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Laurin Howze

Laurin Howze

Corona del Mar, CA, US

 

About 

I am a current designer that graduated from Interior Designers Institute. I fell in love with hospitality design while interning with Hirsch/Bedner Associates. Currently, I am freelancing for a small landscaping company. I love designing and am open to all aspects of the design field.
 

My past experience as a dancer has guided me to look at design as a composition. I feel that a design should always tell a story, have function, rhythm, energy and movement. When all of these factors come together, that’s when the composition of architecture becomes brilliant. 
 

I personally love organization and function. My mind seems to always be thinking of ways to improve space and aesthetics of an environment.  I am constantly creating new designs in search of the best solution to meet my functional needs. “How can I arrange/organize my room so I can get ready in an hour and leave with a clean and organized space that functions effortlessly?” I take this same philosophy into my work.  I enjoy challenging myself to create the most proficient space with the allotted budget and time, all a while taking into consideration needs and expectations.
 

Overall, I have the imagination, determination, and passion to work in design. I thrive by working  in a collaborative environment and believe that my greatest strengths as a team player is my flexibility, patience, and the ability to motivate others through positive energy and the art of communication.

Employment 

Plant Lady Designs, Carolina Beach, NC, US, Design Assistant

• Create cad drawings from hand drawn blueprints
• Interior and exterior elevations, plans, and presentation boards

Jan 2009 - current
 

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, Santa Monica, CA, US, intern

•Assisted in maintaining the library by ordering samples, cataloging and maintaining vendor relationships.
•Worked collaboratively with designers in the development of current projects by selecting: seating, drapery, bedding, lighting & case goods.
•Helped to prepare professional presentation boards, FFE specifications & Auto Cad documents.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011
 

Sacks Fifth Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Sales Specialist

•Upholding an elite client book, generating new business, and specializing in high end designer product knowledge.
•Wardrobing and educating current and new clients on the latest and upcoming design trends.

Apr 2010 - Apr 2011
 

Education 

Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

•Student member ASID- Orange County California
•Student member IIDA- Southern California

Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
 

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, US, Bachelors, Dance

•Performing arts & Chorography

Aug 1999 - Dec 2000
 

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