Stephanie Lawrence

Stephanie Lawrence

New York, NY, US




E.B. Interiors, New York, NY, US & Houston, TX, Interior Design Project Manager

• Assist owner/head designer by overseeing all aspects of design and renovation efforts
• Assist with fabric, furniture and accessory selection as well as custom paints and finishes
• Source fabrics and furniture from all over the U.S. and across the world
• Design custom pillows and bedding
• Oversee all aspects of project from selection to supervision of contracting for lighting and hardware
• Apply knowledge of antique and modern hardware
• Redesign, refinish, wax and reupholster furniture

• Manage projects catering to high net-worth clientele
• Participate in construction administration
• Confer with clients to determine requirements and budget
• Explore spaces to determine logistics
• Advise Clients on selecting designs and materials
• Help manage sub-contracting for fabrication and installation of materials
• Create interior design plans individually tailored to meet each client’s needs and expectations
• Oversee daily operations including purchasing, outsourcing, and client relations

• Oversee residential and commercial projects from concept to completion
• Handle all client relations and daily operations including accounts payable and receivable, database and record management, purchasing and outsourcing, budgets and quotations
• Prepare project invoices
• Provide back office support, such as mail, shipments, orders and filing
• Maintain sample libraries and organize digital image files
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with vendors, showrooms and manufacturers
• Review and create design analysis regarding manufacturers of paints, carpets, lighting, furniture, textiles, upholstery, drapery and other areas
• Determine color schemes and negotiate furniture purchases to produce cost savings on fine, high-end products

Jun 2010 - current

Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY, US, Freelance Gallery Consultant

• Assist gallery with wide range of issues/projects associated with exhibition openings and special events

Jan 2010 - current

HiArt! Kids and The Time In Children's Arts Initiative, New York, NY, US, Executive Assistant to Director/Founder

• Served as spokesperson facilitating HiArt! Kids brand awareness and research development
• Executed development research primarily focused on the company’s nonprofit, TimeIn, a children’s art initiative program for underserved schools
• Spearheaded successful campaigns for corporate sponsorships and donations and prepared proposal packets and grant applications
• Planned, organized and coordinated fundraisers, galas, campaigns and other events from start to finish
• Managed accounts payable and receivable, as well as donor lists and databases

Oct 2009 - Jun 2010

The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, US, Fundraising and Development Intern

• Supported the museum executive development staff with fundraising, special projects, research and other operational tasks
• Strategically planned and executed all museum events including board meetings, galas, kickoffs, fundraisers and private parties

Jan 2007 - May 2008

Parker House, Inc., Houston, TX, US, Office Assistant / Summer Intern

• Provided full operational support to homebuilder and Design Superintendent both onsite and in the office
• Assisted with the preparation of reports, documents, letters and memos
• Obtained and organized information from internal and external

May 2005 - Aug 2005


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, Art History

Aug 2004 - May 2008

John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, Semester Study Abroad

International Business, Venetian Art, Baroque Rome, Ancient Rome & Its Monuments, Italian

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Areas of Specialization