Francesca Martin

Francesca Martin

Los Angeles, CA, US & San Francisco, CA, US



Francesca Martin is a multidisciplinary designer who generates potent design concepts. She brings both practical and aesthetic value to any given project and thrives in interdisciplinary work environments. 

Languages: English & Italian
Holds both US & EU Citizenship

Proficient in:
MAC & PC platforms, PowerCAD, AutoCAD 2011, Sketchup & SU Podium, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Excel, freehand sketching for ideation & presentation


A long distance runner and former ballerina who is her mother's daughter in the kitchen but not in temperament (Sicilian mother). Give her a difficult knot and SHE WILL untie it, with relentless determination. She prefers ritual over immediacy (hot cocoa before presents on Christmas morning) and museums over movie theaters.



Lewin Wertheimer Architect, Venice, CA, US, Designer & Project Manager

+ design & project management under the direction of Lewin Wertheimer Architect
+ conduct initial site visits- client meetings, as-built information documentation
+ preparation of presentation materials, concept renderings, schematic & design development packages
+ assisting in surface material selection & specifications
+ preparation of preliminary estimate, bid set, outline specifications
+ generating construction documents
+ interfacing with architect/client/contractors/consultants
+ jobsite detail coordination with contractors

Apr 2012 - current

Studio Alvarez, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer & Project Manager

+ design & project management under the direction of David Alvarez
+ interface with architect/client/fabricator
+ packaging design collaboration
+ strategic planning in working with tight deadlines
+ as-built information documentation
+ responsible for Schematic & Design Development project phases
+ 3D model building & rendering
+ preparation of presentation package


Jan 2010 - May 2011

Istituto Marymount, Rome, Italy , Art Instructor

+ designed and implemented the school's elementary school art program
+ instructed children’s art curriculum (grades 1-4, 250 students)
+ selected faculty member to represent school in Beziers, France & Los Angeles, CA annual meetings

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Anthropologie, Los Angeles, CA, US, Visual Display Coordinator

+ Visual Display Coordinator to Beverly Hills/Santa Monica/The Grove/Pasadena
+ responsible for the design and execution of all in-store window and salesfloor display and merchandising

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Masters, Interior Architecture

Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Fine Art & Art History

Aug 2001 - Dec 2004


IIDA Student Design Competition- People's Choice Award, Award

- held at Otis School of Design
- judged by professional practitioners
- participation of at least 25 students representing various design schools


ASID Student Chapter Award Winner in the category of Media & Communications, Award


Director's Award of Distinction- Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Award


Areas of Specialization 

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