Why I Chose SketchUp

Back in 2011 I was living in North Carolina with a strong desire to go back to school for interior design. I had two young babies at home, constantly needing me and a career in design felt out of reach. But one thing that I could do was learn SketchUp. With the help of tutorials I could even teach myself. Google owned it back them, and graciously offered the free version (now SketchUp Make), so I was up and running in no time. I made all the rookie mistakes, not grouping, putting items on different planes when I thought I was putting them on the same plane, etc. But my skills got better quickly. By Fall of 2012, after a cross country move to California (my motherland), I was back in school and using SketchUp regularly. Now, nearly 6 years later, I continue to learn new ways to improve my drawing and modeling with SketchUp. I am a huge fan of the Pro Version in conjunction with Layout.

When I present to a client I can easily show them my floor plan proposals, what that space would look like with a 3D model (a la Fixer Upper!) and then continue to refine the design with elevation drawings and detail drawings.

I’m excited to share what I have learned. From my YouTube tutorials, to my courses on workflow  and other intensives. Be sure to join the newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

- Tammy