In past episodes we have had a great pleasure of inviting students from Santa Barbara City College Interior Design Program. We welcome SBCC Professor Diana Costea and her students Cindy Daly and Edgar Cruz.
Vignette by Cindy Daly
Vignette By Edgar Cruz
My name is Edgar Cruz, I am originally from Michoacán, Mexico. I moved to the US at the age of 13, now living in Oxnard California. I graduated with an A.S. Degree from Oxnard College, my first major was psychology. I took some time off and realized psychology wasn’t my passion. I chose to do something in the design field and chose interior design. That is the reason why i started attending SBCC because they offer a degree and certification for interior design.
My love for art, fashion, and different cultures are my inspiration for interior design. I love the details that art has to offer and the story it tells once its finished. Inspiration is all over the place from the minimalist to the extravagant.
Interior design changed my life because it has brought me many opportunities. One I like to mention is the chance to participate and design a space for Santa Barbara Design Center. Also, thanks to interior design, I graduated to a new interest which is architecture. I now plan to get my bachelors in architecture as well as a certificate in interior design.
My personal interior design style is eclectic. I like to take risks and incorporate different styles that normally don’t go together. I like to play with different shapes, colors, fabrics, materials, and textures.
Santa Barbara City College Program Description
Interior design focuses on the creation of interior environments that are both functional and pleasing. The field offers a variety of employment opportunities with interior design and architectural firms, kitchen and bath design studios, as well as with interior materials and furniture stores. A combination of education, work experience and passing the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam is required for interior design professionals.
The Santa Barbara City College Interior Design Program, offered within the Drafting CAD Department, provides comprehensive training for entry-level interior design positions. It is a vocational program, not a transfer program. Certificated, professionally experienced instructors teach all courses.
Santa Barbara Design Center
410 Olive St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Open: Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30