How long have you been at SCB?
How did you end up at SCB?
Sheyla Conforte (SCB’s Executive Director of Interior Design) reached out to talk about current opportunities within the interiors studio. I was inspired hearing about her passion for the work SCB does and knew that the role would challenge me creatively and allow for me to learn and grow alongside like-minded individuals.
What initially attracted you to study design or pursue a career in design?
I knew I wanted to work within an industry that allowed me to be creative and early in my schooling gravitated towards art and design-based classes. I liked the idea of interior design because it combines art with function. Interior design starts with sketches, plans, and ideas and finishes with a built environment. Our work has the power to shape a person’s experience and create a lasting impact – and that is what attracted me to the industry.
What does a typical day look like for you?
No two days are the same, which is what I love the most about working in the design industry. Sometimes my day begins with a team touchbase strategizing on upcoming deadlines and project priorities and other days it starts with a visit to an active job site. In my role, I have the opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks so my days can sometimes be filled with space planning or test fitting various buildings, assembling furniture finish palettes or developing renderings for a design presentation.
What advice can you give to young or future designers and planners?
No idea is a bad idea. Sometimes it takes hundreds of bad ideas to land on the right solution. Part of thinking outside the box is by throwing out unique concepts and ideas – you never know unless you try.