EL Questionnaire 2019

Name: Jennifer Lyle
Company: SMMA
Concentration: Interior Design
College/University: Virginia Tech
Year(s) of Graduation: 2013

What is your strongest personal quality?: I am self-disciplined which helps me balance multiple things at once.
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: Cultivating and maintaining client relationships.  I value both their wants and needs and keep open communication throughout the entire design process, continuing well after construction is complete.
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: Legos and lincoln logs
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader?: I hope to develop leadership skills to grow as a designer at SMMA and mentor future Interior Designers.
What's your go-to for de-stressing?: I love running outside.  It’s great way to clear my mind and get some fresh air. 
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: SketchUp for designing unique pieces and initial concept designs.  Revit for construction drawings.
Are you usually early or late?: I like to be early, but typically show up right on time. 
What three things are in your bag?: Chapstick, sunglasses, and water/snack
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member?: I enjoy meeting and cultivating relationships with fellow designers in a casual atmosphere, while helping spread the understanding and value of Interior Design as a profession.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I enjoyed math and art, and Interior Design is a perfect mix of technical and creative skills.