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Erika Soza

Erika Soza

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am a dedicated and resourceful interior designer with over six years of experience in residential interior design. My diverse involvement on projects throughout South Florida, Windermere, New Jersey, and New York, has helped develop my keen customer service skills and detailed quality of work and performance. My design background ranges from small interior redesigns, to complete full service renovations and new constructions.

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Employment 

Concept 2 Design, Miami Lakes, FL, Principal / Interior Designer

Head Designer and Project Manager for Residential projects throughout South Florida, Windermere, and New Jersey

Develop and Design Residential Projects ranging from small redesigns to full service interior renovations

Create floor plans, elevations and construction documents using AutoCAD software

Source for furnishings and materials via local and online vendors

Prepare drawings and other materials to generally illustrate the suggested interior design concepts, including color schemes, interior finishes, floor coverings, wall treatments, lighting treatments, window treatments, furniture and accessories

Select and/or especially design interior installations and mill work

Prepare and present presentations to clients

Field check that work is being done in accordance with plans and specifications, including assisting suppliers and contractors with coordination of work, reviewing, and approving all shop drawings submitted

Place and follow up on all orders and create invoices

Hire and supervise interns

Maintain and update all social media for the company including a blog, instagram and Facebook.

Nov 2009 - current
 

Kitchens of South Florida, Hialeah, FL , CAD Designer / Sales Representative

Assist in schematics and concepts for European Kitchen, Closet, and Bathroom designs

Develop kitchen, closet, and bath designs using AutoCAD software

Serve as liaison between clients and Head Designers

Prepare and participate in client meetings

Assist with showroom sales

Assist with the coordination of deliveries and installations

Apr 2009 - Aug 2011
 

AREA Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Design Assistant

Assist principal in all phases of residential projects, from concept to completion.

Prepare and participate in client meetings

Source antique dealers, showrooms and online vendors for materials, furniture, lighting and accessories

Assist in project management of apartment renovations during construction phase

Coordinate orders, purchases, deliveries and installations of furniture, drapery, and accessories

Reconcile invoices and prepare client billing

Sep 2007 - Apr 2009
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

AAS Degree in Interior Design January 2008

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
 

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, US, Fine Arts

Art History, Studio, and Liberal Arts Courses

Sep 2002 - Dec 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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