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Anouk Faure

Anouk Faure

Brigantine, NJ, US

 

About 

I am a proactive and enthusiastic interior designer, passionate about art and design, integrating myself easily into new environments.

I am looking first for an exciting job, in a company where I could grow and learn more every day.

I love to travel and am a sports' fan, of tennis in particular. I have been playing my whole life and thanks to this sport, I was able to get my BFA (bachelor of Fine Arts) in Interior Design with a full athletic scholarship in the US.

I speak fluently four languages: french (my mother tongue), english, spanish and german, and I would like lo learn portuguese, italian, and many others!

After graduating I have interned in several architecture, interior design and decoration firm in my home country, Switzerland. In 2012 and 2013 I have worked as a freelance designer in the region of Geneva (Switzerland), while also working as a salesperson for a high end jewelry store. Having recently relocated back in the US, I am currently working as the lead designer for in a La-Z-Boy furniture gallery, but wish to find a position in an architecture or interior design firm.

My style is an eclectic blend of transitional, romantic and contemporary minimalism, although I have loved to work on sophisticated traditional project as well.

Integrity and honesty are, to me, as important as being accurate, precise and attentive to details in each project. Constantly seeking to improve and find new challenges, I am a dynamic and resourceful designer, who is always eager to learn.

In short, I am an easy-going, open-minded person with a positive attitude and a genuine curiosity, who will strive working in a team as well as individually.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

La-Z-Boy Galleries - Interior Design Department, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, US, Lead Interior Designer

Lead designer at a La-Z-Boy furniture gallery in New Jersey responsible for the interior design department of the store. Creating comfortable and functional environments that represent client’s lifestyle, taste and budget with La-Z-Boy's assortment of products. Providing professional design service, creating a unique and personalized experience for each customer. Driving sales through the use of selling principles including approach, rapport building, needs discovery, customized portfolio presentations, answering objections, closing, follow-up, after sale service, and continuing contact with all previous and potential customers. Striving to create long-term relationships. Measuring client's spaces, preparing floor plans, 3D drawings and presentations, selecting furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories corresponding to customers' taste and style.
The lead interior designer is part of the management and is also active in running the store, managing sales and training La-Z-Boy's new employees and interior designers.

Mar 2014 - current
 

La-Z-Boy Galleries - Interior Design Department, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, US, Design assistant

Responsible for utilizing interior design knowledge and skills to create sales.

Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
 

Work as a freelance interior designer, Thairy, France, Freelance interior designer

Thairy House - Residential project

Collaboration with an interior architect in order to rethink and revive the interior design and decoration of a 1'500 sq ft house on the outskirts of Geneva. Refreshing interior finishes, selection of furniture, fabrics and lighting in accordance with the unique, eclectic, original design desired. Custom casework, designed to complement, or contrast in the case of the guest room, the beautiful existing architecture details, such exceptional floors, classical moldings and medallions.
Contemporary colors choices for the spaces, used in a original matter combine seamlessly with the selected furniture pieces. Various exceptional items, such as colored vinyl adhesive, geometric wallpapers and design pieces of furniture are used throughout the house to reflect the client and his lifestyle.

Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Work as a freelance interior designer, Geneva, Switzerland, Freelance interior designer

Gautier - Residential project

Interior design and decoration update for this upscale, centrally located apartment, in order to assure its tenancy. The spaces have been refreshened, thanks to streamlined furniture pieces, new fabulous accent lighting fixtures and colorful accessories. The layout of each room has been reinvented so that the spaces feel light, open and balanced. The goal was to not over-decorate the spaces so that tenants could still see themselves and their style in that apartment.

May 2013 - Jun 2013
 

Work as a freelance interior designer, Ré Island, France, Freelance interior designer

Maison de l'Ile - Residential Project

Interior design and decoration proposal for this one story house on the beautiful Ré Island in France. The client wanted a concept in order to make a buying decision for that property. The client wanted to know what could be done to the structure to use it and rent it as a vacation house.
A complete renovation would have to be done and the layout and circulation rethought to fit the contemporary aesthetics of the client. Finishes, furnishings, lighting and accessories were to be selected for this project.

Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Work as a freelance interior designer, Geneva, Switzerland, Freelance interior designer

Conservatory of Music, Dance and Theatre of Geneva, Switzerland - Commercial project

Interior layout and furniture consult for the Conservatory's seventh floor, in their new building located in Geneva. Selection of appropriate, efficient and durable furniture that fits the employees' needs.

Sep 2012 - Sep 2012
 

Dôme, Geneva, Switzerland, Interior architect/designer intern

8 months internship in the high end interior design and decoration company, Dôme

As an intern I have done many tasks including:
- interacting with clients (client meetings, project presentation, on site appointments, ...)
- contact with contractors and suppliers (contacting construction companies, bidding, bid selection, job site supervision during execution, ...)
- construction site (job site access, measurement, surveys, on site supervision, ...)
- 2D drawing (AutoCad, plans after surveys and measurements, execution plans, sections, elevations, details, ...)
- 3D drawing and rendering (SkethUp and 3D Studio Max initiation; interior spaces, furniture and other objects, lights, textures and materials)
- use of Photoshop and Illustrator (photo editing, formatting clients' presentation boards, ...)
- hand drawing (sketching, simple perspectives, ...)

Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Sylvia Junge, Architect, Geneva, Switzerland, Interior architect/designer intern

I worked for Sylvia Junge on a specific project; a renovation of a community center for children, called Les Moraines, in the heart of Geneva. The social spaces, kitchen and bathrooms complying to Swiss accessibility requirements are all updated in order for the children and employees working with them to be able to fully enjoy the house. As an intern I had to create the full set of construction drawings.

Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Education 

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, GPA 3.8
Full scholarship - Member of the women’s tennis team
Member of the student athlete advisory committee
2010 - Architecture internship with Group8 (see past employment) - 10 weeks

Jan 2008 - May 2011
 

Collège Rousseau - High School, Geneva, Switzerland, High School, Bilingual French-English program

Bilingual French-English program
Accent on languages: Spanish, German and English

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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