Dagmawit Wakene

Dagmawit Wakene

Washington, DC, US



My name is Dagmawit (Dagma) I’m a recent graduate from the CIDA Accredited Program at the Art Institute of Washington. I’m passionate about Interior Design; I’m a hardworking, outgoing, highly organized, a team player, and great listener who enjoy working with others and learning from others. I work well under pressure, I’m very creative and enjoy challenges. My work samples can be viewed at


Rainbow Design, Owings Mills, MD, US, Interior Design Intern

• Programing, Schematic, Design Development
• Space Planning
• Produce detailed Auto Desk Auto CAD drawings
• Develop finish schedules
• Develop corporate Identity
• Produce presentation drawings
• Select art work and finishes
• Contact vendors to update sample library

Aug 2012 - current

Restoration Hardware, Washington DC, Design Assistant

• Provide customers with product information
• Consult clients with space planning and Furniture and Finish selections
• Maintain professional courtesy with associates and customers at all times
• Create and maintain quotations for customers who come into the
Showroom or who call for information
• Follow up on all quotations within one week and on a weekly basis
• Monitor all open orders from placement to delivery
• Maintain updated customer information including contact data and
special interests
• Maintain knowledge of all vendor products, pricing, options,finishes, details
• Maintain thorough, up-to-date knowledge of all products, pricing
and local competition

Aug 2012 - current

Henley Park Hotel, Washington DC, Front Desk Agent

• Greeted guests with a smile
• Provided guests with delightful arrival and departure experience
• Handled guest comments and complaints in a timely manner
• Maintain complete knowledge of all hotel features/services, hours of operation,
all room rates, special packages and promotions and daily house count, and
expected arrivals/departures
• Handle overbooked guests
• Communicated guest comments and complaints to the appropriate department
• Handled internal and external phone calls
• Processed credit, and cash transactions
• Surpassed guest expectation by going above and beyond
• Handled reservations
• Trained new employees
Employee of the Year - 2010

Aug 2008 - Aug 2012


The Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, VA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Oct 2008 - Jun 2012

Areas of Specialization