Desiree Fox

Desiree Fox

San Francisco, CA, US



I believe being a designer does not come with a nine to five time card.  It is not a career, but a lifestyle, and one that I live to the best of my abilities.  From designing and constructing furniture for my home, to making my own clothing, design is something I endeavor to bring to every aspect of my life.  To fuel my passion, I travel as much as possible, both within the continental United States, as well as overseas.  IN conjunction with a Master's degree in architecture, my background includes a Bachelors in Art History, as well as professional experience in public policy and project management.  It is from this foundation that I have come to understand the integral role design plays in the effective functioning of our local and global societies.


Rebar Group, San Francisco, CA, US, Community Student Fellow; Apprentice

Contributed to schematic design proposal for interactive activation of the Presidio Parade. Designed and laid out look-book of the final designs and process drawings.

Constructed and tested scaled model of a wind activated sculpture for functional operability of the design.

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Student Design Trainee

Assisted in oversight of project development from conceptual design, community outreach, contract bidding, permitting, construction, and project completion.

Provided graphic design support for park signage, community announcements, and internal processes.

Created presentation graphics for projects like the conceptual redesign of Strawberry Hill and management plan proposal for Alemany Farms.

Worked closely with community groups through the Community Opportunity fund to implement small park improvement projects.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2012

California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA, US, Student Intern

Conducted research on cases before the Commission, as well as attended Commission meetings on such topics as smart meters, water infrastructure, and alternative energy options.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

California State Assembly, Sacramento, Ca, Summer Intern

Performed analysis on pending legislation before the Member, including research on various bill topics and support/opposition organizations, as well as analysis and preparation for weekly Transportation Committee meetings.

Responsible for administrative tasks and handling constituent concerns and correspondence, while assisting in co-ordination of hearings, press conferences, and fundraisers

Jun 2006 - Aug 2009


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jul 2009 - May 2013

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, Bachelors, Art History

Aug 2005 - May 2009