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  • Chris Niederer

    Experience Designer

    New York, NY

I've worked as a designer on a number of retail, residential, and exhibit projects; everything from large museums like the Newseum in Washington, to fashion brand shop in shops, to high end furniture. I have consistently pushed the limits of new technologies and fabrication techniques to create unique and memorable experiences.

Work Samples

  • Professional work at Fitch NY

  • Professional work at MSL creative and production

  • Professional work at Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Work History

Professional Experience: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Senior Designer ESI Design September 2012 – Present (1 year)New York Physical Designer on architecture and experience design projects ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Consultant, Freelance Chris Niederer September 2008 – Present (5 years)New York Brooklyn, NY based independent designer and consultant for exhibit design, architecture and branding firms Designer, Project Manager, Fabricator, 3D modeling, detailing, CAD drawings, fabrication and installation coordination Projects: -Shipping container and tenting event design for Google at 2012 Democratic National Convention (with MKG) -Interior scenic and graphics event design for New Balance editor preview (with MKG) -Office interior renovation and custom furnishings for NYU : poly Graduate Center (independant) -Exhibit booth design for TED conference (with Thinc Design) -Interior design for a restaurant / bar in Baltimore, MD (independant) -Custom furniture design, and development of furnishings line (independant) -Digitally fabricated, participatory art installations for Governor’s Island (independant) -Trade show planning and design for PROJECT and Magic trade shows (with Cleanroom Inc.) -Design for fashion theme bars / lounges for FNPlatform-Magic (with Cleanroom Inc.) -Furniture design, prototyping and detailing (with Cleanroom Inc.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fitch Senior Project Designer Fitch October 2007 – August 2008 (11 months) -Fashion & Beauty Retail Interiors, Exhibit / Trade Show Design, Pop-Up Shops, Fixtures, Shop-In-Shops -Coordination of retail fixture packages, roll-out & Styleguides -Brand Communication Development, Programming + Strategy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Designer MSL creative + production October 2005 – August 2007 (1 year 11 months) -Retail Interiors, Exhibit / Trade Show Design, Industrial Design, Residential Architecture -Event Planning and Design, Lighting, Multimedia Design and Coordination -Coordination of fixture package & GC roll-out, Styleguides, Shop drawings -Construction Administration, Shop Drawing Review: Structural, Mill work, Fixtures -Logo/Branding Development, Graphic Design, Marketing, Signage -Materials Selection, Sample Boards, Mock-ups -Exhibition Materials: Posters, Models ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Designer Ralph Appelbaum Associates April 2004 – August 2005 (1 year 5 months) -Museum exhibit design, Structural coordination & A.V. integration -Design, Detailing, Coordination of CD’s for the Newseum project -Construction Administration ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Junior Designer Graftworks Architecture + Design May 2001 – April 2004 (3 years) -Residential design, Detailing, Site Surveying, Presentation Drawings & Models, -DOB filing drawings, Landmarks Preservation drawings, and Construction Documents -Construction Administration, Shop Drawing Review: structural, mill work, windows, fixtures -Office Portfolio, Logo Development, Marketing, Signage -Materials Selection, Sample Boards, Mock-ups -Exhibition Materials: Posters, Models -Conceptual/Formal Research -Model Building: Presentation, Conceptual, Development -Owner’s Representative & GC practices


  • Pratt Institute

    • Bachelors of Architecture -- architecture, industrial design, graphic design
    • 1996 - 2001



The Leadership Service Merit Award, and The Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement