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Klio MANDALOU

Klio MANDALOU

New York, NY, US

 

About 

EDUCATION   
 2005-2007  
o Chelsea College of Arts and Design, London, UK                                   
                            CCW, 2-year Foundation Diploma in Interior Design
Grade 2.1 (UK)    

 Project Experience:

o Morocco, Essaouira
• Building of a boutique hotel in the center of the old Medina in Essaouira
• Participated in architectural design contest and placed 2nd
o Habitat for Humanity
• Participated in furniture design contest and exhibition
• Won 2nd place for original chair design


 2007-2009  
o Chelsea College of Arts and Design, London, UK  
B.A: Interior and Spatial Design; Grade: 2.1 (UK)

 Project Experience:
o Awards: Visualization Award (3D Studio Max)
o Exhibitions: Sponsored by the Chelsea College of Arts and Design in collaboration with the AA: OneDotZero media Arts Festival in London - created a giant screen model used for film projection during the exhibition at the British Film Institute                                                                

WORK EXPERIENCE   
 September 2010-present
o Liakotitis Company Retail, Athens, Greece
• Interior Designer and Visual Merchandising
• Working on a team of two handling the visual merchandising of 5 fashion stores in Athens
• Responsible for the buying and design of in-store renovations
• Communicating  with suppliers for orders and payments
• Acquiring experience  in understanding  the operations of the fashion industry and the retail sector
• Responsible for the floor plans  of a future men’s store in Chalandri, Athens

 January 2011
o Independent  Projects ,  Athens, Greece                                                                                        
• Interior Designer
• Working on a renovation project of the interior design of an 80 sq.m apartment in Athens
• Communicated and worked alongside with the civil engineer  and the builder manager
• In charge of the renovation of a farm house in Kifissia, a northern residential  suburb in Athens

 January 2010 - June 2010 
o Fashion First Row Arts & Design Editor, Graphic Designer                               Athens, Greece
• Portal featuring fashion, art, architecture, design, lifestyle
•  Wrote  and edited articles about arts & design and interviews of artists
• Provided the lay-out design of the articles and applied the graphics to the magazine design standards
• Met weekly with a five member team regarding the articles selection
• Was assigned to be the representative of the project “Art Athina” , annual visual arts event in Greece


 September - December 2009
o Point Supreme Architects,  Athens, Greece                                                                  
• Interior Designer, Intern
• Building & designing a multi-purpose space in the heart of Athens
• Able to implement the client's needs on a budget of 40.000 Euro within an area of 286 square meters
• Oversaw daily operations on site and acquired knowledge of real-life architectural  applications
• Conducted market research on materials
• Recycling  of old materials already existing on  site in order to create furniture
• Conducted research on precedent work of Architect Doxiadis at the Benaki Museum
• Oversaw daily operations

 Summer   2007      
o Eurometal   S.A., Athens, Greece                                                                                                                
• Summer Intern
• Design and on site construction of a metal building for storage use.

 January 2011      
o Fashion Business Conference, Athens, Greece
• Discussed the current state of the fashion industry with internationally acclaimed speakers such as Collin McDowell, Tim Jackson and William Plane
 

2011-2013 Pratt Institute

                  Masters in Environmental Systems Management

Elsewhere:

Education 

Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Masters, Environmental Systems Management

Sep 2011 - current
 

Chelsea College of Art And Design, London, GB, Bachelors, Interior & Spatial Design

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Areas of Specialization 



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