Today we’d like to introduce you to Meg Hammond.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Meg. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I thought I wanted to be a landscape architect, but then decided to pursue a BFA at Maryland Institute, College of Art in Environmental Design. I have worked in various fields including Design/ Architecture, Consulting, and Private Equity, and each has given me a great perspective and allowed me to hone my Project Management skills, and in my opinion the hardest part, is to continue to push the creative boundaries.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a transition to working for myself, as I am a people person. But people at every phase of the project inspire me, and I see it as a great opportunity to create partnerships within the community and small business groups. Genuine interactions turn into business development opportunities, and I try to always remember that.
Envidem Design – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Envidem meaning “to identify the environment” started organically with an interior design focus, and evolved in a creative planning business, that is purposefully vague. It was always a freelance business, until last fall when I decided to focus on that full time, and integrate it with Real Estate. The focus is now working with stakeholders that include homeowners, developers and builders; creating a brand identity for the environment. This includes project branding, finish selections and events with a focus on partnering with sustainable and local businesses. What sets us apart is that we are personalized and cross pollinate between disciplines. Many small businesses and developers are adept at building, but need guidance on how to create a distinguished product, and one that incorporates the current market trends. Envidem has a diverse skill set that can handle the creative aspects of the project, start to finish. Envidem is socially conscience, we care about the communities we work within and try to bridge the medium between the clients and the other people affected by the project.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Taking the leap to full time! Getting health insurance and liability insurance! It is frightening to leave the safety net, but the benefits, while maybe not monetary initially, is that you have creative freedom, and can accept or decline jobs you align with. I hope to continue to partner with people and organizations I believe in, December will be out 1 year anniversary of East Boston Open Market to highlight local makers and Artisans within Eastie. It is a small grassroots Market held monthly on Second Sundays 11am-4pm at The Eddy. We are committed to keeping the format flexible, and affordable to Makers who may freelance or use their craft as a creative outlet. Personally, my creative outlet is floral and plant decor, so I have a Pop Up Flower Shop there, and host “Green Thumb Nights”.
- Website: www.envidemdesign.com
- Phone: 508-320-7058
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: envidemdesign; designmeg321
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