inspire, support and create a pathway that leads you to transitioning from a diploma graduate to a successful interior designer.

“The most important thing to say is that if interior design is what you love, no matter the stage you are at in your life, you can turn your passion in to a career.”

Jake Henry

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Ram Shergill

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We have had the pleasure of taking on students from LCS for the past few seasons and hopefully many more, supporting us backstage as well as front of house for Fashion Scout Shows. The students were amazing and great to work with, receiving fantastic feedback from our team as well as all our designers.

We are delighted to have worked with LCS for the past couple of seasons at LFW. The students are always motivated and great to work with!

We always partner with LCS for our backstage styling teams. The students are professional, helpful, and reliable. We hope for a longstanding association with LCS, collaborating on all our future shows. Thank you for making this process so seamless!

London College of Style has provided fashion and personal style, home design and beauty training for many of the specialist Partners in our shops, supporting them in offering personalised and confident advice to our customers.

LCS is my go-to for Styling Assistants. The students are very well trained, reliable, professional, skilled and passionate. I’ve taken on LCS graduates for permanent paid positions. Highly recommended.