Design Insider | Sustainability

HMD founder Anna Hart is privileged to have been asked to take part in Design Insiders Sustainability Interview Series. The common theme we saw across all these interviews is the value of open conversations. Being sustainable isn’t something we can do alone as a design practice – we need our clients, our manufacturing partners and the end consumer all to care in order to be able to do a better job, together. Read the interviews here.

Interview Insights | GAIL’s bakery

We recently asked GAIL’s to take part in our Insight Interview series digging in to how they navigate sustainability as the business grows.


Property Director, Brett Parker and Senior Project Manager, Michelle Pollard-Smith joined us to discuss what they’ve learnt, the opportunities they feel still await and how we can always do better when we share our experiences. If you’re not familiar with GAIL’s then check them out here.


Their first high street bakery was established in 2005; Michelle joining in 2015 and Brett in 2018. Under the leadership of Managing Director, Marta Pogroszewska the business has grown from opening 10 sites a year to opening 30 in 2022 alone and that brings them up to circa 110 stores with further stores underway. Read here INTERVIEW_INSIGHTS_Gails_May2023

Interview Insights | Beltrán Soto Fernández de Córdova

International perspects are good.

It’s easy to be in a bubble thinking only about how we see the world so we were delighted to be joined on this Insights Interview by Beltrán Soto Fernández de Córdova who’s Marketing & Innovation Director at Grupo Restalia in Spain.

Huge thanks to Beltran for his time sharing his perspective on how where they’ve seen growth over the last few years, the COVID impact and their plans for the future across their 6 individual brands.

We are hiring

We’re looking for a highly skilled and creative mid/senior-weight interior designer with a passion for, and capability in, design detailing to join our award-winning multidisciplinary interior design studio.

Designing cross-sector for businesses that put people first, our mission is to inject life into our work, shaping spaces where good things happen. As a small studio with a big reach, we’re looking for an ambitious designer to play a key role in our team.

You will be a proven all-rounder with experience in multi-sector projects. This role has a particular need for strong technical knowledge enabling you to translate our concepts into detailed design packages and delivery on site. You’ll either already be leading projects, or ready to step into this role.

If living and working in one of the most inspiring locations is your ambition, whilst still working on high quality design projects, then this could be the opportunity for you.

The role is based at our studio near Falmouth, the heart of Cornwall’s creative scene, working on projects nationwide alongside colleagues across Hart Miller Design and our contract furniture brand MARK Product.

Download the job description.


Application Process

Please send a covering letter introducing yourself, along with a copy of your CV and a maximum of 5 portfolio project examples. Please include some technical drawing examples. Max. file size max. 5mb.

Email: [email protected]


INTERVIEWS: 11th – 13th March 2020 subject to confirmation

Please note that due to the process of recruitment as a small business we are unfortunately not able to respond to all applicants with feedback and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.