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Greta Vick

Interior Design

Freelance Artist and Designer
The Art Institutes International Minnesota

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[My education] taught me that it's not just about being creative, it's about allowing the business side of me to flourish, trusting my instincts, and learning along the way. Greta Vick , Freelance Artist and Designer
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design , 2009 , The Art Institutes International Minnesota

Freelance Artist and Designer

Greta Vick is a freelance artist and designer who focuses on contemporary abstract art. She creates paintings, installations, metalwork, encaustics, sculpture, and enjoys any other challenge that sparks her imagination. Greta says that she doesn’t have a typical work day—it might include spending time in the studio catching up on painting, sending out orders, working on installations, getting quotes, or catching up on paperwork. “In running a small business, I assume all roles and responsibilities and must allocate time appropriately. I don’t know what I’d do without Google Calendar and my trusty iPhone reminders.”

Greta has freelanced on various architectural and interior design projects, and worked at the firms Alchemy Architects and Landscape Architecture Inc. “I've been fortunate to witness other entrepreneurs balance their creative energy with the business side, and have applied lessons I’ve learned and best practices to my own business. “

She says that being a natural perfectionist can make things difficult. “I always aim to do the best I can. To alleviate the natural level of stress that comes from always giving 110%, I’ve learned how to go with the flow and better identify when things are not within my control. Regardless of the task, I still do the very best I can, but I am much more realistic in setting my own expectations.”

Greta adds that creativity follows her everywhere and she does her best to never lose sight of it. When she’s working with a team of individuals that need inspiration, she finds a way to bring everyone together to common place. “Generally, drawing on a diverse set of creative resources leads to resolution and inspiration.”

She is excited to receive positive feedback from clients and says it’s an honor to be creating artistic work. “When people care about my work, it means the world to me.” She states that there are challenges amongst the positives—but in the end, it’s worth it. She constantly innovates and reevaluates her style to grow her business. “These are the challenges I face and must adequately address to keep my followers interested and engaged.”

Greta, who in 2009 earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institutes International Minnesota, says that her education gave her the confidence she needed to pursue a career based on her talents. “[My education] taught me that it's not just about being creative, it's about allowing the business side of me to flourish, trusting my instincts, and learning along the way.”

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