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Tatiana Barros

Tatiana Barros

New York, New Jersey.

 

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About 

As a Junior Designer I bring a collaborative spirit and passion to my work, as well as an ability to balance design with operational needs and budget objectives; resulting in exceptional environments. Produce construction documents including architectural details, plans, and elevations.  Design material and mood boards, assemble presentations and brochures, and create and maintain project binders and documents.

Since graduating from Fashion Institute of Technology in 2011, I have been actively engaged in Freelance work and volunteer opportunities that have allowed me to further develop my design skills. As a project coordinator for Architecture for Humanity, I partnered with Akasha, another non-profit organization that teaches yoga to impoverished people in New York City, to design their mobile yoga studios. I led a team of volunteers from various professional and cultural backgrounds; providing clear, effective, and timely communication of design direction. I identified challenges and areas of opportunities while aiming to achieve the best design solution possible. Interviewed yoga practitioners and researched yoga philosophy in order maximize the experience of Yogis in the studios. The solution was what we called the acceptable yoga space. A structural component that utilizes fabric, that provides lighting and can be quickly installed. We were able to stay within budget and within time frame, and have successfully met Akasha’s requirements and standards. Currently, I participate on another project to design the interior of Sustainable South Bronx headquarters, an organization that addresses economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx.

Moreover, as Freelance designer, I have taken upon residential design. Most recent is a renovation project of a 2-stories home that has been affected by Storm Sandy. I have partnered with Ivory Architecture, assisting in effectively documenting the damages and areas to be renovated, and producing and organizing construction documents. My work with the company requires attention to detail as I accurately take measurements and document building conditions to better assist the architect in the overall design.

Tatiana's Professional Blog on Archinect:

New Grad for Hire!

Hello,

My name is Tatiana, I am recent graduate in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of technology.This blog is about newly grads who are looking for opportunities to their first professional job. How we look at design, what we look for when looking for a new job, how we try to stand out and compete with more experienced people.

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Employment 

Architecture For Humanity, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Lead a team of volunteers from various professional and cultural backgrounds, providing clear, effective, and timely communication of design direction. Design, oversee, and delegate production work to team members. Met project guidelines and deadlines by staying within budget and project parameters. Directly collaborate ideas with client by managing presentations and collecting feedback. Work out space planning and layout designs in AutoCAD and produce renderings in Sketchup and Photoshop. Assembles presentation and materials boards. Has follow through projects from inception to completion.

May 2012 - current
 

Self, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer/Drafter

Accurately draft and document buildings, providing exact measurements and as-is conditions, supporting the architect in overall design and space planning for renovations. Draft cabinetry according to designer’s specifications using AutoCAD and submitting to cabinetry builders. Creates 3D images of interior spaces aiding in assisting clients to visualize their new space. Designs material and mood boards for easy communication of color scheme and furniture selection. Assembles computer presentations that walk architects and clients thru the project. Also creates logo design and graphic signs and brochure for small business. Is consistently detail oriented and punctually meet deadlines.

Aug 2011 - current
 

RabID, Interior Designer Assistant

Responsible for the production of construction documents: including plans, study elevations, sections, and details in AutoCAD, as well as shop drawings for custom interiors. Assembled and maintained project binder and schedule sets for easy access to information related to purchases and material/furniture selection increasing work efficiency. Responsible for sourcing, specifying and selecting unique fabric and pieces that were within budget. Managed project by contacting vendors, reserving finishes and CFA, placing and tracking orders, writing purchase orders, scheduling and receiving deliveries and assisting in furniture installations. Sourced equipment and fixtures, lighting and hardware, and integrated into schedule sets. Attended site surveys, verified punch-lists, oversaw installations and project coordination. Created AutoCAD template of fixture and furniture to increase work productivity. Also updated and maintained sample library and performed office duties.

Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
 

DL Design Associates, LLC, Interior Designer Assistant

Responsible for the production of construction documents: including plans, study elevations, sections, and details in AutoCAD, as well as shop drawings for custom interiors. Assembled and maintained project binder and schedule sets for easy access to information related to purchases and material/furniture selection increasing work efficiency. Responsible for sourcing, specifying and selecting unique fabric and pieces that were within budget. Managed project by contacting vendors, reserving finishes and CFA, placing and tracking orders, writing purchase orders, scheduling and receiving deliveries and assisting in furniture installations. Sourced equipment and fixtures, lighting and hardware, and integrated into schedule sets. Attended site surveys, verified punch-lists, oversaw installations and project coordination. Created AutoCAD template of fixture and furniture to increase work productivity. Also updated and maintained sample library and performed office duties.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2010
 

Replace, Interior Designer Intern

- Worked mostly with high-end residential designs.
- Assisted in project management, visiting sites and punch-lists, as well as furniture installations for most projects.
- Coordinated and supervised multiple projects with the ability to prioritize among them.
- Skillful in procurement, furniture specification, and purchase orders.
- Experienced in sustainable material sourcing and FF&E, and putting together material palette for residential projects.
- Expert in 3D rendering and presentations.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, BArch, Interior Designer

Interior Design Studio
Architectural Drawings
Construction Drawings
Methods and Materials
Product and Furniture Design
Historic Preservation
Building Codes
Sustainability and the Built Environment.

Sep 2007 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Pottery Barn/ASID Student Competition, 1st Place

Design a table arrangement with any items available at the store. The theme was Spalicious.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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