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Nick Wu

Nick Wu

Island Park, NY, US

 
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About 

As a recent Masters of Architecture graduate, I am motivated and eager to transition to a professional environment. I am looking for a place to be a team member. I look forward to learning all aspects of the architecture profession to grow within the firm while working toward my license.

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Employment 

APPLE Inc., Elmhurst, NY, US, Technical Expert

Apple-certified Technical Expert assisting customers with technical issues, user questions, and repair mobile devices. Providing leadership at Genius Bar and help resolve customer issues and provide solutions for specialists. Repair and improve customer relations and learning opportunities by offering solutions and a positive user experience.

Mar 2017 - current
 

Nick Wu Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Owner/Designer

Owner of a start-up furniture design and making company. Traditional Japanese techniques combined with mid-century modern influences aimed to produce spatially conscious pieces while creating harmonious and comfortable living spaces. Simultaneously, collaborations with architects, commercial space, and commission pieces.

Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
 

Alessi, New York, NY, US, Store Manager

Manager in a boutique retail store of an Italian-based company. Representing fine stainless steel products designed by renowned designers and architects. Be the face of the store and greet every customer. We provide professional and exceptional customer service in a retail environment in-store and through phone sales. As well as create records and invoices, build business relations with designers and architects. Report to district manager. Participation and involvement with the local neighborhood in events such as Bastille Day since we’re next to the French Institute Alliance Française, regular donations to local organizations, and local design events. An opportunity to have a role and responsibility with depth in a medium-size company.

Jun 2011 - Oct 2015
 

Education 

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture I

Master of Architecture I, a 3-year program started on a semester basis, then transitioned to the unit system in 3rd year. Focusing on projects as vehicles of thoughts, learning, and changes architecturally. Using architecture to apply to the city and the inhabitants and use design as a tool to work toward social issues.

Sep 2018 - Jun 2021
 

Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, US, BArch, BFA Fine Arts Sculpture

BFA Sculpture utilized fine arts to express and reflect various topics from social issues to scientific influences. I focused on the appreciation of the art of Japanese traditional furniture-making techniques. I eventually focused on furniture design and making influenced by traditional techniques and mid-century modern influences.

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Illustration & Graphic Design

Associates illustration program along with graphic design learning drawing techniques that apply to commercial arts and designs.

Sep 2003 - Jun 2005
 

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