Sharon Conneely-DonaldsonCreative Director
Peter DonaldsonExecutive Director
Anam SiddiqueInterior Design Instructor
Fatina FauzyInterior Design Instructor
Sharon studied Arts, Education and Interior Design in University College Dublin and Griffith University College Dublin in Ireland. She graduated top of her class. Sharon has worked in Ireland, England, Spain, the Seychelles and the UAE . She has spent 20 years in the UAE and has an excellent knowledge of the industry . During this time, she has worked in several international and local companies on a whole host of projects from residential, hospitality, offices and retail. Sharon loves teaching interior design and sharing her wealth of industry experience with her students. Many of her students affectionately call her the ‘Design Guru’.
In her free time, Sharon likes to have fun with family and friends; travel off the beaten path; read in the garden at sunset; and play with her mischievous cat Misha!
Trained in sales by IBM and sales management by Xerox, Peter has been dealing with commercial businesses throughout his career. He has worked within the interior business since 1978. Initially he managed a successful office furniture business in Saudi Arabia, going from Regional Manager to General Manager over seven years with offices in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. Returning to the UK Peter, Peter ran his own business before his appointment as Commercial Director for Knoll International (UK), based in London and was responsible for the dealerships and commercial interests throughout the UK. Peter returned to the Middle East in 1991 as Regional Manager for Vitra and then for 10 years as Regional Manager for Haworth Inc, covering UAE, Qatar and Oman.
Vanessa has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and has worked as a Building Administration Officer at one of the biggest malls in the Philippines. She was responsible for the supervision of the day- to- day activities of maintenance, engineering and security personnel. She and her husband moved to Dubai in 2008 to seek new opportunities. She joined an Interior Design company in 2009 in Dubai where she provided administrative services before moving on to Full Circle Design FZLLC in 2016.Vanessa has a friendly, patient and positive disposition and is very happy to deal with all the students’ enquiries relating to the full portfolio of courses and workshops offered by Full Circle Design FZLLC.
Reading books, browsing through Pinterest and other visual discovery tools, and doing DIY projects occupy most of her free time.
Anam has 10 years of interior design experience, 7 of those in the Middle East, including running her own practice. Her portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Food and Beverage projects all over the world. She has been featured in many magazines for her work such as Harper’s Bazaar, Inside out, Grazia, to name but a few. She generally speaks annually at the Index exhibition in the UAE and writes a column for ‘Emirates Home’ regularly. Anam is particularly well-versed in programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and V-Ray and she looks forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with her students.
Anam’s interests include travelling, fitness, attending interior design exhibitions and spending hours on Pinterest.
Fatina was born to a multi-cultural, artistic family and brings to her profession an eye-catching creativity that displays a combination of German methodology and Egyptian culture.
Her 12 years of experience in the Middle East covers a broad range of residential and commercial projects in the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
She is particularly well-versed in high-end furniture such as B&B Italia, Ralph Lauren, Armani Casa and Christopher Guy.
Fatina has a friendly, outgoing personality and looks forward to guiding the Full Circle Design students through their studies.