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Caitlin Baiada

Caitlin Baiada

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I have recently received a Masters of Arts in Sustainable Design Studies from Cornell University, and additionally hold a Bachelors of Science from Cornell in Design and Environmental Analysis (Interior Design) with a concentration in Architecture. I am currently seeking to utilize my passion for design as part of a fast-paced, diverse, and collaborative creative team.

I believe design is a tool to inspire positive social change. Whether to increase user productivity, creativity, connection, health, or comfort, informed design has powerful results. Thus, I aim to use creative problem solving to support user needs as well as shape unique sensory experiences. I also believe that sustainability should not be an afterthought, and is deeply integral to every decision of every project phase. This entails providing the most appropriate design solution with regard for social, cultural, and environmental contexts. Through consideration of these variables, I believe it is possible to lessen the impact of today’s commercial interiors to achieve imaginative, yet sustainable results. My interests span many areas of design, in which I seek to apply critical thinking skills to tackle a variety of design challenges.

Employment 

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Ithaca, NY, US, Teaching Assistant for DEA 150 “Intro to Human-Environment Relations”

• Led weekly discussion section for DEA 1500
• Designed and graded lesson plans, assignments, and exams

Jan 2011 - May 2011
 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Design/ Research Assistant

• Designed layout and created graphic representation of archival research to inform content of educational posters, pamphlets, and web sites on issues of energy efficiency in the residential building sector

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
 

SOTU Productions, New York, NY, US, Design Intern and Assistant

• Informed event design concepts and interior design decisions
• Created/ rendered conceptual drawings and digital design proposals
• Constructed custom accessories for fall couture fashion shoots

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
 

DAS Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Design Intern

• Oversaw resource library as Interim Manager
• Researched products, created illustration boards, rendered drawings
• Made specifications of furniture, fabrics, materials, and finishes

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
 

Francis Cauffman Architects, Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Design Intern

• Conducted product and design concept research
• Worked in resource library and met with manufacturer representatives
• Drew CAD finish schedules and construction documents

May 2006 - Jun 2006
 

Education 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Masters, Design and Environmental Analysis- Sustainable Design Studies

Aug 2010 - May 2012
 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Design and Environmental Analysis- Interior Design

Aug 2006 - May 2010
 

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Architecture and Design

Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Cornell University, Iberian Peninsula- Various Cities Spain, Portugal, Cornell Summer Architecture Program

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

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