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  • Yarisely Benero

    Senior Interior Designer

    Laredo, TX

Board Certified (CODDI) Interior Designer with excellent graphic and writing skills, specializing in color and materials.

Work Samples

  • PR Designers Home 2013

  • PR Designers Home 2011

  • Private Residence San Juan

Work History

Education: M.S. in Interior Design, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York, May 2006 Scandinavian Furniture Design Program Certificate Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003 Interior Design Diploma, San Juan School of Interior Design, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2000 Magna Cum Laude B.A. in Communications with concentration in Visual Arts, University of the Sacred Heart, Santurce, Puerto Rico, 1998 Skills: *Computer literate in AutoCAD, Studio Designer, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office, SketchUp *Project management skills *Interface with vendors *Track progress of orders for fabrics, furnishings and custom pieces *Prepare presentations *Custom furniture design *Custom rug design *Hand drafting skills *Research/selection of fabric, furniture and accessories *Create proposals, purchase orders and invoices *Budgeting *Organized and detail oriented *Ability to work independently as well as part of a team *Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written *Fully bilingual, English and Spanish *Graphic Design experience on both PC and Mac platforms Experience: PR Designer's Home (design show house) Oct- Nov 2011 Montehiedra Town Center shopping mall, San Juan, Puerto Rico Was chosen as one of 12 designers who designed one of 12 rooms (Terrace) in a show house that was recreated in an empty lot inside the premises of a shopping mall. Home Décor Exhibit (design exhibit) October 2011 Plaza Las Americas shopping mall, San Juan, Puerto Rico Participated as one of the interior designer's/lecturers who gave a brief presentation about Bricolage. Benero Design (interior design office) 2009 to Present San Juan, Puerto Rico Independent Interior Designer doing residential, commercial and retail projects. Poliform PR (furniture showroom) 2011 to Present San Juan, Puerto Rico Sales and design associate for Italian line of furniture, kitchens and closets. Villalon Interiors (interior design office) 2008 to 2009 San Juan, Puerto Rico Interior Designer My responsibilities ranged from producing CAD drawings for high-end clients (residential and commercial), to designing custom furniture pieces, shopping, selecting color schemes, fabric, furnishings and accessories, working on presentations, assisting on installations as well as assisting the senior designer. Drake Design Associates (interior design office) 2007- 2008 New York, New York Interior Designer As part of a design team, I had responsibilities such as producing AutoCAD drawings (plans and elevations) for high-end residential clients as well as following up with orders, producing purchase orders, proposals and budgets, shopping, selecting color schemes, fabric, furnishings and accessories, putting presentations together, assisting on installations, designing custom furniture pieces and rugs. JBD Consultants, (architectural consulting agency) 2007 New York, New York Architectural Consultant Duties were providing architectural services, producing CAD drawings for high end residential projects, while at firms such as Costas Kondylis. Jonathan Adler Interior Design, (interior design office) 2006-2007 New York, New York Junior Interior Designer Duties included producing AutoCAD drawing sets for high-end residential and retail clients, furniture and rug design, project management, design installation, interfacing with vendors, tracking progress of orders, producing specs sheets, research and selection of furnishings and materials, as well as preparing presentations for clients.


  • Pratt Institute

    • Master of Science Interior Design
    • 2006
  • Danmarks Designskole

    • Program Certificate Scandinavian Furniture Design
    • 2003
  • San Juan School of Interior Design

    • Diploma Interior Design
    • 2000
  • Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

    • B.A Communications with concentration in Visual Arts
    • 1993 - 1998



CODDI licensed #1669


2001: "Best in Show" in the American Heart Association Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Communications, for design of health magazine Salud al Dia.