EL Questionnaire 2016


Name: Brianna Souza
Company: Silverman Trykowski Associates, Inc.
Concentration: Commercial
College/University: New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
Year(s) of Graduation: 2015

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be...: Honest, creative, patient
Who is a character from a TV show or a book that you’ve always resonated with?: I don't watch a lot of TV, and most of the books I read are fantasy and don't really relate to my life too much.
If you won a lottery ticket for a million dollars, what would you do with it?: If I won a million dollars, I would give some money to my parents, build a house, do some traveling, give some to charity, and save a little for later.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?: I would trade lives with my cat for a day; it'd be awesome. Sleep all day!
You've been given access to a time machine, where and when would you travel to?: If I were given access to a time machine, I would go visit all different times and watch how things are built, how daily life proceeds, and how society as a whole functions during those times (history really interests me). Though I'd make sure not to stay too long or talk to people because, if you've seen Back to the Future, we know what happens.
Lesson learned that has benefited you most in your career: LISTENING! If you aren't listening to the client, then you're not going to make a design that they will be happy with. It isn't always about the most amazing design; it's about giving the client something that they like and can use.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I was always very interested in art and building with Lego's growing up. Although I never really liked math so architecture was out the window (yes, that was a terrible pun). Interior design seemed like the best way to merge many of my interests together.
What is one goal you'd like to accomplish in your lifetime?: One of my goals would be to design (and possibly build) my own sustainable house.