Get to know Sara Ebrahim
When did you know you wanted to be a designer?
When I was 12 years old, I would pause my favorite cartoon and sit for hours drawing my favorite characters. At the time, I knew that pursuing a career in art was something that I wanted to do. Growing up, I was heavily influenced by my uncle’s work, who is an interior designer. As a result, I’ve perceived interior design as an art form that transforms ordinary spaces into extraordinary experiences.
What’s the biggest highlight of your career?
I don’t think I could pick just one, so here’s a few that I’m really proud of:
- When I won first place in the “Office of The Future” Student Design Competition offered by Modernfold Styles
- When I led my first hotel project within one year of my graduation, Kimpton Marlowe, located at Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was a full renovation of the guestrooms/suites, corridors, and fitness center and saw my designs comes to reality
- When I started working at HOK with Spotify as a client
What would Spotify say is your most-played track?
“Wild Over You” by Warcub
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini?
I believe the studio-like culture truly promotes creativity and collaboration of design. It also reminds me of the (countless) fun days I spent in studio while in college.
What’s one accomplishment you’re most proud of?
I applied online to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) from Egypt and was accepted so I transferred universities during my second year. Even though only a couple of my prior credits were accepted and transferred, I still managed to graduate in three years with Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design.
What is one piece of technology you wish existed today but doesn’t?
Hover cars, they exist but not for everyone…yet.