Shannon McGrew

Shannon McGrew

Springfield, VA, US



My name is Shannon McGrew and I'm a graduate of The New England Institute of Art, having received my Bachelors of Science in Interior Design in April 2011..  I've found that Interior Design is my life, my love, and my passion.

I'm currently an Art Director for Firuze Tile, and have had experience as an AutoCAD designer for Modern Line Furniture, Junior Designer for the television show "Man Caves" on the DIY Network, as well as being an In-Home Designer for La-Z-Boy Furniture.  In my free time, I own my own design company, Shannon McGrew Designs, where I specialize in Interior Design and Graphic Design.

My goal is to get my masters in architecture and work for an architectural and design firm that specializes in pushing the limits of design. 



Firuze LLC, Alexandria, VA, US, Art Director/Designer

- Create 3D designs of bathrooms and kitchens
- Design architectural floor plans for tile specification
- Price out and submit quotes for residential and commercial settings
- Develop client relationships within the residential community and commercial industry
- Graphic Design for all marketing materials, such as business cards, flyers, and pamphlets
- Maintain all social media networking sites

May 2013 - current

Modern Line Furniture, Rahway, NJ, US, AutoCAD Designer

- Oversaw project development and completion in restaurant, hospitality, lounge, and bar design
- Designed tradeshow exhibit booths at industry events
- Developed architectural furniture floor plan designs, furniture specifications, and AutoCAD drafting of commerical/contract interiors
- Utilized knowledge of Graphic Design to create marketing pieces for Modern Line Furniture

May 2012 - May 2013

"Man Caves" Leopard Films for DIY Network, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer/Design Coordinator

- Assisted in the design and construction of each "Man Caves" project
- Helped the Senior Designer with shopping, building, and set decorating
- Managed the completion of all trade outs and contributor paperwork
- Organized reconciliation of petty cash, P-card purchases, and accounting for the spent budge

Oct 2011 - May 2012

La-Z-Boy Galleries, Stoughton, MA, US, In-Home Designer

- Designing and creating comfortable and functional environments that represents client's lifestyle, taste and budget
- Schedule professional home consultations to present customized room designs, including sample fabrics, furniture, tables and accessory recommendations as well as the benefits of a professional installation service
- Created grassroots opportunities to increase the overall performance of the In-Home Design Program
- Team with Store Manager, Sales Managers and Associates to promote the In-Home Design Program and drive overall store sales
- Assist with training, coaching, and developing Sales Associates, Interior Designers, and other store staff
- Assist with maintenance of the overall visual appearance of store by maintaining floor an/or showroom displays, tagging of products and accessories, maintaining accessory catalogs, and design center fabrics

Jul 2011 - Oct 2011

J/Brice Design International, Boston, MA, US, Interior Design Intern

- Worked closely and effectively with Senior Interior Designers
- Quickly established rapport with vendors for acquiring samples for projects
- Developed and organized plans in ArchiCAD; as well as composed documents in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011


The New England Institute of Art, Bachelors, Interior Design

Had classes such as:
- CAD Fundamentals/Advanced CAD
- Space Planning
- Residential Design
- Commercial Design
- Institutional Design
- Interior Architecture
- Codes
- Rendering
- Furniture Design

Oct 2009 - May 2011

Areas of Specialization 


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