The Designer Spotlight is an 'interview a designer' session that is generally scheduled once a week at Professor Airie's Twitch stream — featuring one designer each time and providing an opportunity to explore the designer's inspiration, stories behind the homes, thought processes, design concepts, and tips and tricks.
Make sure to check out Airie's Ultimate ESO Homestead Guide along with a previous Designer Spotlight featuring @Totes1 from PC/NA!
Also make sure to check our Professor Airie's Guide to Cobbling if you're a housing enthusiast!
@TheBigMeow - PC/Europe
TheBigMeow is from Austria and is a Software Engineering student. She has always loved fantasy, art, architecture, and cats. She takes her inspiration mostly from her own imagination or places that she wants to visit. She says that she is still a beginner when it comes to housing but she enjoys the progress and the creative process. She believes that there are no rules or impossible things when it comes to housing: ‘Be proud of your work and do not be afraid to show it the world — The only limit is your imagination.’
TheBigMeow's Tips and Tricks
- There is no right or wrong in housing — This means not comparing your homes to other homes. Your ideas, style, and design are as unique as you are.
- If you look back on your journey in housing, you will be amazed at the path you have taken and how far you have come.
- Take your time — There is no pressing need to construct or design a new home. The most important thing is: To have fun.
- If you get stuck then have a break.
- Do not be shy about asking for advice, tips or tricks from others.
- I always like to have a plan, a layout, or a picture in my mind for my custom buildings. Stay organized and stay consistent with your idea.
- If you have a house with a nice view, space, or water feature — try to take advantage of it by building around it or higher up.
- Do not be afraid to use only a part of the house and block some areas off (less is more).
- Try to preplan your slots. For example, if you have a house with 700 slots — use around 250 to 300 for your building, 100 to 150 for the garden, and the rest for interior design so you can get a nice balance out of everything.
- Do not be afraid to mix different styles.
- Flip a furnishing around and use the texture/side/part that you like then cobble it with another furnishing to create a new unique piece.
- Find inspiration in your real life, in other games, in roleplaying, or from other people’s builds — Take pictures or screenshots and try to use them for your project.