About this pro
I feel lighting is a major element of interior design and enjoy looking for creative ways to integrate it into any project. To stay current on lighting trends and technology, I attend seminars as well as conventions on a regular basis. Current research increasingly links lighting to human health so good lighting design can help create a healthier environment. Being keenly aware that lighting affects color, I offer a special process to help clients take the guesswork out of color selection for paints and other finishes. To understand the intricate relationship between color and light, please read my article published at Hubpages http://bit.ly/wQuwVb for more information.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As a Certified Interior Designer, Im required to complete 10 hrs of continuing education units (CEUs) every 2 years. However I generally take about twice as many hours as I am interested in the latest technology and research on the affect of lighting on human health. My professional organization, the American Society of Interior Designers, also mandates CEUs to maintain professional membership. I focus on classes for universal design (to help clients age in place), as well as sustainable, green design from industry experts.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Clients often have unique space planning and design challenges when they come to InterSpace Design. I help clients plan their remodels, especially in spaces that have complex functional needs like kitchen and bathrooms, to maximize the use of their space. Once the planning is done, most clients want some custom touches to reflect their style. I often create window and floor coverings, furniture, cabinetry, as well as accessories, such as art glass and mirrors, to personalize the home or office. I also 'repurpose' and redesign furnishings that are important to clients, both extending their useful life and helping the environment by keeping them off the landfill. Last but not least, as lighting technology continues to increase in complexity, I often help clients to make sure the lighting solutions meet their functional and design criteria.