Los Angeles, CA, US



My name is Lin Dai, I am from China, I have been in the US for almost 5 years. I do architectural design, Interior design and graphic design. I am a graduate of Luxun Academy of Find Arts with a bachelor degree in environmental design and received my master's degree in interior architecture from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. I was granted the intermediate interior and landscape designer certificate from China Architecture Association. I have 5 years of interior design, planning and architectural experiences from both the US and China. What I am looking for now is a company which can provide me chances to apply my passion, skills and experiences on, continue to learn and contribute as much of  value as I can.  

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Lin Dai



Freelance, Interior Designer& Graphic Designer

· Designed a 3300 sf. $170k high-end residential project, prepared space planning and 3D visualization, and FF&E
selection & budgeting in collaboration with contractors.
· Implemented a 3500 sf. $180k 2-story tea house interior and exterior renovation project with a two-person team.
· Worked independently on a small scale convenience store renovation with a low budget: test fits, FF&E, 3D modeling, signage design.

Oct 2013 - current

BLZE Inc., Albuquerque, NM, Chief Designer

· Designing product architecture
· Graphic design
· Presentation
· Work flow optimization
· Coordination with technical team
· Monitoring junior designers

Aug 2011 - Sep 2013

Zoka Zola Architecture+ Urban design, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL, US, Junior Designer

· Operated diagrams, drawings, layout, physical models and presentations.
· Conceptual designs, space planning, design development
· Participation in business development effort

Projects: Infra Structure Tower/Company Retreat and Training Center(Hong Kong)See

Dec 2010 - Feb 2011

Roula Associates Architects, chtd, Chicago, IL, Chicago, IL, US, Junior Designer

· Produced constructional drawings, 3D models and FF&E forms.
· Communicated with dealers and coordinated timelines and budgets for projects.
· Interaction with clients.

Projects: Hellenic American Veterans Memorial/Doc-Rcdc Facility At The Department Of Corrections

May 2010 - Sep 2010

Shanghai Jiachun Architectural Design Co, China, Shenyang, CN, Junior Designer

· Developed design ideas for architectural plans for offices, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and residences
· Operated on-site inspection, technical guidance and communication with clients
· Contributed to experimental design exploration through model making and 3D visualization

Projects: Zhonglv International office/Benxi Jianshe Tower/ Baoli Garden

Jul 2007 - Sep 2009


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

My graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago enhanced my ability as well as offered me unique and high-level of creativity, criticism skills and creative thought processes.

Aug 2009 - May 2011

Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang China, Bachelors, Environmental Design

I graduated with honors in Environmental Design at Luxun Academy of Fine Arts and accumulated sophisticated design skills in Residential, Retail, Work space, Hospitality, F&B, Mix-used, Landscape, Urban Design.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2009


Scholarship Award by LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Academic year 2005-2008, 1st Place


Best Creative Award by LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Academic year 2008, 1st Place


Third prize in Graphic design competition by Education Institute of Shenyang, China 2008, 1st Place


“Where is Where” School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2011, 1st Place


Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Graduate project exhibition 2009, 1st Place


Betsy Karp Graduate Student Award of Merit 2011, Award


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