Students and staff in the Interior Design Faculty at RCC Institute of Technology may have noticed that along with a new purple painted feature wall, a beautiful new painting is currently on display on campus.
That painting was a gift to the school and faculty by Bachelor of Interior Design student, Svetlana Pihut, who created the piece, especially for the school.
Pihut was born and raised in Moldova, a small country between Romania and Ukraine, Europe.
“I have been painting all my life. This is a way to communicate my feeling or view on some things,” Pihut said. “I see the strong connection between my skill to draw and interior design because this is the best tool to communicate my space perception and space vision.”
In her native country, Pihut graduated from a fine art program in 1994 and then a Design Program from Technical University of Moldova in 1999. After that, she studied at the Academy of Economic Studies in Moldova in 2004.
She moved to Canada in 2010 with her three children and husband, whom Pihut said is a tremendous support in her educational pursuits.
“I graduated a design program back home, and when we moved to Canada I decided to get my Canadian interior design certification,” she explained. “To achieve that goal I have to make some steps. The first step is the BID Program her at RCC Institute of Technology. The second step is NCIDQ exam. Wish me good luck.”
The NCIDQ exam offered through the Council for Interior Design Qualification, a leader in establishing standards of competence for interior design/interior architecture professionals. Completion of the NCIDQ Examination recognizes that an individual has met minimum standards for the practice of interior design and the official designation of Interior Designer is earned.