Thadian PillaiGraduated: BSc (Hons) Landscape & Garden Design
Occupation: Principal & Lead Artist, Thadian Pillai Studio
My Writtle University College
During my studies we were periodically introduced to industry contacts throughout the course and this was useful in enabling us to contextualise our learning.
Professional development aside, I shall always be grateful to the College for having enabled me to meet the most fantastic bunch of people, many of whom have become close and important friends in my life, who continue to be a source of inspiration, support and fun!
My Career Path
Following my first job, post graduation a series of important fine art commissions enabled me to leave LiZLaKe, and establish my own studio. Thadian Pillai Studio has a portfolio of work that engages it in environmental art and the design of landscape and gardens; in the last year alone we have been commissioned by a range of national and international arts’ organisations including the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Southbank Centre in London. The Studio has continued to grow throughout the recession, and now finds itself creating employment not only for myself, but for associate artists, designers and horticulturists, some of whom I have met through my ongoing professional relationship with Writtle College.
The great legacy of my degree at Writtle is the hunger it has left me with, for continued learning, development, and meaningful engagement with the environment.
My Current Job
What do I particularly enjoy: The stimulus and creative challenge of our commissions, and the great privilege they offer us to engage meaningfully with the environment.
The only downside is: The constant professional demands on my time.
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