Goal: To focus on conceptual 3D renderings as part of design process and for client presentation. (Temporarily remote) Eventually to use background and years of experience in commercial interior design to contribute to design development and production of working drawings.
I am a commercial interior designer with over ten years of experience in design, space planning, computer renderings, construction drawings, construction administration and furniture and finishes on corporate office and tenant-improvement projects. I acquired Autocad skills in 2004 and worked with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in San Francisco, focusing on renderings for Harvard University and Citibank. I returned to San Diego in 2005 and worked with Howard-Sneed Interior Architecture and Jossy + Carrier Design Group, firms I had been with in the past, focusing on all areas of commercial interior design practice, until 2008.
I developed a working knowledge of Revit in 2008, along with developing advanced rendering skills in that program at the time. In 2009 I developed skills in SketchUp and Vray for SketchUp. In 2013 and 2014 I increased my skill level in SketchUp, developing a style based on the npr style inherent to that program. One of the reasons I focus on SketchUp rather than 3ds MAX, is that I think SketchUp has an excellent perspective system. In 2015 and 2016 I developed skills in Maxwell for SketchUp, and was involved in beta-testing Corona Render for SketchUp (now discontinued). In 2018 and 2019 I developed advanced rendering skills in Vray for SketchUp. Currently I am developing skills in Corona Render; importing SketchUp models into Cinema4D and rendering them in Corona, now available for Cinema4D.
Most of the renderings shown here (SketchUp, Corona, Vray and Maxwell) are based on existing projects and were done for academic purposes, while the earlier Autocad and Revit drawings are based on projects I was involved with earlier as a designer, prior to 2008.