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Preston Church

Preston Church

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

Brick by brick, I have found myself expanding on a colorful foundation of a multifaceted design education and creative career opportunities.  With growth, we experience success, nostalgia, pride, pain, and motivation.  

My education in architecture from Pratt Institute empowered me to follow an intrinsic passion into a rewarding decade of design experience in New York. I am perpetually interested in furthering my objectives of leadership experience, heightened technical abilities, and intrapersonal growth.  

I value the diversity of the opportunities I find rewarding.  While the jack of all trades mentality may be perceived with misguided connotation, I argue it is a strength to treasure.  I apply focus and experience in evaluating tasks at hand to reach decisive conclusions moving projects forward.

Design solutions arise out of history, inspiration, and collaboration.  I value the artistic elements of creative problem solving, as well as the fundamental requisite for functional applications.  Balancing between the two is a productive mentality I wish to apply to future challenges and achievements I aspire to.

My interests and principles have provided me with professional practice in construction documentation, software skills, marketing, fabrication, business management, graphic design, and architectural design.  I am continually seeking the company of inspired, dedicated, brave, and innovative design professionals.

It would be my pleasure to further discuss my qualifications with you.  With respect and gratitude I value your consideration regarding the alignment of our mutual interests.

Employment 

Orsman Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Created custom lighting schemes from inception to installation managing the architectural and client interests. Working with teams from the top interior design, contracting, and architectural firms in the country, I supervised the lighting design integration, contractual budgets, and correspondence for luxury residential interior and exterior projects in new construction and remodels.

The projects specialized in private museum quality art collections and top tier interior design applications in luxury residential construction. Regular responsibilities included updated RCP’s, testing and analyzing lighting product specifications, site visits, and evaluating control protocols for lighting systems.

Jul 2019 - Mar 2020
 

One Lux Studio, New York, NY, US, Architectural Lighting Designer

Coordinated presentation and design documents between partner leadership, architectural clients, and property owners to design comprehensive and advanced lighting solutions. One Lux is an award winning and internationally recognized lighting design firm.

Developed relationships with manufacturers and sales representatives to work in efficient time frames. Participated in conceptual design, created realistic photoshop renderings, and worked with architects to maintain continuity with architectural updates. Organized construction documents and details for issuance in DOB submissions.

Participated in design development for historical projects including the General Motors Building, Citigroup Center [601 Lexington], and TWA terminal all in New York City. Worked in teams on a variety of typologies including high end commercial, luxury residential, retail, office, historical, and landscape.

Mar 2016 - May 2018
 

IN.SEK DESIGN, Brooklyn, New York, Production Manager

Developed and built custom furniture solutions and a successful product line. Collaborated in all conceptualization, fabrication, and sales of a concrete product line managing fabrication and sales of approximately 60K in annual retail revenue. Managed fabrication of precast concrete furniture elements, created original sculptural castings, assisted in fine furniture finishing and delivery.

Represented the company at ICFF, Wanted Design, Collective Design Fair, and Arch Digest show. Creative direction, project proposals, marketing, customer service, salesmanship, and quality control were essential contributions to the brand’s early success.

Jul 2012 - Mar 2016
 

FORT, Brooklyn, NY, US, Fabrication and Sales Assistant

Assisted with production of custom jewelry and paper clay bowls as well as sales at the Brooklyn Flea.

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Bond No. 9, New York, NY, US, Packaging/Display Assistant

Provided support for holiday packout and display of high-end high volume product.

Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture

Participated in Pratt's summer studio B.C.V.C.B 2009 travelling through parts of Asia as well as Pratt's Rome Program in 2010 - both trips including an international design charrette during travelling and with international participants.
Participated in Fabric Images Inc. sponsored studio with critics D. Zoric and M. Parsons.
Projects have included experimenting with plaster casting, mold making, wood working and welding/metal work in addition to laser cutting and 3-D printing.
Studies were heavily focused on 3D modelling and producing graphic presentations as well as book printing and model making with a variety of experimental techniques.

Aug 2006 - May 2013
 

Awards 

Design Project Archives, Honorable Mention

2009
 

Pratt Presidential Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded based on academic achievement

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

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