Steve E. Blatz Architect, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer
Staff Interior Designer at widely published Architecture firm specializing in high-end residential and commercial projects. Collaborate with Architectural design team to develop design themes in a range of esthetics. Managed client presentation and interaction, specification writing, custom finish and furniture design, project and construction management, budgets, purchasing and invoicing. Serve as liaison between clients, vendors and subcontractors.
Penthouse Loft- Tribeca, New York: Organized and multitasked the interior design of a 5,000 sq. ft private residence. Developed design direction with principal architect. Created client presentation and managed rendering development. Managed custom furniture design, specified all fabrics and finishes, coordinated custom carpet design. Specified and purchased house wares and accessories. Manage budgets, purchasing and invoicing. Served as liaison between principal architect, client, and sub contractors. Coordinated and oversaw installation.
Coastal Residence- Newport, Rhode Island: Designed and implements the interior design of a 6,000 sq foot private residence. Developed design direction and client presentation. Created space plan, specified furniture, fixtures and finishes. Sourced accessories and household goods. Lead project and construction management. Designed and delivered project under a highly restricted timeline.
Studio Elements, Buyer, Product Photographer
Aid in the conceptual development of the website, branding, marketing and product development.Source unique antique furniture and architectural pieces for sale on eCommerce site. Coordinate and aid in the design and production of custom furniture pieces for resale. Serve as primary contact person for featured artists, designers and craftspeople. Manage and produce all product photography, copy writing, and management of product inventory.
Urban Dwellings, Design Associate and Project Manager
Manage design process for interior residential and commercial design clients. Work closely with principal designer and clients in the development of concepts for interior architectural design. Develop construction drawings in AutoCAD, complete bid packets, source furniture, fixtures, finishes and lighting. Serve as liaison between clients, principal designer, vendors and contractor. Detail design of custom furniture, mill-work, lighting tile and flooring. Prepare invoices, purchase orders, and maintain records of all phases of design and construction. Ensure a high level of quality in the prompt and professional completion of a project in all stages.
DayMatero Studio, Lighting Design Associate
Worked closely with principal lighting designer in the conceptual development of lighting plans, specification packets, and technical drawings for architectural lighting details. Sourced architectural and decorative lighting options and prepared specification packets and construction documents for private residential clients, commercial projects and architecture firms.
Chelsea College of Art And Design, Graduate Diploma Interior Spatial Design
The course centres on relationships, attitudes and material technologies that are fundamental to the interior design professional. This course has the ambition of developing open/adaptable methodologies to designing within the interior design context and provides an opportunity to engage critically with contemporary design approaches.
Through negotiated, self-directed learning programmes, you will develop the conceptual and practical skills required of a design professional. The course focuses on the design of small-scale interiors and explores new opportunities for interventions within existing architectural spaces. The contextual and cultural issues of interior design are as important as the visual ones. You will be expected to reflect on these issues and write about them in a series of journals as well as making them the subject of verbal presentations. Professional communication within the practice of interior design is a focused learning activity, specifically the written requirements of the interior designer.
It is equivalent to the third year of a degree course and prepares students for professional employment or higher degree studies at masters’ level.
American University, Bachelors, Bachelors in Communication: Visual Media and Marketing
Multidisciplinary degree, focusing on graphic design, digital media, photography and marketing.
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