After taking several art classes and an architecture/construction class in high school, Lisa decided to major in Interior Design because it was the perfect balance of her creative and technical design skills. While attending college, she worked at a residential interior design firm assisting designers on high end projects. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2012. Afterwards, she worked at a commercial architecture firm in Omaha, Nebraska for 2.5 years, gaining experience in education, office, and liturgical projects. She recently got married and moved to the Dallas, Texas area where she hopes to make an impact in the design world by creating projects that are a blend of each client's unique personality, aesthetic beauty and functional purpose.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?
Travel is a tremendous way to see both ancient and new ways of designing. My own personal trips to the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean have sparked a lot of my creativity and provided me with unique ways of thinking about various aspects of design - structure and form, patterns, colors, etc. I also regularly read the 'Interior Design' magazine which features fantastic projects from all around the world.
What drives you to design?
I have a passion for design because it can have a profound impact on everyone that uses a space, whether commercial or residential. Creating a "user experience" that is both meaningful and memorable is my ultimate goal on every project.
Describe your favorite project:
I loved an elementary renovation project I worked on in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I incorporated colored floor tiles as a wayfinding tool for kids and teachers, brought in the history of the area with dates and facts on the corridor walls and a customized photography display in the library, and completed the design with a large scale wall graphic in the main atrium space. It was so fun to create a colorful, energetic space for kids to use every day!