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  • Savana Czekalski

    Interior Designer

    Buffalo, NY

I aim to obtain a position in the design field that emphasizes my skills as an interior designer, and allows me to grow professionally. To also gain experience and utilize my creativity and knowledge of design concepts. I am a recent graduate, graduating with honors from Villa Maria College of Buffalo, with a BFA in Interior Design. I also hold a AAS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Management. Skills: Microsoft Office Suite Google Sketchup 8/Layout 3 3D & Hand Rendering AutoCAD Architecture 2009-2013 SU Podium HTML/Wordpress Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Proficiency in Photoshop & InDesign) Social Media Business Management Photography, Digital & Film -Branding Revit Architecture 2012 Windows/Mac Operating Systems FF & E V-Ray Clearance, Veteran Affairs Space Planning

Work Samples

Work History

  • Customer Service & Quality Assurance Manager

    • Apnea Care Inc
    • Williamsville, NY
    • Nov 2006 - Present (10 years 11 months)

    Apnea Care Inc., is a Joint Commission accredited DME company that supplies Oxygen, Nebulizers and PAP devices. I handle insurance and authorizations on a daily basis. I problem solve both clinical and billing questions and handle billing paperwork. I have an in depth understanding of respiratory DME and the billing process. I follow TJC, Medicare standards and HIPAA regulations on a daily basis. I also maintain relationships with patients, insurance representatives, and medical professionals and their staff.

    As of November 2012, I am Customer Service Manager for our six Buffalo locations. I handle a customer service staff to maintain organization and great service throughout our company. As Quality Assurance Manager, I work under the Veteran Affairs and Joint Commission standards to maintain compliance and satisfaction within reporting to our Veteran Oxygen patients.

  • Intern/Interior Designer

    Blue Sky Design Supply focuses on creating a sustainable environment. I have utilized my time as an intern to assist in branding, signage, social media, store design, assisting customers, and learning more about an eco-friendly products. I also worked on many individual projects to serve as examples to the consumers.

  • Production & Stage Design Assistant/Box Office Manager

    • Alleyway Theatre
    • Aug 2010 - Aug 2011 (1 year)

    Beginning as summer intern, I became a Production and Stage Design Assistant to the director. As the new theatre season began, I was offered the opportunity to also become the Box Office Manager. As manager, I was in charge of all ticket sales, comps, group sales, customer service and resolutions. I also was acting House Manager for several productions.

  • Chiropractic Assistant

    • Munroe Chiropractic
    • Sep 2005 - Oct 2006 (1 year 1 month)

    I was a Chiropractic Assistant at Munroe Chiropractic in Buffalo, NY. I transcribed notes for the doctor, developed x-rays, handled insurance authorizations and referrals and balanced money. I developed a large understanding of insurance companies and their policies and followed HIPAA regulations.


  • Villa Maria College

    • Bachelors of Fine Arts, Interior Design Interior Design
    • 2009 - 2013

    -Deans List, 2009-2013 -2013 Interior Design Student Gallery, Paul William Beltz Gallery Second Place Overall in Interior Design Program -ASID New York/Upstate East 2012 Design Awards First and Second Place Student Design Award -Interior Design Club ASID Student Chapter President 2011-2012 Academic Year Secretary 2010-2011 Academic Year As President, I conduct monthly meetings, delegate tasks, organized events, meeting agenda and programming and starting our IN Club Newsletter. As Secretary I was in charge of club minutes, organizing events, communication between the student body and club, and starting the In Club Facebook. -Festival of Trees, 2011 Designer, First Place Award for "Best Window Display"

  • Erie Community College

    • Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) Business Administration and Management
    • 2007 - 2009

    Received additional certificate in Business Management.





-Second Place overall in Senior Gallery (Paul William Beltz Gallery), 2013 -First and Second Place for Upstate NY and East ASID Chapter: Student Design Awards, 2012 -First Place Award for "Best Window Display" at Festival of Trees (Benefit for Local Children's Hospital), 2011 -Dean's List 2009-2013