“I grew up having art, design, fashion and architecture influences all around me. With a structural engineer and entrepreneur for a father, a crafty mother and a very stylish grandmother, I was continuously exposed to design. I new design would be a part of my life.”

Shandra graduated from the Houston Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Interior Design and later graduated from the Art Institute of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. She also studied art history at Texas Southern University and abroad.

Shandra Ward, Designer

Her artistic ability and instinctive eye for design, space and functionality have played key roles in making Shandra the successful designer she is today. She started her career designing residential homes for friends and family. Her diverse design background includes commercial design, real estate staging, set design for theater and television, visual merchandising, prop styling for photo shoots and event design.

Shandra has traveled to such places as Africa, Hawaii, Paris, London, Canada and Italy to study and explore art and design in other cultures. Traveling is an important asset to Shandra’s design education. It helps her to better understand design and the role it plays in various cultures.

Having an extensive background in art and design prompted her to start her own design firm, Shandra Ward Signature Designs Interiors & Events. Working as a multifaceted designer for over 15 years, Ms. Ward has achieved a broad range of design and lifestyle experience. She shares her design experiences and expertise on her blog, Signature Style Interior Design & Lifestyle.