Abigail Howard

Abigail Howard

Washington, DC, US


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Having studied at Parsons the New School for Design and having recently graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from The George Washington University, I am now looking to pursue interests in the public sector of design - specifically healthcare, hospitality, and education design. Currently working as an Interior Designer at HKS Architects in Washington, DC.



OPX, Washington DC, Design Intern & Junior Designer

-Assisted firm with LEED documentation of two commercial interior projects.
-Coordinated LEED documentation progress with project team and firm.
-Designed and presented LEED educational signage directly to client.

Jun 2011 - current

Seed Design Management, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Associate

-Initiated all design decisions for a build-out project at the Ritz Carlton Residences.
-Composed construction documents, adhering to local codes. Represented firm at meetings.
-Coordinated with vendors for specifying and purchasing of ff&e.
-Audited project budget.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Holly Hunt, Inc., Washington, DC, US, Showroom Intern

-Established networking connections with trade professionals. applied organizational skills.
-Developed a growing understanding and appreciation of design industry fundamentals.
-Cataloged and renovated textile library.
-Used knowledge of inventory to guide clients.

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Rowe Boutique, Columbus, OH, US, Sales Associate

-Established store presence on social media sites. coordinated daily photo shoots for website.
-Designed storefront displays, marketing media, and event promotions.
-Counseled fashion buyer in purchasing decisions.

May 2009 - Jan 2011


George Washington University, Washington, DC, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2009 - current

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, Summer Intensive Studies Interior Design

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010


Academic Honors Society, Award


Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship, Nomination


Angelo Donghia Scholarship, Nomination


Areas of Specialization 


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