I live and breathe the energy that is Southern California. From the wonderous coastal views to the sights and sounds of the city, Los Angeles has an aesthetic all its own. I have been trained at the Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA, where a casual luxury permeates the air and interned at Hirsch/Bedner Associates hospitality design firm in Santa Monica where a more formal, international opulence takes shape. Since then, staging magnificent homes for the high-end real estate market has taught me that design is nothing without getting your hands dirty, thinking outside of the box, and deadlines matter!
I am currently seeking employment opportunites in the Los Angeles/Long Beach/Orange County areas at an exciting hospitality, retail, or commercial architectual/design firm where I can create some amazing work. I would also be willing to relocate for an amazing opportunity.
Chameleon Design, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Design Assistant
- Support the Project Manager through the various stages of the model home design process, including creating unique overall styles and color concepts for an average of 3-4 houses per project
- Assist in sourcing materials from various Design Centers and provide Specifications package to builder
- Create furniture packages using wholesale sources & shop for bedding and accessories
- Utilize Excel to manage budget sheets and track spending on various budget categories
- Create and maintain floor plans and binders for furniture, art, and accessories
- Travel and work on site for final installations of multiple houses which includes working alongside an installation company, placing items according to plans, and handling last minute changes or issues
- Communicate with vendors, Superintendent, and subcontractors as needed, as well as run errands in the company work van
Yonada 26 Corp, Los Angeles, CA, US, Creative Coordinator
-Categorize store merchandise and create Excel spreadsheets to correspond with photo files
-Design the look and style of the store brand for web, print, and photo shoots & strategize social media presence
-Create logos and graphics in Photoshop for various web platforms, ads, promotions, & social media sites
Interiors Within Reach, Laguna Beach, CA, US, Design Assistant
-Assists Head Designer in staging homes for preparation of sale by assessing property, taking appropriate measurements, space planning, and selecting appropriate furnishings, case goods, linens, artwork, and accessories.
-Supports the moving team by designating chosen pieces, directing placement of pieces, and moving smaller items as needed to complete the relocation process in a timely and organized manner
-Makes on-site design decisions such as placement and hanging of artwork, choosing coordinating patterns and textures of fabrics, and maintaining appropriate proportions of furniture and accessories
Lusive Decor, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Assistant/Intern
-Provides support to project managers by selecting and sending fabric and finish samples for approval, and placing orders with vendors or manufacturers.
-Organizes project binders by filing necessary paperwork in current binders and in computer database, archiving completed project binders, and filing estimates.
-Aides the sales and marketing team by updating company website, re-compiling company catalog, and creating and sending out the monthly newsletter.
-Approximately 160 hours
EXPRESS, Inc., Brea, CA, US, Sales Associate
-Provides a positive customer experience by offering assistance, ensuring product is on the floor & sized appropriately, and ensuring efficient cash wrap experience.
-Assists with floor set visual merchandising, display of promotion campaign materials, and presentation of garments.
-Works to reach daily sales goals by utilizing the store’s proven selling approach and offering appropriate suggestions.
HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, Design Intern
-Translates free-hand sketches of custom work into AutoCAD drawings
-Utilizes Photoshop to manipulate images for use in various media
-Assembles and mounts images and samples onto presentation boards
-Communicates with current and potential vendors
-Edits red-lined construction documents on AutoCAD
-Performs various edits on final phases of the Wynn Macao
-Approximately 360 hours
Tutor USA, Fullerton, CA, US, One-to-One Teacher
-Conducts weekly one-to-one reading, math, and writing lessons with students
-Monitors students' progress by following state standards
-Files, schedules appointments, and copies records and materials on a daily basis
-Designs several original educational workbooks to fulfill the needs of the company
Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
Studies in classical hand-drafting, latest versions of AutoCAD, quick perspective drawing & marker rendering, spaceplanning, history of architecture, textiles, color theory, lighting specifications, and business principles.
Further studies in studio classes: Design Theory, Residential Design, Commercial Design, Institutional Design, and Senior Thesis mixed-use project.
-IDI rated #7 in Top 100 Interior Design schools in the U.S
-Accredited College, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology