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Beth Lena-Sherman McGee Beth Lena-Sherman McGee
MS Class of 2012
Paula Carr Paula Carr
Class of 1999
Emily Davis Wilson Emily Davis Wilson
Class of 2009
Holly Hampton Christian Holly Hampton Christian
Class of 1997
Christyn Dunning Christyn Dunning
Class of 2011
Kimberlie Wade Kimberlie Wade
MS Class of 2011

Christyn Dunning

Christyn Dunning Christyn Dunning
Class of 2011

They say college is a time when most young adults find out who they are, and what they want to spend the majority of their life pursuing as a career.  This was not the case for me.  I knew that I wanted to be a designer of something since I was thirteen years old.  Problem was, I loved all kinds of design.  From Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture Design, and sustaining the built environment I couldn’t quite put a finger on which avenue to pursue.  Through the Department of Interior Architecture at UNCG I was able to learn a little bit about each of my passions and not only receive a comprehensive learning experience but also pin point exactly which avenue I wanted to take for my career.. 

After the first week of studio classes, I realized that I really had no idea how to design anything, at all.  With the help of my professors at IARc I was encouraged to expand my way of thinking and start to think “outside the box.”  I learned the importance of research as part of the design process, and that the design process really never ends.  IARc offers such a supportive and interactive studio teaching community that encourages you to produce functional, accessible, sustainable, and innovative design.  With such designs I felt confident after graduating that I had a portfolio that was comprehensive and creative enough to pursue the jobs that I wanted.  I knew that I wanted to be able to practice both residential and commercial design and soon landed myself a position doing just that as an Interior Designer for Interior Concepts Inc. in Annapolis, MD.  With IARc as my learning foundation for this world I have always loved, I feel fairly certain that I can succeed in whatever field of design I choose to spend my career in. 

 

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