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Interior Designer, Technical Designer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Interior Designer with a background in developing and coordinating fitout works for commercial, retail and residential projects, in Dubai, UAE.
Commercial and Other Residential Projects
ROGEH RAFFOUL Interior Designer • Telephone +971 050 9591965 • Email email@example.com • Date of Birth October 14, 1987 • Languages Fluent in English and Arabic. Education American University in Dubai, 2005-2009; Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Highlights • Interior Designer with more than five years of career experience in surveying, designing and coordinating high-end commercial, retail and residential fit-out projects in the UAE. • Proficient in coordinating subcontractors, leading progress meetings, proposing design solutions and developing shop drawing packages. • Strong interpersonal skills, Ability to handle clients, manage projects and possess valuable site experience. • Well connected with a network of local suppliers, specialists and contractors. • Software proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3DS Max and Google Sketch Up. • Online Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/raffoul Experience Technical Designer July 2014 - Present Dutco Styles & Wood, Dubai • Coordinated necessary changes if as per site condition to the project team, and liaised with the cad designers as to ensure design packages reflect recent changes. • Responsible for distributing and coordinating construction issued drawings to site team and sub-contractors. • Updated the Tracking schedules for drawings and finishes schedule for materials. • Attended meetings with the client, subcontractors and/or designers in regards to the design, or joinery workshops. • Communicated the design changes to the commercial & design teams for proper coordination. • Liaised with consultant and/or client for any concerns regarding the design or any concern commercial impact. • Identified and raised any queries, issues or discrepancies thru RFI (Request For Information) to client or consultant for clarifications required on drawings or at site and propose solutions if necessary. • Prepared material submittals, specification sheets and samples to have a proper sign-off from the client or consultant. Freelance Interior Designer, Interior Decorator and Draftsman April 2013 - May 2014 Dubai • Successfully handled clients for the decoration and furnishing of residential spaces and communicated their requirements through concept presentations and cost estimates. • Managed contractors and suppliers of furniture, fabrics, ironmongery, lighting, tempered glass works and joinery. • Compiling and selecting items, materials and finishes, for interior decoration, in the form of BOQs. • Setting up private showcasing sessions with furniture suppliers and art galleries as to propose furniture or design options for clients. • Employed temporarily, on project to project basis, by interior design firms to fully prepare detail drawing and design concept presentation packages for retail and residential projects. Interior Designer, Site Engineer November 2011 - February 2013 Al Hawraa Architectural Consultancy, Dubai • Assigned as a site inspector in charge of interior/exterior finishes, basic civil and MEP works on a retail architectural project. • Performed routine site inspections, snag lists and visual site reports; while calculating and compiling BOQs for finishes. • Coordinated with architects, engineers, contractors and clients with regards to design development and design implementation. • Supervised and coordinated finishing and execution of interior fit out works and the quality of finishing works. Interior Designer, Project Coordinator July 2009 - September 2011 Afac Interior Design, Dubai • Developed complete fit out packages and design packages for a retail outlet at Mirdiff City Center. • Submitted fit out packages and design concepts for approval by relevant authorities. • Surveyed existing retail outlets at various malls prior developing complete proposals and design packages for renovation works. • Developed design concepts, detail drawings and specifications for custom furniture and joinery work for retail spaces. • Monitoring, archiving and reporting work progress and conflicts of fit out works on site, to later review with operations manager and main consultant.