MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF WANTING TO WORK IN YOUR FIELD
I was born in the world of design. My father, made his living designing exquisite pieces of jewelry. I would spend hours at his side captivated by the beauty and skill of his work. Through out the years it became clear that my passion for interior design reflected an inherent understanding of the relationships between color, texture and shape. As a designer my approach is centered in the integration of interiors into the architecture within which they exist, creating a lasting feeling that cradles and expresses the very essence of the individual. I believe that a truly great design starts with one's passions and is not just recognized purely by its beauty.
MY GUILTY PLEASURES
I love the connection between interior design, graphics, photography, landscape design and architecture in the way that brings spaces to life when these design disciplines are executed in concert with one another. I love the experience of travel, and amazing spaces around the world. There is glamour and a pulse about Interior design that creates creative energy for me. It’s the blend of luxury, travel, fashion, branding and place-making that is new in every project. This process and experience never loses its’ appeal. My passion is to be an integral part of creating this for my clients.
GREATEST LESSON I HAVE LEARNED
Great partnerships make for great projects. Being a leader, I also thrive when collaborating and making connections with all of the team members involved in a design project, from the client to the designers to the architects and engineers. Coming together to create a common design language while bringing the client’s vision to life is my greatest passion.
MY UNIQUE DESIGN POINT OF VIEW
I seek to create that which has not yet been created or I’m always out to change things rethink them and make them better.
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I love the connection between interior design, graphics, photography, landscape design and architecture in the way that brings spaces to life when these design disciplines are executed in concert with one another. I love the experience of travel, and amazing spaces around the world. There is glamour and a pulse about Interior design that creates creative energy for me. It’s the blend of luxury, travel, fashion, branding and place-making that is new in every project.
Self Employed • Interior Architectural Designer, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Architectural Designer
Interior Architectural Designer and Visual Stylist with extensive CAD experience. Expertise with design challenges and enhancement of commercial and industrial property, custom homes and residential environments. Able to multi-task all stages of each project from the pre-design phase of a project through construction design and delivery. Flair for revitalizing retail business through targeted merchandising. Energetic and self-motivated, relies on organizational skills and attention to detail to plan and accomplish client goals.
Conferred with client to determine factors affecting the planning of interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, purpose and function.
Estimated material requirements and cost's, prepared rendered design ideas, drawing specifications and sample board designs for client approval.
Subcontracted fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint, wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
Prepared schematic plans for recommended cabinet work, interior built-ins and other interior decorative details (“Interior Installation”).
Coordinated with other professionals such as contractors, architects, engineers, and plumbers to ensure job success.
Investor Hospitality Management, Los Angeles, CA, USA , Interior Architectural Designer
Prepared in a self directed manner in all aspects of the interior design process including; concept creation and development, selecting and preparing of presentation materials, schematic design development and contract documents, rendering and construction, evaluating and administration activities within an established budget.
Developed innovative design concepts which are practical, aesthetic, safe, and conducive to intended purposes and function which is reflective of client goals and within project budget.
Collaborated on interior projects, including programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development, and input on budgets and schedules.
Developed full interior drawing sets, including floor plans, elevations, RCP, millwork, details & specific schedules.
Worked with consultants, furniture dealers, product reps, and fabricators to meet overall project objectives.
Coordinated with consultants including, architectural, lighting, landscape, structural, MEP, operation and technical, construction etc.
Ensured continuity and consistency of design deliverable's, meeting project schedules, budgets and deadlines.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Westwood, LA, US, Expanding
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, US, Interior Architectural Design I CAD Productions
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design