Mare Weiss

Mare Weiss
  • Pratt Institute
  • International Interior Design Association
  • Retail Design Institute
  • SHOP! Association for Retail Environments
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What motivated you to become a designer (or current role?)?

Creative play and constructing things were just something I did since I can remember. I built amazing forts with shelving and artwork hung; I started sewing in kindergarten and by high school was making a lot of my clothing and all of my formal dresses; I won many creative contests through elementary and high school and got published in our local newspaper for some of them. It just made sense that I went to school for art or design.

When you are retired and look back on your life, what is the biggest accomplishment you hope to achieve?

I want to inspire others to do things they didn’t think they could; to look at something differently than they are used to seeing only one way; to push their limits. I want to create spaces and objects that are so well done there isn’t need to critique but just enjoy.

What does successful workplace culture mean to you?

Successful workplace culture is trust, respect, partnership, collaboration, forward moving, empowering.

If you had to pick one word that best represents Bergmeyer's culture, what would it be, and why?

What would you be doing if you were not working in this industry?
Probably working in psychology part time and doing something athletic the other part; mountain guide or bike tour leader.

Do you have a talent (outside of being your talented self at Bergmeyer) that you are proud of?
Sewing. I dabble in sewing with a focus on bags and sometimes clothing.
Athleticism. I’m passionate about being active climbing, hiking, biking, swimming, racing, etc.

What was your first job?

Summer camp counselor

What’s your most powerful characteristic?

Strength and perseverance!

What’s the most important part of your morning routine?

A great workout and a nice cup of coffee

What’s the best conference you've been to?

Euroshop; It’s a destination trip with an overload of information

Dogs or cats?

Cats; I have two Russian Blue’s, but someday… I’ll have a dog

U2 or Coldplay?

U2; my first concert was the Joshua Tree Tour

What’s the most important part of your evening routine?

Reading bedtime stories to my boys.

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