Xin Sun

Xin Sun

New York, NY, US



A space is a piece of plain paper that could be written, drawn and painted with any content. As an environmental and interior designer, my design intent is to create context that stands for the characters of the space owner as well as speaks to the space user.



China Southwest Architectural Design & Research Institute Corp.Ltd, Chengdu, CN, Architectural Design Intern

Oct 2014 - current

Just Salad, New York, NY, US, Store Design and Construction Intern

•Assisting Director of Design and Construction coordinating JS restaurant design projects
•Space planning and laying out floor plans for new stores design on AutoCAD
•Inspect and report design/construction-related issues found in existing JS stores and help find solutions
•Participating in GC meetings for projects that are in construction
•Site surveying and creating perimeter floor plans for new store locations on AutoCAD
•Creating material list, sourcing and ordering constructional materials

Nov 2013 - Apr 2014

Emense Inc., New York, NY, US, Design Associate

• Assisting creative design director on projects for clients as well as creative marketing
• Participated in brainstorming design concepts with the creative director and conducted design research on various industries e.g. social media design, online fashion industry, public campaign
• Helped with building website, organizing resource, providing ideas on improvement
• Responsible for staging and directing photoshoot for branding projects and produced promotional video

Jun 2013 - Feb 2014

Krause+Sawyer, New York, NY, US, Hospitality Design Intern

•Contributed to material/accessories sourcing for Marriott, Wyndham projects
•Creating Sketchup model for guest room design of Marriott Newark project
•Updating spec sheets for ongoing hospitality design projects
•Contacting vendors to research and order materials

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Christopher Maya Inc., New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

• Providing ideas based on personal cultural background to help design principal select materials, assisting principal communicating with a design team in China
• Detailed work includes product research, coordinate purchases with vendors, selecting fabrics, specifying furniture and finishes, and creating FF&E spec sheets
• Maintaining office routines, organizing client information for a project featured on Architectural Digest for marketing purposes

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

CQubed, Chongqing, CN, Interior Design Intern

• Assisted an international architecture team to design a prototype for a pop-up patisserie shop based on mobile structure
• Developed branding strategies applicable to pop–up shop with lead architect
• Created 3D prototype rendering using SketchUp
• Specifically responsible for sourcing construction materials in Chinese market
• Served as liaison with local model makers and foreign architects to fabricate the major parts of the pop-up design

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Bachelors, Environmental and Interior Design

Majored in Environmental and Interior Design
Concentrated on Digital Photography

Sep 2009 - May 2013

Peking University & London School of Economics and Political Science Business Program, Beijing, CN, International Business Summer Program

International Business Summer Program

Aug 2012 - Aug 2012

Syracuse University London Program, London, GB, Bachelors, Syracuse University London Program

A one-semeter study abroad program in London, UK

Jan 2012 - May 2012

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