EL Questionnaire 2016


Name: Jessica Porter
Company: SMMA
Concentration: Corporate Interiors, Commercial
College/University: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Year(s) of Graduation: 2008

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be...: Driven, Precise, Accessorized!
Who is a character from a TV show or a book that you’ve always resonated with?: Nancy Drew because she is confident, independent and always following her passion. She was a go-getter who helped teach girls that you can be strong and capable of handling things on your own, even while wearing a dress!
If you won a lottery ticket for a million dollars, what would you do with it?: Pay off the mortgage on our condo and purchase a get-a-way place in the country with nothing around.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?: Anthony Bourdain – He is always in an exotic place in the world, experiencing the culture and food.  
You've been given access to a time machine, where and when would you travel to?: Florence, Italy 16th Century during the Renaissance. I’d love to experience the cultural movement and rub elbows with Michelangelo and see the construction of some of the most amazing structures. 
What is your most bizarre talent?: Hmm, bizarre? I guess I would say painting a still life on vintage milk cans. Everyone in my family has one of those Porter originals.
Lesson Learned that has benefited you most in your career: Design is all about the small details!
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I’ve always had a passion for art and when I was young I met an interior designer that rendered spaces and buildings in watercolor. I gravitated instantly and decided to study it in College and the rest is history!
What is one goal you'd like to accomplish in your lifetime?: Travel and see as much of the world as I can