My name is Joanna Trofimuk and I am a recent graduate of Columbia College with a degree in interior architecture. Although my degree is in commercial design, I am currently working as an intern in the residential sector and have been able to use my knowledge of design and my skills in AutoCAD, 3D studio MAX, and Photoshop to create drawings, construction documents, and renderings. I am interested in working on commercial projects as well as residential and I am looking for a full time position as a drafts person or entry level designer.
Accento Italia, Design Intern
Understand the client’s goal and assist the designer and contractor with completing projects from schematic design through construction and installation
Provide pricing, obtain field measurements, material selection, and follow up on work in progress
Daily contact with clients, designers, contractors, and other design professionals
Create and maintain a catalog of bathroom cabinetry used to show potential customers
Experience with international business and European design
Columbia College Chicago, BArch, Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture is a purposeful, three-dimensional response to a client's environmental requirements. The Interior Architecture student manipulates interior space, furniture, and finishes to serve functional requirements and conceptual / artistic ends. The student is cognizant of building systems (structural, mechanical, life-safety, etc.) and modes of professional practice.
The Interior Architecture program focuses almost exclusively on commercial / non-residential interior spatial solutions. The program seeks to balance the subjective with the objective demands of professional practice, infusing academic concerns with faculty who are concurrently involved with the profession. Following a rigorous, CIDA-Accredited program, including a mandatory internship, graduates join firms as active team members working on a variety of project typologies.
Following two years of professional experience, graduates are qualified to undertake the National Council for Interior Design Accreditation (NCIDQ) exam, leading to licensed/titled status.