Makenna O'Keeffe

Makenna O'Keeffe

Portland, OR, US



Makenna O'Keeffe is a California College of the Arts Alumni. While at CCA she majored in Interior Architecture. Her other focuses were in furniture design and construction, fashion, jewelry/metal arts, figure drawing and fine arts.

She spends her time thinking about space and forms around us, how space affects us and how we affect space. The visual language of design and art. And how we connect to each other and form relationships with the objects and forms in our daily lives.

She is currently looking for work in any of these related fields, for after having taken a break post art school to regain excitement and motivation, she is officially ready to get her feet wet.



xobruno, Portland, OR, US, Sewing Assistant

Production Sewing | Cutting | Quality Control

Nov 2012 - current

Chairwear, Portland, OR, US, Design Assistant

Design Assistant | Social Media | Slipcover Construction

Mar 2003 - current

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, US, TBA: 12 Biergarten Designer and Build-out Coordinator

Time Based Art Festival Biergarten Design | Design/Build Coordinator | Drafting | Research | Materials

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Yale Union Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR, US, Design/Build and Grant Research Intern

Intern | Design/Build/Construction | Grant Research

Apr 2012 - Jul 2012

Jeffers Design Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

Intern | Material Sourcing | Project organization | Aide to Designers

May 2009 - Nov 2009


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US , Bachelors, Interior Architecture

While at CCA, I studied Interior Design, Architecture, Furniture Design and Construction, Sustainable Design, Graphic Design as well as Fashion and Jewelry/Metal Arts.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2009

Areas of Specialization 


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