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Elena Bona

Elena Bona

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Dear Mr. or Ms. Hiring Director,

I was very pleased to discover that your company is looking for an interior designer. I believe my experience, skills, and design vision are a great match to your requirements which would enable me to make a strong contribution to your company.

With developed knowledge and an excellent eye for detail I try to incorporate the clients’ wishes and tastes in residential and commercial Projects.  My priority is to listen to a client and establish criteria that the client is comfortable with.

Upon getting to know the individual characteristics exclusive to each space and client, I approach every project with new inspiration and vision and provide a complete display of services to bring that vision to life. I balance this infinite creative prospective, with a firm understanding of budget, timetables, and most importantly, client’s personal style and comfort. After a thorough consultation, I plan special space requirements; select colors, fabrics, furniture and art; order materials and supervise progress - creating a timeless environment. Throughout the entire process, from initial discussions to the finishing touches, I assure excellent professional performance.

I am a creative and determined problem-solver. Tastes in style can change rapidly so I stay focused and well-read, open to new ideas and influences, and quick to react to shifting trends. I attended interior design seminars about space planning, environmental design, product design and interiors, mixing antiques with contemporary objects, color and texture, and kitchen and bath design. In addition, I’ve done external research on launching the project including interior and administrative details, which I’ve put to work in projects I worked on.

I began my career by designing high end modern and traditional Hampton’s houses working as an Interior Designer at the Michael Frank Building Co. which builds the houses in the Hamptons. I am involved in exterior design of the houses as well as interior floor plan layouts and in charge selecting color schemes, lighting, finishes, bathrooms and kitchen design. New houses that I was involved in building got sold as soon as construction was complete. In addition, illustrations of the houses I worked on with Michael Frank Building Co will be published in the new 2012 edition of the book HouseHampton 21 Houses for the 21st Century by Papageorge Prestige Photomedia Corp.

In my position at Dan Ionescu Architects I worked as an Interior Designer. At DIA I was involved in various residential and commercial projects based in NYC and overseas.  My responsibilities at DIA included full interior design scope of services: design phase, specification and fabrication document phase, purchasing phase, market and administration phases.

I’d like to put my skills and vision to work as an interior designer for your company. I’ve enclosed my resume and would be happy to provide any further information you might need, such as a portfolio of my work and references. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Elena Bona

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Pioneer Building & Development, Wainscott South, 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.

Jan 2007 - current
 

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

• Worked on variety of commercial and residential projects simultaneously
• Worked with high end clientele
• 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 presentations.
• 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
 

FEM Building and Development, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Assistant

• Coordinated schedule and managed work of subcontractors.
• Researched and procured all design materials.
• Designed various interior layouts to create a unique atmosphere.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
 

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, Continuing Education

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Continuing & Professional Education, New York, NY Spring 2013- Current
 Intermediate 2D Drafting using AutoCAD

LEADING STUDENT

Mar 2013 - current
 

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 Summer 2012
 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

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

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
 

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