Wolverhampton School of Art

Mr Rhys Thomas

Senior Lecturer Interior Design

Thomas Rhys
Email address: rhys.thomas@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322614 Location: MK404 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: Wolverhampton School of Art Areas of expertise: Interior Design, Product Design, Computer Aided Design, Design Visulisation, Concept Development, Critical Thinking


Rhys is a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design. Trained as a Product Designer, Rhys has nearly a decade of experience working in the furniture Industry. He has developed a wide skill base from leadership, management and commercial understanding to design specific, traditional drawing and model making techniques. Specialising in advanced Computer Aided Design and Digital Design Visualisation skills, he exploits the use of modern technology in both his teaching and in his own practice. Rhys has developed an extensive understanding of Industry needs and successfully applies this to his teaching at all levels of study.


  • Foundation Diploma Art & Design,
  • BA Industrial Design,
  • MA Product Design,
  • CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management,
  • PGCERT Teaching in Higher Education.


  • Thomas, R., & Jenkins, S. D. (2007). Inclusive Design. Cumulus Working Papers: Schwabisch Gmund, Germany. 18/07, p. 132. Helesinki: University of Art & Design.

Experience in industry

  • 7 years working in the furniture Industry specialising in developing products and Interior spaces within the Mental Health market.
  • Commissioned display design for national and international jewellery exhibitions.
  • Freelance Computer Aided Design for numerous furniture manufacturers.
  • Graphic communication commission for International department store.