Lorraine Bruce - Woman to Watch Class of 2013
Interior Designer, C. Kramer Interiors
Classic Image Photography
WHEN I GREW UP I WANTED TO BE..
A designer, either clothing or interior.
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE THIS LINE OF WORK?
It's a creative challenge, I am high energy and driven – and this profession is always changing.
Best business advice you ever received and who gave it? From my father: get your business degree! My translation: If you know and understand business fundamentals and are creative, you can be a successful designer. Using both side of your brain is a win-win in this profession. Who professionally inspires you? Locally: Chris Kramer. Nationally: Barbara Barry, Ralph Lauren, Candice Olson. What is your biggest pet peeve? An unorganized work space – yes, I'm a type 'A'! What was your first job? Working in my father's company office. I was 13 and it taught me that hard work pays off. Where would you go on your dream vacation if cost and time were not a factor? Back to Paris and Europe – the influence of fashion trends and design is incredible! What is your favorite stress-reliever? A beach on turquoise water, and throw in a massage – good to go! If you were to describe yourself as a shoe, what kind would you be and why? A pointy-toed Stiletto of any kind--preferably in leopard!