Abi Lundstrom | Interior Design Intern

Abi is a lifelong doodler. “I’m a very visual person. I’m always hand sketching.” But she didn’t envision herself studying design when she was younger.

In high school, she thought she’d focus on psychology. By the time she started at the University of Minnesota, she had switched to Mechanical Engineering. “It all came together in interior design. There’s psychology in understanding human interactions with particular spaces. The precision of MechE comes through in the fit planning or space planning work,” Abi says. “It’s technical creativity—a great blend for me.”

She’s been eager to apply her talents and knowledge, accepting several design-related internships since starting in the College of Design. She’s also conducted research with U of M staff and served on the Interior Design Student Association (IDSA) board.

Abi’s strong research skills have come in handy, especially for NewStudio’s survey work and design projects. “The U of M stresses research,” she says. “I’m fast on the computer—AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup. But I still take notes with doodles when I can.”

Favorite Office Supply:
Pens! I love fountain pens in particular. I don’t like gel pens but anything that writes thick and clear is awesome.

People May Not Know This About Me:
I can play the viola.

I’m Looking Forward To:
Graduating from college. I’m excited to work in the industry.


Abi Lundstrom, Interior Design Intern


Pursuing Bachelor of Science, Interior Design, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities