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Evelyn Lee, LEED AP

Evelyn Lee, LEED AP

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Highly motivated, adaptable and dependable designer with unparalleled organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to work at the highest level in a fast paced environment. Excellent
project management skills with attention to detail and a keen interest in sustainability.

 

Specialties
Sustainable/LEED design, MAC/PC, Adobe Suite, Autocad, Microsoft Office

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Povero & Company, New York, NY, US, Head of Interior Design

-Conceived and developed design scheme for the public areas in a 90,000 SF residential development in Connecticut including lobby lounge, club room, fitness center, leasing office, corridors, billiards and game rooms, screening room and web center.
-Progressed material and finish palettes for the rehab of a 160 unit underperforming residential building into a luxury rental building, culminating in four different mock-up apartments and specifications sheets and becoming RFI/construction management point-person.
-Managed design assistant from conception to installation of model units in over five luxury buildings, created aesthetics that aligned with the history and brand of each building and resulted in high leasing rates.
-Led design meetings with both private residential clients and commercial clients, ensuring they understood the firm's design intent.
-Liaised with developers, marketing agents, brokers, architects of record, branding companies, graphic designers and contractors, expanded scope of knowledge of the industry.

Jan 2013 - current
 

reddymade design llc, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

-Project managed high-end residential jobs ranging from $80,000 to $25,000,000, gained of the design process from conception to completion.
-Became FF&E point-person and vendor point of contact within six months and the office’s go-to, get it done person.
-Reorganized and oversaw the materials library, resulting in increased efficiency and ease of use in the office.
-Demonstrated resourcefulness in sourcing a wallpaper hanger on an install day for a feature wall.
-Ensured a project’s success by organizing and leading a pivotal design meeting in the 11th hour.
-Simultaneously managed FF&E, schedules, budgets, billing and purchasing, specifications and cut sheet packages for eight projects.
-Increased client satisfaction through constant communication and coordinated between contractors, consultants and building management on site visits and construction site
meetings, creating a smooth work flow.
-Assembled presentations, attended and assisted at client/design meetings and oversaw installations, ensuring the firm’s vision was achieved.
-Displayed leadership skills and initiative by screening, hiring and supervising four interns over the course of two years, lightening the administrative load on the rest of the staff.
-Developed technical skills by preparing sheet sets for building and DOB submission; gained additional experience with pricing sets, landmarks/NYC loft law and millwork details.

Oct 2010 - Dec 2012
 

Diamonds International, New York, NY, US, Branding Coordinator, Interior Design Department

Conducted and analyzed field and competition research for re-branding of new flagship store, working in concert with architect, owners, cost managers and contractors

May 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Leopard Films, New York, NY, US, Design Coordinator

-Sourced trade out vendors and providers and initialized a social media program for trade outs on LinkedIn, securing several series-long agreements.
-Aided design producer in all aspects, including developing design questionnaire for the subjects, location scouting and surveys, budgeting, and shopping for furniture and accessories.
-Developed design with design producer and on-air designer for the home in three weeks’ time, in accord with the producers’ storyline and within budget.
-Coordinated between contractors, sub-contractors, talent, production crew, and interns on set.
-Completed a build-out and renovation of a three-bedroom house in six days.

Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
 

crème, Brooklyn, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Sourced inspiration and concept images for numerous projects.
-Rendered drawings for client presentations.
-Assisted in detailed elevation drawings.

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
 

S. Russell Groves Architect, P.C., New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Maintained and organized office and library.
-Assisted in project management of invoices.

Jul 2009 - Jul 2009
 

Mark Zeff (Zeff Design), New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Maintenance of materials library, including scheduling and attending vendor meetings.
-Assisted with specifications log updating.
-Created and organized sample cards.

Jan 2009 - May 2009
 

Jonathan Adler Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Sourced furniture for Barbie's Malibu Dream House.
-Created and reworked furniture and floor plans.
-Floor and furniture plan drawing.

Jan 2009 - May 2009
 

re:place nyc, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

-Material, furniture and fixture sourcing.
-Communicated with clients and vendors, including acquisition of vendor quotes.
-Client presentation preparation, site survey and room installation.

Jul 2008 - Oct 2008
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

AAS in Interior Design

Jan 2008 - May 2009
 

New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Graphic Communications

Oct 1999 - May 2003
 

Awards 

USGBC's Sustainable Suite Competition, Young Professionals Category, Award

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 



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