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.