Jethro Rebollar

Jethro Rebollar

Brooklyn, NY, US



Born of Cuban émigre parents, I grew up in mostly in Miami, Florida where I was born. After living in Sweetwater, Miami for about a year my parents and I moved up to New York so my dad could do his medical residency. We lived in Flatlands, Brooklyn for a short time then moved upstate to Amsterdam, a town not far from Albany. Living in New York for an approximate seven years, we moved down to Miami, Florida again after my brother,Michael, was born. The majority of my adolescence was spent in Miami though were I went to a great design school and made many great friends.After graduating the Design and Architecture Senior High, I went to the Rhode Island School of Design to continue studying Industrial Design. After four years of mind-expansion and late-night studio sessions, I graduated. I gave the speech at my graduation, and I moved to New York. I started out as a junior designer and graphics liaison at a growing Manhattan architecture firm Meridian Design Associates. After Meridian Design, I did work for a few carpentry + cabinetry shops in New York in order to indulge my handicraft. Then I went to work at Thinc Design. Thinc is an exhibition design firm in the West Village that at the time was focused on designing the exhibitions of the National September 11th memorial museum at Ground Zero in New York. I was working there when Lehman Brothers went under as did the rest of the American economy so I was downsized along with a few other designers at the firm. Since then, I've been working as a draftsman working on telecommunications data drawings for the new Giants Stadium going up in the meadowlands just outside of New York City. Most of the work mentioned thus far can be found at  Feel free to send me a message.



Meridian Design Associates, Architects, PC, New York, NY, US, Designer

Industrial Design and MarketingConsultant
• Construction Documentation and Design Development submittals for corporate interior projects in New York City and the Tri-State Area
• BIM drafting and management
• Production of the website redesign and development of marketing materials
• Creation of and editor of newsletter and promotional copy

Apr 2011 - current

Freelancer, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Project-based Designer & Draftsman
• Drafting and Install coordination for Art Basel exhibitor Jeff Lawson Associates, Inc.
• Cabinetry design and detailing
• Online Marketing Services for Architecture and Engineering

Feb 2009 - Mar 2011

Concept Construction Services, Inc., New York, NY, US, Designer

• On-site CAD Drafting & Site Supervision for the New York Giants Stadium draft team
• Oversaw all aspects of T5, T6, and Fiber wiring layout
• Coordination with SKANSKA’s BIM engineer to eliminate costly collisions

Mar 2009 - Oct 2009

A. Van Hoek Woodworking, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer

Design and Fabrication Consultant
• Designed and contributed to all production aspects for boutique custom furniture
• Facilitated client coordination and data management

Mar 2009 - Mar 2009

Thinc Design, New York, NY, US, Designer

Project-based Designer
• Detailed exhibitions for the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center site
• Oversaw layout design for cabling electrical systems to exhibits
• Managed materials coordination and submittals

May 2008 - Feb 2009

Meridian Design Associates, Architects, PC, New York, NY, US, Designer

Design and Drafting Consultant
• Generated creative solutions and models for furniture design and detailing projects
• Provided architectural drafting services for elevations and sections
• Brainstormed and created models and copy for graphics and corporate identity
• Developed web presence and raised social media profile

Oct 2007 - Nov 2007


Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, US, Woodworking

Woodworking Intensive Course

May 2007 - Jun 2007

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design

Sep 2001 - Jan 2005

Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami, FL, US, High School, Industrial Design

Diploma, Industrial Design Specialization

Sep 1997 - Jun 2001

Areas of Specialization