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Kerianne Garston

Kerianne Garston

Westerly, RI, US

 

About 

Seeking a position, where I can utilize my education and skills in an environment of designers who think beyond the everyday experience of life and whose spatial awareness is the catalyst to continuous conversations about aesthetics and design. Having been trained in the design of large scale spaces with an emphasis on exploring complete solutions to environmental, interior and architectural challenges, I have a strong awareness of the design process and realize the importance of creating and maintaining a solid relationship between the designer and client.
*References available upon request.

Employment 

Alexander Hurditch, North Kingstown, RI, US, Architectural Assistant

Part-time architectural assistant. Developed and drafted construction documents for residential projects, including but not limited to interior construction elevations, section details and plans.

Mar 2012 - current
 

Ocean House RI, Westerly, RI, US, Retail Agent

Retail Agent at a AAA Five Diamond, Retail Châteaux clothing and home décor boutique. Performed administrative clerical work as well as visual merchandising. Worked directly with the buyer and clientele for special orders and sales requests.

Aug 2011 - Apr 2012
 

Oyster Works, LLC, Charlestown, RI, US, Interior Design Intern

Worked directly with the architect and client to develop cabinet designs, material and color palettes for Charlestown Wine and Spirits. Prepared hand drawn renderings for client presentations.

Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
 

Jeanette Connors Home, Westerly, RI, US, Intern

Worked with designer from concept to install on residential design and decor projects in Upper Saddle River, NJ, Watch Hill and Newport, RI. Took on site measurements for window treatments, computer drafted designs and pulled materials for the client.

May 2008 - Aug 2009
 

Education 

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

Students will be able to identify and explore complex problems in the realm of the interior, and generate creative solutions incorporating all aspects of the design process.
* Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through analog and digital medium.
* Students will be able to present the conceptual basis of their work in both oral and written form, critique the work of others, and engage in multi-disciplinary collaborations.
* Students will apply their knowledge of history and current issues affecting the design field, as well as the broader social and cultural contexts affecting the built environment to the solution of design problems.
* Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate a broad-based knowledge of standards and precedents related to sustainable practice, material research, environmental quality, aesthetics, technology, in the design of interior environments.

Aug 2007 - May 2011
 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Oil Painting

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Awards 

Deans List, Other

2011
 

Scholastic Gold Key Portfolio, Award

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.

The Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts focused organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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