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Interior / Exhibition Designer
Colombo Town, Sri Lanka
Colombo Town, Sri Lanka
I have always had a passion for design and construction and in December 2011 I graduated in Bachelor of Interior Design from the Swinburne University of Technology Australia. I have worked as a freelance Interior/Exhibition Designer and a 3D Modelling artist for clients in Sri Lanka and Australia. Since January 2015, I run a start-up design studio, named Talic Design, in Colombo Sri Lanka. I possess a can-do attitude and a creative flair while being detail oriented. I am also an enthusiastic team player and have leadership and time management skills. In addition, I have acquired numerous skills such as developing and producing contract documentation, resolving design intentions through project detailing, identifying appropriate building methods for construction and detailing projects, spatial representations through digital technologies and graphical presentation of design concepts using Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. I also have exceptional skills in Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, Vectoworks, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max and hand drawing which gives me the opportunity to present my concepts in a much orderly manner.
WORK EXPERIENCE Job Title: Founder + Designer/ Project Producer Company: Talic Design Role: - Interior + Exhibition Designer - Develop a Design concept to communicate the client's message and concept - Project management - Draft contracts - Manage finances - Manage suppliers + employees Duration: January 2015 – Present Job Title: Contract Exhibition Designer/ 3D Modeller Client: Funtime Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka Project: Toyota Car Launch, Bishop’s College Dinner Dance and Unilever Event Role: - Develop a Design concept to communicate the client's message and concept - Overcome limitations imposed by space and budget - Graphic and Signage Design - Product Display and Articulation Duration: February 2014 – January 2015 Job Title: Exhibition Designer Client: Van Den Berg Design Team, Melbourne, Australia Project: Various (17 Projects) Role: - Develop a Design concept to communicate the client's message and concept - Overcome limitations imposed by space and budget - Propose lighting and finishes - Graphic and Signage Design - Product Display and Articulation Duration: July 2013 – January 2014 and currently working as a contract designer from Sri Lanka Job Title: Contract Exhibition Designer Client: Celsius Private Limited, Colombo Sri Lanka - Collaboration with Ragi Kadirgamar Project: Exhibition Stall Role: - Develop a Design concept to communicate the client's message and concept - Overcome limitations imposed by space and budget - Propose lighting and finishes Duration: May 2013 – July 2013 Job Title: Contract Interior Designer Client: Ceyship Private Limited, Colombo, Sri Lanka Project: Office Interior Space Role: - Creating a spatial proposition for the consumer’s functional requirement through spatial planning, element designing and the articulation of methods for way finding - Propose lighting and materiality Duration: March 2013 – May 2013 Job Title: Contract Interior Designer Client: Pettah Essence Suppliers, Colombo, Sri Lanka Project: Office Interior Space Role: - Creating a spatial proposition for the consumer’s functional requirement through spatial planning, element designing and the articulation of methods for way finding - Propose lighting and materiality Duration: January 2013 – February 2013 Job Title: Exhibition Designer (Volunteer) Company: Interior Design Graduate Exhibition 2012 Project: Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Role: - Integrated circulation / way-finding / lighting / signage / display systems and interactive technology within the exhibition context - Articulated the influence of the audience experience aspects of exhibition design on design development Duration: November 2012 – December 2012 Job Title: Contract 3D Modeller Company: DesignONE, Colombo, Sri Lanka Project: Liberty Plaza Renovation and Pettah Commercial Development Role: Interpreted the 2D technical details and created the 3D structure and renderings Duration: April 2012 – September 2012 EDUCATION Qualification: Bachelor Of Interior Design Institution: Swinburne University Of Technology Country: Australia Completed: December 2011 Qualification: Certificate IV In Design Institution: Swinburne University Of Technology Country: Australia Completed: December 2006 Qualifications: Spoken Chinese Institution: Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies Country: Sri Lanka Completed: November 1998 – November 2001 Qualification: Diploma in Airline Ticketing, Reservations and Marketing Institution: International Airline Ticketing Academy Country: Sri Lanka Completed: September 2005 Qualification: Digital Animation Course Institution: Wytech Private Limited Country: Sri Lanka Completed: August 2005 Qualification: G. C. E. London Ordinary Level Examination (Cambridge) Institution: Stafford International School Country: Sri Lanka Completed: May 2005 TECHNICAL SKILLS Ability to work in Mac and PC environments, with design programs; - Autodesk Revit Architecture - Auto CAD - Vectorworks - Cinema 4D - Autodesk 3D Studio Max - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe InDesign - Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Acrobat Professional - Microsoft Office DESIGN SKILLS - Strong interior design and spatial planning skills - Good Free hand sketching skills - Excellent concept development - Very good conceptual ability and technical detailing skills LANGUAGES - Sinhalese - Native - English - Fluent - Chinese (mandarin) - 3 years ABILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS - Team player - Excellent communication skills - Attentive listening skills - Leadership skills - Public speaking - Quick learner - Excellent computer skills - Was a member of the 2011 Swinburne University’s Interior and Industrial Design Graduate Exhibition Organizing committee - Did a Voice-over for a Feature video “The World We Want To See” for the Micah Challenge Australia - Achieved All Island Honorable Mention in Music Theory Grade I - Was a member of the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association - Was the Announcer at many school events - Was a member of the school choir, drama troupe, dancing troupe, and the western band - Took part in inter-international school athletic events, drama and dancing competitions - Was an active member of the Environmental club, Sinhala society and was the Organizer of the History society