2017 Winners


Natalie Linton will be a senior in the Interior Design program at Indiana University with minors in Entrepreneurship and Apparel Merchandising. She is passionate about art and design and loves to create paintings or sculptures in her free time. She is currently an interior design intern for Kimball Office with previous experience as an intern for the IU Residential Programs and Services Interior Design Office. Natalie also enjoys actively interacting with the community as a volunteer at Global Gifts. If she is not designing or working, she is likely eating fettucine alfredo or hanging out with her dog, Libby. 


Mary graduated this past April from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. During school, she was a part of the honors college and received highest honors through her numerous volunteer hours, including work with Habitat for Humanity in Guangzhou, China, a senior thesis on the impact of sustainable design in learning environments, and additional academic achievements.

  Outside of design Mary enjoys being in nature either backpacking, kayaking, or swimming. Due to her love of the outdoors, sustainable design elements are at the forefront of every design decision. She has recently passed the LEED Green Associate exam and will be tackling the LEED Accredited Professional and NCIDQ exams next.

She has gained experience in the higher education design field as an Interior Design Assistant at the University of Michigan where she has assisted on various projects and tasks including preparing furniture specifications, installation documents, space planning, and custom millwork designs. This summer Mary will be moving to Colorado to continue her career in the commercial design field with plans to pursue a master’s in architecture in the near future.