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CREATING BEAUTIFUL SPACES ONE VERTEX AT A TIME
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01 About

[ Vertices ] : Plural noun for vertex

Why “Vertices”?

​A truly talented designer sees everything in a space as a form. Be it a chair, a light fixture, or a desk, all objects are all 3-dimensional forms that together create the end result–the story of a space’s design. We believe every form should add up to a story that is unique, personal, and beautiful.

All forms have planes, edges, and corners where those edges and planes connect. The connection is known as a vertex (like you see in the image above). When there are multiple, we call them vertices. Thus, the name Vertices Custom Designs–because everything that goes into your space is an art "form," thoughtfully placed and designed.

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About the designer

 

Sarah Peterson is an interior designer based in Portland, OR. A graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she loves drawing inspiration from art to create spaces that are both livable and beautiful. 

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02 Designer History

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VIDA DESIGN

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Elevator Lobby
Elevator Lobby

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Lobby Front Desk
Lobby Front Desk

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Custom Lighting
Custom Lighting

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Elevator Lobby

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Vida Design, located in Portland, OR., specializes in custom multi-family interior design, and occasionally works on other project types such as hospitality and restaurants. 

Their design process starts with conceptual development through SketchUp, Pinterest and InDesign. Once concepts are approved by clients, the designs are polished off using SketchUp and rendered using extensions to create a realistic look. Many times, walk-through videos are created to enhance the presentation to the client–videos like you see at the top of this page. 

In this portfolio from Vida Design, you will see work that Sarah has modeled herself in SketchUp. Many of  the design concepts you see are team efforts, although there are a few concepts that were lead by Sarah before polishing them off as a team to present to the client.

 

HERITAGE SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN

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Last day of class
Last day of class
Final Presentations
Final Presentations
Sketching
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class activities
In class projects
Final Presentations
Sketching outdoors
In class projects
In class projects
Group presentations
Group presentations
Design Charrette profile
Design Charrette profile
Design Charrette
Perspective drawing
Perspective drawing
Perspective drawing
Perspective drawing
Perspective drawing
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
Perspective drawing
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
In class projects
Drafting lesson

Teaching at Heritage School of Interior Design was a real treat for Sarah. This was an evening position in addition to her day job that she found very rewarding and fun. It was a pleasure for Sarah to help students graduate and earn their certificates in Interior Design. 

Sarah always enjoyed seeing the students' creative ideas come to life and helping them think outside the box, furthering their creative ideas and skill sets.

In this three month course, students learned all the basics of Interior Design in order to become  professional entrepreneurs in the field of Interior Design.  

 

STEEL ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS

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SketchUp rendering for client
SketchUp rendering for client

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SketchUp rendering for client
SketchUp rendering for client

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New build construction drawings
New build construction drawings

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SketchUp rendering for client

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Starting out as an intern at Steele Associates Architects while finishing school online, Sarah dove right into the world of professional Architecture and Design. Here, Sarah learned to use AutoCAD and how to compile architectural drawings sets. 

Her knowledge of architectural detailing grew immensely and she began to understand the principles of commercial building and the work that's needed to complete a new build from start to finish.

Along with her experience in Architectural drafting, she was the office's lead Interior Designer. Sarah made furniture and finish selections for each project and, as a team, finalized the interior selections. 

AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp were often used during the conceptual phases and to finalize client presentations. 

 

SKETCHING &

RENDERING

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Floral Animated Door
Final Premium Sunset
Final Premium
Photoshop drawn and rendered exterior
Hand drawn sketch in Thailand
Hand drawn sketch
Photoshop sketch
Hand drawn conceptual sketch
Digitally drawn sketch and render with photo underlay
Hand drawn sketch with Photoshop rendering
Hand drawn sketch with Photoshop rendering
Conceptual design sketch
Photoshop and Illustrator sketch
Photoshop Sketch

Sarah enjoys art on her own time, and is always exploring new styles and techniques. Here are a few of Sarah's personal projects. Many are by hand, while others are mixed media compositions and renderings using SketchUp extensions. 

 

DESIGN COMPETITION

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Final Installation
Final Installation

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Steps to installing design
Steps to installing design

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Custom pattern for installation
Custom pattern for installation

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Final Installation

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Sarah entered a design competition while attending school in San Francisco. After being selected as the winner, she was tasked with creating her design concept herself with a set budget and timeline.

 

Here you will see images of the process, where she and her colleagues hand made the design and installed each element to completion. 

The installation still stands in the office's headquarters in downtown San Francisco today. 

 

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY

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Sarah graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design. 

Displayed here is her portfolio, which shows some of her best work while in school. She enjoyed creating designs that had abstract and challenging concepts that pushed her to think creativity and showcased her originality. 

All renderings in Sarah's portfolio were created using 3DSMax and minor editing in Photoshop. Design layouts were created using InDesign.

 

FIRST TEE SHIPPING CONTAINER

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Project team members
Project team members

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Adding hand painted lettering
Adding hand painted lettering

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Seating area for students
Seating area for students

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Project team members

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The First Tee is a youth development organization that reached out to the Academy of Art University for designers who were capable of designing them their first ever shipping container classroom in the Golden Gate Park of San Francisco. 

 

Sarah was selected as one of three students to participate in the design project. All materials, design decisions and installations were done by the student team. 

 

In the end, the students of The First Tee, as well as the client, were ecstatic to have a brand new learning environment for years to come.
 

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SARAH PETERSON

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Bend, Oregon

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VERTICES CUSTOM DESIGNS, LLC.