Ready, Set, Research!

Here we come! The healthcare design studio toured the UKMC cardiovascular units today in preparation for their collaborative research with UK Healthcare. #ukcod #thinkdesign #seeblue



Computer Programs Vs. By Hand

This week has had a slow start, just trying to catch up from the past weekend at the fall home show. Trying getting everything organized again. Although, another big opportunity has came up this week. One of the homes we designed in the past, is being showcased in a home walk though event. It’ll be a nice way to gain other publicity for our work. I got to design our flyer that we will pass out to the viewers. It was a great way to put my Indesign skills to work!

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Since I have begun my internship, one thing I have noticed was the difference in technology usage, compared to what we do in school. Pedigo Design doesn’t use any computer programs specifically. Everything is done by hand. Lynn Pedigo, our head designer does all the plans and they look amazing. Here is some of her current work:

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Both of these are designs for a client bathroom. Lynn drew both of these plans by hand, and does this with every client, her talent for drawing is remarkable! In school, we do a lot of thing technologically based. I think there are pro’s and con’s to both, but I do wish my personal drawing skills were better, and that will only come with time and practice. Also, this is a smaller firm, so larger firms may differ in the amount of program usage. I think larger firms with bigger projects, computer programs like Auto CAD or Revit may be more useful to them versus a small residential firm.

I have been able to put the various computer programs to good use though for different tasks at my internship. I have been able to make design boards for clients, flyers, logo opportunities, etc. So I know that these will come in hand at particular points of my career. I like using the computer programs and I try to put my skills to work when the opportunity comes.

Next Week: Time to buckle down and get ready for material selection for our new clients!



Lighting Lamp & Prep Work!

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This week was rather slow but still learned a lot! I had to do a lot of lighting selections for a client to keep me busy. Other then picking out just lights for an interior of a house, I also had to pick outside lighting as well. I visited local lighting stores; including Ferguson and Kentucky lighting and talked to representatives about the various types and styles. They helped me make selections and gave me spec sheets that I could then bring back to the office to make sure the plan would allow them to work. One thing I had to take into consideration was the the light box and size because we had a very specific size range. Overall, I found it very successful, the picture below is what we decided to go with. We will show the client next week to see what they think!

I also had to do some prep for the Fall home Show this coming weekend. I have had to order banners, make flyers, and do some final touch up for the booth. I get the opportunity to work it and do some networking there as well. It’ll be great to see the other designers around the bluegrass area and their work they have done.

Can’t wait till fall homes, catch you up on that later this week!