Member Spotlight Erica Frederiksen


Membership Type?



How Long have you been a member?

7 years


Why did you pursue a degree and career in interior design?

My interests/hobbies have always been either problem-solving  or creatively focused, so it was a natural choice to combine the two when it came to career. The unsolved puzzle of a establishing a new design and increasing efficiency/organization proved to be a an ever-evolving task that has continued to keep my attention. Putting the degree to use as a commercial designer has been most rewarding now witnessing how thoughtful design does truly enhance the human experience.


Why do you actively volunteer with IIDA?

To remain engaged. Our industry has a wide breadth of knowledge, talent, diversity and positivity to offer. These traits not only position us to succeed in our own careers, but also give us the opportunity foster and mentor one another professionally and personally.


What is your favorite IIDA event?

STRUT (biased but honest opinion)


What is the best kept design related secret in Milwaukee?

Renovated Mid-Century Modern homes of Milwaukee. FLW tours steal the spotlight from other beautifully restored homes, like those of architect Abe Tannenbaum.