Archinect
SIXU CHEN

SIXU CHEN

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am a bilingual (Mandarin and English) designer who is passionate about good design. I am a self-starter and a great team worker who takes work seriously but also have a great sense of humor. I am very organized and punctual about meeting deadlines. I'm a conceptual and analytical thinker who has both strong hand drawing skills and computer skills. I can manipulate between design tools well to achieve design goals. I am a fast learner and passionate worker, and I am motivated to develop my skills and expand my creativity in the field of interior design to fit the needs of the growing industry. 

About my design

Having lived in both China and America, my design reflects order, sequence and symmetry that are emphasized by ancient Chinese architecture, and expressive use of structure and abstract form in Western design. However, I never limit the potential and possibility that anything I encounter in life can become a design inspiration whether it is as broad as elements in nature, or as specific as a design component in a precedent study. I am constantly searching for design opportunities and strives to combine my knowledge of both cultures and find its balance in my design to achieve the ultimate goal of creating distinctive spaces that provide the best user experience.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Franklin Studios, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior designer

Developed concept and worked on initial space planning for Courtyard by Marriott, an ongoing project in China. Created program analysis presentations for clients and reached exceeded their satisfaction.

Nov 2011 - current
 

Angele Academy of the Arts, Cofounder, Vice Principal

Responsible for establishing the school with Lily Zhang. Managed the school operations including coordinating teacher and class schedules developing curriculum as well as policies and procedures. Oversaw the classroom layout and all graphic design work such as website, business card, logo. Taught drawing and painting to 5-10 year old students.

Jan 2007 - current
 

Élan Designs International, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Internship

Worked on both Conceptual design and Design development phases. Achieved client satisfaction with great sense of color and style. Correspond with vendors in aiding ordering efficiency.

Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
 

Matthews Studio, Design assistant

Generated construction documents and FFE schedules, using Auto CAD for this high-end residential Interior Design company. Assisted the designer in sourcing materials and finishes. Communicated with vendors regarding the ordering process and improved client relationships.
 Received commendation for improving efficiency.

May 2010 - Apr 2011
 

B&B Italia, San Francisco, CA, Internship

Designed systems and strategies to organize fabric swatches and furniture catalogs. Created product presentation boards to help the company market their products resulting in improved company visibility.

May 2010 - Sep 2010
 

Education 

California College of the Arts, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2008 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Alvin E. Cole and Ruth S. Cole Interior Design Scholarship (2009-2011)), Scholarship

Merit scholarship based on student's talents and skills in design.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



Please wait... loading