Afterhours

Afterhours, or as I affectionately refer to it now, as the BEAST, was our final class project for Rendering class. We had to design a restaurant bar within a very large space given a set of parameters and constraints, just as in the real world.  I was very pleased with my final presentation and received a good grade, but the hours and … Continue reading Afterhours

Live & Learn

Our second major assignment was to design a small space to be used for both living and learning, such as a student. I imagined if I had my own place what it might look like: a small one-bedroom apartment with the basic amenities plus two cats. It's crazy how much technology has changed in twelve years! I'm … Continue reading Live & Learn

Color & Rendering

As part of the Interior Design program, we took classes on color theory and rendering by hand. We didn't have fancy computer programs that did the work for us and I'm glad for it!  Rendering allows you to convey your ideas to clients in a visual manner by making presentations appear realistic and three-dimensional. For example, when looking … Continue reading Color & Rendering

Binders

In 1989 I began my Interior Design classes at Michigan State University. I'll never forget my first class assignment: creating a complete design, from soup to nuts, for a new restaurant to be housed in a renovated library in Massachusetts. The task seemed enormous! What had I gotten myself into? I knew I could draw and … Continue reading Binders