Meet Kayla Vandro! Kayla is an Interior Designer here at ISCG. Kayla graduated in 2015 from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Troy, Michigan. She resides in Saint Clair Shores and is a proud dog-mom to a Black Labrador named Harry. If her puppy’s name wasn’t a clear giveaway, Kayla is a huge Harry Potter fan. She’s even an honorary graduate of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
How long have you worked at ISCG and what is your favorite part about working here?
I have worked at ISCG for 1 year and 2 weeks! My favorite part about working at ISCG is helping clients create an inspiring workplace they will love.
What are your favorite kind of projects to work on?
My favorite projects to work on would be full building projects; taking a blank slate and space planning what is needed, providing furniture layouts, and selecting finishes from the floor to the ceiling. Lastly, the final and most rewarding part of being a designer is watching it all come to life! Not to mention getting great feedback from the clients.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Even though I love Halloween… Christmas is my favorite holiday! One, because of the Christmas spirit and being with family and friends. But two, because it is my birthday!
If you were one of the products that ISCG provides, what would you be and why?
If I were a product ISCG supplies I would be the Poppy Chair by Haworth. The Poppy chair is a comfortable, flexible, welcoming piece. And with the wide range of upholstery options and base options, the Poppy can really express personality and culture. I have a lot of personality and I like for that to shine. Also, being flexible, welcoming, and able to comfort when needed have always came naturally to me.
Haworth classifies the Poppy as a visitor/conference chair. It’s versatility and comfort make it a great seating option for a variety of spaces. With 41 back fabric options, 42 seat fabric options, and 10 base options; the Poppy can be customized to match your space perfectly.
If you could do any other job for one day, what would it be?
I would be a digital nomad! An entrepreneur, blogger, or anyone who can work from only technology and work from wherever they’d like! Specifically, maybe a food or travel blogger in Europe or an Island. :)
What three traits define you?
Determined, Helpful, and Passionate
What’s your least favorite food?
My least favorite food would be pulled pork… Everyone raves about it, but no thanks.
Where is your favorite place to be?
My favorite place to be is with my family and friends and puppy, Harry! No specific place exactly- I feel like I can really have a good time anywhere, as long as the right people are with me!
Do you have a favorite quote, and if yes, what is it?
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” All along I thought it was a John Lennon quote but I recently discovered that it originated with Allen Saunders.