Hi, I'm Stephanie Avila and I am an Interior Designer in Southern California. I have 8+ years of experience in model home, residential and commercial interior design combined. I've held positions as a Junior Designer, Intermediate Designer and ID Coordinator, respectively. Having also worked for a home builder, I have the knowledge and capability to take projects on not only from the ID side, but Construction as well. Working for an International Design Firm expanded my perspective in multiple design disciplines and allowed me the opportunity to work with some of the best Architecture, Interior Design and Landscaping Firms in the US.
I am looking for a full-time Interior Design position where I can be an integral part of the team and deliver an inspired completed project. I am a committed team player and can't imagine having chosen a different career path. Interior Design is what I love and I am excited about the possibilities ahead.
Star International Furniture Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, US, Design & Merchandising Coordinator
-Responsible for space planning and merchandising of market trade show showrooms.
-Assisted Merchandising Manager with development of new furniture designs and collections.
-Communication and coordination with factories, reviewed and redlined product Assembly Instructions.
-Created and assembled new introduction binders for each market trade show containing new product information.
-Assisted marketing and graphics department with concepts and design direction of marketing campaigns for each market trade show.
Richmond American Homes, Newport Beach, CA, US, Merchandising Coordinator
-Performed monthly merchandising and maintenance assessment of model homes for every open community and coordinated with contractors to resolve any issues.
-Assisted with the installation of furnishings and accessories for model homes and sales offices.
-Created Designer Plans for Superintendents, containing all designer specification information for their community ie: interior paint, flooring/carpet diagrams, tile specifications/details etc.
Plural Interior Design Inc., Orange, CA, US, Interior Design Project Manager
-Assisted owner with the design and implementation of interior design projects including a Make a Wish Foundation room makeover and a house remodel for the Boys Hope Girls Hope Foundation.
-Collaborated with owner on design concepts, space planning and product specification.
-Purchased and expedited furnishings and accessories for all projects.
EMAAR International Global Design Studio, Irvine, CA , Interior Design Coordinator
-Assisted Interior Design Managers with project concepts, furnishings, finishes and fixtures specifications for projects in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).
-Combined and edited all content of project briefs and RFP's for eight projects in multiple design disciplines.
-Streamlined bid collection process by implementing a fee analysis worksheet that allowed senior project managers to more easily review and award contracts to design consultants while adhering to project budgets.
-Reviewed and redlined designer specification drawings resulting in quality design packages based on project parameters and company standards.
Carlyle Design Studio, Huntington Beach, CA, US, Junior Interior Designer
-Assisted project managers in all aspects of the design process from concept design to installation of twenty-five models within seven projects.
-Collaborated on the selection of color palettes, furniture, accessories and finish specifications based on project criteria, program and budget.
-Maintained project notebooks, helping team leaders more readily identify and resolve issues with their projects which improved productivity across the team.
-Reviewed and redlined construction documents including floor plans, elevations, electrical details, finish schedules and furniture space plans to determine compliance in quality and design.
-Developed cooperative working relationships with numerous vendors while maintaining vendor and client satisfaction.
Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA, US, Interior Design
Associate of Art in Interior Design.
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, US, Bachelors, Liberal Studies