Zhilin Ding

Zhilin Ding

Providence, RI, US



I was born in Shanghai, China, and was raised by its diverse artistic and cultural environment. I explored an artistic style which combines my Chinese heritage of how design can interact artistically with basic geometric forms, and bring about visual impact effectively. I consider function, aesthetic and sustainability as three main elements to pursue better design. Looking for small details in day-to-day life makes me live with constant inspiration and helps me better understand interaction between people and physical spaces that surround them.

My interest is in the area of Interior Architecture and Adaptive Reuse. My past experience in design areas include:

• Four interior design internships with professional architectural firm and large-scale coorperations
• Designed furniture by operating Laser Cutting Machine and Computer Numerical Controlled router
• Established architectural knowledge of site analysis, mapping & documentation, innovative tectonics and systems, relevant cultural precedents, and precise material investigation
• Provided effective assistance with presentations (sample boards, renderings, drawings) of aircraft design concepts incorporating customers requirements

My Specialties:

Fluent in Macintosh and PC. Ability to learn programs quickly and adapt them to studio needs
3D: AutoCAD 2013 (2D drafting and 3D Modeling tool); 3ds MAX Studio 2013; Rhino; Revit
2D: Adobe Creative Suite CS6



PRAUD, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Design Intern

- Designed site plan and site circulation for Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition
- Assisted in developing programs and floor plans for Louisville Children's Museum Competition

Jan 2014 - current

NBBJ, Seattle, WA, US, Interior Design Intern

- Participated in SD phase of design process for Amazon New Headquarter with 2-D drafting and 3-D modeling
- Assisted in interior rendering and material boards for 1201 Third Ave lobby renovation
- Researched on adaptive reuse of industrial recycling center for The Spring District project

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, GA, US, Interior Design Internship

- Provided effective assistance with presentations (sample boards, renderings, drawings) of aircraft design concepts incorporating customers requirements to achieve marketing objectives and to meet all FAA requirements
- Interfaced with interior design to develop effective presentations for aircraft refurbishment

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Joseph Wong Design Associates, Shanghai, CN, Interior Design Intern

- Utilized AutoCAD to do layout drawing on Sichuan Nanhu club house project
- Involved in creating presentation boards and interior effect pictures of QingCongquan Autism School by utilizing Adobe Creative Suites and Microsoft Powerpoint

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

Jun 2012 - current

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, US, Bachelors, Three-Dimensional Design

Aug 2008 - May 2012

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