Our March Member Spotlight is on Lauren Runte, ASID! Lauren works for Creative Business Interiors and has been in the interior design industry for six and a half years.
What made you decide to pursue an Interior Design career?
I’ve always loved interior design. As a child my mom would have HGTV on in the background and I found myself drawn to it. When it came time to tour colleges I was overwhelmed with options. My dad was the one that encouraged me to attend UW Stevens Point and pursue Interior Architecture as my major.
What type of design are you passionate about?
All types but love the challenge of office interiors.
What do you love about design?
Getting to know the client, working with reps and vendors, and the challenge of balancing cost, codes, and aesthetics.
How has being a member of ASID helped you in your career?
Meeting and reconnecting with professionals in all areas of design has opened the door to so many possibilities. An ASID event connected me to others when studying for the NCIDQ- which helped me pass the first time!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In the summer I enjoy boating, water skiing, and taking my dog to the park. In the winter, I enjoy reading, macramé and snow skiing. .