My career experience is in Residential and Hospitality Interior Design. I excel in team-work, graphics, space-planning, sourcing, drafting, presentations, expediting, & project management. I have substantial work experience as a Junior Designer in hospitality, as well as Project Manager and Interior Designer for residential. I possess strong leadership, organization & communication skills.
I graduated from San Jose State with a BFA of Interior Design in 2011 and I am looking to continue my career in the interior design field.
I am currently living in Pasadena, CA., which I love! I also enjoy traveling, art and architecture, music and sports.
Talianko Design Group, Sierra Madre, CA, US, Interior Designer and Project Manager
Talianko Design Group is a high end residential design firm located in Sierra Madre Ca.
As the project manager I am responsible for:
-Managing the entire scope of the design process
-Assist with and oversee job site measures
-Programming and space planning
-Drafting full sets of CDs for the city/permit process
-Communicating with the architect, client, contractor, vendors and all members of the team
-Creating and executing presentations
-Fabric and material selections and communication with vendors
-Creating proposals, orders and invoices
-All expediting and tracking of all orders
-Overseeing and scheduling all installations
-Stage homes for photo-shoots
MARLENE OLIPHANT DESIGNS,, Glendale, CA, US, Design Assistant-Part Time
Marlene Oliphant Designs is a residential designer located in Glendale Ca.
As a part time Design Assistant my tasks included:
-Creating Sketch-Up models and plans
-Sourcing finishes, furniture, lighting and accessories
-Purchasing, tracking orders and invoicing clients
-Social media and website maintenance
indidesign, Venice, CA, US, Designer
IndiDesign is a hospitality firm based in Venice Beach Ca, with many large scale international projects.
Working as a designer I was responsible for:
-Drafting full CDs, including details and elevations
-Space planning rooms and public spaces
-Creating FFE specs as well as selections for furniture and materials
-Custom furniture design
-Creating presentation boards
Diana Simpson Design, Sydney, AU, Design Intern
Diana Simpson Design is a boutique Interior Design firm based in Sydney, Australia specializing in International luxury hotel and condominium design.
During my internship with the firm my daily tasks included:
-Managing the Materials Library
-Drafting in AutoCAD
-Creating specs and details
San Jose State University, Bachelors, Interior Design
Majored in Interior Design, where we were challenged to learn many design software and always push ourselves to think outside the box. This long-standing program boasts incredibly talented professors and staff who accepted nothing but perfection. My time as San Jose State taught me to always seek for the best solution.
Software learned: Sketch-up, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino, 3D Max and more
Graduated from San Jose State with Magna Cum-Laude honors
Deans scholar 8 consecutive semesters at SJSU
Received 2nd, 3rd & Honorable mention in multiple SJSU Interior Design competitions
Member of the SJSU Interior Design Student Organization and IIDA student member
Captain of the SJSU Spartan’s Women’s Swim Team 2009-2010