EL Questionnaire 2021


Name: Zoe Nemetz
Company: Stantec Boston
Concentration: Multi-Family Residential, Workplace, Academic
College/University: Bachelors - Syracuse, Masters - Boston Architectural College
Year(s) of Graduation: 2009, 2018

What is your strongest personal quality?: Honesty
What is your strongest professional skill set?: Detail-oriented, dependable
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: Interior Design is a combination of everything I love – organization, problem solving, human behaviors, creativity + design.
How would you describe your personal style?: Mid-Century Modern / Scandinavian 
What three things do you most geek out on?: Top Chef, anything related to organizing and amazing sunsets. 

What are you looking forward to as an IIDA Emerging Leader?: Opportunities to build connections in the industry.
What has been your go-to for de-stressing this year?: Cooking + Netflix
What Advice do you have for designer students graduating?: Be open to collaboration – design is interpretative and can always be rethought and improved.
What is your favorite annual IIDA event?: Fashion Show
How would you explain the difference between a professional Interior Designer vs Interior Decorator to a stranger?: A decorator focuses on furnishings and accessories within a space, whereas a designer creates the full experience from architectural elements and functionality to integrated aesthetics.