Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Environmental and Interior Design from Syracuse University in 2013. From there, the Massachusetts native made her way back home to Boston. During her time in the industry, she’s gained experience in the residential, corporate and healthcare markets and worked to complete her NCIDQ and LEED ID+C certifications.
As she ventured out of the city, Olivia was introduced to Phase Zero Design and has joined us in our Hingham office as an Interior Designer. Olivia’s passion for interior design started as a child, when she would develop residential communities for her beanie babies out of clementine boxes – above ground pools included! When she’s not in the office, you can find Olivia in the kitchen trying out a fun new recipe, or on the beach with a good book and her dog Bear (they both believe salt water cures all!)
What inspires you most about your field?
The great thing about interior design and architecture is that its all around us all the time. From the homes we live in, our places of work, the restaurants and hotels we treat our selves to, the airports we travel in, the doctor’s offices we visit; there are always new elements to 3D spaces to take in. We’re inundated with constant inspiration. I also really love experiencing and finding inspiration in new types of spaces or different approaches to design when traveling. Learning how and why design and architecture adapts to different cultures and climates never ceases to amaze me.
Describe the moment you realized interior design was for you.
As a kid one of my favorite activities was to design custom, high-end bungalows for my beanie babies using old clementine boxes. The homes were complete with above ground pools, custom tie-dyed tissues for curtains and all. Once I got to college, I realized I could make a career designing spaces for humans turning my childhood dreams into career. I’ve never looked back.
What makes you most proud about being a Phase Zero Design employee?
I’m proud to be a member of this hardworking team that will not stop until the client is happy. The culture at Phase Zero is a comfortable one without competition allowing employees to feel supported. Peers are willing to drop everything to help one another learn a new technology, print and ship drawings, help meet a deadline or even to just brainstorm some fresh ideas and I’m proud to be part of this collaborative team.