Studio Instructor, Interior Design Program
Lucy Trimarco has been painting walls and re-finishing and re-arranging furniture since she was 10 years old. She has been a Registered Interior Designer since 2001 and is also a LEEP AP ID+C professional.
Lucy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design from the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago. She also continued her studies at The Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago in business, graphic and web development.
Her career started at VOA Associates and then moved onto OWP&P, Partners by Design and The Environments Group. She has also consulted at Perkins & Will, Lieber Group, TKA Partners and McCann Associates, among others. She has developed interiors for commercial offices, showrooms, schools and retail spaces. Her recent projects, which have LEED Gold certification, include the Herman Miller Showrooms in New York and Atlanta.
Lucy started her teaching career at the International Academy of Design & Technology and then in 1998 moved on to Harrington College of Design. She mainly teaches technology classes in the graduate and undergraduate departments, and her focus is on inspiring students to use software as a visual tool (starting from paper) to sell future designs to their clients.
Her small business, luc.ID Inc., has lead her down the road of not only designing interiors but also doing graphic-design, web-design and product-development consulting for furniture manufacturers like Herman Miller and retail stores including Sears, Radio Shack, Casio and Fashion Bug.
Her spare time is spent volunteering for the United Cerebral Palsy – Toyland, where fund-raising purchases toys for needy children in the Chicagoland area. She also helped transform the interior of the Jane Addams Home on Taylor Street for its first open house for the National Public Housing Museum.
Lucy is now working toward a graduate degree in Product Design & Development at Northwestern University.