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Jeremy Graef

Jeremy Graef

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

As a graduate from California State University, Northridge, an accredited institute with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences, Interior Design, I have transformed my passion for creating livable and working spaces; from initial development and conceptual ideas to complete and final installations.

I am innovative, communicative and highly resourceful.  My biggest influences stem from famous Architects and Designers including Mies van der Rohe, John Lautner and Thornton Ladd. 

Through a collaboration with experienced designers, combined with skill, knowledge and success, I have further developed a broader sense of design and the ability to conceptualize from beginning to end, while successfully articulating and detailing the design process to Principals, Architects, Contractors and most importantly, Clients.

With a background in Studio Arts, I quickly turned my eye for design to a more practical form of art > Interior Design and Architecture.

I am a Los Angeles native and have been exposed to numerous architectural designs, ranging from Art Deco, Modern, Contemporary, Spanish, California Bungalow and Ranch-style homes.  Each design element is unique and important to convey a story for the homeowner and the public; and due to the exposure of such fundamentals throughout my life, I have established an edge on my fellow peers.

Elsewhere:

Jeremy's Design Blog on Archinect:

Graef Perspective : Perspective of architecture, interiors and everything in between

Giving a perspective of architectural, interior and landscape designs from a recent graduates point of view.

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Employment 

Magni Design, Inc., West Hollywood, CA, US, Project Designer

> Convert as-built documents and sketches into AutoCAD
> Develop story boards; create programs, sketches & renderings to convey design concepts
> Conduct site visits & field measurements; hold weekly or bi-weekly meetings and conferences with Clients, Architects and Contractors
> Coordinate with Principal, Architect and other Project Designers for interior packages ranging in size from 8,000 sq. ft. to 40,000 sq. ft.
> Generate construction documents, FFE packages, schedules, elevations & details of custom designs; including flooring, mill-work, furnishings and lighting
> Develop and maintain client/designer relationships
> Conduct project management procedures; coordinate with contractors, subcontractors and vendors
> Design custom furnishings and finishes for unique design concepts
> Adhere to all city and national codes as appropriate and required by governing laws

Dec 2012 - current
 

Pier 1 Imports, Studio City, CA, US, Regional Visual Merchandiser

> Designed and maintained visual identity & commercial aesthetics of all sales areas
> Set up all visual displays for current and upcoming promotions
> Designed statements and managed staff of 20+ in execution of seasonal transitions
> Assisted customers in merchandise selection via visuals relating to personal lifestyle and needs
> Achieved positive results by training staff in effective merchandising and sales techniques
> Recruited by regional management to serve as Team Leader and Designer for store remodels

Mar 2008 - Jan 2013
 

Tomar Lampert Associates, West Hollywood, CA, US, Associate Interior Designer

> Converted as-built documents and sketches into AutoCAD
> Created programs, sketches & renderings to convey design concepts
> Conducted site visits & field measurements on a regular basis
> Generated construction documents, FFE packages, schedules, elevations & details of custom designs
> Created new; edit existing client/designer contracts; develop and maintain client/designer relationships
> Conducted project management procedures; coordinated with contractors, subcontractors and vendors
> Adhered to all city and national codes as appropriate and required by governing laws
> Developed budgets, proposals purchase orders & invoices
> Developed/designed tear sheets for Principals custom furniture line
> Updated and edited Principal’s custom furniture line website

Oct 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Education 

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Bachelors, Family & Consumer Sciences - Interior Design

Interior and Architectural Design including history, construction, detailing, building codes, applications, materials and selections, rendering, BIM programs including AutoCAD and SketchUp.

Activities/Memberships

Volunteer Consultant, New Design Charter School, Los Angeles, California
Surveyed site; determined projects’ scope, paint specifications, quantities, costs

Volunteer Coordinator, ASID CEU Lecture and Table Top Expo, Northridge, California
Associate Member, International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
Allied Member, American Society of Interior Design (ASID)

Jan 2008 - May 2010
 

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