This issue isn’t just for the experienced veterans—we have a graduating student joining the world of interior design! Meet Jesse Price, a 22-year-old interior design student at NDSU. In May 2022, she will graduate with her BS from NDSU’s Interior Design program.
In February 2021, Jesse joined the Scheels Store Development team, working on their multiple retail design projects. “I have always been passionate about how interior environments create experiences for people,” said Jesse. “And I look forward to using my educational experience in my future career.” In both 2020 and 2021, she was awarded the American Society of Interior Designers Excellence in Design Awards for a residential student design competition.
There are many features and services that Jesse and her team collaborate with architects and other designers on that customers may not be aware of. Features like electrical components, security and lighting are some elements that are incorporated into the design that camouflage themselves into the store so customers can focus on their shopping experience.
Aside from furniture, finishes, and accessory recommendations, interior designers problem solve to create a desired vision within a budget. Focusing on the client’s needs, designers work to help clients visualize a space through 3D renderings. As a student, Jesse has found it helpful walking through a floor plan with someone, describing every component of the room while showing a 3D rendering. “Bringing in physical samples for others to see helps people envision what their space can be,” said Jesse.
“I have always been passionate about how interior environments create experiences for people”
Inspiration, Colors & Trends
New trends that incorporate natural elements like exposed wood and rock within a modern design is something Jesse looks forward to. She believes having a combination of rough and smooth textures along with a variety of patterns help bring depth into a space, making it feel grounded and more comfortable. Light oak elements with sage green and rustic color tones are something Jesse believes will be incorporated into more designs in the future.
In school, Jesse became inspired by Frank Llyod Wright and his designs. To keep herself updated and inspired, Jesse enjoys reading interior design articles and traveling. Additionally, she loves finding inspiration through materialbank.com, an online resource for design professionals to browse through thousands of materials, finishes, lighting options and more. She can even order samples and have them the next day to add to her design boards.
As she kickstarts her professional career, Jesse would like to incorporate more sustainable products into designs. Focusing on recycling materials and repurposing helps reduce waste in the construction industry.