Courtney Meredith grew up in Northeastern Colorado on the plains in the small town of Wray. She graduated from CSU (go rams!) in 2016, then taught English in Spain. Upon returning to the states, she pursued a career in healthcare. It was not long into her healthcare career that Courtney describes having had a quarter-life crisis where she felt creatively stifled and knew there was something out there that’d fill up her cup. Interior design was just that thing.
Courtney had always worried that if she didn’t follow a “typical career path,” she wouldn’t be successful. With the support of her family and friends, Courtney leaped and enrolled at Heritage. Leaving the healthcare field to pursue Design was scary, but she knew her heart would be happier in a creative field. Heritage taught her so much about project organization, compartmentalizing, and the fundamental theories behind design, which are crucial to a project’s success as it travels through the design process.
After attending Heritage, Courtney got a job at C2 Design. She is now a lead Interior Designer at the firm. Her favorite part of what she is doing now is that she has several projects in the execution stage. This means she can see design concepts and drawings come to life on several projects of varying calibers. She finds herself waking up in the morning excited about a backsplash tile or millwork detail being installed.
As a designer, she finds her inspiration everywhere. She does have a strong passion for fashion and textiles. She sees fashion and interior design intersecting as they focus on self-expression, comfort, and our daily lives. She finds that the fashion industry significantly influences trends and colors that she is attracted to when creating designs. She also finds herself inspired by the creativity of other designers and architects and the city of Denver that surrounds her.
Her current goal is to complete a new build project on her own. She has gotten to be a part of new builds in large and small capacities in her current role, but she looks forward to managing a project like that on her own one day.