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Episode 6 - "Catherine Reon the Interior Designer!"

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We’re back with another episode of What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up and on today’s episode, we have Ms. Catherine Reon joining us. Ms. Reon is the co-owner of CRKW studio, an architecture and design firm in Sacramento where she is the principal designer for interiors. Ms. Reon has decades of experience working at both a big company and in her own firm. She knows her way around materials and hardware and how to create a space perfect for the project; whether it is commercial, residential, or multi-family. As you tune in today, you’ll hear from Ms. Reom about what sparked her interest in interior design, what her day-to-day job entails, and the different team members she often works closely with. She tells us about the difference between an interior designer and an interior architect, why it’s important to take your education as far as you can, and what her career journey looked like. This is a jam-packed episode with tons of information on all things related to interior design and what you can expect from a career in this field. Ms. Reon has always been very passionate about what she does and is very inspiring! So don’t miss out on this epic episode and tune in now!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • More about Ms. Reon, who she is, and what she does!
  • How long she has been an interior designer and what initially sparked her interest in design.
  • Ms. Reon tells us about her educational journey toward becoming an interior designer.
  • She describes what her job as an interior designer entails; her day-to-day.
  • She explains the different members of team designers could (potentially) work with.
  • The difference between an interior designer and an interior architect. 
  • Why you should take your education as far as you can: flexibility later on in your career.
  • Why Ms. Reon splits her work 50/50 into commercial and residential industries.
  • She explains the difference between commercial and residential jobs.
  • We hear about the different programs used by interior designers.
  • Which skills are required to become an interior architect.
  • How Ms. Reon got to where she is today in her career.
  • What inspired Ms. Reon to start her own business.
  • The best thing about owning your own business is.
  • She talks about the process of taking on a new job or new client.
  • Where she gets her inspiration from.
  • Why she loves working with materials.
  • How she keeps up with codes and interior trends.
  • What Ms. Reon likes best about her.
  • She describes a typical workday for an interior designer. 
  • How to grow your interior design business according to Ms. Reon.
  • The advice she would give to someone wanting to pursue a career in interior design. 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Catherine Reon on LinkedIn
CRKW Studio
CRKW Studio on Instagram
Crate & Barrel
West Elm
Pottery Barn

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