Name and age?
Prabjit Khun Khun, 26
Where are you from?
I’m Okanagan born and raised!
When did you graduate from CAT?
I graduated from the Interior Design Diploma course in October, 2014.
You were previously a student on CAT’s Interior Design course, and have now returned as an instructor for us – what classes do you teach?
I previously was instructor on both GCM 2211 (Graphic Communications Methods – 2nd Level) and GCM 3311 (Graphic Communications Methods – 3rd level) teaching color rendering.
I am returning in the April term to deliver the latter to a new group of students. I have also worked as a lab assistant for the Interior design students.
What is it like coming back to CAT as an instructor in the AIDT department? Fun? Nerve-wracking?
Exciting! … but I guess a little nerve wracking as well.
What have you found you like best about being an instructor?
Being able to give back and help others using the knowledge I’ve acquired through my education/work experience. I think it’s also great that I ( and other CAT instructors) work in the field alongside our teaching because I am able to relay current industry information to students.
Anything you find challenging?
The challenging thing is being challenged by the students, which is something I love seeing.
What have you been doing since graduating from CAT? Who have you been working for and in what capacities?
After my graduating CAT, I continued my education at the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the Lower Mainland, completing a Bachelor of Interior Design in 2018. I then joined Hatch Interior Design in Kelowna as a contract employee, where I worked until I started at MQN Interiors (my current employer) in Vernon as an Interior Designer.
What do you like best about working in Interior Design?
Interior design is the embodiment of function and creativity in a physical entity – I love being a part of this process! I also enjoy the problem solving aspects of the job. Finding solutions
to challenging site conditions is an extremely rewarding feeling.
Have you worked on anything really interesting or cool recently?
The YLW children’s play area!
Tell us a little about your time here as a student? Did you find it a valuable experience?
The technical skills I gained at CAT (example: AutoCAD, Revit) were so invaluable. The combination of practical/theory based education prepared me for my later endeavors.
What did you like best about studying Interior Design at CAT?
Small class sizes, more one on one time with instructors.
What are your future career plans or aspirations? What’s next for Prab?
I am planning on writing the NCIDQ exam and becoming a registered interior designer.
Do you think interior design is right for you? Check out our Interior Design program details here and find out!