Who are you, who, who?
Name is Gisele Zeitler, also known as Gigi
What is your industry and profession?
I am retired (and busier than ever!), but I was a contract/corporate interior designer and space planner, also a draftsman for two architects, and studied architecture for one year at NJIT in a graduate program leading to a professional degree.
Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
Personally – for so many things… it’s just a blast! I designed my almost 4000 sq ft home before I had even learned to draft professionally, and it was built. After learning the rudiments of SketchUp (had AutoCAD under my belt already), I naturally did the entire house on it, also! Then designed a fantasy expansion for it – just for fun! Just because I could! After I retired, I moved to upstate NY and have converted a church in which I live. Naturally I did the entire interior on SketchUp! Professionally, I believe there were one or two projects I did on SketchUp before retiring in 2005. I retired young due to illness.
Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it?
What’s not to LOVE!!! You can model everything in 3D, view it from all sides as well as inside, walk around it, fly around it, crawl around it and through it… You can invent things that don’t exist – you can be as creative as what’s inside you… shall I go on?
How proficient are you in SketchUp? Beginner, intermediate, advanced?
I would have to say intermediate. I should be further along, considering how long it’s been in my life, but I have so many other interests, as well. I’m also a fine artist/portrait painter. I do digital graphics and photo editing, as well as video editing (and will do more with new computer!). I love woodworking. I sew and craft and make things. I do volunteer work for our local library and museum. But SketchUp holds a special place. Currently doing models of said library and museum – we are expanding!
Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp?
Not physically, but have seen the videos in the past!
What is your current set up? Computer type, SketchUp version…etc.543
Puget Systems PC, good for digital graphics, video editing, and SketchUp, of course! Intel CORE i7 Extreme 6950 x 3.0 GHz (3.4-4.0 GHz Turbo) 10 CORE; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB; lots of other good stuff so as not to let me down with all I demand of it!
Do you have a 3D Warehouse page with your models?
Yes, I had to make much of my furniture when I couldn’t find anything suitable in the Warehouse, so I put the things I made in there, too. https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/user.html?id=1642977402059454855210876&nav=models
Anything else you would like to tell us?
There is so much, but while interesting, it’s largely irrelevant to SketchUp.
What is your favorite Emoji?
I made a whole series of girl emoticons and some cat emoticons, as well as a couple of Viking emoticons (long story). They were all animated – I was particularly fond of the ones expressing emotions you never see: an amused, quizzical look; a deep, grateful bow; thoughtful pondering followed by a big smile, etc. When we all went to 32 bits, they became huge and fuzzy. Will have to see if they’re convertible or have to be redone.
Do you enjoy long walks on the beach…?