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Alexa Reghenzani

Alexa Reghenzani

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Alexa is a New York-based designer who is pursuing visual arts, including graphic design, typography, interiors, architecture, and fashion, while maintaining a strong sense of critical thinking and logical analysis as part of her creative process. Alexa is graduating in May 2016 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in History and Society. Alexa's innate balance of creativity and logic is what makes her proficient in a multitude of environments, as she understands the importance of form and function.

Past professional projects include an internship and freelance position with The Novogratz in which she was involved in the interior design of boutique hotels, such as Hotel Dylan in Woodstock, NY, as well as inventing patterns for house wares, many of which are currently being sold in Macy's and on Walmart.com, and managing press and social media for the brand. Alexa also worked as an intern at SRA Architecture+Engineering, developing 3D renderings, assembling proposals for the Landmarks Preservation Committee, and detailing architectural plans and sections for commercial and residential projects in New York City.

Currently, Alexa is exploring new opportunities in the design world. A self-starter, she thrives in an environment with varied tasks and is delighted to "wear multiple hats." Alexa has cultivated her skills in typography, graphic design, silkscreen, photography, model-making, woodworking, metalworking, typesetting, and even crocheting, alongside her architectural coursework at The Cooper Union. She is proud to be the graphic designer of the 2016 edition of The Cable, The Cooper Union's annual yearbook publication. Alexa is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as AutoCAD and Rhino.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Yearbook Graphic Designer

Responsible for design, layout, and creation of The Cable, Cooper Union's annual yearbook publication.

Sep 2015 - current
 

The Novogratz, New York, NY, US, Freelance Graphic and Interior Deisgner

Produced designs for products (currently being sold at Macy’s and Walmart.com), websites, interior renovations, and contributing to social media outlets. Responsible for implementing her design ideas into pitch books, presentations, and bids to clients.

May 2013 - Oct 2015
 

SRA Architecture + Engineering, New York, NY, US, Design and Technical Intern

Responsible for renderings, architectural plans, and technical details to be used for government submissions and client presentations.

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Cooper Union Info Startup, New York, NY, US, Director

Dealt with the management of CUI in all aspects, including editing, advising, and getting the word out about CUI. Her experience in demanding school and work environments lent her the skill and expertise to direct CUI in any situation. The CUI team successfully made it to the Top 32 in the 2013-2014 Student Startup Madness Competition.

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Personal Assistant and Nanny, New York, NY, US, Assistant and Nanny

Worked full-time with a mother and her 4 children (age range 15 months-10 years) living on the UES. Responsibilities included caring for the children, tutoring, scheduling play dates, booking vacation travel, and filing medical claims.

Oct 2011 - Jun 2012
 

Education 

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Honors:
+ Full-tuition scholarship to The Cooper Union: 2009-Present
+ Female Leader of the Year, Cooper Union Scholar Athletes: 2015
+ Placed in the Top 32 Student Startup Madness Teams with Cooper Union Info: 2013-2014
+ Space Architecture Scholarship: 2009-2010
+ American Institute of Architects (AIA) Student Member: 2009-Present
+ Captain Cooper Union Women’s Volleyball Team: 2010-Present
+ Captain Cooper Union’s CooperNova Dance Team: 2012-Present
+ Cooper Union Freshman Orientation Counselor: 2014-2015

Skills:
+ Photoshop
+ Illustrator
+ InDesign
+ AutoCAD
+ Rhino
+ Microsoft Office
+ PC and MAC OS
+ Hand Drafting
+ Metalworking
+ Woodworking
+ Plaster & Plastics
+ HTML Editing
+ Audio/Video Editing

Sep 2009 - May 2016
 

Awards 

Female Leader of the Year, Cooper Union Scholar Athletes, 1st Place

Chosen as the 2015 Female Leader of the Year.

2015
 

Top 32 Teams in Student Startup Madness 2014, Other

Student Startup Madness is a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups, culminating with national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW). Alexa's team, consisting of an Architect, an Engineer, and an Artist from The Cooper Union, made it to the semi-finals after being selected as one of the top 32 teams.

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills