EL Questionnaire 2016


Name: Rachel Redfearn
Company: SGA
Concentration: Commercial + Corporate
College/University: Rochester Institute of Technology
Year(s) of Graduation: 2013

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be...: Friendly, motivated, & positive
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, but one show I try to keep up with I would say I can sometimes relate would be Jessica Day from New Girl.  She has a quirky and bubbly personality. She always seems to take the more positive approach to any situation on the show.
If you won a lottery ticket for a million dollars, what would you do with it?: Pay off student loans, take my family on a nice vacation, and donate to a local charity.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?: I think it would be pretty interesting to trade lives with Jennifer Lawrence. She seems very witty and comical without ever trying. She also has not conformed to what she “should’ be like as an actress in Hollywood; she seems to enjoy life and all it has to offer.
You've been given access to a time machine, where and when would you travel to?: I would travel to Paris, specifically the Montmartre district, around the beginning of the 20th century. Many famous artists worked around there – it seems like it would be an inspiring place.
What is your most bizarre talent?: I don’t think I have any bizarre talents but I do love taking on new and unique hobbies. My recent ones this year have been boxing classes and sailing lessons!
Lesson learned that has benefited you most in your career: Be detail oriented and always a team player. No matter how creative a design or concept is, the details need to be carefully planned for carried out through each phase of the design to maintain a cohesive finished space. Like Charles Eames quoted; “The details are not the details. They make the design.” Secondly, being a team player will go a long way. Our industry relies heavily on each trade; at the end of the day the design and project are only as strong as the weakest link.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: As a high school student I was always eager to take more art classes and I knew I wanted to pursue a career with some kind of artistic background. I ended up going to an art camp at the Art Institute of Boston to take some classes on different career paths in the arts like graphic design, photography and interior design. The interior design courses were so inspiring seeing how much detail went into the profession and how team oriented the projects were - I was hooked immediately!
What is one goal you'd like to accomplish in your lifetime?: A personal goal of mine has always been to train for and complete a marathon one day, and if I survive that then maybe I’d think about taking a shot at an IRONMAN.