Having spent much of her life living and working abroad in various contexts, Paula has developed a unique perspective on the use of architectural spaces and also human interactions within a space. She is constantly evaluating how people and environments interplay with each other and in turn strives to create deeper connections through thoughtful use of structure, light, technology and materials. Her projects reflect careful consideration of her clients branding and marketing needs as well as the basic premise that form follows function. Paula understands exactly what her clients mean when they state their desire to reach an ever growing international market.
Full online portfolio:
3D Studio VIZ/MAX, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD
Strong freehand drawing, conceptualization, and communication skills
Fluent in Japanese
Ten23 Senior Freelance Designer
San Francisco, CA 2012-present
+ Lead design team to create thoughtful, unique 3D marketing solutions.
+ Participate in all steps of design process; from initial sketches to final renderings and presentation packages.
+ Collaborate with sales team, clients, estimators, and vendors.
+ Prepare rough construction documents, specify materials, and brainstorm fabrication options.
+ Research latest materials and design trends nationally and internationally.
GES Exhibits (Formerly Exhibitgroup Giltspur) Designer
Minneapolis, MN 2010-2012
Exhibitgroup Giltspur/ TL Horton Retail Design Exhibit and Retail Designer
Dallas, Texas 2000-2003
+ Collaborated with sales team, fellow designers, clients, estimators, and vendors to create custom and rental design solutions.
+ Participated on all parts of design process.
+ Provided thought leadership within company through implementation of green design initiatives.
+ Assisted retail division TL Horton with design, rendering, and construction drawings of retail kiosks and other retail spaces.
+ Attended national and international trade shows to audit spaces.
Additional Work Experience:
Language Instructor JET Programme | Minakami, Japan 2003-2009
Freelance Design | 3D Rendering
Architectural Design Internships 1998-1999
Level Three Communications
Ragland Design Group
Exhibitor Show 2012 Presenter | Design for Reuse
Exhibitor Show 2012 Round Table Discssion Leader | Green Design in Exhibits
Pecha Kucha Presenter 2011 | Japanese Calligraphy
Exhibitors Show | Best of Show
Exhibitgroup Giltspur | Spot Award Recipient
Exhibitors Magazine Featured 2003
Rotary International Volunteer | La Fortuna, Costa Rica