Amanda Lombardi is a recent graduate at the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Interior Design. She graduated from Wood-Ridge High School in 2009 where she took art classes and a public speaking class to prepare her for future presentations and communication skills. She attended New York School of Interior Design for a year to develop her portfolio for the Fashion Institute of Technology.
In the fall of 2010 she started at Fashion Institute of Technology where she is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree, class of 2014, and belongs to the Interior Design Club. Professors at FIT have praised Amanda for her space planning and FFF&E choices. She excels at designing interiors that are visually pleasing, cohesive, and carefully planned.
Amanda Lombardi spent seven months interning with Vanessa Deleon Associates; there, she prepared presentations, spoke with vendors on the phone placing orders, visited job sites, and was featured on Spaces TV. Her responsibilities includes preparing invoices and budgets, organizing the client’s folders, and organizing the fabric books.
Amanda Lombardi also got a chance to have her own clients under Jared Sherman Epps using Tastemaker for the past year. To get this clients she had to write a description as to what she design intent was, after winning the bid, she then got to design a mood board showing what she wants the space to look like. After that, she picked out furniture based on the client's budget and style and gave the clients rendered floor plans, elevations and perspective views of what their desired space will look like. Both the clients and Tastemaker were very happy with the final products.
During high school, Amanda Lombardi gained leadership skills through her work as an assistant coach to two cheerleading teams in her town. Through her cheerleading training, Amanda Lombardi has learned to be both, a leader and a team player.
After graduating FIT in May of 2014, Amanda started working with Julie Schaffer at Salles Schaffer Architecture. Being a design assistant to an architect has gave Amanda a lot of experience in the field when it comes to clients, working with vendors, and being a draftsman.
In the upcoming year, Amanda intends to become LEED Accredited and take the first part of the NCDIQ exam, IDFX in the Spring of 2015.
Amanda Lombardi has lived in New York City since 2009. She has a passion for travel, architecture, photography and would like to visit all the places she has studied. Amanda is energetic, self-efficient, hard worker who is very organized. For further information, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-838-5874. Visit my portfolio website at http://amandaraelombardi.prosite.com/
Salles Schaffer Architecture, New York, NY, US, Design Assistant
JSE Designs/Tastemaker, Fort Greene, NY, US , Intern / Junior Designer
Along side designer Jared Sherman Epps, I am designing for clients on the website Tastemaker. I make mood boards to get a bid from clients, design the room for them while giving them plans, renderings, elevations, furniture selections and budget sheet.
Vanessa DeLeon Associates, Edgewater, NJ, US, Intern
Interning for Vanessa Deleon was a privilege. The team that I assisted really taught me a lot. I made presentation boards, made phone calls to vendors, dealt with materials, and worked side by side with Vanessa and her team. I was even in an episode of Space TV of a tour of Vaneesa’s office.
Port Logistics Inc., Clifton, NJ, US, Clerk/Assistant
During the summer and winter breaks I assisted an accountant at a trucking company. I organized a new system that made it easier and more efficient for a task that had to be done. My job was to make sure that each company that used the logistics paid their bills and I used Excel to manage it.
Aerie by American Eagle, Paramus, NJ, US, Sales Associate
As a sales associate, I learned how to communicate with people and how to sell a product. I greeted customers, helped customers, did stock and inventory, I changed mannequins and was in charge of the fitting room area.
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
Andrew and Phyllis Seifer Humanitarian Research Award, Nomination