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Michael Rayhill

Michael Rayhill

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

I go to school at Pratt Institute for interior design and have an equal affinity for hospitality, residential, as well as retail design. My passion for the industry is bolstered by my strong design ethos and is enriched with ancillary interests like architecture, design history, furniture design and fashion design. My rigorous work ethic and social nature have been instrumental in my success at Pratt and I am eager to apply those same principles in the form of an internship.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Studio Sofield, New York, NY, US, Interiors FF&E

Developed an in house "Sankalpa" Tom Ford Concept Project presentation in house. Contributed to the presentations, sourcing, and store openings of Harry Winston, Tom Ford, and Salvatore Ferragamo, while working in-house on the photo-shoot of the new Baker line. Produced site drawings for the photo shoot. Met with existing as well as new vendors. Assisted with residential sourcing while making trips to the D&D.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Roman and Williams, New York, NY, US, Interiors FF&E

Codified the evocative, poignant research imagery as well as hotel and restaurant specs en masse for Roman and Williams. Helped to source FF&E and issued, as well as maintained working schedules for FF&E procurement. Contributed to the interiors of some of New York, Chicago, and Miami's premiere cultural juncture points in hospitality, which have received global renown. Projects that I was involved with include:

Alan Faena's Saxony Hotel Miami
Andrew Carmellini's Lafayette Restaurant
The Viceroy Hotel 57th Street
Sydell's The Freehand Miami
The Chicago Athletic Association
Pearl Brewery San Antonio

May 2012 - May 2013
 

Christopher Maya, New York, NY, US, Interiors FF&E

Intermediary between the vendors and Christopher. Participated in site-visit documentation in charge of sourcing material samples from the D&D Building and custom fabricators in Long Island City. Provided research material and images for new projects and eponymous fabric line.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Project Decor, New York, NY, US, Art Director of FF&E

Spear-headed the effort to populate and generate furniture spec'd design boards for the beta site in anticipation for their web launch. In charge of codifying Project Decor's furniture vendors by specific design precedents, architectural, fashion, and cinema-based vernaculars to act as a benchmark for new Project Decor consumers to articulate their own design intentions when deciding which pieces to purchase. Edited site content with Top Lists, and seasonal, culturally-considered Furniture Boards.
Represented Project Decor's interests at the 2012 ICFF Conference.

May 2012 - May 2012
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2010 - current
 

Awards 

Presidential Merit Based Scholarship from Pratt Institute, Scholarship

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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