Elizabeth Quan

Elizabeth Quan

New York, NY, US

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Freelance, New York, NY, US, Independent Designer

Working remotely on projects in the hospitality sector, including a cafe/event space in Montrose, Houston, TX, and a boutique Bed & Breakfast in the Azores Islands, Portugal.

Jan 2020 - current

PDR, Austin, TX, US, Designer

Worked within highly cross-functional teams on a variety of large and small scale projects in the commercial space consisting mostly of corporate offices. Collaborated with Principals to develop concepts into tangible designs. Translated and developed design ideas into technical documents that the team could leverage such as space plans, test fits, and programs. Created design packages consisting of plans, elevations, furnishings, materials, finishes, and fixtures. Composed mood boards and client presentations (in-office and digital). Worked on construction documents using both Revit and AutoCAD. Attended design meetings and built/fostered client relationships.

Oct 2018 - Dec 2019

Cravotta Interiors, Austin, TX, US, Design Assistant

Lead/managed projects and assisted creative director from initial conceptual design to installation and photography. Collaborated with architects, artists, contractors, consultants, and manufacturers. Created conceptual designs through researching/sourcing, budgeting, selecting and presenting spacial, furnishing, and finish concepts. Conceptualized and created architectural details, elevations, and plans in AutoCAD. Composed digital and in-office client presentations consisting of mood boards, furnishings, and finishes, as well as gathered and compiled client feedback. Developed numerous schedules such as finishes, lighting, paint, hardware, and plumbing fixtures. Acted as FF&E purchasing manager for multiple projects and monitored on a daily basis. Rendered drawings for various projects in Photoshop. Managed vendor relationships and presentations.

Jul 2016 - Jun 2018


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2012 - May 2016