2012 INTERIOR DESIGN
Interior Design Associate
J. Schwartz Design
"It was close to home but still far enough away. I knew it had a really good interior design program. And I didn’t want to go strictly to an art school. It was good to meet people that weren’t all going to art school."
"I knew ever since I was little. I always tell the story that I had a dollhouse, but I never actually played with the people in it. I would just make little pieces of furniture for it and move them around."
"The biggest thing Suffolk helped me with was learning all the computer programs I use every day: AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator. It was also good that I was required to do an internship. I did two, and at [the second one] I met a person who used to work here at J. Schwartz and recommended me for this job."
"Creating concepts is something we did a lot at Suffolk that we don’t use much in real life. Clients pretty much knows what they want. A really big thing is, the clients change their minds a lot, which you’re not used to in school because you’re doing the design. And keeping in mind the client’s budget is a huge thing."
"I do a lot of drawings, floor plans, and elevations. And I do a lot of shopping for tiles, wood flooring, countertops, and fabric for upholstery, bedding, and drapery."
"Shopping is probably one of my favorite things to do, just because it’s taking a break from [the office]."