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I am a recent graduate from Pratt's Interior Design Master of Science program, and I am excited to apply my education and begin work at a firm where I can learn and grow in the design world. I have a broad background, which includes fine art and law, as well as a range of design interests, and my design work reflects my wide reaching interests, drawing inspiration from literature, history, art and science.
Please contact me at JACruff@gmail.com for a more detailed resume which includes exhibits and other specialties.
Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP, New York, Paralegal
-Part time since 2009 while getting my Masters degree in Interior Design
-Worked closely with a team of immigration attorneys on cases, gaining rigorous experience in project management, client services, research and analysis, strategy development and professional communications
-Having spent five years navigating a work space that often does not cater to basic work requirements and employee needs, I developed an in-depth understanding of how design innovations can be used to improve quality of life for employees, increasing efficiency and promoting a healthy and functional work environment
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design
-Graduated from the top-ranking interior design program with a 3.9 GPA and the Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, which is presented to the three highest ranking students in a graduating class
Creative expertise in concept development, schematic design, hand drafting and rendering, universal and sustainable design techniques, furniture and lighting design, material and furniture selection, design layouts and presentations
-Mastered technical skills, including space planning, model building, construction and detail document creation, FF&E spec. sheets, furniture construction, and computer drafting and rendering (Autocad, 3d Max, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup)
-Selected design projects include: an innovative bicycle shop that teaches customers about bike mechanics while they design their own perfect bicycle; a flagship store for Yohji Yamamoto which, inspired by his iconic fashions, presents clothes as fine art and provides an art installation space at the heart of the store; and a communications design office that uses subtle color coding as a wayfinding method, inspired by colorfield painting, and provides employees with transformable work spaces; among other residential and institutional design investigations.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts - Painting
-Concentration in figure painting (oil, acrylic, gouache), with in-depth experience in printmaking (intaglio, lithography, woodcuts), sculpture, figure drawing, and jewelry making. Strong liberal arts background including coursework in
-Awards include: Presidents List (seven semesters), Academic Merit Scholarship (eight semesters), Pratt Circle Award
Excellence in Academic Acheivement, 1st Place
Awarded to top three graduating students in each department at Pratt Institute. Received for Master of Science in Interior Design.