ID Connections

An interview with Registered interior designer, Kelly Moore

Published by Patrick Voisin, April 04, 2017.

In our third installment of the three part series“My first interior design project” interviews, we caught up with Kelly Moore, owner of Underwood & Moore Interior Designers, and Registered IDNS and IDC member. IDC wants to highlight and showcase our members to help build and strengthen the community - there’s a lot to learn from one another!

IDC: What was your first interior design project?
Kelly: My first interior design project / job was with CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada), Bank Space Planning. I was part of a team of designers, architects and engineers providing in-house design for private banking services including office areas, public spaces and specialty areas such as trading rooms.

IDC: What was the biggest lesson you learned from it?
Kelly: The biggest lesson I learned was to observe and listen; not only to what information the client was giving you, but also to read between the lines…. Visit their existing facilities and experience the work culture to observe what is working well and what is not working.

IDC: How have you improved as a professional since?
Kelly: I have learned that time management and communication skills are essential for all successful design projects. Open, honest and timely communication with the client, other professional disciplines, manufactures’ representatives, contractors etc. produces end results that everyone involved will be happy with.

IDC: Why did you take the project?
Kelly: The opportunity to work on a collaborative design team was a wonderful way to learn about and first experience the practice of interior design.

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