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Leah Borkin

Leah Borkin

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

I’m an interior designer living in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. I can offer the following services to you or your company:
- Project management
- Furniture & finish selection, management and staging
- Space planning
- Construction document preparation
- 2D/3D renderings

I recently graduated with an Associates degree in Interior Design from Parsons the New School for Design in December and earned a dual bachelors of arts degree in Communications and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007. I’ve worked for various communications firms specializing in marketing, public relations, web design and development, and project management.

In my free time, I enjoy honing my photography skills, practicing Bikram yoga and exploring the multitude of restaurants and bars in my lovely neighborhood. I also run a happy hour blog, The New York Happy Hour.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The Brooklyn Home Company, Brooklyn, NY, US, Interior Design Associate

- Develop architectural and construction documents for various residential projects

- Organize and research product and finish specifications

- Manage staging furniture inventory

May 2012 - current
 

Blue State Digital, New York, NY, US, Client Services Manager

- Managed internal design and production teams

- Served as the primary contact for various web-based projects for clients such as Vogue magazine, YMCA NYC’s Diabetes Prevention Program, Harvard University, SIPA – Columbia University, and Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil

- Trained clients on Blue State Digital’s website toolset

Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
 

Fenton Communications, New York, NY, US, Account Coordinator

- Served as web editor for various websites

- Managed content for Fenton Communications website

- Led the development, strategy and communications for the young feminist blog,The Fbomb

- Performed media relations and provided support for various environmental, green tech and women’s clients such as Global Fund for Women, SheSource.org, Climate Counts and “The End of the Line”, a documentary on over fishing

- Coordinated events for various clients

May 2008 - Aug 2009
 

Core Industries, Brooklyn, NY, US, Production Designer

- Researched consumer and environmental issues for a new product launch

- Assisted in the design and development of websites such as Pilates Garage, One Percent for the Planet, and Frontline SMS, using HTML and Flash programs

- Authored and published articles for an environmental blog, Greensear.ch

Jul 2007 - May 2008
 

Education 

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

The AAS program is organized around three design studios that focus on residential, retail, workplace, and hospitality spaces. Every Interior Design studio is multifaceted, combining interior architecture and decorative arts. Students learn the theory and practice of interior design through conceptual explorations of space, sustainability research, and computer-aided design techniques. They discover the power of design to improve people's lives by seeking solutions to global imperatives such as sustainability and economic inequity.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
 

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, US, Bachelors, Communications, Spanish

Aug 2003 - May 2007
 

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