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Andrea Porras

Andrea Porras

Providence, RI, US

 
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About 

As a recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Interior Architecture & Adaptive Reuse and a concentration in Spatial Intelligence and Socio-cultural spaces, my creative work combines architecture, graphic, and interior design to create unique spatial/visual experiences. I'm extremely passionate about using art as a tool to change how people see the world and always design from the human experience.

Since the start of my design career, I have focused on the intersection and endless opportunities to merge the world of fine arts, design and architecture. Being part of the Interior Architecture and Adaptive Reuse program at RISD not only allowed me to explore architecture in all its forms and scales, it also helped me change the way I approach design. Here, I had the opportunity to explore how a single, yet strong concept can be translated all the way from architecture and urban development to human scale interventions, furniture and graphic concepts.

My professional experience in architecture, interior, furniture, graphic and exhibition design has also allowed me to gain the skills necessary to succeed professionally as a designer. I have worked with teams of architects, interior designers, and urban developers on various phases of design projects.

My curiosity, creativity, passion and perseverance have gotten me to where I am today, and I'm eager to take the next step in my creative career and join a team that strives for design excellence and innovation.

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Employment 

RISD Continuing Education, Providence, RI, US, Graphic Designer

Led the creative direction of two social media channels, which
resulted in 800+ followers over a period of 3 months. Created graphic/visual content (both web & print materials) for over 10
featured programs. Worked on projects from initial concept
ideation to final client presentation.

Oct 2018 - May 2020
 

Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, US, Monitor

Supervised general exhibition space and developed shared digital document to keep track of number of visitors per shift.

Sep 2018 - May 2020
 

SUR Desarrollos, Guatemala City, GT, Architecture & Interiors Intern

Developed both architecture and interior design strategies for 4 mixed-use constructions in the heart of Guatemala City. Led 2 lobby design projects and developed architectural renders, modular furniture design, material research and prototypes.

May 2018 - Sep 2018
 

Education 

RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture/Adaptive Reuse with a concentration in Spatial Intelligence and Socio-cultural Space.

Sep 2016 - May 2020
 

Awards 

Finalist, Nomination

Finalist in Brown University's second annual Brown Venture Prize, a friendly competition showcasing Brown’s most advanced ventures. Made it to the 2020 top 8 finalists who were carefully selected by an esteemed group of experienced Brown Alumni entrepreneurs. My pitch, called Bend, featured an application that provides employment and collaboration opportunities for artists and designers seeking professional growth,.

2020
 

Brown University Arts Initiative, Grant

Granted financial support to develop an exhibition that targeted the future of architecture in a digital era.

2019
 

RISD Honors Program, Honorable Mention

2019
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills