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Jennifer Yavuz

Jennifer Yavuz

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Summary:

Professional communication & interpersonal skills for solid presentations & client relations. Strong ability to thrive in a team environment and as a self-motivated individual. Passion for the creative process that lends to drawings and plans transforming 2D designs into three dimensional art. 

Objective:

To obtain a position in the field of Interior Design and Architecture that will allow me to develop my career in the industry and expand my knowledge, experience and skill with the goals of adding to a LEED® Green Associate certification to becoming a LEED AP professional and NCIDQ certified designer.

Employment 

Reveal Design Group, New York, NY, US, Designer

Reveal Design Group, is an award-winning architectural lighting design company that brings to each project a breadth and variety of experience from each member of the design team. The collective backgrounds in architecture, interior design, art history, museum studies, theater and fine arts contributes to a fresh and comprehensive approach, aesthetically grounded in architectural and visual design vocabularies. Reveal Design Group is committed to a collaborative design process helping clients meet their goals while keeping the design integrity and having hands on approach. Their resume of work includes residential, corporate, retail and hospitality clients including the W Hotel, Westin, the Hyatt Group, Luxury Resorts, Starr Restaurants, Notar Hospitality etc. www.revealdesigngroup.com

Apr 2014 - current
 

Interieurs Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Designer & Production Manager

Roles: Sales, Marketing, Interior Design, Product Design & Production Management

• Productive member of a team driven environment that fuels the success of an interior design studio and furniture and lighting showroom, working alongside the Creative Director, Lead Designer and Project Manager

• Further developed design experience in areas of vendor & client relations, merchandising, furniture design and production, prototype development, production management, social media, event planning, marketing, advertising and press

• Responsible for design studio tasks including space planning, drafting via hand and AutoCAD, sketching, rendering of floor plans, elevations, perspectives, producing client presentations, pricing, maintaining project binders, invoicing, client relations, custom product designs and shop drawings and production management

Nov 2010 - Apr 2014
 

Manhattan Apartments Inc., New York, NY, US, Licensed Real Estate Agent

• Responsible for producing potential clients through personal initiative, regular advertising,
phone sales etiquette and booking appointments for client interviews and unit viewings
• Experience with interviewing prospective clients, closing procedures and served as
liaison during client/landlord lease signings
• Gained extensive knowledge of NYC Real Estate research methods regarding property values, property history, zoning regulations, historical significance etc.

May 2006 - Sep 2007
 

Education 

New York Real Estate Institute, New York, NY, US, Real Estate Licensing & LEED Green Associate Programs

- New York Real Estate License, 2006
- LEED AP prep courses for GBCI, 2010

May 2006 - May 2010
 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Design Studies:
- Extensive understanding of design-related concerns in hospitality/service industry
- Proficient in Hospitality, Retail, Residential, Institutional & Sustainable designs
- Comprehensive research-based design experience for detailed program writing
- Knowledge of NYC Building Codes & Zoning Regulations, Historical Preservation guide lines

Technical Skills:
- Adobe CS5 Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator
- Basic knowledge in Design Manager & Intuit QuickBooks
- Microsoft Office Word, Power Point, Excel and Publisher
- Form Z, Google Sketch Up, Studio Max, AutoCAD and AccuRender

Sep 2005 - May 2009
 

North Central Texas College (NCTC), Corinth, TX, US, Associate of Arts Degree - Zoology

Jan 2002 - Dec 2004
 

Denton Flight Academy, Denton, TX, US, Private Pilot's License training

- Ground school and flight hours towards private pilot's license

May 2002 - Sep 2002
 

Awards 

Student Exhibition Feature, Product Design - 2005 & 2007, Other

- Eileen Gray Cube, 2005
- Casino Lamp, 2007

2007
 

Presidential Volunteer Award, Other

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge Non-Profit Organization – Tyler, TX

Zoology Intern, 2002
Volunteer Design Consultant, 2005

• Non-profit collaboration with owner and contractor for execution of new construction project
• Drafting and space planning for a Gift Shop to Intern House conversion project

2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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