Elisa Shankle

Elisa Shankle

New York, NY, US



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
Thank you for your consideration, attached you will find my resume and work.

Best Regards,

Elisa Shankle



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


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 


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