Daniel Cartagena

Daniel Cartagena

Baltimore, MD, US


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 I am  a Miami born, Brooklyn based, designer my design influences are dynamic and eclectic and derived from many different forms of exploration. I am driven to create designs that are bifunctional and beautiful. My appeal is driven toward spaces that house multiple programs and allow for enhanced spatial mutations. I love to experiment with materiality and lighting in many scales. I believe that although, spaces suggest, its the details that define.



Design Collective, Baltimore, MD, US, A1 Architect

Assisting with Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development and working toward licensure by fulfilling IDP hours and experience.

Jul 2014 - current

Voxl Media, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architectural Visualization Specialist

Create realistic visualizations for architectural designs. Editing and compositing rendered imagery with Adobe Photoshop.

Feb 2014 - May 2014

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Shop Technician

Assist in the education of shop culture and machine use in a wood shop, laser shop, metal shop and 3D print lab. Monitor and maintain machinery and processes. As well as help reorganize and create more efficient storage spaces for tools.

Feb 2011 - May 2014

Restoration Hardware, Aventura, FL, US, Stock Associate

Keep the stockroom in order, make sure that all merchandise is catalogued and accounted for as well as finding ways to more efficiently use the stockroom for all associates to more easily find items that were more frequently referenced.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Miami, FL, US, Internship Development Program

Assist in organizing projects and the firms library as well as shadowing initial planning sketches.

Oct 2008 - May 2009

Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Miami, FL, US, Internship Development Program

Assist with office organization as well as reorganizing the material library. Learning how to sign and seal drawing sets and door tagging on architectural revisions.

Sep 2007 - May 2008


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Completion of core design studios as well as structures, materials and extra credit classes that include wood and metal joinery, form force matter, and material and methods. These classes allowed for material studies and exploration of form and construction.

Sep 2009 - current

Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami, FL, US, High School, Architecture

Core classes included standard academic courses as well as 2D art and 3D sculpture as a freshmen. Architecture classes that include drafting, perspective, and AutoCAD.

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009


Distinguished Projects Review, Other

The Distinguished Project Review is one in which the best two projects from each 400 design studio are selected to be reviewed for a second time on a saturday for critics to come and review.


Areas of Specialization 


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