Gretchen Vollrath-Sharkey

After years of working for the government, I decided to follow my passion for design and transition to a more creative field. Since then, I have had the opportunity to partner with an established interior designer in renovating a home in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. I later interned for that same designer and assisted her with multiple residential projects at various stages in development. Through these experiences I gained valuable skills, knowledge, and contacts within the industry. I also discovered my design philosophy: to create memorable spaces for my clients that are as functional as they are beautiful.
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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