Noelle Kichura

Noelle Kichura

Los Angeles, CA, US



Hi, I'm a transdisciplinary designer with 4+ years of experience based in Los Angeles. 

Having earned my Master's in Design History, Theory & Curatorial Studies (emphasis on interiors) from Parsons School of Design in New York, my interests are wide-ranging and span from brand imaging and development to historical and contemporary fashion, furniture, interiors, and architecture. 

I believe in thoughtful, articulated design as a means to a better life and strive to provide that to each client and employer I collaborate with. 



Sunbeam Vintage, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director

• Developed Design Styling services resulting in 50% increase in company sales in first 3 months after launch
• Work with dozens of clients and vendors and help manage team of 6 movers to ensure quality control and smooth coordination and delivery of all client purchases
• Assist clients with purchasing, provide with furniture and decor plans, design boards, and renderings as needed
• Complete field measuring, verify client material and design element choice
• Manage all client files and financial data of the design styling program
• Develop design training and materials guide for new hires
• Support Creative Director in defining brand image through directing marketing materials, retail location design, and editorial image production
• Lead re-design of Highland Park showroom and warehouse spaces
• Direct and maintain weekly retail location merchandising

Feb 2020 - Feb 2021

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, US, Exhibition Dresser

• Counter-Couture (Feb - Oct 2017) and The World of Anna Sui (Aug 2019, February - Mar 2020)
• Created object-specific and conservation appropriate display solutions
• Custom dressed over 100 objects. Assembled, adjusted, and made mannequins in collaboration with designer and curatorial team

Feb 2017 - Jun 2020

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Research & Teaching Assistant

Graduate Research Assistant
Sep 2017 – Dec 2018
• Procured image rights, organized documents, and located research materials and publications for Program Director's two research projects
• Co-coordinated planning, program, accommodations, and venues for the 2018 Design History Society Conference

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Design History
Aug 2017 – Dec 2018
• Lead 25 students in weekly course discussion for Survey of Design History
• Graded all responses, assignments, and exams
• Organized handouts, prepared lectures, and coordinated supplementary materials

Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US, Exhibition Dressing Assistant

• Reviewed by New York Times as "one of the year's best art experiences"
• Selected as part of 5-person team responsible for handling, installing, and custom dressing a show of over 300 pieces and 100 mannequins
• Used conservation appropriate materials to create anatomically accurate forms that fit the show’s theoretical and historical framework
• Researched human anatomy, fashion history, and proposed display solutions while working with the curatorial team and contributing designers to achieve the exhibition's goals

Feb 2017 - Sep 2017


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Masters, Design History, Theory & Curatorial Studies

A practice and theory based program in conjunction with the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, my research focused on late 1920s - early 1930s modernist French residential architecture and interior design, completed with support from the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris, France.

Aug 2016 - Jan 2020

Boston University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Business Administration & Management

Aug 2012 - May 2016


Lee B. Anderson Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

Received funding to attend a Scandinavian Design intensive in Helsinki, Stockholm, and Copenhagen


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