Nicole Rivera

Nicole Rivera

New York, NY, US


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Freelance Interior Designer - Self Employed, New York, NY, Interior Designer

• Create floor plans, elevations, renderings, reflective ceiling plans, and millwork drawings for client's needs
• Select, purchase, and manage all furnishings, fixtures, and equipment specifications
• Develop concept and material boards
• Schedule and supervise all deliveries and installations
• Create and manage project budget, schedule, and billing

Sep 2010 - current

Jasmine Lam Interior Design and Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Project designer
• Selected, purchased, and managed furnishings, fixtures, and equipment for each project
• Created project schedule, budget, and billing for all projects
• Scheduled and supervised all on-site installations

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Haverson Architecture & Design, Greenwich, CT, US, Project Manager/Interior Designer

• Worked with client during conceptual development and created presentations capturing customer requirements
• Developed architectural renderings, elevations, floor plans, and millwork detail drawings
• Prepared and managed project budget and schedule
• Furnishings, fixtures, and equipment specifications
• Manage internal project team staff
• On-site project management with general and sub contractors
• Projects include: Junior’s Cheesecake (MGM Foxwoods), Capriccio (Providence, RI), Morello Bistro (Greenwich, CT), Bistro Du Midi (Boston, MA), residence in collaboration with India Mahdavi (Roxbury, CT)

Sep 2007 - Sep 2010

Creative Dimension Group, Plainville, CT, US, Designer

• Trade booth designer, draftsman, created 3-dimensional computer renderings for customer proposals

May 2006 - Sep 2007

Fair Haven Woodworks, New Haven, CT, US, Showroom Designer/Custom Furniture Designer

• Showroom and custom furniture designer
• Hand drafted furniture plans for residential and retail spaces

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Sep 2005 - May 2007

Paier College of Art, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2001 - May 2005


Senior Project Competition, 1st Place

Received award for senior project which was a library including imagery boards, hand rendered plans, elevations, and perspectives.


Student Spring Art Show, 1st Place

Received award for a hospitality design project consisting of a fantasy hotel design including parti diagrams, hand rendered elevations, perspectives, and floor plans.


NKBA Kitchen Competition Award, 2nd Place

National Kitchen and Bath Association state competition second place winner for kitchen design including hand rendered elevations and plans.


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