Hayley Scanlan is an award winning Fashion Designer with a design studio based in Dundee.
Dundee will always be the place that I call home. During my studies and through my work I spent time in larger cities like LA, Paris and London but I couldn't achieve what I have without the support of my friends and family in the city.
Dundee has some of the best Universities and Art Colleges in the country. The Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, where I graduated, has an outstanding reputation and the facilities are second to none. If you are looking to meet lots of interesting people and study at a top class University or College, then Dundee is definitely the place to be.
I had the best time as a student in Dundee and met so many great people largely thanks to the lively nightlife within the city. I would recommend anyone visiting the city to go to one of my favourite nightspots, The Reading Rooms, a really intimate venue with a wonderfully diverse range of music that always attracts a great crowd of people.
The people of Dundee have so much to offer. I was fortunate enough to have been voted Scottish Young Designer of the Year but there are so many other talented designers and creative individuals coming out of Dundee, it's definitely an exciting time to be here!
The people of Dundee have always been really hard-working and everyone in the creative industry has been very supportive of my work which has definitely encouraged me to fulfil my dreams of being a designer.