Adaptations: Interior Design Job Search In Uncertain Times

As part of the SCE’s Adaptations online panels and talks series, the Interior Design program held a Zoom panel on April 16th entitled Adaptations: Interior Design Job Search In Uncertain Times. During the panel, industry professionals discussed their experiences job searching in the interior design field during times of international crisis and uncertainty.

Panelists included Meena Krenek (Principal, Interior Design Director, Perkins+Will Los Angeles), Yessah Loh (Design Strategist), Elaine Santos (Elaine Santos Interior Design), Jae Woun Kim (Verderame Cale Architecture), and J Lee Rofkind (Regional Leader of Hospitality, HOK Hong Kong)

“Everything has a beginning, middle, and an end, and we’re all going to get through this. Staying positive and looking for opportunity instead of what you’re missing out and what you don’t have…that’s the most important thing. Stay positive and stay creative.” — Elaine Santos

“Imagination…In the relation of creativity and courageous behavior, you have to imagine yourself, where you want to be, regardless of COVID. You guys are at one of the best universities in the world…Manifest your next position…Keep imagining.” — Meena Krenek