Designing the perfect layout for your office isn’t easy. Between specific work needs for your employees and physical limitations of your space, in addition to colors and finishes of surfaces and fabrics, there’s a lot of creative decision-making to be made! Even your wall paints or carpet colors play a big part of the overall design of your office. That’s why at EthoSource, we have a truly talented and experienced professional design team to help you every step of the way. One of these awesome experts is this week’s featured employee in our EthoSource Encounter- Brianne Reppert!
This July will mark my first year working at EthoSource.
What is a typical day at work for you entail/What are your responsibilities?
As a designer for EthoSource, I am responsible for a wide range of tasks throughout all phases of each project. I typically start each project using CAD to draft preliminary space plans, maximizing the client’s space while also adhering to all safety guidelines and building codes. I then build Ethospace furniture systems using CAP, and generate 3D views and renderings to help our clients visualize the finished product. Once an order is placed, I also pull all parts and pieces of the systems from our inventory system. Lastly, I provide our installers with installation plans for onsite assembly.
Why did you choose to pursue a career in design?
As cliché as it may sound, my initial interest in Interior Design derived from watching TLC’s Trading Spaces. As a kid I constantly was re-arranging and organizing my own room, and also convinced my friends they needed my help to re-arrange theirs. I once persuaded my Dad to paint pink and yellow vertical stripes in my bedroom… a project I regrettably admit to being one of my first. When it was time for college, I decided to pursue this passion and turn it into a career.
What is your favorite part about working at EthoSource?
I love the fact that EthoSource utilizes pre-owned materials and is capable of refurbishing to make new again. I think it is important to be considerate of our impact on the environment, and EthoSource provides a more eco-friendly alternative to office furniture.
What’s your favorite chair/what do you sit in?
My favorite chair is the Grace Highback.
What is one gadget or personal item that you couldn’t live without?
I cannot remember the last day I went without using my Spotify Premium app.
Describe yourself in 3-5 words.
Creative, OCD, witty, curious, awkward
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?
I enjoy weekend trips to visit friends, playing with my dog, crafting, pinterest-ing, eating snacks and napping. I also love to ski and snowboard.
What is the best advice someone has ever given you?
As Joe Dirte once said, “Life’s a garden, dig it!”