ID Takes over Instagram

by: Chris O'Toole

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Instagram Post during the first IIDA "Takeover Tuesday".

HAVE YOU CHECKED Instagram lately? On Tuesday October 18, 2016 our own Interior Design Department took over the Instagram page for the Louisville/Lexington Kentucky Center Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Don’t worry—we didn’t hack in, we were asked to take over their account since our student chapter has such a successful Instagram! Each Tuesday they ask a professional design firm or college group to take over their page. We were the first group to take over since Sullivan Tech has the largest IIDA student chapter in the state. IIDA student members are able to attend events and meetings to meet and learn from professionals in Louisville’s Interior design community.

As our Interior Design department wants to remain an upscale, CIDA approved college, we used the IIDA Instagram to show the design community what ID students learn and do here at Sullivan Tech. We got a lot of great feedback, for the first “Take over Tuesday.”

Jennifer Dumesnnil of Swope Design Group said, “BRAVO Sullivan for the great “Take Over” yesterday. Fabulous posts! Think the best thing is that you guys look like you are having fun!!!!!! Great job - congratulations to all.”

Phallica Hinkebein from Studio 4 Design Solutions said, “Thank you for going first. You set the ba
r really high. It was very inspiring and informative!”

Theresa Mortorna, said “The posts were so great! You did such a great job, as I knew you all would!”

Our own department chair, Malandra Gibson said she is “…very proud of the Interior Design students.”

We had so much fun with the Instagram takeover! It was a great opportunity to introduce the great student work here at Sullivan Tech to the professionals in the community. We got to showcase the different talents that the students bring to the classroom and to their projects. In the future we might show more of our students and their work. I’m proud of our work and I am looking forward to seeing what other chapters and firms do with their page takeovers.

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ID Instagram post during first IIDA "Takeover Tuesday".


Check out our Instagram page,

(@sullivantech_interior_design) and IIDA’s page (@iidaloulex)