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Tile School: Meet Denise, our 3D Tile Design Renderer

By Shannon Malone |

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Here at Fireclay we want to make sure your tile project turns out to be every thing you've hoped for. To help you turn your dream into a reality, our online Design Consultants, known around here as the Dream Team, are here to help with whatever you need.  Whether it is sending free samples, helping you choose a color and size, or offering prices and quotes, our Dream Team is here to help.  One of the benefits of working with our online Design Consultants is they can offer you architectural renderings to help you visualize your project based on your tile selection and the actual dimensions of your space. Our in-house Sketch Up Designer, Denise, gets to help our customers bring their ideas to life everyday, so we sat down to chat with her about how she got her start, what it's like being Fireclay Tile's first design render artist.

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Hi Denise!

What is your background in design?  Where did you go to school?

Denise – Even at a young age art and art classes were something I looked forward to everyday. Community college was where I really found my passion for interior design. I took  a couple classes regarding design and colors where I learned the basics of interior design. I knew I had found my niche. I transferred to San Francisco State University were I earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.

What made you want to work for Fireclay Tile?

Denise – Their sustainability efforts astounded me. Having so many options with recycled content and locally sourced is amazing! Also the people that work here, passionate hardworking people I could tell from my first interview.

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What is a day in the life of Denise like?

Denise – I put my pants on one leg at a time. On a more serious note I get to work, starting with a cup of coffee. I look at the drawings I have in the queue for the day and get started. Most of my day consists of creating clients drawings mixed with office administration duties. After work varies from day-to-day but usually involves Netflix somehow.

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What do you love about creating renderings for customers?

Denise – It sounds really cheesy but the finished product. I love bringing clients ideas to life, giving people the opportunity to see our tile in their space in their actual space before they buy.

Do you have a favorite project you have worked on?

Denise – It's really hard to pick my favorite, usually the more intricate the better. Most of the ones I've provided are definitely some of my favorites.

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Why do you think it helps customers to be able to envision their space before purchasing tile?

Denise – We use pictures and measurements from the client space, it personalizes the drawings we create. We make it possible for each customer to see their space in different patterns, colors and styles.
 

If you're interested in seeing your project come to life through design renderings simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.