Tutors Ivy Ellerby

Ivy Ellerby

What are the biggest highlights of your career?

Some of the biggest highlights of my career include being a published writer in a regional healthy living magazine and being a tutor for the QC Design School. Writing magazine articles allows me to share my expertise in feng shui and home staging as it relates to a variety of topics. Being a tutor for the Design School allows me to support other students who want a career in the design industry. I am excited to know that I am assisting future design professionals develop their careers and enhance their creative style.

What inspired you to pursue a career in feng shui and home staging?

My inspiration for pursuing a career in feng shui and home staging started at a very young age. My mother incorporated elements of feng shui in our home which gave me a natural curiosity. Family and friends always allowed me to design their d├ęcor for special events. However, it wasn't until I was involved in a severe automobile accident and my dad was diagnosed with cancer that I was brave enough to leave my career in psychology to follow my life's purpose. I realized at that point in my life that I needed to follow a dream to create a more satisfying career because life is way too short. I used my time of physical recovery to educate myself further and become an entrepreneur. That is the best decision I ever made!

What are your greatest achievements in the design field?

My greatest achievement in the design field is bringing awareness of how feng shui can fit into any interior design style. I love educating my clients on how they can truly create an atmosphere they enjoy and want to share with others.

What is your best advice for new students pursuing a career in the design industry?

My best advice for new students pursuing a career in the design industry is to always do your best on each assignment. The assignments provide you with excellent opportunities to practice real life projects. You will only get out of each assignment as much effort as you put into it. Never sell yourself short by giving less than 100%!