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Raluca Socander

Raluca Socander

New York, NY, US

 

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RALUCA SOCANDER


EDUCATION:           
Bachelors of Art, Interior Design and Architecture                                                                           June 2012
University of California, Davis / Davis, CA


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

DESIGN REVIEW INTERN                                                                                              Aug. 2011 - July 2012
City of Sacramento, Community Development and Planning Division / Sacramento, CA        
• Residential / commercial project review in Government environment, architectural review of project sites, site visits.
• Interaction and coordination with architects, planners, designers, contractors, applicants and other city departments.
• Floor plan check, elevations and construction drawings revision, development of Conditions of Approval for proposed projects.
• Collaboration with the Design Review staff to determine the best design solutions for proposed projects in the city of Sacramento.

DESIGN MENTOR                                                                                                                    Sept. – Dec. 2011
Design Department, University of California, Davis / Davis, CA                     
• Mentor for incoming design students for different design problems, solutions.
• Mediation and facilitation of design student group discussions.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN                                                                                                      July.- Aug. 2011
Benefacio Association / Oradea, Romania            
• Flyers, diplomas and advertisement design for soccer, chess, and tennis competitions.
• Video editing and photo albums creation for participants at the competitions.

INTERIOR / GRAPHIC DESIGNER                                                                                         May - June 2011
Aggie Reuse Store / University of California, Davis / Davis, CA      
• Space planning, store color scheme, store layout, furniture. 
• Hand sketches, CAD drawings, 3D scale model, flyers, logo and graphic identity.

FINANCIAL AID OFFICE STUDENT ASSISTANT III                                                  Aug. 2007 - June 2010
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA  
• Front counter help, phones, appointments scheduling for program specialists, advisors and head of the department.
• Other duties: data entry (Microsoft Word Document, Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint), filing, mailing, training and supervision of newly hired student assistants, participation in outreach programs.
• Member of the Process Committee – Designed grant, scholarship, loan forms and applications.

TECHNICAL / FIELD SPECIFIC SKILLS
• Architectural and construction drawings (Floor plans, elevations, perspectives, sections), 3D Models, spec pages, DD and CD sets, shop drawings, hand and computer drawings, rendering.
• Space planning, lighting, furniture layout, logos, functional and package design.
• Proficient in: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Sketch-up, 3, Microsoft Office, Accela Gov. Database.
• Collaborative / Independent work, knowledge of principals and elements of interior design / architecture, sustainable design.
• Creative / Critical thinking skills, development of design concepts, client presentation / evaluation / revision of problems, solutions.


AWARDS / RECOGNITION:
Golf table published in the American Craft Magazine                                                                  March 2012
2012 Citation of Outstanding Performance / Design Department / UC Davis / Davis, CA        May 2012
UC Davis Community Service Award 2011-2012                                                                             May 2012
Dean’s Honor List: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012
$1500 Farm Home Department Home Economics, UC Davis                                           September 2011


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Strong work ethic, self-motivated, ability to work within constraints, high energy level, willingness to assume responsibility, conflict mediation ability, dedication, training and supervision of others, easily adaptable to new cultures/places/situations, good leadership and communication skills.
 
raluca.socander@yahoo.com - rlsocand@ucdavis.edu 

(714) 947-7815

 http://www.linkedin.com/in/ralucasocander
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

City of Sacramento Community Development Department, Sacramento, CA, US, Design Review Assistant

• Residential / commercial project review in Government environment, architectural review of project sites, site visits.
• Interaction and coordination with architects, planners, designers, contractors, applicants and other city departments.
• Floor plan check, elevations and construction drawings revision, development of Conditions of Approval for proposed projects.
• Collaboration with the Design Review staff to determine the best design solutions for proposed projects in the city of Sacramento.

Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
 

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, US, Design Mentor

• Mentor for incoming design students for different design problems, solutions.
• Mediation and facilitation of design student group discussions.

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Financial Aid Office, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, US, Student Assistant III

• Front counter help, phones, appointments scheduling for program specialists, advisors and head of the department.
• Other duties: data entry (Microsoft Word Document, Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint), filing, mailing, training and supervision of newly hired student assistants, participation in outreach programs.
• Member of the Process Committee – Designed grant, scholarship, loan forms and applications.

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Education 

University of California, Davis, Davis, Bachelors, Interior Architecture / Design

Oct 2010 - Jun 2012
 

Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, US, Visual Arts

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
 

Awards 

2012 Citation of Outstanding Performance / Design Department / University of California, Davis / Davis, CA, Honorable Mention

2012
 

University of California, Davis Community Service Award 2011-2012, Nomination

2012
 

Dean’s Honor List: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Golf table published in the American Craft Magazine, Nomination

2012
 

$1500 Farm Home Department Home Economics, University of California, Davis, Scholarship

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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