The Interior Design Program at Delta College is gathering industry professionals from various areas of the Interior Design field to share their insights and advice with students and the community.

 

On February 23rd, notables from the field of Interior Design will be converging on Stockton and the entire community is invited to participate. The program is hosting this event to expose its students to some amazing industry professionals and to the realities of the career. The hope is also to share this with the community and anyone interested in pursuing a career in Interior Design.

 

MEET THE PANEL:

KERRIE KELLY- Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

Kerrie Kelly, Proprietress of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, is an accomplished interior designer, author, instructor and multi-media consultant. An ASID certified interior designer and owner of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, based in Sacramento, she authored “Home Décor, a Sunset Design Guide” published by Oxmoor House in September 2009. The book is still a defining guide to all styles of home décor. In addition to being a published author, she is a certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS), a subject matter expert for Pearson Publishing, and the Academic Director for The Art Institute of California, Sacramento. Kerrie’s start in interior design came from early family influences that allowed her to pursue her studies at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, California. Since then, her portfolio includes experiences with Macy’s, Ralph Lauren, All American Design and Furnishings, Inc. and Del Webb’s Sun City.

KEVIN MANLEY- Foodservice Designer/Sales Consultant

Kevin has over 25 years of sales, installation and design in the foodservice industry.  He is currently wearing two hats with being employed for eleven years by Yaffee Restaurant Supply in Sacramento and as designer for his own company, KM Design.  Kevin has completed projects all over Northern California including Friar Tucks in Nevada City, Bistro 33 at the Mercedes Benz Dealership in Rocklin, Pacheco High  School in Los Banos and Maranello’s in Fair Oaks.  Some of these projects being design and some contracts for equipment.  Always changing health codes, mechanical codes and NSF standards keep Kevin busy to stay on top of his trade.  Kevin gives a b ig thank you to Delta College for teaching him  auto-cad design. Kevin just recently designed and installed one of the first Mercedes auto dealerships with a full service restaurant inside the dealership showroom in Rocklin.

MARIKO PARRIS- LEED Certified Designer

Mariko is a space planner and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional for Durst Interiors in Lodi. Parris received a bachelor's degree from California State University, Sacramento and pursued a certificate in green building and sustainable design with the University of California, Davis. Previously, she worked as a designer for Ambiance Interiors and was co-owner of Parris Tile & Stone. Parris is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the International Interior Design Association. Mariko is currently space planning the move of the city hall departments to the city owned WaMu building. She is also space planning projects at the HSA County building downtown Stockton.

ZACK ROSSON- Lighting Specialist, Lumens Light and Living

Zack, a product of San Joaquin Delta College, studied Interior Design at SJDC and moved to Sacramento to expand his experience in the design industry. After a few experiences, he landed at Lumens Lighting in Sacramento. Through his career, he’s created lighting design for restaurants, hotels, homes and salons. His projects include: The AVE Lounge, Stockton; Wine and Roses, Lodi;  Wasabi Sushi: Folsom;  Blade Barber and Sugar Salon: Sacramento; Deda Salon at the Sterling Hotel: Sacramento; The Shady Lady Saloon: Sacramento; Christmas and Co: Old town Sacramento; Flowjo Yoga, Davis, just to name a few. There are many many more residential and commercial spaces, including lighting jobs with Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. Kerrie and Zack will be festured in Sacramento Magazine together for the Lighting. He was also featured in her book Home Décor.

The event is being coordinated by the faculty in the Interior Design Program and being modeled after the successful Meet the Fashion Industry Insiders event. “We created a successful formula for the fashion event and saw an opportunity to do the same for Interior Design,” says Leslie Asfour, the program coordinator. “There is so much interest in interior design among the general public and we’re glad to share this even with anyone interested in attending. While it benefits the students, it would benefit anyone interested in pursuing a design career.”

Faculty Ron Saito, Carie Lokers and Kristi McClendon-Riva have worked hard coordinating the event with the help of the students in the program who will surely benefit from the connections made and the advice they receive from this amazing panel of insiders.

 

The event will begin at 5 pm with a general forum and Q & A with the panelist.

Then breakout sessions will allow attendees to talk with the insiders one-on-one and develop a greater understanding of the career.

 

Meet The Industry Insiders in Interior Design is being held on

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 5-7 pm

in Danner Hall on the Delta College Campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

For parking, maps and direction, visit www.deltacollege.edu.

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