I am 22 years old and just graduated from California State University, Chico in May. I moved out to New York for a change and to start my professional career and life in general. I love all aspects of architecture and design, but have a real interest in hospitality design. I interned for a designer back in Chico where we dealt mostly with residential design and retail spaces, which I also loved doing. At this point in my life, I'm not being picky about my job search, but I do want it to feel right at the same time. I cross my fingers everyday that 'today' will be the day that I get/ earn a job.
Savannah James, Chico, CA, US, Intern & Sales Associate
Savannah James was a store front for my boss', Sarah Morris, interior design services. My main job while I was an intern was to find fabrics for clients and communicate with the fabric companies on sample and purchase orders. We also carried Hunter Douglas products, and I became very familiar with all their different treatments while working with multiple clients to find the one that worked for them.
When my internship was completed, as far as the hours needed for school credit, I became a sales associate at the store. I learned a lot about visual merchandising with all the furniture and products we carried in the store and became very good with customer service, and I have to say that I really liked helping customers and making them walk out of the store happy.
California State University, Chico, Chico, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
While going to school, I was working to achieve and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, but because of timing and money issues, I just graduated with a BA with all the BFA classes under my belt. Some of my classes include:
-Senior Design Studio
-Professional Practice and Portfolio
-Building systems and Environmental Technology
-Early and Modern History of Interiors
-Interior Lighting and Color
-Interior Materials and Finishes
-CAD for Interior Design
-Design Development and Communication
-Architectural Drafting for Interior Design
-Introduction to Digital Media
-Introduction to Painting