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Elisa Shankle

Elisa Shankle

New York, NY, US

 

About 

If you are seeking a designer that can deliver optimum results, I would like to make a strong case for myself.  I am a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Interior Design, and my design and administrative background is very extensive having worked for both high-end residential and commercial interior design and architecture companies in New York City.  In addition, I possess a self-motivated spirit having developed and executed projects on my own translating spatial and design requirements in to finished environments.  Independently I worked one on one with clients and vendors on a regular basis, transitioning in to working for prominent design firms.  I can definitely say from experience that I understand the importance of working as an individual, as well as the need to support a team and exchange ideas.  Working on eclectic projects and collaborating with others has been a positive opportunity that I have immediately became accustom to, and want to continue forward with in a professional environment.  

 

Highlights of my background that may be of interest to you include:

-Producing space planning and circulation drawings in AutoCad
-Making layouts and editing material in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
-Construction and building code knowledge
-Sourcing materials and furniture

With strong communication and presentation skills, let me also note that my greatest strength is that I am an enthusiastic person ready to take on a task to efficiently execute.

With my close attention to detail, as well as my drive to constantly innovate, I am confident that my experience and personal disposition would allow me to be an asset to your company if given the opportunity

I look forward to talking with you and welcome the opportunity to participate in a personal interview to answer any of your questions.  Please do not hesitate to contact me at (704) 807 7746, or via email at elisashankle@gmail.com
Thank you for your consideration, attached you will find my resume and work.


Best Regards,

Elisa Shankle

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Simplexity Designs, New York, NY, US, Freelance Interior Designer

-Survey new projects and document existing conditions to define scope of work
-Advise clients on intensive space planning and develop necessary design concepts
-Work with vendors on a regular basis retrieving vital information for ongoing projects, requesting proforma invoices, CFAs, and quotations
-Produce working drawings in Autocad and devise layout schemes
-Present FF&E selection in digital layouts for client presentations

Jan 2010 - current
 

Marie Aiello Design Studio-Architecture and Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Interior Designer

-Executed hand and computer renderings of custom millwork and furniture for ongoing projects
-Brainstormed and formulated design concepts and implemented them into presentations
-Produced full sets of working drawings in Autocad and devised layout schemes for renovation and furniture
-Fulfilled administrative tasks formulating budgets in Excel, requesting proformas and CFAs, creating punch lists, as well as serving as the liason between the client and contractors
-Selected furniture, fabric, etc as well as prepared digital layouts for client presentations
-Mashable Social Media News-13,000 sq.ft.-Project Manager and Designer
-LongBoard Hedge Fund Company-7,000 sq.ft.-Designer

Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
 

Garcia / Maldonado, Inc.-Architecture and Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant

-Produced full sets of working drawings in Autocad and devised layout schemes for renovations and furniture
-Assisted in the design, drafting, and hand rendering of custom furniture
-Selected furniture, lighting, and fabric as well as prepared digital layouts for client presentations
-Managed budgets, orders, vendors, and client projects in Studio Designer

Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
 

Edward Kozanlian Architect LLC, New York, NY, US, Assistant to Architect

-Assisted in design and renderings of custom furniture and wall partitions
-Produced hand sketches and Autocad drawings for architect
-Sourced fabric and furniture from the D&D building for ongoing projects

Sep 2008 - Jan 2009
 

Mastriforte Design-Project Management and Interior Design, London, GB, Assistant to Designer

-Prepared client presentation boards and budgets
-Assisted in purchasing interior furnishings and lighting for ongoing projects
-Participated in site visits and overseen insallations

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2005 - May 2009
 

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Interior Design

Jan 2008 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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