Allison Strunka received a Bachelors of Art Degree in 2012 in Interior Design from Interior Designers Institute (IDI) in Newport Beach, California.* IDI is currently ranked as the 6th finest design program in the nation, and is accredited by Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). While working full time as an administrative assistant for a local general contractor, Allison completed the rigorous curriculum at IDI, a 3 step program starting with a certificate program, an Associate of Arts program and then the Bachelors program. Through her studies at IDI she explored many possible design dilemmas in commercial, institutional, residential, and lighting design projects similar to those she might face in the workplace, learning many ways to approach such design dilemmas and multiple ways to solve them.
Allison is proficient at Auto CAD 2011, Sketch up, Space Planning Construction Docs, Rendering/Perspectives, and Model Making. Recently, she’s had the opportunity to assist the estimating department at Monarch Construction, her current employer. This has given her the opportunity to use what she’s learned about construction documents, as well as establish relationships with vendors and subcontractors of different trades.
In addition to her interior design experience and skills, Allison was a featured blogger on a leading wedding website, Weddingbee. Among hundreds of applicants, Allison was chosen for this coveted position, to blog about her wedding design and planning process. Through working with this site she gained valuable Social Media experience with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Klout, as well the blogging platforms Wordpress, Blogger and Squarespace.