Featured Designer: Nancy Borum

ID Collaborative blog post

You may or may not know that Nancy Borum is our fearless leader here at IDC. I think anyone who has ever worked with us would tell you that Nancy is the epitome of professionalism. People would also describe her as engaged, invigorating and sincere. Nancy is extremely committed to the design profession and to her local community. She has been a member of the executive boards of both ASID and IIDA and has served as visiting professor for the design department at UNC-Greensboro. But there are probably a lot of things you don’t know about Nancy and we would like to take this opportunity to give you a little more insight. Below are a series of questions asked to Nancy, followed by her responses:

Where did you go to college? App state and UNC-G

What is your favorite decade for design? No favorite -Why? I love it all and love to mix it all

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod/Phone? Diana Kroll – doing Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You”

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Joseph Campbell- Power of the Myth and universal commonality in all humans

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Optimistically-Fly like a bird or realistically- Play the piano

If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be? Realistically- The Cardinal. If it were “sky’s the limit” – My idea of sensory –virtual chambers for chemo treatment

What is your ideal sundae? The original – vanilla, hot fudge, nuts and whip cream- “I’ll have one now, thanks”

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for? Carrie Fisher or Nancy McKoen (from The Facts of Life)?

What would you name the autobiography of your life? Kick Ass and Take Names!- or No Looking Back

If you could have any super power, what would I be? To teleport

What is your favorite thing about your job? The people

What would you sing at Karaoke night? “I will survive”

Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why? Hawaii- I’m more of a warm weather fan

What do you like to do when you are not at work? Run and hang out with Howard and Charlie

How many pairs of shoes do you own? About 50ish…..

What’s your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Carrie Ann Moss

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 30-45 mins

Is the glass half full or half empty? Half full

What was your favorite subject in school? Geometry

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? – can’t think of a thing

If you had a warning label, what would yours say? “Don’t wake –unnecessarily”

How many languages do you speak? Twoish…

What is your favorite flavor of jelly beans? Tangerine

What is your favorite season and why? Spring- I start to come alive myself, as things turn green

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? New Zealand

How many siblings do you have? 3

Can you change a tire? Yes

Have you ever cut your own hair? Yes

What is your favorite cereal? Fruit and nut granola- do love sugar pops as my “being bad” treat