Liz Morgan, Registered Interior Designer, Associate, and Group Lead for Interiors Practice
What degrees/certifications do you have?
Bachelor of Interior Design, 2020 - Texas Tech University, NCIDQ, Registered Interior Designer, CIDQ Ambassador, IIDA
What is your current job title, and what does that role entail?
Registered Interior Designer | Associate | Group Lead for Interiors Practice: As a Registered Interior Designer, I work alongside a team of architects and engineers to design spaces that meet our client's need and represent who they are. In my career, I have worked in many market sectors, including city halls, banks, worship spaces, and office buildings. As the discipline leader for our Interiors practice at Parkhill, I manage a team of 14 designers and student interns. For our team, I support career and performance development and promote engagement within our firm. coordinate project assignments, and assist in recruitment.
What inspired you to get a degree in Interior Design from Texas Tech University?
I am a Lubbock native and have always wanted to attend Texas Tech. I started my collegiate career in pursuit of a medical degree, but really enjoyed Art Appreciation my freshman year. After speaking with family members, I was connected to a family friend that graduated from Tech as an Interior Designer and was working on a college campus in their Housing department. She talked through the program and career opportunities, and I was sold. I made the transfer to the Interior Design program and later graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design and Minors in Architecture and Art History.
How did the ID program prepare you for your current role?
The ID program at Tech does such a great job promoting collaboration. I work with people and collaborate in design every day. Additionally. the work with industry professionals and required internship helped to establish a vision for our professional field after graduation. The repetition and growth of project development helped to create a growing skill for design development and a drive for learning and growing from my teammates.
Would you recommend this program to current and prospective students? If so, why?
Absolutely! With over ten years in the industry and acting as a hiring manager for the last few years-I can say that Tech consistently produces some of the greatest ID graduates in the game. They help to facilitate a knowledge of the tools required along with the skills required to be successful in our industry. Practice with research, presentations, collaboration, receiving feedback...etc. Top-notch education at Texas Tech's Interior Design program.