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Elena Buchkovsky-Bona

Elena Buchkovsky-Bona

New York, NY, US

 

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Dear Hiring Director,

For the last eight years I worked on many residential and commercial projects in New York and the Hamptons. I am extremely organized and detail oriented. I have working knowledge of construction timelines, project sites and architectural drawing sets, strong budgeting and time management skills, experience in vendor management and facilitation of large teams. I am an excellent communicator and negotiator. I have a thorough understanding of and appreciation for art, architecture and design with a refined level of taste. I have an open mind; desire to learn new things, and flexibility to perform a variety of tasks. I am proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, Studio Designer software, InDesign, as well as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook.

While working at my previous places of employment, my combined duties included interior and architectural design concept development, surveying, codes analysis, master planning, space planning, design development, exterior and interior design, selection and specification of all materials and finishes, furniture design, custom cabinetry and millwork specification and drawings, furniture layouts; selection of plumbing and lighting fixtures, hardware, furniture, color schemes, decorative accents, fireplace design detailed drawings, preparation of  construction documents, presentation boards, project management, construction management, purchasing, and all other design and administrative responsibilities required to finish the project. I have independently performed all Interior Designer and Project Management duties and responsibilities for all renovation projects working directly with clients, contractors and vendors. I am a self-starter and very resourceful problem solver. I am well equipped with knowledge and experience in professional practice.

 I’ve enclosed my resume and portfolio link, and would be happy to provide any further information you might need such as reference letters from my previous employers and additional examples of my work. I welcome the opportunity to discuss the options with you further. I can be contacted by phone at 347-598-7862 or by email at elena4d@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Elena Buchkovsky-Bona

NYC 10022

Portfolio link: http://issuu.com/elena1836/docs/elena_buchkovsky_portfolio_work4.co?e=22206630/32982047

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EB Designs, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

ELENA BUCHKOVSKY-BONA, NYC 10022
Phone: 347.598.7862 Email: elena4d@gmail.com
Portfolio link: http://issuu.com/elena1836/docs/elena_buchkovsky_portfolio_work3.co_e5cbf13284cafe?e=22206630/32418038

INTERIOR DESIGNER
CAREER SUMMARY:
- 8+ years of determined and result oriented professional experience in high-end interior and architectural design with proven success in leading the conceptualization and implementation of diverse interior projects.
- Hands-on experience in a variety of multimillion dollar interior renovation and development projects.
- Substantial knowledge of contemporary trends in interior design and state approved building codes.

STRENGTHS INCLUDE:

Bid Analysis, Space Planning, Code Compliance and Analysis, Floor Plan Development, Construction Documentation and Specification, Construction Administration, 3D Renderings, Architectural Design and Planning, Product Research, Sourcing and Procurement, Bathroom and Kitchen Design, Custom Furniture Design, Color & Finish Consulting, Lighting Design and Planning, Furniture & Material Selection, Art Selection, Home Staging, Sustainable Design, Client/Staff Relations, Large Quantity Material Specification and Orders.

SKILLS:
AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch UP, Studio Designer software, InDesign, Photoshop, Hand Sketching, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and other miscellaneous skills.

ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:

• Independently handled all interior design and construction management aspects on multiple projects concurrently while efficiently maintaining relationships with clients, architects, engineers, vendors, craftspeople and delivering projects in timely manner.

• Developed and managed all interior and architectural design aspects of a new construction investment property transforming uninspiring old farm house into a 14M property while preserving original structure. Exceeded expectations and lead to overwhelming architectural board approval and easy completion of the project.

• Achieved professional recognition by designing new construction investment homes in the Hamptons increasing a property's value and speeding up sales. Homes were sold 2-4 weeks after being placed on the market increasing the revenue for a firm.

• Developed an appealing office design for a corporate client overseas which led to more projects for a firm.

• Successfully earned an Interior Design degree while working full-time

GENERAL OVERVIEW:
• Conducted feasibility studies for projects while developing initial ideas and acquired key information about potential projects.

• Surveyed buildings and prepared detailed working drawings, designs, plans, models and schemes, often using computer-aided design (CAD) software with Building Code compliance.

• Considered materials and costs according to set budgets, analyzed and negotiated project fees.

• Sourced products, e.g. fittings, furniture, lighting, finishes, decoration and dressing, and provided "sample" or "mood" board for client's presentation.

• Supervised work at the design stage and on site during construction.

EXPERIENCE:

TRNK 2015-current
High End Commercial and Hospitality, NYC-Ann Arbor, MI
Interior Designer –Temporary Freelance
• Worked closely with TRNK’s founders and clients on inspiration and concept development.
• Provided multiple architectural and design set of drawings: floor plans, RCP, power plans, furniture layouts, elevations, construction details, millwork, custom furniture drawings, etc.
• Lead product and materials sourcing and specified all finishes, furniture, and fixtures.
• Prepared proposals, mood boards and schematic designs.
• Maintained communications with client, including updates to design, budget, and timeline

Michael Frank Building Co. 2007-2015
New York City projects and High End Hamptons Homes
Architectural and Interior Designer
• Interviewed to determine client needs, schedules and budgets. Inventoried existing furnishings and other items to be reused.
• Assisted in material, finish and furnishings analysis, recommendations and specifications for all interior and exterior design details. Reviewed and coordinated furniture layouts with lighting and electrical plans.
• Selected and specified surface materials and finishes, window treatments, furniture, furnishings, lighting fixtures and all other items and materials required to perform the Project. Coordinated fine art and decorative accessories.

• Provided architectural design set of drawings: partition plans, reflected ceiling plans/lighting plans, wall and floor finish plans, schedules, interior details and design drawings as required, including cabinetry and millwork.
• Provided assistance during move-in and provided punch lists of all work to be completed.

YossiG Inc. 2015
Residential Apartment Buildings, Offices Elementary School and Day Care Center Brooklyn, NY
Interior Designer –Temporary Freelance
• Developed and coordinated creative interior and exterior schematic design
• Created Floor Plans, RCP and Communication Plans using AutoCAD and Revit
• Selected and specified all FF&E for design presentations
• Prepared spec books with detailed drawings of the millwork, cabinetry, tile layout, lighting in InDesign

Dan Ionescu Architects 2010-2012
High End Residential and Commercial Projects- New York, NY and Lagos, Nigeria
Promoted within 3 months from Junior Interior Designer to Intermediate
• Designed various interior layouts to create a unique atmosphere.Prepared visual presentations and hand drawings for custom furniture with attention to detail. Prepared floor plans, lighting plans, furniture layouts, color schemes, finish plans.
• Consulted with the Client to establish criteria for the Project. Developing schemes and budgets for new projects. Accompanied the Client to various showrooms.
• Prepared specification documents for furniture, furnishings and custom-designed items and fabrication procedures. Provided purchasing services to execute the Project, placing all orders on behalf of the Client for merchandise, materials and labor and endeavor to achieve timely delivery and installation in accordance with the documents prepared.

EDUCATION:
The New York School of Interior Design
Interior Design
Hunter College
Interior Design Certificate
Odessa National University, Odessa, Ukraine
Institute of Social Sciences: Master of Arts in Political Science

Jan 2007 - Jan 2016
 

EB Designs, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Programming and Space Planning
 Interviewed to determine client needs, schedules and budgets.
 Established functional and aesthetics goals.
 Inventoried existing furnishings and other items to be reused.
 Provided space plans with furniture layouts.
 Assisted in developing the project timeline.

Interior Design
 Developed budgets on all interior finishes and furnishings, as well as budgets for interior improvements.
 Assisted in material, finish and furnishings analysis, recommendations and specifications.
 Designed all interior details.
 Provided sketches and/or presentation boards of all interior selections and furnishings.
 Reviewed and coordinated furniture layouts with lighting and electrical plans.
 Coordinated fine art and decorative accessories.
 Coordinated interior plant selections and placement.

Construction Documents
 Developed demolition/new partition plans
 Developed electrical plans
 Developed reflected ceiling plans/lighting plans
 Developed wall and floor finish plans and schedules
 Developed interior details and design as required, including cabinets, millworks, etc.
 Developed custom furniture drawings

Project Administration
 Coordinated and review drawings with contractors.
 Maintained project schedules.
 Reviewed all bids and pricing.
 Provided on-site inspections during construction.
 Provided assistance during move-in.
 Provided punch lists of all work to be completed

Jan 2010 - Jul 2015
 

Michael Frank Building Co, New York, NY,Wainscott North, NY, Wainscott South, East Hampton, NY and Sagaponack, NY , Interior Designer

 Consulted with the Client to establish exterior and interior criteria for the Project.
 Selected and specified surface materials and finishes, window treatments, furniture, furnishings, lighting fixtures and all other items and materials required to perform the Project.
 Provided visual presentations as required to communicate the desired results of the Project, inclusive of structural changes, built-in cabinet work, and architectural and decorative features.
 Periodically inspected and observed the work of contractors to insure quality performance and timely execution of the work.
 Represented the Client during execution of the Project and all communications by the Client to workmen, contractors or suppliers.
 Assisted in implementing schedule of work between general contractor, suppliers, and subcontractors in speculative home building project.
 Directed all aspects of interior and exterior design with attention to detail.
 Responsible for selection and specification of products and materials.
 Researched and procured all design materials.
 Designed various interior layouts to create a unique atmosphere.

Jan 2007 - Apr 2013
 

Dan Ionescu Architects, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

 Worked on variety of high end and fixed budget commercial and residential projects simultaneously
 Selected and specified surface materials and finishes, window treatments, furniture, furnishings, lighting fixtures and all other items and materials required to perform the Project.
 Prepared visual presentations, design boards in Photoshop, AutoCAD, hand sketching, Microsoft Power Point and Publisher.
 Prepared hand drawings for custom furniture with attention to detail.
 Designed various interior layouts to create a unique atmosphere.
 Consulted with the Client to establish criteria for the Project. Developing schemes and budgets for new projects
 Prepared floor plans, lighting plans, furniture layouts, color schemes, specifications or other documents as required describing the size and nature of the Project.
 Prepared specification documents for furniture, furnishings and custom-designed items and fabrication procedures.
 Provided purchasing services to execute the Project, placing all orders on behalf of the Client for merchandise, materials and labor and endeavor to achieve timely delivery and installation in accordance with the documents prepared.
 Accompanied the Client to various showrooms or sources of supply as believed necessary.

Jul 2010 - May 2012
 

Pioneer Building & Development, Sagaponack, NY, Project Manager Assistant/Interior Designer

• Assisted in implementing schedule of work between general contractor, suppliers, and subcontractors in speculative home building project.
• Directed all aspects of interior and exterior design with attention to detail.
• Responsible for selection and specification of products and materials.

Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
 

30 West Design Services, LG Staging, New York, NY, US, interior design/personal assistant

• Managed Accounts Payable and Receivables, and assured timely payment to vendors processing of proposals.
• Organized all bookkeeping, accounting, and scheduled appointments. Researched and purchased orders for products and materials.
• Responsible for selection and specification of furniture, wall coverings, fabric, lighting, window treatments and supply management.
• Maintained strong, positive relationships with clients like Michael Taylor Design, Fortuny, and Andrew Martin, etc.

Oct 2009 - Jul 2010
 

Pioneer Building & Development, Wainscott North, NY, Project Manager Assistant

• Assisted in implementing schedule of work between general contractor, suppliers, and subcontractors in speculative home building project.
• Responsible for supply management, Accounts Payable and Receivables.
• Assisted in successful sale transaction resulting in better than expected profits.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, AAS in Interior Design

 Color, Visual Concepts and Hand Sketching
 Rendering and Perspective
 Residential and Contract design
 Building Systems, Codes and Methods and Materials of Construction
 AutoCAD and Revit
 Basic Drafting and Building models
 Historical Styles, Modern Design and Architecture
 Sustainable Design
 Lighting Design
 Kitchen and Bath Design
 Professional Practice and Design Presentations
 Marketing
Codes,
Lighting

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015
 

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Continuing Education

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Continuing & Professional Education, New York, NY Spring 2013- Current
 Intermediate 2D Drafting using AutoCAD
 Google Sketch Up
 Drawing Exploration: From Figure to Furniture
 How to Present Design: Honing Your Verbal and Written Skills for Stronger and More Effective Presentation

LEADING STUDENT

Mar 2012 - Jul 2015
 

City College of New York (CCNY), School of Continuing Education at Hunter College, New York, NY , Certificate Program

Interior Design Certificate course includes: Interior Design Color Workshop; Advanced Interior Design and Business; Fundamentals of Interior Design; History and Evaluation of Antiques; Modernism: 20th Century Antiques; Collector's Trips.

Apr 2009 - May 2010
 

Career Center NYC, NYC, AutoCAD

AutoCad 2008

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Odessa National University, Odessa, Ukraine, Masters, Political Science

Sep 1998 - Jun 2003
 

Huntington High School, York (Cambridge, London), United Kingdom , High School, Student Exchange

Exchange Program: English and History

Dec 1996 - Mar 1997
 

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