We recently connected with Jessica Rose and have shared our conversation below.
Jessica, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. Learning the craft is often a unique journey from every creative – we’d love to hear about your journey and if knowing what you know now, you would have done anything differently to speed up the learning process.
I have always been interested in design and public spaces. I started out by taking classes in the design department in college at San Francisco. From there, I was drawn into architecture and learned hand drafting and so I enrolled in an accredited interior design school in San Diego. I worked at a variety of A&D firms and for independent designers while I obtained my degree, and that really helped to understand the industry as a whole. Computer drafting programs like AutoCAD and Revit are essential, as is a pretty strong knowledge of building codes and commercial design requirements. So far, I wouldn’t have done too much differently in terms of speeding up the process. Obtaining the degree and the years of work experience were both pretty integral to how my business is run. This is an ever evolving industry and there is always going to be more to learn, so having a variety of diverse experiences is the best path forward from my perspective.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
I offer commercial interior design services that originally catered towards startups and small businesses, but have since expanded to serve companies of all sizes. My services include everything a project might need: construction documents, project management, furniture procurement, custom designed features as well as branded artwork and signage. I have a background in commercial furniture specification, and help guide clients through relationships with furniture dealers and offer custom solutions to fit unique needs. One of the things I’m most proud of is how different each and every project is, there is no cookie cutter approach. I get to know my client’s business, their process and how to make the space work best for them.
Can you share a story from your journey that illustrates your resilience?
My business was a little over three years old in March 2020, a difficult time for many. The design and construction industry went from completely stopping, to moving into hyper speed, to navigating unforeseen supply chain issues – which is where we are now. Though it felt like going in the opposite direction for a growing business, I scaled back on my own plans for growth and just focused on getting my current Clients through to the next phase with their projects. Now that we are back to looking at development, maintaining those close relationships and detail oriented processes are still an integral part of my business.
What do you think is the goal or mission that drives your creative journey?
I really believe in the importance of having a space where people walk in and they immediately recognize what a business is about. Whether it’s a retail space, reception area or an office – there’s an opportunity there to make a great first impression. In all of my projects, the goal is to create a space that isn’t just inviting, but also extremely functional. No matter the size of the business, there are always opportunities to implement good design that revolves around the vision a company has for their brand.
- Website: http://rosestudiointeriors.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CazxMqPFc7C/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicarosestudio/
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicarosestudio/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7VIM5GAXeY
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