Renuka Chavan

Renuka Chavan

Germantown, MD, US



I'm an Interior Designer with experience working in the MD/DC area. Much of my work experience falls into Residential and Commercial design but i am willing to learn more and am open to try new things. I graduated from the Art Institute of Washington with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Interior Design and have gained a very strong understanding of design. 


The Interior Edge, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Assistant

• Carefully managed design library
• Quickly and efficiently created renderings for client by hand and using Dialux and Sketchup
• Operated company’s social networking ie. Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook and Houzz
• Managed Quickbooks – Purchase orders, Invoices, clientele information
• Organized and completed personal tasks such as filing, depositing checks, printing
• Answered telephones and spoke with vendors, organized details of PO’s and Invoices

Nov 2012 - current

Riggio Designs, Hyattsville, MD, US, Junior Designer

• Organization of business plans and development of projects
• Developed functional CAD plans, elevations and Construction Drawing Sets
• Creatively assembled color, finish and furniture selections
• Set and met tight deliverable schedules to meet client's deadlines
• Efficiently rendered 3-D drawings in Revit, Dialux and Photoshop to illustrate design and lighting pattern to client
• Re-finished furniture to present in showroom ie, sanded, painted, glossed
• Staged and photographed furniture to be sold online from showroom
• Created and maintained design firm’s social networking and marketing ie. Tumblr blog, Twitter and Facebook

Jan 2012 - Oct 2012

Clark Architecture + Design, Georgetown DC , Intern/Junior Designer

• Creatively and quickly designed ADA compliant test fits and space plans by hand and in AutoCAD for typical office interiors
• Designed spaces in Revit and Dialux to illustrate to head architect, design team and client as to what direction the design is going
• Carefully executed construction detailing of the project
• Chose tasteful and functional furniture. finish and lighting selections pertaining to project
• Worked with MEP team on several site visits determining specification of application and construction
• Scheduled development events/lunches

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Ad America, Olney Md, Marketing Consultant

• Input data into Excel spreadsheets
• Communicated with potential clients marketing advertisement positions on Google accounts
• Tended to multiple clients simultaneously to negotiate pricing and place on internet advertising
• Assembled personal updates for companies and followed up with monthly progress reports
• Was the liaison responsible for maintaining correspondence with recently affiliated companies and prospective clients

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012


The Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

The Interior Design program was a comprehensive study of all the elements of design including architecture,

Oct 2009 - Dec 2011

Areas of Specialization 

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