Natalie Paek

Natalie Paek


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I am a creative interior designer with strong background in residential,
commercial and graphic design.  I’ve owned my own practice for last six years
leading interior design, renovation, and decoration projects for clients in both 
commercial and residential sector in the SF Bay area.  I’ve also worked for a firm
for three years building my knowledge and skills.  

I’m seeking to take my career to the next chapter and bring my talents and 
expertise to a professional firm.  I have in-depth experience and ability to develop
and manage all project phases, from conceptualization and requirements gathering
to purchasing, color and material selection, and contractor management.  I’m deeply
involved with each step of a project, serving as the client’s liaison to architects,
vendors, and contractors.

The late Steve Jobs, the founder of Apples, said to have passion for your work 
and you will do a great work.  It is my passion to improve people’s lives through 
the art of  "Interior Architecture” by creating a best designed space and functions.
And this gives me the biggest satisfaction.  


dNp Interior, Orinda, CA,, Interior Designer

This is my business that I started 6 years ago.
It is a full service design company specializing in custom interior design for residences
and commerical work. I focus on providing the most beautiful, artistic, yet functional
and practical design within the clients' budget and taste.
- Samsung, San Jose campus Boardroom Design (San jose,CA)
- Samsung San Jose campus L2 Outdoor Deck Design (San jose,CA)
- SoMa Square Apt Leasing Office renovation and Parking lot Design (San Francisco,CA)
- Northpark Apt Leasing office renovation/Club house/Gym Design (San Francisco,CA)
- Briawood Apt Leasing office renovation/Gym Design (Sunnyvale, CA)
- Estancia Apt Leasing office renovation/Club house/swiming pool FFE (Santa Clara,CA)
- Domain Apt Leasing office/Club house/swiming pool FFE (San Jose,CA)
- Archstone Apt Leasing office/Club house Design (Fremont,CA)
- Azure Apt Leasing office FFE (San Fracisco, CA)
- Hacienda Apt Leasing office and Club house renovation and Design (Livemore,CA)
- Other commercial projects - Pearl Spa, Chung Dam Korean BBQ, restaurant, Ogane
Korean BBQ restaurant, Kurumi Japanese restaurant, My poke restaurant, Bopshop,
Jumping Spoon restaurant - all in SF Bay area.
- Residential projects - several mid and high end residences renovation.

Jan 2014 - current

Innovation Space, Pleasanton, CA, Interior Designer

This position entails the following:
- Work with clients to understand needs/design preferences, develop concept using hand
sketch, present to clients and make changes. Clients are from restaurants, residences,
dental offices, commercial use spaces.
-Presentation media include drawings, sketches, perspectives, renderings, color and
material boards, and photographs.
- Develop space layout using Auto CAD
- Recommend materials and FFE for use during constructions.
- Applied 3-D and Auto CAD programs to design various building projects.

Jul 2011 - Dec 2013

Dream Kitchen & Bath, San Jose, CA, Interior designer

This position entails the following:
Worked as a designer mainly assisting with new home designs focusing on kitchens and
bathrooms Design.
- Analyzie client's needs, goals, and life and safety requirements.
- Integrate findings into interior design.
- Develope and present final design recommendations to clients.
- Review and evaluate design solutions during implementation and upon completion.
- Work was mostly for residential kitchen and bathroom.

Aug 2010 - Jul 2011


Academy Of Art University, San Francisco, CA, BArch, Master of Fine Art

Sep 2006 - Jan 2010

Busan university,, Korea, BArch, Bachelor of Fine Art

Mar 1986 - Jan 1992

Areas of Specialization