Designer, Artist, Teacher. My life philosophy is to view obstacles as opportunities and not allow them to stop my forward momentum. Life is short so why allow anything to get in the way of progress, lets all find a place to stand where we can move the world. I believe in people and their potential and love my place in the world because I know my efforts are contributing to others life improvements and ultimate well-being. My interests are varied but my passions are for people, great design, global cultures and constant learning.
As a designer I hold myself to one principle: enriching peoples lives. This can come in many forms but begins with speaking with clients and most of all listening to them. Then creating spaces that invigorate the senses and renew a user’s sense of anticipation. I believe in the importance of not just knowing that something can be done, but also understanding how it will be done. My interest in construction methods and techniques as well as alternative building methods has resulted in clients looking forward to my "willing to find a way" attitude while sharing the why and how during the journey.
It took many years of trying various mediums to discover my current passions, seed beads, wood and paper. By blending my design background with non traditional mediums I am learning new techniques with every piece and incorporating the familiar as well. My love of nature, the four seasons and design trends such as Art Deco or Art Nouveau inspire most of my work. Working with other artists such as wood sculpture Jon Brooks (www.jonbrooks.org) has helped inspire and enhance my efforts in ways I could not have imagined. My hope is that my work enriches the lives and spaces of those who share it.
Students are designers in training, they are our future and my mission is to empower them personally and professionally. Industry interaction, field trips, guest speakers and applicable projects will help increase their understanding, but passionate teachers who care will keep them in school. My teaching extends beyond the classroom into mentoring and guiding students on how to build upon their own passions and lead enriched and productive lives. Academia has allowed me to use of all my skills in one setting. Beyond my practice knowledge I am able to apply my program development and marketing skills to yield positive results in program growth and expansion. My greatest rewards come from working directly with students to make an interior design education and career more accessible for everyone who shares that dream.
Sabrina L. Frey