Senior Interior Designer, 2ID Interiors
Miami International University of Art & Design
My experience [in school] not only prepared me for my career; it prepared me for life outside of my career. Katherine Saldana , Senior Interior Designer, 2ID Interiors Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, 2014 , Miami International University of Art & Design
Katherine Saldana is a senior interior designer at 2ID Interiors in Hallandale, Florida. She’s responsible for interior design and project management. Each day begins with a team meeting, during which projects are prioritized. After the meeting, Katherine begins her work of designing, planning, and furniture selection.
Katherine emphasizes the importance of internships—she was hired by 2ID Interiors after completing an internship there. She’s excited to have moved from an internship position into a senior design position. “They trust my design skills and taste, so they give me the opportunity to handle projects from beginning to end. I feel very proud of that.”
She says that she’s influenced by Brazilian designers Oscar Niemeyer and Isay Weinfeld. She also looks to Tom Dixon and Kelly Wearstler for inspiration—as well as the products, textures, social media, and trends she encounters daily. Katherine adds that she enjoys the creativity of her work and that each project has its own identity. “It is beautiful to see your design ideas grow from paper to reality. You also get to know and work with many people who always teach you something new.”
Katherine, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Miami International University of Art & Design, says that her education helped her to face challenges. “I have become more confident. My experience [in school] not only prepared me for my career, it prepared me for life outside of my career.” She encourages current students to stay motivated and passionate. “It is not going to be easy and it is a long journey, but always be focused on your goals and priorities.”
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