Clients' & Parents' Testimonials

All recommendations are real life testimonials given by our clients and their parents.

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C. Noh | U.S. Boarding school

year 12

"I was introduced to Konrede after expressing my discontent with my current school’s art program, which had not given me any help with the college process, sketchbooks, or portfolio; and being in year 12, I was beginning to worry about my situation in regards to applying. When I started my sessions at Konrede, I had very little to show for my art - no sketchbook, process, or concepts, and a huge problem with organising myself. I signed up to do their monthlong program, and although there were some complications with me being in boarding school in a different country, The staff at Konrede were flexible and were able to extend my sessions ( which I could not physically attend) to a full 14 weeks, using FaceTime to keep track of my work. Thanks to the monthlong program, which I am close to finishing, I have been able to complete a full sketchbook and push myself to the full extent of my creativity; teaching me to work under a time restraint, experiment, and be more prolific as an artist. As a result of taking this course I genuinely feel prepared for the college process next year, and have far more of a chance than I would have otherwise."

D. Ma | B.A. Graduate

1 conditional university offer

""Hi, I am Dennis! During the one-year course, Konrede inspired me to explore a lot of new aesthetics and ideas in the art and design field. They provide a nice environment and excellent platform to explore something that was unexpected in my previous study in fashion design. I also became an open-minded and mature fashion designer, able to deal with new ways of exploring ideas through concept research and experimentation. They are passionate about art and design and to help their clients. Through the entire process, I’ve learnt a lot from their professional perspective and was truly able to expand my creativity. I feel honoured to be one of their students during this year."

D. WIrakusumah | b.a. graduate

"Wow, I have just finished Konrede's one-month intensive course, and it was everything I expected, and more!*Disclaimer: I am not an art student, so can only make this recommendation based on my own experience.*I decided to take this course because while I am a scientist by training, I have always practiced drawing in my own time. I was looking to advance my skills and to learn new techniques. This is exactly what the team at Konrede helped me do. I am amazed by the amount of things I learned and by how quickly my art improved. If you are a professional in between jobs or degree programs who enjoys art as a "side project", definitely consider Konrede. They will tailor the course to what you are looking for, provide you with one-on-one instruction, and challenge the way you make art as well as the way you think. So yes, I recommend Konrede Thanks for all the help and guidance!"

E. Hui | HKDSE Student

4 conditional university offers

(+1 scholarship)

"Not being an art student, creating artworks surely isn’t that easy for me but thanks to the instructors from Konrede who have guided me in the past few months. They do not only provide me with knowledge about art & design, but as well as inspirations and new perceptions of life. I learnt to boost my creativity and to be more open-minded. Looking back at what I’ve created, I do feel really glad about them. I am grateful for the patience and time the instructors had on me. I do recommend Konrede to you!."

G. Powell | IBDP Student

6 conditional University offers

"Before coming to Konrede I was content with my artistic abilities and did not understand the process of creating artworks with proper intent and meaning. However, during the six months, I have realised that I had much more potential as an artist as I learned ways in which to improve my work by researching, creating concepts and utilising a variety of mediums within my work. In doing so, I grew as an artist which provided me with guidance with my future; college, college applications and portfolio arrangement. Because of Konrede’s help and guidance throughout my time I was able to create a portfolio that I was proud of as well as a portfolio that allowed me to get conditional offers from all the colleges that I had applied to. Not only that but a 7 overall in IB Art.

I thank them for helping me improve throughout the course as they all provided a kind and inviting environment. During the course, there were difficult situations that I had overcome within my personal life as well as maintaining my motivation in creating art. However, I knew that I was able to contact them through social media such as Instagram (@Konrede) during these difficult situations as they supported me and provided with advice. I miss you guys!"

G. Yang | IBDP Student

3 conditional University offers

"I have been with Konrede for the past year, and I am forever thankful for their guidance. Everyone in this creative space is crazily talented and super supportive, and I truly love the overall vibe that Konrede has, to motivate me to work, and to continue to strive for the best that I have. Konrede didn’t only help me with my portfolio, but taught me how to be responsible, respectful, and reflective as an artist. They guided me through projects that I thought would be impossible to complete, and sometimes, to be very honest, they cared about my work so much more than I personally did. I don't think I could ever replace Konrede with anything, and without Konrede, I would never have imagined where I would be today. Thanks to Konrede, being offered the opportunity to study at UAL isn’t a joke to me anymore. And most importantly, I will forever cherish the relationships built in this place."

K. Cheung | Btec student

2 conditional university offers

"Konrede has provided professional advice on my portfolio and has encouraged me to take different challenges. They are willing to teach me things that I have never tried before, I have become a more confident person under their encouragement. I am very grateful for their hard work on the teaching and I think that Steph has totally changed my perspectives to see this world. Everytime they gave me clear guidance before I went home so that I could do my work without wasting any time. They definitely deserve more credits because they do not only care about the quality of our work, they also care about our mentality and everything in general. I couldn’t have asked for better mentors because they have very professional working ethics and attitudes. My mum and I both agreed that Konrede is more than just helping with students’ portfolios, they also gave me many many advice on my school work and personal struggles. Konrede has well-rounded facilities, I really like their environment because it is quite spacious. I really recommend this place because I really learned a lot from there. They may look young for coaching to the parents but I am sure that their experiences are more than many other places. This place has been my safe place for over half a year now and I will miss Konrede so much. If I could rate, it would totally be 100/100 because they really deserve it."

K. leung | IBDP Student

1 unconditional University offers

"Konrede has not only been a place of artistic exposure, but also a place of personal growth. Over the past few months, Konrede has been an open and welcoming community. From having minimal sketchbook pages to completing a full project, I have learnt to articulate my ideas so much better through the range of insight and commitment from the instructors. I am very thankful for their never-wavering patience and enthusiasm that encourage me to strive to do my best."

L. Cheung | Gap Year Student

4 conditional + 3 unconditional

University offers

"I love how Konrede always treats students by heart. This is shown in the way they care about every students’ well-being and respond differently. There are times when Konrede helps me to get through troubles with their extraordinary amount of empathy, patience and understanding towards struggling art students.

As a calm, equal environment, Konrede has nurtured a healthy culture of young art students of diverse interests and individual aspirations. It provides nutrients necessary for growth and maturation of an artist. There are art studios that offer art courses, but I think few could achieve the creative culture in Konrede.

I will always remember the things I have learnt, the time I have spent, and the people I have met in Konrede."

Mrs. Cheung

parent of btec student

"I am so blessed that my daughter, Kristy has attended the classes with Konrede since July 2019. Each day, I witnessed all of the ways that your instructors have changed her life for the better. Finally, she received a conditional offer for the CSM Foundation course which she wanted.
I am infinitely relieved that all assigned instructors and staff are very professional, patient, dedicated, kind, positive and helped mould her towards an amazing academic path. During her studies, she improved a lot on her knowledge base and enhanced her fundamental skills.
You helped her build up confidence and motivate her proactively for all projects. She experienced tremendous progress in the past six months with the Konrede team.How could I possibly express my appreciation for the team who have put in so much time, extra work and energy into helping her grow? Thank you so much for all of the things that you've done. "

Mr. & Mrs. P.

IBDP STUDENT PARENTs

"Our story (short version, for those in a hurry): Konrede have been simply absolutely brilliant. In her 6 short months with them, our daughter has learned so much about herself and has not only created a wonderful portfolio of her work, but - as a result - has been offered places at all the art schools to which she applied. She has also performed wonderfully well in her Visual Arts IB program. A huge thank you to the whole team - Steph, Cat, Romeo and Ian - from two very grateful parents who feel very lucky to have found Konrede (just) in time."

Click here to read the longer version, if you have a little more time!

Mrs. Hui

parent of HKDSE Student

"I am really grateful for the instructors from Konrede for helping to equip my daughter with art knowledge and skills. I see a great improvement between her work before and after the course. It is impressive to see such a change in a short period of time. I believe the time and effort she paid in these few months have definitely paid off. Not only does she learn more about the subject, but also gained confidence in herself. With the guide from the instructors, she discovered her potential in this area and I am proud of her work. Besides, I really appreciate the passionate instructors who gave encouragement and advices to her from time to time. I would like to recommend Konrede to the ones who are struggling with portfolio making. It is truly a great experience for my daughter."

Mrs. Yang

parent of IBDP student

"I am thankful for Konrede offering professional help and guidance to my daughter, achieving her dream in studying Fashion Design. Konrede provides a tidy learning environment and the instructors are detail-oriented, responsible and professional. Konrede has my and my daughter’s entire trust when it comes to learning professional knowledge in Art & Design." 

Ms. Chan

parent of gap year student

"When I first met Konrede, I could feel the team’s passion and sincerity in teaching their students.

Thank you for being diligent while enlightening my daughter, for nurturing her artistic abilities, and improving her attitude towards her work. The Konrede team patiently guided her to explore and to learn new things with a positive mindset.

Just like other parents, I’m delighted whenever I see my children devote themselves to learn and to push themselves more than ever before in pursuing their subject and goals. I am truly grateful to Konrede for making such a positive impact on my daughter.

As children grow up they have to overcome a lot of hurdles, if there are great teachers by their side they will make better decisions and will be able to survive these difficult times. Even one piece of advice may benefit them in their lives.

I thank Konrede for helping my daughter become more mature as she grows up."

N. WIrakusumah | freelance illustrator

entrepreneur: child of paradise

"Within a single month of working with Konrede I was able to reach a new level of clarity in not only my creative work, but also my professional goals. The work I’ve created with their help feels more true to my vision as an artist, and of a much higher standard. On top of that they were also incredibly understanding and flexible with personal emergencies I had that affected our schedule. I’m super happy with the outcome, and I can only imagine what we’d accomplish with more time."

r. tanaka | IBDP student

"When I joined Konrede, I was pretty confident in my artworks but I needed help with my portfolio making. Konrede helped me push myself further and made me realise the importance of concept building and lead my work to become more personal and something that has a deeper connection with myself. The mentors at Konrede also taught me how to use new softwares that I can now use confidently when making my portfolio for IBVA as well as Uni applications. I recommend Konrede to those who want to push their work to the next level."

S. Chau | IBDP Student

3 conditional university offers

(+2 scholarships)

"Konrede is like a second family to me, I have always wanted to think more creatively when making new art, and they have gifted me an irreplaceable experience and taught me so much about art, from different techniques to mediums, I have been greatly inspired to create more and more art to express my own story. Being a high school student in my last year, I was very nervous to graduate and go to design school and didn’t feel as confident with my creations. Konrede has helped build up my art making skills and helped me think from a deeper perspective, now I feel more ready than ever. Learning beside other students in Konrede, I can see that each student has their own tailored course and this to me is why Konrede is so special! I can see how I develop my ideas for artworks more confidently and clearly and I have to thank Steph, Romeo, Cat, and Ian for that because without them guiding me I wouldn’t be confident in starting my new chapter in life - university!"

T. Evans | Btec Student

3 unconditional + 2 conditional

university offers

"I have had almost 2 months at Konrede, I've definitely found it tough but they have helped and pushed beyond what I could ask for! All of the instructors at Konrede have helped me to be more free with my artwork, giving me one on one time experimenting. Coming to the end of my time at Konrede, I can now look back on my past works and see a big difference in not only the quality of my work but I can see more of my personality coming through. I now have a professional looking portfolio that I wouldn't have achieved without Konrede’s help! I am hugely grateful for them not giving up on me and pushing me to not say “I don’t know”. I highly recommend Konrede to anyone looking for portfolio and overall skill help."

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