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November 1, 2023

Paul Freitas

Hometown: Middletown, New York

Why did you choose to study interior architecture & design?

I wanted a chance to turn raw spaces into sustainable and unique rooms. I believe interior architecture is not just about being creative but implies psychological and technical skills. With having a background in art and design, choosing this area of study was most suitable for me.

What makes earning a degree at NewSchool special?

The NewSchool facility is unique compared to other schools because the classes are more personal. Not only with the instructors but with other students as well. You’ll know everyone at the school once you graduate which, in turn, will build a network of great colleagues.

What was your favorite thing about attending NewSchool?

The instructors and campus facility. NewSchool is like a family. From the janitor to your professor. Everyone is always happy to see you and lend a helping hand.

What have you been doing since you graduated?

Expanding my design knowledge in other fields by going back to school for certificates in photography and web design.

What projects are you currently working on?

Building a photography & tattoo portfolio.

What has been your biggest career accomplishment?

I participated in building and fabricating a typographic model for Gensler with fellow fraternity members.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Become involved in extracurricular activities. NewSchool has a fraternity and a few design clubs! They are a great way to expand your interests and meet people that are pursuing different fields of study.

Why should a prospective student choose NewSchool?

Since NewSchool is a smaller campus your professors are more committed to teaching and guiding you through your courses. Your work will also be graded and critiqued more carefully. There is more one- on-one with each professor as well.