Saturday, November 19, 2011

Recent Grads ~ New Hires: Get to Know Brian Hew

In this turbulent business economy, most graduates cringe at the thought of finding employment right out of school.  IIDA Georgia is featuring some recent success for graduates and the beginning of their career in our Design industry.  Get to know a little more about Brian Hew who graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta with a B.F.A. in Interior Design in this informal interview. 
Hometown:  White Plains, NY

Current Firm/Company:  Design Environments Inc.

Current Professional Position: CAD Designer  

Why did you decide to pursue Design as your career path? "After years of being in and out of school unsure of what I wanted to do with my life.  My father said that I had a real knack for designing in 2007 following a renovation I did in my parent’s home so I changed my major to interior design and never looked back."

What benefits/experiences did you obtain as a Student member of IIDA Georgia?
"The number one benefits that I obtained as a Student member of IIDA Georgia was networking.  As a student volunteering for the IIDA Georgia Office was one of the best experiences that I gained knowledge of products, industry professionals, and branding."

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
"I see myself as a either a senior designer or project manager with my NCIDQ and LEED certification."

What is your dream job?
My dream job is to design presentations for Hospitality and retail industries along with 3-D simulations of spaces."  
What in the design field brings out your passion?
"The number one design field that brings out my passion is the hospitality industry for the many options associated with it."  

Do you have any specific personal interests as it relates to design?
"My specific personal interests as it relates to design is architecture."
Who is your favorite Designer?  Why?
"My favorite designers are Frank Loydd Wright, Steve Jobs, and Philip Johnson. Frank Loydd Wright for his forward thinking that was well beyond his time. Steve Jobs for his ideals on perfection and simplicity. Philip Johnson for his minimalism designs like the Glass House."   
Do you have a guilty pleasure or inspiration?
"Cities like New York and Chicago."

What 3 design elements can you NOT live without?
a.       Balance
b.      Symmetry
c.       Curvilinear

Thank you Brian!  We wish the best for you and know we will see you around the town.  Congratulations on your new position with Design Environments.  We are proud to be associated with you.  

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the recent employment Brian. Your passion for the industry beams in this interview, and I wish you continued success.