Amanda D'Orazio

Amanda D'Orazio

Brooklyn, NY, US



Skilled and results-oriented designer with strong passion and appreciation for design and detail.  Nine years of designing and managing commercial and residential projects from inception to completion. Exhibiting strong technical background,  solid organizational and management skills and a certain design aesthetic for interiors and graphics. Striving to work on all projects collaboratively with the design team from concept to final installation. 

SKILLS -- AutoCAD, Modeling in Google Sketch-up, Podium, Adobe Creative Suite CS3 - CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign), Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, & Excel), Project management software Studio IT, precision model making, physical and digital material boards, graphics, social media marketing, sourcing FF&E, sketching, and space planning.


Deborah Martin Designs, Head of the Harbor, NY , Freelance Interior Designer

Deborah Martin Designs is a comprehensive design services to discriminating up-market clients. Employing a demonstrated versatility in creating dynamic, distinctive and livable interiors for luxury residential clients.

Design tasks range from preliminary site measurements, sketch and concept development, spatial planning, material selection and sourcing, AutoCAD drafting, illustrating design intent through photo-realistic renderings, creation of client presentations of material boards and drawings, conducting contractor/client meetings, vendor and contractor liaising, purchasing of FF&E, schedule and supervise installation.

Graphic Design tasks includes designing and arranging full page print advertising in shelter magazines (total 20), assisting in editorial layouts where Deborah Martin Designs is featured, redesigned and maintain company's website and blog site, arrange and publish DMD's hardcover coffee table book.

Administrative responsibilities include creation of invoices, purchase orders and contract documentation such as letter of agreements and vendor/client contracts, establishing and maintaining client budgets, marketing company's brand by establishing social media presence on all platforms.

Jan 2011 - current

Hope Star LLC, Garden City, NY, US, Interior Design

Formulated a design-build concept for a North Shore, Long Island property in collaboration with Deborah Martin of Deborah Martin Designs. Working alongside a team of Architects, Landscape Architects, Contractors and Master Craftsman a design scheme was created for a 12,000 square foot opulent estate and freestanding cabana. Material specification, Photo-realistic renderings and a complete drawing set was presented and submitted to contractors for build. Project is presently in construction.

Sep 2014 - May 2015


Designed and managed all promotional materials including logo, website & graphic advertising. Managed and merchandised e-commerce website.

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Kim Depole Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

Projects worked on include high end NYC residential apartments, commercial offices and conference rooms, building lobbies and corridors, and a several amenity spaces for luxury rentals.

Collaborated closely with owner/clients/contractors/developers to deliver projects that are thoughtful, innovative, and timeless. Moving projects from conception to completion - sourcing, presentation, design development, construction documentation, procurement, coordination and management of inventory in storage space, and delivery / installation.

Jan 2012 - Sep 2014

R. Wade Johnson Design, PLLC, St.James, NY , Intern

-- Developed floorplans, elevations, sections, & details using AutoCAD for CD sets
-- Conducted surveying on site to actualize in-field conditions into detailed drawings to confirm accuracy for construction
-- Coordinated matters between general managers, architects, & specialists

May 2011 - Sep 2011

East End Interiors, St.James, NY , Junior Interior Designer

-- Drafted and implemented design plans for residential spaces
-- Fabricated physical and digital material boards and graphic presentations
-- Assisted senior designer in space planning & selection of FF&E to facilitate sales
-- Generated invoices, P.Os., with Studio IT software to establish an organized & efficient manner to bill consumers
-- Organized and arranged material library
-- Assist in showroom helping designers/clients with furniture inquiries

May 2007 - Sep 2010


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Interior Design

Bachelors of Fine Arts – Magna cum laude (GPA 3.9 : Dean’s List)

Sep 2007 - May 2011

American InterContinental University (AIU), Florence, Italy, Interior Design

-- The Art, Architecture and Interiors of Florence
-- The Villas and Gardens of Tuscany

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

A.A.S Interior Design (GPA 3.5 – Dean’s List)

Aug 2005 - May 2007


Golden Key Honor Society, Award

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.

With more than 2 million members, including honoraries like Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton, Golden Key carries an esteemed legacy of achievement. Members are a community with a linkage to widely respected individuals and ideals … all part of the continuum of excellence.


Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture, Award

The Society recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership and character. This prize of membership acknowledges undergraduate and graduate students who attain high scholastic standing in their field of architecture and design


Jacqueline Beymer Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

The Club is once again pleased to offer substantial scholarship awards this year to encourage participation and enthusiasm among the many talented students pursuing careers in Interior Design at the NYC colleges offering academic programs: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. Students are selected by their instructors for inclusion in the competition.

Each year, the Club invites the submissions from students in their third year at the six local interior design schools to participate in the competition. The work was installed in the New York Design Center.

The Decorators Club, Inc. president, Ann Lind Bowers, and The Decorators Club Education Fund, Inc. Scholarship Committee chairperson, Doreen Stempien, presented the awards


Brendalyn Stempel Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

Brendalyn Stempel, a member of the advisory board of the School of Architecture and Design and an interior designer in her own right, established a yearly scholarship in 2009 for NYIT's interior design students. The merit-based scholarship gives financial support to well-rounded, hardworking students in their senior year. Faculty members and the chair of the Department of Interior Design select award candidates who are then required to present their work to a panel, which includes Ms. Stempel. Recipients must be entering their final year of the interior design program, have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher, and can be either full- or part-time students.


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