Cynthia McDonald

Cynthia McDonald

Costa Mesa, CA, US




Quality Project Management (QPM), Tustin, CA, US, Drafter

Analysis of surveyor’s space plan solution of Starbucks back of house area to comply with overnight installation for La Boulange program roll-out resulted in my development and submittal of design and estimate packages for electronic approval implementing AutoCAD, Pro Track, Acrobat, and Powerpoint.

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013

DKY Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Administrative Assistant / Junior AutoCAD Drafter

Administrative duties include tracking plan check submittals, licensing and contractual issues which involved heavy communication and interaction with contractors and consultants. Bookkeeping tasks included invoicing, accounting and general office tasks utilizing Microsoft Office and Project. Drafting tasks include plan check correction revisions, space planning and redline corrections utilizing AutoCAD 2008.

Sep 2008 - Oct 2010

Designs of the Interior, Huntington Beach, CA, US, Design Consultant

Development of clientele, scheduling and coordination of in-home presentations utilizing design communication tools such as perspective drawings, marker rendering, AutoCAD and PowerPoint was my objective at this retail design studio.

Mar 2007 - May 2007

D & A Marketing / Kenneth McDonald Designs, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Design Assistant

Due to my comprehensive organization of the design library, I was promoted to sales in this indoor / outdoor furniture showroom. I also improved visual display, order processing, inventory control and customer service utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and QuickBooks.

Oct 2004 - Mar 2007


Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA, US, English / Business Communications

Business Communications and Business Computing classes to improve these skills.

Jan 2013 - current

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Architectural Technology

Associate in Science degrees and certificates in the Architectural Design & Drafting, Architectural Design, and Computer Aid Drafting programs at Orange Coast College as listed below:
• Architectural Technology: Design 2
• Architectural Technology: Design 1
• Drafting Technology: CAD Design

Sep 2008 - current

Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA, US, Interior Design

Associate of Arts December 2004

May 2001 - Dec 2004


Cy Rockey, Scholarship

Architectural Technology


Basil Petersen, Scholarship

Architectural Technology


NEWH, Scholarship

Hospitality Design


Areas of Specialization