Lysa Leonello

Lysa Leonello

New York, NY, US



Recent graduate of the Interior Design BFA program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I am conscientious, committed and personable with an appetite for originality and innovation.  Having grown up near New York City, I have an inherent appreciation for my surrounding landscape.


LB Architects, New York City, NY, Interior Designer/Job Captain

Hands on experience from all phases of design, schematic design through construction administration for both commercial and private residential projects. Spacial planning test-fits and material selections are part of the daily tasks as well as creating design presentations, 2D and 3D renderings, schematic design drawings, and sourcing furniture, hardware, finishes and fixtures. Meeting with clients and vendors consistently throughout the week. Coordinating construction documents in office, reviewing shop drawings and CFA's. Creating design packages, lighting packages, signage packages as well as independently designing office graphics, i.e. window film design, wayfinding design and wall mural design. Though I am titled a "designer", I am eligible to work on job captain tasks as well. These tasks include drafting up millwork sections, floor and ceiling details, door and hardware schedules, and surveying building interiors.

Feb 2014 - current

Bank Street Design, Philadelphia and New York City, Interior Design Assistant

Assisted interior designer and interior architect, Diane Zabiela, in her commercial and residential projects; made appointments, filed paperwork, shopped in showrooms, FF&E, handled purchase orders, invoices and deliveries with lead time, received packages, drafted floor plans, elevations and architectural details that were implemented into final designs, illustrated renderings, created sketches for clients, prepared presentations, answered phone calls, responded to emails and attended client consultation meetings as well as on-site meetings during all phases of schematic design to construction.

Aug 2009 - current

Fortunata Living, New York City, NY, Design Assistant

Drafted residential construction documents. Selected finishes, furniture and fixtures as well as on-site construction walkthroughs and punchlisting.

Dec 2013 - Feb 2014


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

Aug 2009 - Dec 2013

Areas of Specialization 


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