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Ewa Podgorska

Ewa Podgorska

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Hi, I am Ewa (EV-ah).

Recent Interior Design graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NYC, with three years of experience in PR and Marketing. Effective communicator with eagerness to learn and drive to succeed. Excellent team player with a proven track record in managing projects and working with a global client base. Exceptional relationship building skills with the ability to work in an international environment.

Passionate about environmentally-conscious and forward-thinking design, I am currently seeking a full-time Interior Design position at a firm that shares my commitment to sustainable design. I am currently interning at two design firms in New York City.

Authorized to work in both the USA and EU.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

BG Studio International Inc., New York, NY, US, Interior Design Freelancer (Previously Interior Design Intern)

BG Studio International is an award-winning firm specializing in hospitality and commercial interiors.

-Develop preliminary space planning, work on concept development, conduct FF&E research and
prepare client presentations for Celebrity Cruises Reflection luxury guest suites.
-Manage FF&E schedule, liaise with vendors and create FF&E boards for various restaurant, lounges
and public spaces onboard of Royal Caribbean International Cruise ships.
-Design custom furniture, handle FF&E purchasing, generate and maintain budgets, conduct field
dimensioning, supervise installations and prepare client presentations for luxury apartment rental
buildings’ lobbies and resident-only spaces for firm’s main residential client.

Mar 2011 - current
 

Nicole Migeon Architect (NMA), New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

NMA is a boutique Architecture and Interior Design firm specializing in spa and residential design.

- Developed space planning and drafted floor plans, hand sketched and rendered perspectives,
researched and sourced sustainable furniture and finishes, created color schemes and selected
paint colors and lighting fixtures for a private residence in Massachusetts.
-Collaborated closely with firm’s principal on the schematic and design development for a private
spa, designed millwork for spa bar, conducted FF&E research and liaised with vendors and artisans.

Dec 2011 - Jul 2012
 

RUDER FINN, INC., New York, NY, US, PR Account Executive

-Member of a Global Corporate Communications team responsible for online communications
projects for the agency’s main clients, Novartis AG and PepsiCo Inc.
-Participated in new business initiatives for Pepsi, including new business pitching, event planning,
account management and media outreach, wrote press releases, articles, blogs and newsletters.

Dec 2009 - Mar 2011
 

FULLSIX, New York, NY, US, Marketing Assistant Account Executive

-Managed projects for clients in beauty and travel industries, including L’Oreal Redken and Matrix
brands (over 20 countries) and ClubMed North America.
-Oversaw development of digital campaigns, supervised and scheduled assignments for a fourperson
creative team, prepared project cost estimates, budgets and statistical reports.

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008
 

Kiss + Cathcart, Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture Intern

-Participated in client meetings, conducted project research and managed sample library.

May 2004 - Oct 2004
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Accomplishments:
-4.0/4.0 GPA
-Graduated Summa Cum Laude
-Selected for the President Scholars Honors Program, Dean’s List 2010-2012.

Oct 2010 - May 2012
 

VLERICK MANAGEMENT SCHOOL, Ghent, Belgium, Masters, Master of Science in Marketing (MS)

Accomplishments:
-3.7/4.0 GPA
-Graduated Cum Laude

Oct 2008 - Oct 2009
 

Fordham University, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Architecture and Urban Studies, Business Administration Minor

Accomplishments:
-3.7/4.0 GPA
-Graduated Cum Laude
-Dean’s List 2003-2006.
-Urban Studies Department Honors
-Best Senior Thesis Award

Study Abroad Program: Art History, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, spring 2005.

Oct 2002 - May 2006
 

Awards 

Graduating Student Work Exhibition at FIT, Other

2012
 

ASID Education Leadership Fund (ELF) Scholarship, Scholarship

Numerous projects selected for the highly recognitions competitive Graduating Student Work Exhibition at FIT (Spring 2012).

2011
 

FIT’s Interior Design Department best-in-class student work exhibits, Other

Individual projects selected by FIT’s Interior Design Department faculty for the best-in-class student work exhibits (2010-2012)

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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