Genevieve Gorder

Interior Designer

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Personal Background

  • oldest of three children
  • 1992-1994, attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR
  • majored in international affairs but changed major after taking a graphic design course
  • 1994, interned at MTV
  • graduated with a B.F.A. in design from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan

Description of FACS Career

  • was one of the original designers on Trading Spaces on TLC
  • become known for her soulful design and her unusual habit of working barefoot
  • designer for the spinoff show, Trading Spaces: Family
  • 2008, got her own show called Dear Genevieve on HGTV
  • 2013, one of three judges on HGTVStar
  • host of HGTV's White House Christmas

Training Received

  • interned at MTV
  • served as the Quantum Experience Advisor for Royal Caribbean cruise ships
  • grew up renovating houses with her family

Personal Traits that Led to the Career

  • soulful design
  • very outgoing
  • hardworking
  • likes to help people
  • artistic
  • thinks outside of the box

Secrets to Success

  • she has a skill set for keeping things reasonable
  • always is grateful that she is doing something that she loves