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Francesca Martin

Francesca Martin

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

 

About 

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. 

www.francescamartin.com 

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.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

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

CLIENTS:
NIKE Inc.
Undefeated

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
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

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

2011
 

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

2011
 

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

2003
 

Areas of Specialization 



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