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Liz Cuadrado

Liz Cuadrado

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am a creative and attentive interior designer, with a focus on the hospitality sector for the past 5+ years, and am looking for exciting projects with opportunity to apply my skills and proficiency. I am a very organized, efficient, and detail-oriented person with a love for all things design, and I strive to bring that passion and energy to a professional environment in the New York City area. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Empire Hospitality Group, New York, NY, US, Project Coordinator

Work directly with the hotel group owner and VP of Design and Construction to plan, design, brand, and furnish a 16-story 4-star boutique hotel on the Upper West Side. Create and develop preliminary and construction drawings in Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchup, as well as coordinate between our in-house team and consultants and vendors throughout the construction administrative phase.

Tasks Include:
- Assist with design development and space planning layouts, select and plan furniture and equipment layouts, and prepare FF&E presentations for review and approval by owner.
- Oversee installations and completion of furniture, finishes, and punch lists, as well as coordinating with various vendors and consultants.
- Created and oversee the receiving department, dedicated for management of all project samples and final order deliveries / installations.
- Other tasks include preparing and issuing meeting notes/ action items; maintaining project coordination schedules and timelines; preparing FF&E specifications, purchase orders, research new products, and other various elements that execute the design and keep team members organized.

Jul 2017 - current
 

Liz Cuadrado Photography & Design, Kew Gardens, NY, US, Photographer & Graphic Designer

Provide clients with photography, editing, graphic design, and printing services.

Apr 2010 - current
 

Tree House Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Associate

• Collaborate with interior designers at NYC-based design firm
specializing in restaurant and hospitality design. Tasks include
preparing construction documents, material selection, coordination with MEP engineers and kitchen designers, create renderings, build client relationships, and day to day project management.
Major Projects:
Italienne, NYC
Summit House, NJ
Cobblestone Catering, Brooklyn
Mexicue (5th Avenue), NYC

Dec 2013 - Jun 2017
 

NYIT Interior Design Department, Old Westbury, NY, US, Materials Library Manager

Organize, maintain, and update material samples. Assisted in student project material selection, as well as assisted the Interior Design department with 2012-13 CIDA Accreditation Exhibition.

Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
 

Michael Kors, New York, NY, US, Store Design Intern

Collaborated with team members on retail projects, organized and collected data research, assisted in space planning, attended weekly design team meetings and site visits.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

During my years at NYIT, I had the opportunity to work in the Student Materials Library, where I gained valuable knowledge on a variety of materials and their uses and applications. I loved being involved activities throughout the campus, from being a member of the student committee in the IIDA student chapter, regularly attending architectural and design lectures, and even participating in the amazing Salone del Mobile Furniture Fair in Milan. These events and many more experiences at NYIT have all helped to shape my experience as a designer, and as a person.

Sep 2009 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Friends of NYIT School of Architecture and Design Scholarship Recipient 2012-2013, Scholarship

The award is granted annually based on merit to recognize well-rounded, hard-working students who perform well in their area of study. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and receive a positive endorsement from his/her advisor and/or faculty member.

2012
 

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Other

2012 Induction to the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in architecture and allied arts.

2012
 

NYIT Presidential Honors List, Other

New York Institute of Technology Presidential Honors List members must be full-time students who achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 or higher.

2012
 

NYIT Dean's List, Other

New York Institute of Technology Dean's List members must be full-time students who achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.

2012
 

Chosen to represent NYIT at the Salone Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy, Other

NYIT was one of 18 universities world wide – including only two universities from the United States -- that were selected to participate in the 2012 SaloneSatellite for emerging and new designers. NYIT students (including myself) enjoyed a global display of design and architecture trends as we showcased NYIT’s expertise at the celebrated Milan Furniture Fair.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills