Sybil Jane Barrido (BS Interior Design 1989) is founder and principal designer at SJVD Design – specializing in Hospitality, Urban-reuse/Development, and Commercial/Residential projects – and the co-founder and executive director of The Center for Interior Design Executive Resources. She holds membership in IDEC and professional membership in ASID, serving as the President of the ASID Los Angeles Chapter, Chair of the CST, CST Representative to the ASID National Board, and as an At-Large National Board member. In 2015, ASID recognized her as a National Medalist. Her volunteer and educational involvement includes having served as a qualified juror for NCIDQ Certification; and in 2021 appointed to the NCIDQ IDFX & IDPX Item Writing/Review committee. In 2020, she was appointed and serves as a CIDA site reviewer. She is a NCIDQ certified interior designer, in the state of California and a Registered Interior Designer in the state of Florida. In July 2017, Sybil was inducted into the ASID College of Fellows and appointed to serve as a CIDQ Ambassador. In 2021, Sybil received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture and Design.
As the in-house designer for eleven years at the Hotel Bel-Air in Bel-Air, California, she managed the master design and established unique user experiences throughout 110 uniquely designed suites. Internationally, she had the privilege to work for the Royal Family in Brunei and affiliated development companies where her work is enjoyed in both residential and hospitality spaces in Saudi Arabia, Manila, Philippines, London, Paris and Brunei.
Sybil feels her most important work has been participating in the design community, both as mentor and leader. As a design leader, she has demonstrated a dedication to the future of the profession in teaching design thinking methods, and in speaking on the “topic of post-graduation success” developing strategies that shape young designers roadmap to success. Her work in the hospitality, healthcare, urban re-use and senior living markets are thoughtfully designed; shaped by the influences of wellness, the individual human spirit in thoughtfully designed spaces.
Her philosophy, “we celebrate design and its impact to daily living,” is exemplified in each and every one of her projects.