"Hey there! I’m Megan and I am ARC Design Studios’ first ever intern! Oh I know, It is very exciting for me as well! I am a small town Michigan girl who loves fashion, food, fitness, and traveling. I enjoy golfing, but I’m not very good at it (but who is?), being a dog mom, and look forward to owning a miniature pig in the future. I am going into my senior year in the Interior Design program at Western Michigan University and I’m extremely looking forward to be working with Amanda to further my knowledge and help with real world projects. I am also double minoring in Event Management, and Business Analytics. This program has given me opportunities to be a part of IDSO (Interior Design Student Organization) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association).
Amanda and I met through Western. She was one of my professors (my favorite one, in fact). She is a major influence in helping me learn and grow into the designer I am and aspire to be.
I have always held an interest in creating an environment that is capable of making myself and others happy. As I grow older I am interested in designing an environment that can encompass comfort-ability and happiness while being sustainable.
"Growing up, my mom designed for General Motors and my dad did construction which was sort of a starting point in learning about design."
I watched him draft floor plans by hand regularly and was able to see his vision come alive time and time again as he built houses and garages and what not with his bare hands. It amazed me how something that seemed so small such as a drawing could come to life in such a short period of time. I knew right away I wanted to be in residential design. I am heavily interested in the architectural side of things, but also love decorating and helping people choose colors, furniture, counter tops etc.
"Don’t we all have a little HGTV in us?"
I have had my wedding planned out since I was a little girl. I thoroughly have enjoyed pinning things on Pinterest and going through all of it with my girlfriends on our many wine nights. I knew I might want to make it a career when I began working at a golf course and was able to work side by side with the food and beverage director helping and coordinating with the brides every wish. I eventually began working at TPC Michigan. I have spent the last four summers here. A goal of mine in the near future is to hopefully obtain the Head Event Coordinators’ position and be able to plan weddings, golf outings, and many other parties for a living.
I look forward to being a part of ARC Design Studio. I feel that this is a good fit in helping me grow as a designer."