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I am a designer looking for full-time employment. I am interested in business development and marketing related to the design and architecture field and interior design positions. I keep up with design trends and would like to be part of a progressive firm with an innovative business model.
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E X P E R I E N C E Mancini-Duffy|TSC - Designer - New York, NY December 2010 - November 2012 Specializing in commercial interiors. Tasks include: client meetings, research, concept development, FF&E, construction documents, details, site visits, designing, 3D renderings, presentation, budgeting, complex design solutions, submittals, project photography assistance, space planning, scheduling, fee observation, construction administration, specification documentation, coordination, punch lists Independent Freelance Design - Design Consultant New York, NY, February 2010 - Present Consulting with clients on design, selection and direction for application of materials/finishes/furniture, coordination with architect and/or contractors. Tasks include: client meetings, research, review of construction documents, space planning, custom millwork design, site visits, 3D modeling, designing, retrieving price quotes, estimating budget, specifications, surveying, proposal writing, invoicing Inhabitat - Interiors Editor & Online Journalist New York, NY, March 2010 - December 2011 Idea generation, manage and write sustainable design articles, up to 7 written posts per week that are approximately 300 words each at architects - Designer - New York, NY, March 2010, Sept 2010 - Dec 2010 Assisting architect with the interior design of eco-line paint showroom and establishing a standard for the design of branch supply stores. Tasks include: architectural detailing, research, documentation, site visits, drawings, designing, retriving price quotes and specifications for store furnishings. Domus Design Collection Showroom (DDC) - Intern - New York, NY, June 2007 - August 2007 Established furniture spec library, managed architecture/design/vendor contacts Fine Design Interiors L.L.C. - Design Coordinator - Miami-Dade County, FL, July 2005 - May 2006 Assisted senior & junior interior designers in residential interior design projects developing design through all phases, hand drafting and sketching, furniture and material selection and specifications, client communication & presentations, vendor & trade communication, creating and managing purchase orders and client contracts, managing monies, following and editing job calendars, site visits and documentation, monitored construction documents Interiors Limited - Design Intern - Lansing, MI, May 2004 - August 2004 Assisted designer in designing model apartments for multi-unit residential buildings, attended developer meetings, shopped for accent decor for apartments, assisted in managing design budget A C A D E M I C Universidad de Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico, October 2012 Taller de Espacios de Trabajos, Diplomado Internacional en Diseño de Interiores. 16 hour course on commercial interiors. Printed Publications Hiatus 2011 (advanced edition) and Articulado exp. 2012 - “A total of over 20 design creatives and studios from 8 countries providing a collection of recipes and opinions on how to overcome current economic downturn by some of the major players in international design.” Created by Ana Yago Juries and Reviews - Design Critic Pratt Institute - Interior Design Graduate Level Class (November 2011), Pratt Institute - Interior Design Junior Undergraduate Class (March 2010), New Jersey Institute of Technology - Interior Design Sophomore Class (December 2009), CUNY - Architecture Sophomore Class (November 2008) Private Tutoring Pratt Institute - MS Interior Design Student - SketchUp, InDesign and presentation skills - April 2010 - April 2011 E D U C A T I O N Pratt Institute - MS in Interior Design - Brooklyn, NY, August 2006 - December 2009, GPA: 3.8/4.0 Sustainable Pratt Exhibition (2007, 2008), Pratt AutoCAD teaching Assistant (2007), certification in completion of “The Adaptable Workplace: A Student Workshop” for familiarity with ergonomic fundamentals as they apply to commercial interior design Concept 3D - Intensive 3D Rendering & Google SketchUp - Remote, July 2009 - October 2009 Awarded certificate of completion, use of other computer programs and how they can complement Google SketchUp design skills, utilizing Skype and sharing screen software for remote communication, V-Ray rendering and material editing Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) - Furniture - Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2008 - August 2008 Chair exhibited at the Royal Academy in Denmark, educational travels through Scandinavia Michigan State University - BA in Interdisciplinary Humanities Interior Design, Studio Art, Art History - East Lansing, MI, August 2000 - May 2005 MSU CAD Teaching Assistant (2001 - 2002), member of Alpha Chi Omega, graduated cum laude Architecture History in Italy - Furniture Rome, Naples, Milan, Venice, Florence, June 2002 - August 2002 Traveling history course through Michigan State University with concentration in Italian furniture design history and analysis S K I L L S Computer Software Proficiencies Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop CS5, InDesign CS5, Autodesk: AutoCAD, ADT, Revit Architecture, 3D Studio Max 9, Design Manager, Google: Documents, Reader, SketchUp 7 w/ V-Ray, Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, Word. Other: Newforma, Language - Two years undergraduate level education in Spanish A C T I V I T I E S Volunteer & Membership - National Center for Creative Aging Volunteer (2006), ASID Allied Member (2006), Wolfsonian Member (2006), Travels - 24 US States including Alaska and Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, 10 countires in Europe