Student Feature: Andy Johnston, Interior Design

Student Feature: Andy Johnston, Interior Design


For me, something hit me
sophomore year, where I was like, I wouldn’t be trying this
hard or working this hard for a degree if I didn’t
love it so much, and like, feel like it was where
I’m supposed to be, so, for me it was just so rewarding
to feel like I’m putting the effort in, but I’m
really getting it back. I feel like there’s
little moments like that throughout the program,
where you’re just like, this is exactly what I want to be doing. We take sketching classes,
we take a variety of computer classes to learn about
different programs, and to learn about like the new software
that’s coming up in the field. We take our, like, environmental
psychology classes. We really want to get the
science behind why we design, and get that evidence-based
design, which really makes you make informed decisions
as to why you’re like, choosing specific things
for the interiors. Yes, we pick out paint colors,
but then also, you know, someone might put red in
a space because red makes your appetite go up, and so,
it’s those psychological drives that push design to like a new height. It’s always just about that
human connection that you can make with interior design, and
how, you know, we’re a part of health and human sciences
because we directly impact the way that people live,
and, how important this major can be, and this career
can be for the whole world. I feel like interiors are
such an important thing that can be overlooked
sometimes, and you can go into such a wide range of different
careers with this one single major, and it think
it’s awesome, cause everyone kind of gets to choose
their own path, even though we’re all such creative
people, you really get to define the type of designer
that you want to be with your degree. Hi, my name’s Andy Johnston and I’m in interior design at CSU. (light music)

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