Interior designer and former fashion buyer with 6+ years’ of professional experience and a discerning eye for color, style and trends. Skilled in concept-driven design, with a passion for hospitality, retail and residential design, in particular. Strengths include: conceptualization, visual research, furniture and materials selection, space planning, project management, writing and graphic presentation.
Urban Outfitters, Inc - BHLDN, Philadelphia, PA, US, Freelance Copywriter
Creating aspirational, informative and brand appropriate product copy for the BHLDN website.
JAGR Projects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Senior Designer
Mixing contemporary designs with art and antiques to create eclectic, high-end environments for residential and hospitality clients alike; providing FF&E, custom furniture and millwork design, project management & construction documentation, as needed.
In process - Private residence, Park City UT
In process - Private residence, Chestnut Hill PA
In process - Private residence, Philadelphia PA
In process - Private residence, Philadelphia PA
In process - Private residence, Ambler PA
In process - Private residence, Villanova PA
In process - Private residence, Haverford PA
2016 - Private residence, Philadelphia PA
2015 - Private residence, Fort Washington PA
2015 - Private residence, Devon PA
2015 - Private residence, Penn Valley PA
2015 - Restaurant, Philadelphia PA
2015 - Private residence, Chestnut Hill PA
2014 - Private residence, Long Beach Island NJ
2014 - Private residence, Villanova PA
2014 - Private residence, Bryn Mawr PA
2014 - Private residence, Amagansett NY
2013 - Private residence, Bryn Mawr PA
Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Anthropologie, Philadelphia, PA, US, Freelance Copywriter
Creating evocative, informative and brand appropriate product copy for the Anthropologie website.
Bethany Seawright Interior Design, Designer
A boutique studio specializing in considered hospitality, retail and residential design.
In process – Nackos Residence, Portland ME - schematic design, furnishings & installation for 3 bedroom apartment.
In process - Dailey Residence, Drexel Hill PA - Remodel of a 245 sq. ft. kitchen and mudroom.
In process - McKee-Farrell Residence, Brunswick ME - Schematic design for a 3100 sq. ft. private home.
2015 – Nackos Residence, New York City, NY - Concept, schematic design & installation for Upper East Side apartment.
2013 – Pure Sweets, Philadelphia PA - Conceptualization, design development & installation of a small retail space for a vegan bakery.
2013 – Zangrillo Residence, Philadelphia PA - Space planning for 1800 sq. ft. brownstone.
2012 – Industry, Philadelphia PA - Branding, conceptualization, space planning, & rendering for a new retail store.
2012 – Wolson Residence, Philadelphia PA - Schematic design, styling & consulting services for 3-story row home. 2011 – McKee-Farrell Residence, Philadelphia PA - Space planning & lighting plan for 360 sq. ft. LR/DR.
2010 – Pedra Residence, Philadelphia PA - Space planning, staging & styling for 1700 sq. ft. high-rise apartment.
2002 – M. Nackos Residence, Thousand Oaks CA - Schematic design, installation & styling for 300 sq. ft. BR.
2001 - Juxtapose, Chicago IL- Managed store opening. Supervised contractors, set store & trained staff.
Ennis Nehez, Philadelphia, PA, US, Freelance Interior Designer
Click to edit position descriptionCollaborated on a variety of residential and hospitality projects; meeting with clients, developing concepts, creating presentation materials, space planning, design development, and project management.
2014 - Wine bar, Philadelphia PA - Lead designer on the remodel of an existing Center City establishment. Created concept and floor plan. Sourced materials, conceived custom furniture pieces, and administered early project management.
2014 - Private residence, Philadelphia PA - Lead designer for a newly constructed condo project in Queen Village. Designed custom area rug and casework pieces, contributing project management and general FF&E services, as needed.
2013 - Private residence, Philadelphia PA - Provided concept and space plan for a kitchen, dining, and living room remodel for 3,200 sq. ft. apartment on Rittenhouse Square.
Apartment Therapy, Design Blogger
Source stories, design layouts & write posts for several design blogs with readerships of 5.6 million per month.
• One Shot Coffee: Crafting History Through Interior Design
• Designer Spotlight: Do You Know India Mahdavi?
• Hotel Palomar Philadelphia: An Interview with Designer Dayna Lee
• Escape Roundup: Hip Hostels (Yes, Hostels!)
• Ramses: The Magic of Philippe Starck in Madrid
• Escaping Aboard the Orient Express
• A Pinner’s Tale - KETTNER’s
DESIGN RESEARCH & TRENDS
• American Style Through the Decades: The Forties
• The Philadelphia Architecture Guide
• Cinema Style: 20 Unforgettable American Movie Interiors
• James Mont: Bad Boy of American Design
• Brass, Copper and Gold in the Kitchen
• Furniture Focus: Green, Glorious Green!
26 Group, LLC, Freelance Consultant
Providing schematic, FF&E and styling services for a lighting and interior design firm.
Industry, Retail Design Intern
Assisted in the conceptualization and store design of a new art gallery and retail store. Provided renderings, advised on visual merchandising, and developed fixture and lighting concepts. Managed all initial marketing and PR initiatives.
Destination Maternity, Divisional Manager
Managed 5 leased department maternity businesses - Macy’s, macys.com, Babies R Us, Boscov’s and Gordmans. Increased comp sales for all businesses by 30-40% within 6 months.
Urban Outfitters, Inc., Associate Buyer
Bought product for 14 classes of women’s accessories for Urban Outfitters catalog & website: 11% of total web business. Partnered with vendors and designed private label merchandise.
Anthropologie, Assistant Buyer
Managed day-to-day details of the accessories/shoe divisions of Anthropologie catalog & website for LA-Based buyer. Coordinated deliveries and samples with vendors, and managed product for all photo shoots.
Juxtapose/Hub Distributing Inc., Assistant Buyer
Supported buyer and associate buyer in managing 16 classes of merchandise. Organized & managed sample inventory. Developed charity donation program to remove sample shoes from active inventory.
Juxtapose/Hub Distributing Inc., Visual Presentation Coordinator
Created all corporate floor sets. Provided visual & marketing direction for a chain of 23 retail stores.
Millers Outpost/Hub Distributing Inc., Acting Store Manager/ Assistant Store Manager
Managed stores in California, Arizona & Colorado with sales volumes of $1-4 million, staffs of 15-50 employees.
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Interior Design
MFA: Thesis project - A large-scale restaurant design focused on the poetic experience of mutable space.
Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Bachelors, Psychology
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Merchandise Marketing
National Design with Light Student Team Competition, 2nd Place