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  • Sara Schalliol

    Industrial + Interior Designer

    Lakewood, CO

I am a creative, analytical problem-solver with a diverse skill set and experience in many facets of the design industry including: industrial, furniture, interior, graphic, and textile design. My strengths are in finding not just creative solutions, but practical ones that are sensitive to budgetary and manufacturing constraints and my ability to successfully communicate ideas between engineering, management, manufacturers, and end users.

Work Samples

  • ORION fixture family

  • ARCHERON outdoor fountain

  • new portfolio

Work History

  • Designer / Fine Artist

    Design, fabrication, and sales of products and art ranging from furniture to printmaking. Work sold online, at local art galleries, and during various art exhibitions and community fund-raisers.

  • Interior Designer

    Responsible for design, space-planning, and specification of commercial office and systems furniture. Facilitation of client meetings, ergonomic evaluations, creation of proposals, generation of presentation renderings, value-engineering, communication with manufacturers regarding custom furniture solutions, collaboration with sales and project management staff to keep projects on time and budget, as well as commercial outside sales to key accounts.

  • Guest Teacher

    • Anchorage School District
    • Anchorage, AK
    • Aug 2009 - May 2010 (9 months)

    Managed classrooms of up to 30 students, including those with special needs. Taught classes of various age groups, educational, and grade levels. Coordinated daily activities and lesson plans.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Kenroy Home
    • Jacksonville, FL
    • Mar 2008 - May 2009 (1 year 2 months)

    Researched, designed, and developed portable lighting, fixtures, and fountains for the Kenroy Home brand, as well as for special customers such as Menards, Home Decorators Club, and Seventh Avenue. Communicated designs through hand sketching, CAD, and working drawings to Asia-based manufacturers on a daily basis. Value-engineered products to reduce manufacturing costs. Traveled to trade shows to aid in the setup of showrooms, meet with customers, and analyze industry trends.

  • Shop Monitor - Industrial Design

    Coaching and mentoring students with projects, implementing safety protocol, maintaining equipment and facilities, opening and closing model shop.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    Designed hard and soft goods, researched trends, and prepared presentations as part of an interdisciplinary collaborative product venture within SCAD. Developed designs for clients such as Barnes & Noble, Blik, and Coca-Cola .

  • Design Intern

    Designed and engineered chair based on existing product line, conducted materials and finishing research, prepared forms for production, provided quality control for finishing department, processed product for packing and shipping.

Education

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Art Industrial Design / Furniture Design
    • 2003 - 2007

    Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Specialties

Affiliations

ASID, IDSA , Furniture Society

Awards

-Project featured in PlyDesign book by Philip Schmidt, 2012 -Work featured in Casual Living magazine, Jan. 2009 -Work featured in Design & Decor magazine, Oct. 2008 -Exhibited in the Philadelphia Buyer's Market of America Craft, Feb. 2008 -Work featured in the Savannah College of Art and Design's Students of Design Publication -Coach's Award , SCAD...
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