Serena Franklin

Serena Franklin

Beijing, CN



A lover of arts, design, travel, and adventures that spark inspiration. The past 5 years I have been living and working in San Francisco, Beijing, and Sydney. From these very different cities, lifestyle cultures, and route around the world, I'm now back to my roots in California. I graduated from California College of the Arts in Interior Design. Projects I've worked on range from children's musical set design, english theatre productions abroad, corporate interiors, multi level office fit - outs, government projects, furniture competition pieces, and local craft projects. I hope to continue documenting and compiling my work to share with others, while further increasing my project depth and range.

Sample Portfolio Works: serenajiaxin 


WMK (Watermark), Sydney, AU, Interior Designer

Projects inclusive of workplace, residential gym, and construction documentation

May 2014 - Nov 2014

Freelancer with The Great Indoors, Sydney , Interior Designer

Taste Baguette store: documentation revisions in issue for construction package Wealth Resources Workspace: furniture, finishes, and art selection for client

Mar 2014 - May 2014

Gensler, Beijing, CN, Interior Designer

Design process inclusive of communication with client, diagramming, blocking,
sketching, spatial planning, knowledge of local/global building codes; conceptual
design; schematic design; design development phase; field inspections

Jun 2010 - Nov 2013

Ray and Joan Kroc Center, San Francisco, CA, US, Employee

musical set designer: developing concepts, researching and purchasing
materials; coordinating production work
creating curriculum and instructing art enrichment classes

Jun 2009 - Mar 2010

Colour Studio, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

updating and generating color palette diagrams and renderings
researching products, materials, pulling palette samples
in house work including printing and maintaining the studio

Sep 2009 - Oct 2009

Habitat for Humanity, San Francisco, California, Construction Volunteer

Whitney Young Circle Project- working through construction phases of
two homes (Saturday Volunteer Position)

Jan 2009 - Sep 2009

United States Census Bureau, San Francisco, California , Address Canvasser

identifying and documenting building structure types and usage through
a gps system on a hand held computer

Mar 2009 - May 2009


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

focus on six interior studio practice courses, three materiality and
space courses, two tools and technology courses

Sep 2006 - Dec 2008

West Valley College, Saratoga, CA, US, Undergraduate

(accredited Interior Design courses)
interior construction and building systems, history of furniture and
interiors, introduction to environmental architecture, AutoCAD, interior
architecture hand-drafting, color theory

Jan 2005 - May 2007

De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, US, Undergraduate

general education, fine arts, and preliminary design courses

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006


De Anza College Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year, Award


Areas of Specialization 


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