I am a principal at RE.DZINE I was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland .My Scandinavian heritage means that clean-lined design is in my blood. My assimilation into American culture gives me the aesthetic flexibility to meld diverse tastes with different lifestyles resulting in tailor-made solutions guided by modern design. As a creative problem solver, my goal is to design spaces where aesthetics and function coexist in perfect harmony. I believe that successful design is a 360 degree experience which is why I like to team up with like minded creatives. This will guarantee a tailor-made and cohesive end result. I am also founder of Creative CoLab+, a loosely knit team of multi-disciplinary designers who collaborate to produce work with a smart, inclusive approach. "To me, design is not a job, but a passion and lifestyle."

Work Samples

  • LEED Platinum - certified single -family show home

  • Private Residence - Colorado Springs

  • Mad Haberdashery

Work History

heidi mendoza interior designer ============================================================ (303) 618-4120 mendozaheidim@gmail.com work experience •Creative CoLab+ Founder / Interior Designer Denver, Co 2010 - Present Creative CoLab+ is a team of loosely knit multi disciplinary designers collaborating to produce work with a smart, inclusive approach Services: Interior Design, Furniture Design, Retail Displays, 3D Rendering Services http://www.creativecolab.net/ • Event Design – customized creative solutions for events and parties including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Fund Raisers, Weddings, etc. Part time Event Design Internship 12/2008 – 3/2009 • HM Interiors, Inc – Castle Rock, Co Freelance projects, 2008 - present • Lita Dirks & Co – merchandiser of models, sales and information centers, clubhouses and recreation facilities, and active adult communities Englewood, Colorado Interior Design Intern, 11/2007 – 6/2008 • (shike) design - hospitality, commercial, residential and tradeshow design and development, product and furniture design Denver, Colorado Interior Design Intern, 7/ 2007 – 11/2007 • Douglas County Divas, a networking group for professional women, meeting once a month in various location in and around Douglas County. The average number of attendees is 150 – 200 co-founder and organizer - 1/2010 – 7/2010 • executive/administrative assistant – US and Finland 1988 – 2007 Firms: Allez Spine LLC - Irvine, CA Ford Motor company – Irvine, CA Prescription Solution – Costa Mesa, CA Experian – Costa Mesa, CA Verizon Wireless - Irvine, CA Reboot Communication oy – Helsinki, Finland A.T. I. Pajavaara ky – Pornainen, Finland Duties: - document/ invoice preparations, correspondence, data entry - meeting and travel arrangements, expense report preparation - presentation / marketing material preparation - database maintenance - meeting and luncheon coordination - calendar and multi-line phone system management - book keeping assistance - international order coordination - accounts payable and receivable, payroll - dealer contract management • radio broadcasting / event hosting – Finland freelance 1998-2000 - coordination /execution of events /community functions / festivals / concerts - hosting / announcing events/ community functions / festivals / concerts - production / creative input/ performance for radio campaign for a major radio station • Hotel Universe - Nice, France Hotel receptionist – 6/ 1997 – 10/ 1997 • customer service / sales – Finland and US 1990-2010 -Receptionist at a Hair Salon, Castle Rock, CO -Assistant Manager in a small cafeteria also serving lunch (Finland) -Customer service/ sales in a gift shop (Finland) -Customer service/ sales in a record store selling both new and used CD’s/ DVD’s (Irvine, CA) e d u c a t i o n • Interior Designers Institute (FIDER credited) - Newport Beach, CA Associate of Arts Degree, 2002 – 2006 • Alexis Institute of TV/ Radio Broadcasting - Helsinki, Finland Diploma, 1998 - 2000 • Professional institute (Trade School) - Finland Tourism, hotel and travel in French (Certification), 1997 • Jarvenpaa Business College - Finland Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Marketing, 1994-97 • University of Nice, Nice, France French (Diploma), 1988 s k i l l s AutoCAD 2007, SketchUp Pro 8, Architectural Revit Fundamentals 2010, Quickbooks, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Word, Advanced in Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging) p r o f e s s i o n a l a c t i v i t i e s Habitat for Humanity p r o f e s s i o n a l a f f i l i a t i o n s • BDAG (Boulder Denver Architects Group ) • WID (Women In Design) l a n g u a g e s Finnish - Native language (US – Finland dual citizen) Swedish - Proficient, (since 7th grade) French - Proficient, (since 8th grade, language courses in France) *** References available upon request l i n k s My Website: http://www.creativecolab.net/ Blog: http://achairinaroom.blogspot.com/ Find me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heidi.mendoza Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/HeidiMarika Linkedin Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/heidimendoza Douglas County Divas: http://douglascountydivas.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/douglascounty.divas *** References available upon request

Education

Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA

Specialties

Affiliations

Indie Arsenal, WID, Boulder Denver Architects Group, Mile High Business Alliance

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