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Maria Vila

Maria Vila

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I recently graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design and am living in New York City. I am interested in a career in non-residential interiors, with an emphasis in corporate design. I am proficient in design programs (Revit, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, SketchUp), as well as bilingual, with fluency in Spanish and English.

Visit my website: wwww.mariabvila.net

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

-Aided students through the design process in various studio classes
-Created lesson plans and presentations on current design issues
-Assisted professors in various classes

Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
 

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Intern

-MetLife; Houston, Texas; 38,000 sq. ft.
Fourth floor renovation of offices; construction documents created in Revit
-AIG; Houston, Texas; 12,688 sq. ft.
Level nine renvoation of offices; construction documents created in AutoCAD
-Selected furniture and finishes for various projects
-Assisted in work in various media such as CAD, Revit, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Gensler, Houston, TX, US, Intern

-Ordered samples and worked with vendors
-Selected furniture and finishes for various projects
-Assisted in tracking orders, submittals and editing redlines for various projects
-Assisted in work in various media such as CAD, Revit, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Orientation Leader

-Led small group discussions
-Familiarized students with services offered at the unversity

Nov 2007 - Nov 2008
 

Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, Tampa, FL, US, Youth Counselor

-Supervised and organized activities for groups of children during the summer

May 2003 - May 2007
 

Education 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Masters, Interior Design

I graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. I successfully wrote and defended a design thesis based on an underground office. I conducted original research, in which I created a questionnaire, analyzed data and applied the results into a project. My coursework ranged from structured classes with assignments (such as Research Methods and Design Theory), to independent studies with an individual professor, and studio classes.

I also received a Masters Certificate in Urban Planning. Coursework included classes on planning theory and standards, land use planning and issues, as well as a studio class.

Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

I completed a Bachelors of Human Science degree in Interior Design. Coursework involved various design studios (Residential design, Non-residential design, Commercial design, Hospitality design, and Healthcare design); classes on furniture and finishes; understanding of construction methods; and learning design programs (such as CAD, Revit, Sketchup, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop).

During this program, I studied abroad for a semester in Ariccia, Italy, where I was exposed to a new culture and language.

Also included in the program was a required internship, which I completed the Summer of 2010 at Gensler in Houston, Texas.

Aug 2004 - Aug 2010
 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Bachelors, Spanish

I received a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts, with a focus in Spanish language. I am also fluent in Spanish (read, write, and speak). Coursework included basic language classes, as well as writing, literature and business spanish.

Included in my course of study, was a study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain, where I was fully immersed in Spanish culture and language.

Aug 2004 - Aug 2010
 

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