Christina Chen

Christina Chen

New York, NY, US



Interior designer, artist, and active language learner.
Recent graduate from Pratt Institute, interior design experience gained in multiple projects through residential and commercial designs. A detail oriented team player with strong business communicating skills. LEED AP BD+C accredited professional and pursuing licensure. Seeking an working environment that appreciates creativity and laughter.


Freelance, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer and Consultant

- Projects include 3,500 SF apartment combination and other private residences throughout NYC
- Produce design drawing set, schedules, fixture sourcing, and conducting presentations/ meetings.
- Assess client needs to provide space planning and furniture/ finish budget purchasing packages.
- Interior Design Consultant for Jose Ramirez Architects.

Jan 2017 - current

Maxine Shriber Design and Simply Decorate LLC, New York, Interior Designer and Project Manager

-- Visit job sites and communicate with contractors, vendors, and clients to meet project objectives.
-- Draft and complete design drawings and construction drawing sets from field surveys.
-- Work with principal and architect to apply for DOB permit and Landmark permit.
-- Make client presentations by creating 2D/3D renderings and/or detailed elevations.
-- Sourcing materials, artworks, furnishings, and appliances to meet client needs.
-- Calculate project estimate, draft contracts, write up invoices, and collect commission.
-- Make and manage 2D/3D furniture drawings with Vectorworks for Simply Decorate backend system.
-- Create online design packages for Simply Decorate and specify furnishing pieces.

May 2013 - Dec 2016

WHAT IF: Chinatown - Once Upon a Time Architectural Exhibition, New York, NY, US, Exhibition Participant

- Produce drawings and diagrams with Rhino for the exhibition with a group of designers and architects.

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Pratt Institute, Interior Design Department, Brooklyn, NY, US, Undergraduate Architectural Drawing Class Teaching Assistant

- Provide support and help in class to students with hand drafting/rendering knowledge.

Aug 2013 - May 2014

Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY, US, Multimedia Front Desk and Equipment Loan Office Librarian

- Circulated equipments and DVDs to students and staff.
- Troubleshoot technical issues with projectors, video cameras, and photography light kits.

Aug 2011 - May 2013

Ogilvy One Marketing Worldwide, Taipei, TW, Account Executive and Management Intern

- Worked on Centurion Marketing Campaign with American Express.
- Inspected print samples to ensure the quality of final production; select artworks and materials for airport lounge.
- Communicated with creative dept. and client on a regular basis to ensure the quality of final production.

May 2010 - Aug 2010


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Masters, Interior Design

Aug 2011 - May 2014

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Bachelors, Advertising

Aug 2007 - May 2011