Jing (Anita) An

Jing (Anita) An

New York, NY, US

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As a seasoned professional with a rich background encompassing production, international trade, client management, business planning, consulting, and operations, my journey in design is deeply rooted in a passion for creating spaces that resonate with well-being and beauty. My technical expertise, sharpened through an MFA in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design, complements my practical experience, allowing me to bring a comprehensive and nuanced approach to each project.

My career has predominantly been in residential design, where I've developed a keen ability to create personalized, impactful spaces that reflect the unique needs and aspirations of each client. This experience has been enriched by my work in diverse cultural settings, including notable roles at firms like Pablo Rodriguez Design, Sofia Aspe Interiorismo in Mexico, and Drake/Anderson in New York, providing me with a broad perspective on global design trends and an understanding of different design environments.

While my heart remains with residential design, I am also open to exploring opportunities in commercial and hospitality projects. I believe that my diverse skill set and experiences make me uniquely suited to these areas, enabling me to bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to a wider array of design challenges.

My goal is to continue creating environments that are not only aesthetically appealing but also embody functionality, comfort, and a profound sense of well-being, regardless of the project scale or nature.


Drake/Anderson, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Collaborating closely with senior designers in conceptual design discussions, contributing creative ideas and ensuring the design vision was consistently maintained from concept to execution.
Conducting detailed research on materials, finishes, and furnishings, with a focus on aesthetic fit and practicality, tailored for high-end design projects.
Managing vendor relations, which involved overseeing the integration of materials and furnishings into project timelines and budgets.
Handling comprehensive project documentation, including binders, presentations, and schedules, and actively participating in client meetings to provide insights and maintain effective communication.
Engaging in site visits to oversee the implementation of design specifications and collaborating with construction teams to adjust plans as necessary, ensuring design integrity throughout the process.

Aug 2023 - current

Drake/Anderson, New York , Intern

Collaborated closely with senior designers, engaged in conceptual design exercises, conducted comprehensive research on various materials, finishes, and furnishings to curate selections that aligned seamlessly with each project's aesthetic vision and practical needs.
Facilitated communication with vendors, managed project documentation, and gained insights through site visits, client meetings and presentations alongside senior designers.

Oct 2022 - May 2023

Sofia Aspe Interiorismo, México, MX, Interior Design Assistant

Made valuable contributions to high-profile projects, infusing creativity and originality into designs.
Acquired practical experience and gained substantial knowledge of local suppliers and materials, demonstrating adaptability and a voracious appetite for learning in the ever-evolving field of interior design.

Jun 2021 - Jul 2021

China International Travel Service SA de CV, México, MX, Director of Operations

Steered the successful execution of large-scale events, encompassing everything from custom exhibit installation to dismantling.
Achieved exclusive contractor status for the Chinese market at over 30 key Mexican trade shows.
Designed and delivered personalized tour experiences, taking full charge of all amenities and accommodations.
Maintained meticulous records and documentation, ensuring accurate project tracking, financial accountability, and post-event analysis.

Jul 2018 - Apr 2021

Pablo Rodriguez Architect, México, MX, Interior Designer

Played a pivotal role in converting an ex-Hacienda space into a weekend retreat.
Led architectural model making, interior design and sourcing.

Jul 2018 - May 2020

BLCP CAPITAL /Panda Wrapping, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Director

Facilitated astute market entry strategies for Chinese executives, building on a deep understanding of cultural nuances.
Brokered investment deals, marshaling considerable Asian capital, and propelling business expansion.
Demonstrated expertise in business study and decision-making to propel strategic growth and achieve favorable outcomes.
Led the transformation of strategic ideas into dynamic product portfolios, expertly optimizing supply chain processes to produce affordable, high-quality market offerings, reinforcing the company’s competitive stance.
Built client relationships by tailoring designs to meet dispensary needs and continuously monitored trends to adapt offerings and seize opportunities.

Jan 2016 - Jul 2018

CapitalMill (HK) Limited, México, MX, Reginal Manager

Managed prospecting and negotiation for high-value Latin American mining projects, demonstrating a deep grasp of the stone extraction process and market requirements.
Led response processes, logistics coordination, and achieved operational efficiency through robust management practices.

Jul 2012 - May 2016

DELOITTE MEXICO, México, MX, Manager

Devised and executed tailored cross-border business strategies between China and Mexico, leveraging deep cultural insights and facilitating seamless business practices between diverse teams.
Identified and converted potential business challenges into growth opportunities, demonstrating strategic expertise.

Oct 2013 - Sep 2015

Shanghai Silk Group Co., Ltd, Shanghai, CN, Project Manager

Championed import/export processes, acting as the liaison between foreign buyers and Chinese factories, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of textile production.
Ensured legal compliance, managed logistics and tax rebates, illustrating proficient factory operations and supply chain management.

Feb 2004 - May 2010


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Aug 2021 - Jun 2023

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, México, MX, International Business


May 2014 - Nov 2014

Wuhan University, Wuhan, CN, Bachelors, International Law

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

Wuhan University, Wuhan, CN, Bachelors, Economic

Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

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