Sybil Jane Barrido has established herself as an innovator in the design industry. For twenty years founder and principal designer at SJVD Design, Barrido specializes in Hospitality, Urban-reuse/Development, and Commercial/Residential projects. Sought after both nationally and internationally, Barrido&rsquos design approach reflects extensive research in design management together with a sincere collaboration with each client. Combined with timeless style and natural grace, these allow her to capture the human spirit behind every project and the clientele benefiting from her designs.
With a B.S. in Interior Design and an M.A. in Design Management, Barrido is the co-founder and executive director of The Center for Interior Design Executive Resources, providing design research, design strategy, analysis and consulting services. She holds professional membership in NEWH; professional membership in ASID, in addition to, among other appointments, serving as the President of the ASID Los Angeles Chapter, Chair of the CST Representative to the National Board and as an At-Large National Board member; has served as a qualified juror for NCIDQ Certification; and is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Interior Architecture at the prestigious Woodbury University. She is a NCIDQ certified interior designer, Certified Interior Designer in California and a Licensed Interior Designer in the state of Florida.
Barrido&rsquos work has been featured in numerous books and publications including "Interior Design in Practice: Case Studies of Successful Business Models" by Terri L. Maurer and Katie Weeks. The in-house designer for eleven years at the Hotel Bel-Air in Beverly Hills, Barrido has extensive experience managing large site design. Her custom-designed furnishings grace the vast expanse of space while maintaining a feeling of intimacy and wellness. Internationally, her work is enjoyed in both residences and public spaces in Saudi Arabia, Manila, Philippines and Brunei where she was honored to work for the Royal Family.
Though she has appreciated professional success, Barrido feels her most important work has been participating in the design community, both as mentor and leader. As design leader, she has demonstrated a dedication to the future with holistic educational programs for young designers. Further, she stays involved locally by serving on advisement program committees which guide interior design programs. Throughout her projects she incorporates sustainability, a gifted knowledge of color, balance and texture which positively influence "built" environments in which young and old can flourish. Her work in the hospitality, healthcare and senior living industries has greatly improved the quality of life for those surrounded by it. Her philosophy, "we celebrate design and its impact to daily living," is exemplified in each and every one of her projects.