ariel ram

ariel ram

New York, NY, US



Interior Designer



Porcelanosa, 202 Fifth Ave, Design Consultant

Retail sales position based in the Manhattan Showroom. Experience working with home owners, design firms and contractors. Sell all necessary materials for residential design projects. Promote exchange through visitor interactions and follow-up conversations with clients.

Feb 2018 - current

My Home Design, 325 W. 48 St New York, Interior Designer

Residential interior renovations in Manhattan. Experience specifying all aspects of interior design projects including appliances and lighting. Balanced multiple projects through staying organized through online portal.

Oct 2015 - Apr 2017

Bakes & Kropp, New York, Kitchen Designer / Showroom Manager

-Launched company’s first New York City showroom in July 2014. Managed and ran showroom while working as designer and salesperson.
-Achieved six figure revenue sales in custom millwork.
-Completed training in Sub-Zero/Wolf Certified Dealer program.
-Designed an automated pricing and quote system to work faster and with more accuracy.
-Verified job site conditions to approve measurements prior to production.
-Coordinated directly with exclusive production factory located in Michigan.
-Educated showroom visitors about products and design services.

May 2014 - Apr 2015

NYKB, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

-Qualified prospective clients visiting the kitchen and bath showroom by assessing their needs.
-Met with prospective clients at the job site to observe conditions and take measurements.
-Produced a construction quote individual to each prospective project.
-Presented to prospective clients initial design concept with renderings and materials to assist in visualizing what can be done with their space.
-Shopped with clients for materials needed for renovation. Vendors including Simon’s Hardware, Porcelanosa Tile, and AFNY Plumbing.
-Generated construction documents based on project scope including electrical drawings, plumbing details, tile layouts, and cabinetry design.
-Oversaw contractors on job site during tile layout, stone and glass template, and served as liaison between contractors and clients.

Apr 2012 - Nov 2013

Maxine Shriber Interior Design New York, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

-Assisted Principal in all aspects of project from initial client meeting to project completion.
-Responsible for acquiring prices and ordering materials from vendors at the D&D building including tile, fabric, furniture, lighting, wallpaper, and trim.
-Produced design drawings including floor plans and elevations to obtain client approval and ensure contractors understanding of design.
-Responsible for client billing requiring bookkeeping of project expenses including contracted labor, materials purchased, and designer commissions.

Oct 2010 - Apr 2012

Simply Decorate LLC, New York, NY, US, Online Design Consultant

-Online Interior design service offering design packages for room design including layout, furniture, paint, and full shopping list.
-Author of online Design Blog posting weekly articles about design topics.
-Coordinated with Marketing company including link tracking and website analytics.
-Acquired strategic alliances with retail furniture companies.
-Responsible for Social Media activity and sharing blog posts.

Oct 2010 - Apr 2012


The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Interior Design

Jun 2007 - May 2010

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