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Gina Leith


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I am an experienced Interior Designer and Educator, with extensive knowledge of commercial practice and project delivery.

I have taught at both Masters & Under-graduate level, at several Scottish Institutions, including Glasgow School of Art, Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, and Edinburgh College of Art, and in addition have delivered online teaching for The Interactive Design Institute. I have been involved in the development and expansion of new programmes, writing course content and support materials.

In addition to my recent academic posts, I have over 18 years of professional commercial experience in Interior Design & Project Management inclusive of Concept Design: Drawing Packages: Statutory Approvals: Site Acquisition & Landlords Negotiations: Design & Specification: FF&E: Brand Implementation: Client liaison & Presentation: Contract Administration: Handover & Snagging.

Extensive Experience in -
Drinks & Leisure Industry
Brand Homes & Visitor Experiences
Independent & Brand Restaurants & Bars
Retail & Exhibition


Year 3 Course Cordinator Interior Design

I teach across all years on the under-graduate Interior Design programme here at ECA.

Current Research Interests

Materiality: The notion of scale: Scale & Materiality: Drawing: The drawing process: Design process.

Research Groups

Lines : Design(ing) Stories

About the group

Led by Dr Nichola Dobson, the Lines : Design(ing) Stories group has a broad interest in narrative and storytelling which incorporates process, practice and structure. 

We are interested in how and why we tell stories in and through visual and material culture.

We have a multi-disciplinary approach to research with perceived outputs in talks, workshops, collaborative research and, eventually, new courses.


Office Hours

Monday 09:00-17:00

Tuesday 09:00-17:00

Wednesday 09:00-12:30

Education/Academic qualification

Interior Design, Master of Arts, University of Brighton

Aug 1997Feb 1999

(Design) Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts, Glasgow School of Art

Aug 1993Jun 1996

External positions

Freelance Interior Designer


  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • Interior Design


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