I am a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta where I received a MFA in Interior Design. I received my BFA in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, my hometown.
I believe that how people respond to their environments is the foundation of what we do as interior designers. Interior spaces should communicate an idea and evoke an emotion that can reach a wide variety of the population. As designers we can connect our clients to their built environment by designing for the senses. A successful environment engages a person’s sense of smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste. The creation of spaces that are simply interesting or cool is tempting, but the ultimate goal is to design and build environments that meet the needs of our clients. The sense of community is a constant inspiration to create spaces that bring awareness to social issues as well as being aesthetically engaging.
Ultimately, I hope to professionally pursue branded environments, community design, retail and exhibition design.
Rosia’s KTC Family Home Care, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant
Planned daily learning activities for children in multiple age groups and met with parents to discuss progression of student’s developmental stages.
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant
Assistant for an Adobe Photoshop rendering class at the request of former instructor and private student tutor for one semester.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, US, Masters, Interior Design
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
EDRA Student Design Awards 2012, 2nd Place
Group submission, “How Participatory Design Methodologies Can Be Used to Engage Children and Adolescents in the Design Process.”
Paper and Presentation - Florida State University Art & Design for Social Justice Symposium, Other
Participated in a group panel discussion on how participatory design methodologies could be used to engage children in the design process and presented a poster presentation on how participatory design could be used to promote positive user-centric interior design solutions.