Sabrina L Frey
Designer, Mentor, Leader, Artist, Communicator and Motivator. My life philosophy views obstacles as opportunities to design solutions and I never allow them to stop my forward momentum. Life is too short to allow obstacles 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 great design and global cultures, both of which require researching and understanding the global community with an emphasis on their contributions, cultures and people.
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 knowledge of 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. Successful completion of this multidisciplinary effort can only be effectively executed by respecting and acknowledging all the contributors in the process.
Academia has proven to be another fulfilling challenge by allowing the use of all my skills in one setting. My current situation allows for designing, managing, and developing interior design projects, professionals, curriculum and programs. Applying my program development and marketing background to this mix has yielded incredible results in program growth and expansion. My current rewards come from working directly with students and administration to make an interior design education more accessible for everyone who shares that dream.
With teaching comes researching and in this ever changing world we must constantly chase after the new while preserving the past. Students are designers in training, they are our future and deserve the best our industry has to offer. Industry interaction, field trips, guest speakers and applicable projects will help increase their understanding but passionate teachers who care will keep them in school. They will also mentor and guild students on how to build upon their own passions and see beyond what they thought possible. The future depends upon on students being prepared for a culturally interactive world where anything can happen and all design dreams can come true.