After graduating from New York School of Interior Design, Britni Williams immediately landed her dream job. As a junior designer at RMW Architecture and Interiors, a design firm established in 1970, Britni journeyed with her immersive interior design education and innovative ideas to the city by the Bay.
Where are you now and what kind of work/projects are you currently working on?
I am a Junior Designer at RMW Architecture and Interiors, a design firm that was established in San Francisco in 1970 with one overarching mission: To create inspired human environments through the power of responsible design. RMW works on a range of projects including: civic, academic, technology and corporate and workplace interiors. I am currently working on the Uber Headquarters in San Francisco, which is uber exciting because it will be the new “Uber 2.0” campus. This campus has four buildings in the Mission Bay neighborhood and will be adjacent to the new Golden State Warriors stadium, which is also expected to be completed around the same time as Uber (2020).
How did NYSID prepare you for where you are today?
The educational foundation I gained while at NYSID, in addition to the connections I made, have given me the tools to succeed at RMW. Not only am I given key responsibilities within the Uber project, but at RMW I am given opportunities to present my work at bi-weekly meetings to Uber’s design team. NYSID prepared me for these exact moments and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the education and tools received.
What career advice do you have for current students? What is critical for the future professional?
My advice to current students is to make sure you utilize your instructors as a resource – ask lots of questions, pick their brains, and really create a genuine relationship with them. Being confident in your ideas and speaking an idea thoroughly with a concise and intentional manner is critical for your success as a professional designer.
Who influenced your studies at NYSID?
Terry Kleinberg, Barbara Lowenthal and Nansi Barrie were extremely influential while at NYSID. They pushed me to discover and create things I’d never think of and helped me foster important relationships within the design industry.