Emerging Leader Questionnaire 2022


Name: Stephanie Lowe
Company: PCA
Concentration: Interior Design
College/University: Endicott College
Year(s) of Graduation: 2016

What is your strongest personal quality?: Good communication! I love being open and direct with my friends and family when making new connections.
What is your strongest professional skillset?: Organization and time management.

Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I have always been motivated by the challenge of making a space both as efficient and aesthetically pleasing as possible.
How would you describe your personal design style?: I wouldn't say I have one style, I am constantly inspired by new trends and the environment around me.

What three things do you most geek out on?: Good design, food, and wine; especially when combined. 
What are you looking forward to as an IIDA Emerging Leader?: Developing leadership skills in a variety of different settings.

What has been your go-to for de-stressing this year?: Walking around the city and finding new places to explore on foot.
What advice do you have for designer students graduating?: Be open-minded and experiment! The firm and type of design work you think you want may not be what you actually love in practice!

What is your favorite annual IIDA event?: Business Leaders Breakfast!
How would you explain the difference between a professional Interior Designer vs Interior Decorator to a stranger?: One requires a college degree, one does not.