Emily L. Hwang

Emily L. Hwang

Los Angeles, CA, US


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My design philosophy is simple - trim the fat and cut the clutter.Less really is more. I try capture the simplicity of my surroundings and draw inspiration from them.



Synergy Business Environments, Nashville, TN , Project Designer/ Marketing Coordinator

Specify furniture for commercial, educational, and healthcare projects.
Developed furniture packages with appropriate budgets, layouts,
3D renderings, and installation drawings.
Develop marketing packages showcasing major product lines and also develop formal RFP bid templates directly in response to client needs.
Maintain all branding aspects, website, and social media outlets.

Nov 2011 - current

McCarty Holsaple McCarty, Knoxville, TN, US, Design Intern

Organized, maintained, and updated materials resource library.
Gained intermediate knowledge of manufacturers in industries within:
commercial, hospitality, and education.
Gained materials knowledge and awareness of trends in: textiles,
wall coverings, flooring (tile, carpet, hardwood), lighting, and furniture.
Requested pricing, placed orders for materials based on project specs.
Participated in meetings with clients, consultants, vendors, and sales reps.
Attended site visits; documented and photographed existing site conditions.
Organized and filed project notebooks; scanned construction documents.

May 2010 - May 2011


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Minor in Business Administration

Aug 2005 - May 2011


64th Annual Student Art Competition, 2nd Place

Diane Fox Award for Objects in Motion and TAAST Poster


RJT & Rubio Architecture + Design Scholarship, 1st Place


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