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Katherine Kania

Katherine Kania

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

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About 

For the past 3 years, I worked as an architectural designer at a retail and branding creative agency. I managed and led the development of design concept to 3D rendering and construction documents of interior design, furniture, and retail enviroments. I also worked on creating the production of graphics for print and web content with various brands. Having an architectural degree and background, I am eager to work on projects that allow me to apply my construction and material innovation knowledge towards various types of projects and experiences that will broaden my knowledge beyond retail. I have a background consulting innovative 3D and technical designs in luxury brand companies and smaller start-up design studios. Through these projects and working within smaller design firms and various clients, I consider myself an astute designer that has been able to learn quickly and be sensitive to the environments the design adapts to. I am very proficient with many 3D design and 2D drafting programs [AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, Rhino, Sketchup Adobe CS5 programs], rendering [Vray], and I have exceptional physical production skills with various materials and technologies.

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Employment 

Sheridan & Co, New York, NY, US, Designer

Work with various retail brands in heightening brand identities through visual, interior, and architectural design. Work closely with the clients from design concept to development and production.

Dec 2013 - current
 

Chanel, New York, NY, US, designer

Managing the design and development of fragrance and beauty events. Production of in-store advertising elements and installations that follow the aesthetic of a historical and luxurious brand. Creating 3d/2d
representations. Developing the brand’s materials, production, and incorporating new technologies.

Nov 2012 - current
 

Ralph Lauren Corporation, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer / Drafter

Assisted project manager within the production of construction documents and project development for Ralph Lauren retail stores.

Mar 2012 - Jul 2012
 

MADLAB LLC, Montclair, NJ, US, 3D Digital Design Consultant

Digitally and conceptually contributed towards architecturally-transforming lighting fixtures for Starwood Hotels in San Francisco. Research within the effects of translucent materials and fiber-optics.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
 

Guild, Brooklyn, NY, US, Production Assistant

On-site and in-house production for major retail clients
Contributed to sequencing and strategy for on time delivery

Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
 

LAKP, Antigua, GT, Designer / Intern

Conceptualizing, designing, and construction documentations of furniture, installations, and residential/commercial developments within Central America

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, Five-Year First Professional Degree
Graduated with Honors
Dean’s List
InProcess Publications
Presidential Merit Scholarship
Fabric Images + Pratt Institute collaboration within ICFF, New York, NY 2010

Aug 2006 - May 2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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