Ralph Appelbaum Associates, New York, NY, US, Intern
Internship at Ralph Appelbaum Associates includes all task related to 3-D design support. For example, helping select materials for project, managing materials boards for presentations and assisting with AutoCad plan, elevation and artifact drawings on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
John Boone Inc., New York, NY, US, Intern
While working at John Boone Inc. I created tearsheets with new logo (after the companies re-branding) on InDesign and organized & managed tearsheets in filing cabinets.
Kenneth Brian Walker Interiors, LLC, New York, NY, US, Intern
While interning as Kenneth Brian Walker Interiors I selected materials at Decoration & Design Building,
compiled budgetary spread sheets with Excel, created invoices & purchase orders and managed materials library.
Lindsay Key Interiors, LLC, New York, NY, US, Intern
While interning at Lindsay Key Interiors (now known as Key + Shade Interiors) I organized fabric samples, created invoices & purchase orders, participated in designing clients’ residences and was a sales representative of firms booth at the Brooklyn Flea Market.
Holly Hunt Showroom, New York, NY, US, Textiles & Inventory Assistant/ Receptionist
While working at Holly Hunt Showroom in New York I responsible for multiple tasks. Some of my tasks under my position as textiles assistant were, organizing fabric samples & look books, and helped clients with ordering and selecting fabric samples. One of the tasks under my position as inventory assistant was helping manage and maintain showroom products & prices. I also undertook general receptionist task; answering phones, maintaining office supplies and etc.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
The Leigh Street Armory Project — Uncovery and Revitalization
Located at the corner of St. Peter and Leigh Streets, the Leigh Street Armory is one of only three such armories ever built in the U.S. for African Americans. Erected in 1895, it was an emblem of African American independence and community. We provided scholarly documentation outlining the historical importance of this building and the African American militias and document the style of armories and their important place in the architectural record. We also conduct interviews of community members and local historians and formulate a design packet illustrating the potential use of the structure as an African American military museum and community art center/garden. A community forum presented a proposal for reuse of the building, a documentary of its history, and a theatrical production.