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A recent graduate of Harrington's Master's program
in Interior Design program is IIDA Creative Strategist and
Managing Director of Marketing Communications and Brand,
Kyler Queen, who Durst says is the perfect example of
a hybrid dynamo, a professional who possesses a range
of skills that expand his design talent and acumen.
Queen has a Masters in Interior Design, but did his
undergraduate work in creative writing, submitting a novel
for his final thesis. After college, he worked at Chicago
advertising firm Abelson Taylor for a year and a half as an
account manager, before deciding he wanted to pursue a
more creative career and applying to Harrington. There,
in addition to his interiors education, he also received crash
courses in graphics and web design, which he sees as
integral to a contemporary designer's skill set.

"Millennials are wired to be hybrid beings-that's how
they operate. That's how they've been educated, that's how
they live. And the design profession is taking incredible
advantage of that." Cheryl Durst
"Today more than ever, while it's wonderful to focus
on something, a discipline like Interior Design is so often
complemented by graphic design and web design," says
Queen. "They all work very simultaneously. You obviously
want to create the wonderful interior environment, but then
you want to show it to clients in a great presentation format
and that requires graphic design, and then you want to be
able to publish and perhaps animate it and maybe add some
different digital dimensions to it, which requires web work."
In his role at IIDA, Queen is able to synthesize all of the areas
of expertise he's developed in his relatively young career:
writing, branding, graphic design, even web design, all with
a focus on Interior Design, making him a huge asset to the
organization, and someone who, as he puts it, "is able to wear
a lot of different hats.""Kyler is visually-literate, brand-smart
and market-sharp," Durst says.
Queen echoes the sentiment that being called a "generalist"
is no longer a negative. "It means you have knowledge in a lot
of different areas," he says. "Not that you're spread thin,
but are just extremely versatile and multi-dimensional."

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