Name: Kyle Holzkamp
Company/Position/Years?: Pacific Furnishings / Technical Designer: 2 1/2
IIDA member since: 2011
Favorite IIDA event: Having worked on the event for several years as a part of the Forums team, the Design Crawl will always be special to me. Hearing about the incredible projects from the design teams while weâ€™re in the space truly showcases the hard work, talent, and tough decisions that define the spaces. It is a logistical challenge from the planning side but always a wonderful evening with a great community.
What does interior design legislation mean to you?: It means the impact that Interior Designers have on the health, safety, and welfare of the users of a building is recognized.
What does being a designer mean to your life?: It means that Iâ€™m constantly using the creative process to find solutions in my life. I love diving into the research of a new topic sometimes just for the fun of learning but usually with the ultimate goal of self improvement and growth. There are some design problems that Iâ€™ve been working on for years and each problem has an impact on my thought process.Â I guess you could say that I love continuously learning and exploring.
Favorite design magazine/blog?: At the moment I have been enjoying the Instagram account Affordablehousingmag. There is a nice international presence and a lot of simple structures in some breathtaking natural areas that seem to celebrate their surroundings and enable people to appreciate the natural elements both inside and out.
Why are you a member of IIDA?: Iâ€™m a member to support growth in the industry.Â At a time when people are spending a majority of their time indoors, the spaces we create have a lasting and powerful impact on how people learn, breathe, heal, relax, work…essentially live!