Freya Schlemmer

Freya Schlemmer

Brooklyn, NY, US


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Since I was a child, an array of landscapes has motivated my creative expression. As I child, I lived with my family on a sailboat for a year. My first encounters with nature and fractal patterns were recorded in watercolor paintings and clay forms, leaf boats and shell designs. In our ambulant domicile, I learned about the construction and economy of space; since there was no room to spare on our 28-foot boat, my parents had to be inventive with every inch. I’m excited by the idea of working within an economy of means like this, engaging the unusual act of making the everyday somehow extraordinary.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Emory University and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech. I continue to integrate art, design, architecture and writing in my work. My practice is characterized by a consistent creative vision and an iterative approach to solving each design problem.


Freya's School Blog on Archinect:

The Dirty South : Masters' Studio with Jennifer Bonner

An investigation into Atlanta's offbeat landmarks and attractions.

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Boffi Soho, New York, NY, US, Design and Sales

Drawings: Use VectorWorks to design custom high-end kitchens and bathrooms for individual clients and large scale contracts.

Graphics: Produce client presentations aligning with company’s graphic style and specific to each project.

Multi-tasking: Divide time between three project managers to produce proposals (drawings and estimates) to fit clients’ taste and budget

Writing & Language: Function as the office spell and grammar checker. I help to write proposals for our contract clients

Office Management: Establish and maintain new inventory system

Apr 2015 - current

Studio Freya, Atlanta, GA, US, Freelance Designer + Writer

Graphic design; web design; writing; editing; social media management

Jun 2012 - current

Fresh Art International, Visual Designer + Writer

Branding: Established identity and branding including logos and brand standards

Graphics: Conceptualizedgraphic designs of business cards, print collateral, apparel and three publications

Writing: Instituted a news segment to track art trends by writing b-weekly articles.

Web design: Crafted and organized design of content for worpress website

Jan 2011 - Jan 2016

Z-A Studio, New York, NY, US, Associate Designer

Two renovations: One from design phase to the start of construction and one from start of construction until sale.

Project management: Collaborated with contractors to resolve design problems on-site during construction.

Communications: Conducted research to acquire samples and select materials and fixtures, and liaised with suppliers for delivery.

Website: Redesigned the company website and wrote all details and descriptions for each of the projects.

Drawings: Developed design of Brooklyn brownstone renovation from schematic design to DOB submission to construction document bid set.

Models: 3-d modeling of display models to create construction documents.

Materials: Conducted research to acquire samples and select materials and fixtures, and liaised with suppliers for delivery.

Apr 2014 - Dec 2014

Trevelino/Keller, Atlanta, GA, US, Contract Graphic Designer

Print: Designed print collateral for a range of clients needs and specifications

Logos: Conceptualized branding for new companies through design iterations

Infographics: Formulated visuals to highlight important business information

Web design: Crafted and organized content for multiple Wordpress website projects

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

My responsibilities included lecture series promotion, publications, graphic design, and social media. My main duties were designing posters and html emails and acting as liason to invited speakers.

Sep 2010 - May 2013

Tristan Al-Haddad, AIA Emerging Voices, MODA, Atlanta, GA, US, Exhibition Design Assistant

Exhibition design and installation

Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Lightroom Studio, Atlanta, GA, US, Architecture Intern

Book development; architecture design; construction documents; website development

May 2011 - Sep 2011


Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2010 - May 2013

Emory University, Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, Art History

Major: Art History
Minor: French Studies and Architectural Studies

Sep 2006 - May 2010

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