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Clare Puissant

I believe that design is a lasting way to leave your mark on the world and the people around you. It brings communities together and creates environments where our best can be inspired. This desire to bring beautiful designs to the people around me stems from my long history in the trades. I had the pleasure of starting my career with an engineering background, creating digital and physical designs that allowed me to bring beauty and intricate detail to life. After many years spent trying to narrow down the right path for myself, I found joy in interior design. Choosing this as my career has been the most rewarding decision of my life and I am so grateful for all the future opportunities to help bring this joy into my community. I have been extremely lucky to have held positions at both commercial and residential companies in the last two years during my time at MATC. These experiences have helped shape me as a designer and have given me invaluable skills that will be with me for the rest of my career. In addition to the skills I have learned at MATC and at these design firms, I also have an extensive background in customer service and content creation. I am looking to be challenged and inspired in my future roles and would love the opportunity to design with and for you.

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Interior designers use creativity, technical knowledge, and aesthetics to create solutions that improve the function and quality of interior environments. Coursework includes manual and computer-aided design (CAD) drawing, and commercial and residential planning.

Demand for interior designers is strongest in kitchen and bath design and remodeling, and in corporate and industrial facilities design.

The Interior Design program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


  • Design Consultant
  • Interior Designer
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Residential Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Manufacturer’s Representative