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Margaret A. Schulte

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Design Philosophy Hand Sketches Interiors: Office Interiors: Restaurant Product: Discovery Toy Interiors, Product: Design-Build Product: Watercraft Resume

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My name is Maggie Schulte, and I am currently in my fourth year at Kansas State University, where I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture and Product Design with a minor in City Planning and a concentration in Spanish. A native of Saint Louis, I have a passion for design; my hometown; my high school (it’s a Saint Louis thing); scrumptious treats; obsessive Pinterest pinning; music; quotes; almost anything Disney related; and the Saint Louis Cardinals – but not necessarily all in that order!


For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a designer. While in school one of my professors once challenged me to come up with a design philosophy to explain how I approach design problems. After much reflection, I realized that my background of always wanting to be a designer and my studies had become an integral part of my design philosophy. More specifically I found that my design philosophy starts with my design heroes: Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, Louis Sullivan and Walter Hood. I admire the Eames’ zeal for life and how design was incorporated into every aspect of their lives; Saarinen’s approach to each project being “a clean sheet of paper” - each unique in its own way; Knoll’s can-do attitude of doing it yourself if you need something; Sullivan’s integration of structure and ornamentation to create entwined elements that cannot be removed without hampering the design; and Hood’s invoking of magic and imagination through created spaces.

With my heroes in mind, I look inward to see what I believe to be important to myself. I am a firm believer in finding each design’s story - what is its reason for being? Why should it be designed like that rather than another way? Once the reason for being is established then the story can be told. I try to find the whimsy and magic in ordinary objects, and I utilize imagination and research to find the best method of conveying the story and bringing the design to life. Each project is unique in its own way and should be approached with a fresh mindset and new outlook so as to allow the design to begin to speak for itself and evolve throughout the design process.

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One of Boston’s nicknames is the “Athens of America.” In Ancient Greece, Athens was known to be the cultural and governmental center - a hub of both artists and lawyers. This corresponds with Muse, a 60,000 sqft art and culture law firm located in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm’s name comes from the Muses, who are the Greek goddesses of the arts, and ties back to the connection between Boston and Athens. This office was designed with three main users in mind: community, and their involvement in the space; clients, who are artistically-minded and seek legal expertise; and staff, who desire efficiency of space, a work-life balance, and development of the firm culture through its environment. For this project, I was on a team with Bing and Mariah. We worked cohesively to complete programming and space planning, select materials and furniture, and design a branding package for the firm. In addition to the aforementioned components, I took on the role of project manager.

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Ratio of Legal Teams

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16 LF of enclosed shelving

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102 LF of lockable filing storage


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Eye Contact Diagram: First Floor

Eye Contact Diagram: Second Floor muse signature


The most visible and powerful symbol of our mission is the Muse signature. The signature symbolizes both who we are and what we do. There are three forms:

Our carefully crafted color palette matches our signature and complements our goal of protecting art for its creators and appreciators.

Full Logo: To be used on letterhead and other large scale items Yellow harp, Black text

Icon: To be used in smaller applications where the others would be overwhelming

The main primary corporate color for Muse is dark gray (Hex #40403d). This color represents our tradition and committment to excellent legal services for our clients. The yellow (Hex #fbd20c) represents our appreciation for art and flair for creativity and expression. It is to be used to draw attention and/or celebrate a particular item. The light gray (Hex #9d9d9d) and white work to round out the primary corporate color palette. Muse Primary Corporate Color

Muse Yellow

Muse Primary Corporate Color

Muse Primary Corporate Color

C67 M60 Y62 K48 R64 G64 B62 Hex #40403d

C2 M15 Y99 K0 R251 G210 B12 Hex #fbd20c

C41 M33 Y34 K1 R157 G157 B157 Hex #9d9d9d


The secondary corporate colors for Muse are Grecian blue (Hex #709794), olive green (Hex #808000), and pink (Hex #bf6550). These colors help to bring vibrancy and are to be used in complement to the palette of primary corporate colors listed above.

Muse Secondary Corporate Color

Muse Secondary Corporate Color

Muse Secondary Corporate Color

C59 M29 Y40 K2 R112 G151 B148 Hex #709794

C0 M0 Y100 K50 R128 G128 B0 Hex #808000

C20 M70 Y71 K6 R191 G101 B80 Hex #bf6550

Yellow, Dark Gray or White harp

fonts Square Logo: To be used in large applications or as stand alone pieces Yellow square background, White harp, Black text

Our typography plays an important role in helping to create an identifiable style. The following selected typefaces are to be used: Primary Font:

Heading & Emphasis Font:

Interstate Light Interstate Regular Interstate Black


*(Arial is alternate, for electronic use only)

Branding: Logo 124


Branding: Visual Guide 125

Reflected Ceiling Plan: First Floor

Restroom Signage

Reflected Ceiling Plan: Second Floor

3D Print: Workstation Sign


3D Print: Reception Desk







Whisk is a 5,000 sqft dessert bar located in Denver’s Streets at SouthGlenn. Inspired by the motion of its namesake utensil, Whisk’s main feature is the finishing station, where customers can watch desserts being iced, topped, dipped and decorated while enjoying a variety of sweet treats. The spiral nature of a whisk can be found in the concentric circles of the floor pattern and ceiling tiers, all of which draw attention back to the finishing station. In addition to space planning and materials and furniture selection for the restaurant, I designed a branding package for Whisk that included employee uniforms, packaging, menus and signage.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlie: the Counting Caterpillarâ&#x20AC;? is a two-stage toy designed to grow with a child and provide individual and interactive learning opportunities. Charlie the Counting Caterpillar is intended for children ages 1.5 to 6. Phase one emphasizes motor skill development, color identification, and counting up to six. Phase two emphasizes motor skill development, spelling, counting from 0-10, and identification of shapes, colors, and words.

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I was part of a Design-Build class of 15 other students that partnered with Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Habitat for Humanity to create a tiny house trailer. We were involved in the design and initial construction of Tessa. Our work was featured in the August 2016 issue of 313 Magazine. The design team consisted of Miho, Amanda, Paula, Rafael, Taylor, Kaitlyn, Kelsey, Andre, Rhian, Kevin, Zach, Jake, Makena, Chelsea, Katlin, and Professor Chris Manzo. Aside from helping with the design and construction, my strength in hand renderings conveyed our designs to Habitat during presentations. I also worked in a smaller group with Amanda and Paula on the kitchen, dining and desk areas.

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This project is by far one of my favorites that I have ever worked on. It was a three-part project that culminated in teams of eight designing a full-scale boat to be raced. Using 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sheets of untempered Masonite and rolls of duct tape, the boats needed to support the weight of three team members. My team consisted of Rhian, Taylor, Julian, Zach, Katy, Kaitlyn, and Claire. Inspired by catamarans, our final design consisted of two main closed, streamlined pontoon elements upon which those chosen would sit in a triangle arrangement and paddle. We had a great time working cohesively together, and our boat ended up being so well-designed and stable that we were able to comfortably sit 7 out of our 8 team members on it after the race without the boat being completely submerged!

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Margaret A. Schulte


Education: Kansas State University

Masters of Interior Architecture & Product Design (IAPD) Minor in City Planning, Spanish Concentration • NASAD and CIDA accredited program • James H. Dubois Memorial Scholarship, Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 • Leslie E. and Stella M. Ellithrope Student Research Award, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 • Palmquist Architecture and Design Scholarship, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 • Dean’s List, Fall 2016 and Fall 2014

University of the Arts London: Chelsea College of Arts

London Design Pathway: Interior & Spatial Design Programme Study Abroad

Manhattan, Kansas 2014 - Expected Graduation May 2019

London, England, United Kingdom Spring Semester, January 2018 - April 2018

Work Experience: HNTB Corporation

Kansas City, Missouri Summer Break, May 2017 - August 2017

Paul Weigel Library

Manhattan, Kansas Academic Year, August 2015 – Present

Interior Design Intern • Assist with projects in schematic and design development phases • Create drawings and presentations for weekly client meetings • Aid in completion of construction documents and pick up any redlines • Communicate with manufacturer’s representatives to order samples for multiple projects Library Assistant • Assist an average of 10 – 15 patrons daily, utilizing Alma Software to locate, check out, and return products • Manage library inventory including creating 3-5 highlight displays per month, sorting, shelving, and fulfilling requests for up to 30 items daily • Maintain library order and cleanliness

Haefner's Farm and Greenhouse – For The Garden

Sales Team • Create showcase displays for specific plant products and facilitate store opening and closing 2-3 times per week • Offer quality support to 10 – 20 customers daily, operating the cash register and General Store Point of Sale System


St. Louis, Missouri Summer Breaks, March 2012 – August 2016

Leadership: Search Committee for IAPD Department Head Dean’s recommendation for student body representative

Open House Committee Co-Chair

June 2016 - January 2017 January 2017 – April 2017

Interior Architecture and Product Design Student Council

Member August 2015 – Present Vice President Spring 2016; May 2017 – December 2017 Secretary August 2016 – May 2017 Student Representative Fall 2015

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Student Member Secretary

Women In Design

Student Member Secretary

Environmental Design Student Association


January 2016 – Present May 2016 – August 2017

December 2015 – Present January 2016 – October 2016

Student Member

Industrial Designers of America (IDSA) Student Member

College of AP Design

Ambassador • Give tours to alumni and prospective students Professional Development Program • Participate in 3-4 seminars per semester

K-State Swing and Salsa Club Student Member

Professional Proficiency

Microsoft Office: Word Excel PowerPoint Publisher Hand Skills: Sketching Hand Rendering Model Building Space Planning Power Tool Operation

August 2014 – May 2015

Involvement: American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

Technical Software: Photoshop CC 2018 Illustrator CC 2018 InDesign CC 2018 Premiere CC 2018 Rhinoceros 5 AutoCAD 2016 Revit 2017 SketchUp 2016 Enscape

Introductory Course


January 2017 – Present January 2016 – Present August 2015 - Present August 2014 – Present

August 2014 – December 2016

Social Media & Web Platforms: WordPress Pinterest Facebook Instagram Twitter Languages: Spanish Limited Working Proficiency: Reading Writing Conversational


Portfolio - Spring 2018  
Portfolio - Spring 2018