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When Samantha Ng studied at Harrington College in Chicago, she had no idea that her career would end up taking her back home to Hong Kong, to join one of the most prestigious interior design firms in Asia.

After receiving her Bachelors of Interior Architecture (BIA) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Samantha decided to enter the Interior Design Master’s program at Harrington. She shared, “I decided to pursue a master’s degree because learning is a never-ending process, there will always be a new trend in design; it is the matter of learning and applying these techniques, which I have learned very well at Harrington.”

After graduating from Masters of Interior Design (MID) with higher honors from Harrington, Samantha returned to Hong Kong. Recently, she became employed as an Interior Designer within the hotel sector by Aedas, one of the largest architectural practices in Hong Kong. In addition to architecture, the Aedas global network provides consultancy services in interior design, master-planning, landscape and urban design throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Samantha said, “As an interior designer, my vision is to create environments and inviting spaces to enhance ones experience through design and my mission is to help lead the world towards sustainability.”

Congratulations Samantha – we hope to get an update from you sometime soon!

Photo and thesis work courtesy Samantha Ng

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On April 23 and 24th, the Harrington College of Design was proud to present the first ever Masters of Interior Design Program Portfolio Presentation & Show of the Masters Graduates!

Thesis Defenses were presented by Mary Beth Janssen, Dawn Heitsch, Leslie Schotzko, Samantha Ng, David Thompson, Joe Babula and Sheleene Bell.

I’m excited to share some impressions from this important day … keep following the blog to see highlights on some of their work!

Find out more about Harrington College of Design’s Master of Arts in Interior Design program by clicking here.

Photos courtesy Peter Klick 

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When IIDA Illinois reached out to its members with a competition to design its new logo, Harrington Alumna, Mindy Zimmer submitted the original logo above for consideration.

“My thought process was to create a simple design that updated the current IIDA Illinois logo and also gave a distinct identity to the IIDA Illinois Chapter. I wanted something that could be used as a graphic on all of the IIDA Illinois Chapter marketing materials, flyers, website, etc.

The concept was a simple line drawing outlining part of the Chicago skyline and then receding down into a horizontal line. To me this graphic represented the idea of Chicago and its great architecture, being the iconic city center, and the flat area abstractly represented downstate Illinois as it recedes into the plains.

The way I chose to illustrate the line reminded me of a simple line drawing or a sketch, which is ultimately how all great architecture and interior design ideas begin, as simple line drawings,” Mindy stated.

 Mindy’s design was chosen as a finalist, along designs from Elaine Decho-Fishman and Samantha Ng. When the vote was tallied, Mindy’s was announced the winner of the competition, making her design concept the official logo of IIDA Illinois and also the winner of an Eames Molded Plastic Armchair with Eifel Tower base courtesy of Interior Investments.

Once the voting concluded, the Board worked with Mindy to refine the logo into the final graphic you can see below, which showcases the iconic Willis (Sears) Tower and the historic Illinois Capitol building.

 Congrats to Mindy Zimmer on your winning design!

About Mindy Zimmer:
Mindy Zimmer graduated Harrington College of Design in August 2007 with a BFA in Interior Design. After interning at John Kelly Architects, she worked at Cubellis in downtown Chicago from 2007 to 2009. Mindy is a LEED Accredited Professional and an IIDA Illinois member. She currently works as a Teaching Assistant at Harrington, privately tutors students, and serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Harrington Alumni Association Board and is very active in the Chicago design community. Mindy lives on the north side of Chicago with her husband and their two small dogs and spends free time taking group exercise and dance classes.

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