"Not everything is so black and white."
Genée first started interning as an interior design associate prior to receiving her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior-Architecture at Cal-State University of Long Beach the following year. She continued her design position and gained further knowledge of healthcare, government, and academic K-12 commercial design projects, along with building network relationships with product vendors. All the while, she separately freelanced as an interior decorator as a side profession.
On freelancing, Genée had focused on many other prospects that often veered towards residential and kitchen & bath solutions, leading her to expand her transferrable skillsets for commercial photography, graphic design, real-world rendering, marketing, and even web development. Her extended exposure to media production has led her to work for an industrial design company, that taught her millwork manufacturing and technical drafting in 3D isometric views, and a media group that structures and markets stage designs, pacific airshows, and way-finding for famously known commercial headquarters, like the LA Chargers Stadium.
As a sole entrepreneur, Genée made and sold accessories, from metal soldering, die-cut paper crafts, and laser-cut machinery artwork for special events for five years, selling to consumers worldwide, including UK, Asia, UAE, and Australia, before transition back to work full-time at residential architect firms. For the past 6 years, Genée has become more involved in delivering single and multifamily design projects, both as a graphic designer and architectural designer, closing off entitlement submittal sets that add into her overall design portfolio.
Despite Genée's successful journey in creativity and entrepreneurship, always on her feet, with constant drive and strong passion for design and architecture, she continues to work for pleasure by tackling DIY projects at home as a hobby for her family.
Today, Genée is also pursuing to obtain both an interior-architecture license and a real estate license, as well as being open to teaching the next generation of design students on the side. Her transferable skills shows no limits to what she can do next.
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