Tatyana Chaar

Tatyana Chaar

New York, NY, US



Freelance Interior Designer, Allied ASID, with BFA in Interior Design from CIDA accredited institute, specializing in hospitality, retail and residential design implementing sustainable solutions for healthy environments. 


  • concept development 
  • space planning 
  • CAD drafting 
  • creating sketches & renderings
  • creating presentations for clients
  • color coordination
  • product research and purchasing
  • window display design & event design

Available for assistance & collaboration with designers and architects.


DMDesign, LLC, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer - Intern

Assisted principal designer in all stages of hospitality & high-end residential design, office administration & marketing: including projects budgeting, concept development, space planning, creating construction documentation, client presentations, product research and creating FF&E lists.

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014

New Mood Design, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Designer

Collaborated with principal designer to create conceptual designs, produced space plans, provided AutoCAD construction documents, created renderings, digital presentations, performed product research, created color and lighting design for new construction and renovation projects up to 7,000 s.f./project and with budget of up to $700,000.

Feb 2010 - Aug 2013

Cyrus Company Showroom, New York, NY, US, Designer / Sales

Consulted clients on high-end furniture and accessories selection, processed their orders, provided space planning and custom furniture design for clients, created store window displays. Assisted management with administrative tasks, overall store operations and promo events.

Nov 2011 - Jul 2013

Freelance, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer & Graphic Artist

Worked on various design projects independently and collaboratively including:

- Kitchen & Bath Renovation: assisted with colors, finishes, lighting and implemented design solutions
- Summer House Renovation: provided consultations on design, space planning and furniture layout
- Jade Banquette Hall (5,000 s.f. ): consulted with clients regarding lighting design and LED options
- Vitra (Harmening Contract): created graphic marketing and promotional handouts for new product
- Emory University School of Medicine: designed informational brochure about Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program
- Rosen Reps: produced graphic marketing handout promoting new furniture collections from NeoCon

Visual Merchandising & Store Design: assisted lead designers in window display design for:
- Sephora - 5th Ave. (Christmas window display)
- Custo Barcelona - Soho
- Bloom - Upper East Side & Downtown
- Il Gufo - Upper East Side
- Wella 2012 Trend Vision event

Created window displays for Cyrus Company - Soho (Christmas window)

Apr 2009 - Mar 2013

Vitra, Chicago, IL, US, CAD, Administrative & Marketing Assistant

- produced 3D CAD drawings of system furniture configurations and layout, provided quotes for clients
- assisted principal in administrative tasks, customer service, samples and product shipment
- created Vitra products graphic marketing brochures and invitations for Vitra presentations
- designed Vitra booth for DIFFA "Dining by Design" 2008 event and assisted in its installation

Jun 2008 - May 2009


The Illinois Institute of Art -Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, B.F.A. in Interior Design

Interior Design Program is ranked in top 10 list of Council for Interior Design Accredited undergraduate programs in the nation by DesignIntelligence in 2008.

Architectural Drafting (Hand + AutoCAD)
Construction Documentations + Advanced Detailing
Presentation Techniques
Textiles, Materials, + Resources
Space Planning
Codes + Specifications
Lighting Design
3D Design
Advanced Restoration
Advanced Hospitality Design
History of Design

Oct 2006 - Mar 2009

Nizhniy Novgorod State Dobrolyubov Linguistic University, Nizhniy Novgorod, RU, Masters, M.A. in Linguistics (Teacher of Foreign Languages) English / minor German

English and German Language, History, Literature and Culture, ESL: Methods of Foreign Language Teaching

Sep 1998 - Jun 2003

Syktyvkar Secondary Fine Arts School, Syktyvkar, RU, Studio Arts

Studio Arts and Art History: Sketching, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Applied Arts, Design.

Sep 1994 - May 1998


Graduated with Honors from The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, Honorable Mention

Projects showcased in School Gallery and used for School accreditation by C.I.D.A. (Council for Interior Design Accredited).


Areas of Specialization