Jillian Tara

Jillian Tara

Berlin, CT, US



I'm an aspiring designer who recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. I also have an Associate's Degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. I recently became an accredited LEED Green Associate.



Catherine Cleare Interiors, Greenwich, CT, Junior Interior Designer

-Manages all purchase orders and tracks all furniture and fabric up to delivery and installation
-Participates in the construction management of projects; collaborates and coordinates installations with subcontractors on the job site
-Updates all revisions to construction documents on AutoCAD
-Supports in the selection of all furniture, fabric, and material selection of all products being installed on the job site

May 2013 - current

Design Within Reach Inc., Stamford, CT, US, Rendering Design Assistant

-Created 3D computer renderings for clients as suggested furniture options for their space
-Offered design advice through social media outlets such as Houzz and Facebook
-Organized fabric swatch library and assisted Account Executives in sending out swatches to clients

May 2012 - May 2013

BlueLine Design, Amherst, MA, US, Interior Design Intern

-Communicated with vendors on wish lists and obtained the appropriate budget discount structure for each equipment type
-Researched websites and acquired necessary catalogs from vendors to search all items on the wish lists

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

T.I.A. Architects, Amherst, MA, US, Architecture Intern

-Produced AutoCAD drawings for clients from original hand drafted drawings
-Worked on a construction site, and attended site visits
-Helped in designing and space planning current projects

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Office Furniture Incorporated (OFI), Newington, CT, US, Interior Design Intern

-Improved space planning in current projects in AutoCAD
-Assisted in site visits to take measurements for product placement
-Maintained an organized sample library for employees

Jan 2010 - Jan 2010


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Building Construction Technology and Art History

Sep 2010 - May 2012
Sep 2008 - Jul 2010


Accredited LEED Green Associate, Other


Areas of Specialization 


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