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Dahaeng Lee

Dahaeng Lee

Savannah, GA, US

 

About 

I am a passionate designer and researcher with particular interest in the relationship between people and space. My focus is on place identity, the concept of people translating their understanding of space into an understanding of themselves. What people understand is personal, yet it is shared. People change the world -- design changes the people.

 

 

OBJECTIVE
To fully embrace the concept of each brand and showcase its most appreciated qualities in a custom-built environment for designated users. I will take every challenge as an opportunity to create an impactful design that exceeds client and customer satisfaction, attracting more people into the space and promoting the brand.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
09/2014-12/2014  Hospitality Interiors Intern. Gensler. San Francisco, CA.
06/2014-08/2014  Interior Design Intern. Callison. Seattle, WA.
04/2012  Set Decorator. SCAD Senior Thesis Film: Bobby Pin and the Second Combing.
10/2011  Production Design Assistant. SCAD Senior Thesis Film: A Different Paradise.

 

EDUCATION
2011-2015  B.F.A. Interior Design, GPA 3.83/4.0. Savannah College of Art & Design. Savannah, GA.
2010-2011  Scenography Major. Nicolae Tonitza High School of Fine Arts. Bucharest, Romania.
01/2010  Student Exchange Program. Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Brussels, Belgium.
2009-2010  Fashion Design Major. Nicolae Tonitza High School of Fine Arts. Bucharest, Romania.

 

SOFTWARE SKILLS
Advanced  Adobe Photoshop & InDesign. Autodesk 3DS MAX & Revit. AutoCAD.
Experienced  Microsoft Office Word & PowerPoint. Google SketchUp. Microstation.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Fluent in English, Korean, Romanian, and literate in French.
Ability to prioritize tasks, and produce high quality work on tight deadlines.
Creative & analytical thinking toward design problems and deliverables.
Collaborative team member with excellent interpersonal skills.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
09/2012-01/2015  Korean-English Translator. SKBC. Savannah, GA.
11/2011-06/2014  Ainos Worship Team: Lead Vocal. SKBC. Savannah, GA.
2013  SCAD Breaking the Cycle, After-school Arts for Children: Volunteer.
2012-2013  SCAD Intercultural Student Association: Member.
05/2011  Memorial Hospital Volunteer Project II: Painting walls. Savannah, GA.
2005-2011  Gloria Ensemble: Violinist. Bucharest, Romania.

 

HONORS & AWARDS
04/2014-Present  Nominee: Tau Sigma Delta, an Honor Society in Architecture & Allied Arts.
2011-Present  SCAD Dean’s List. Academic, Artistic, and Student Opportunity Scholarship.
05/2014  SCAD Interior Design Department Endowed Scholarship.
01/2014  Student Opportunity Scholarship. Sacramento Korean Church. Sacramento, CA.
07/2011  Diploma de Bacalaureat. Ministry of National Education. Bucharest, Romania.
04/2011  SCAD Challenge: Room Design. 2nd place. Savannah, GA.
03/2010  Danone Art Competition: Easter. Special Award. Bucharest, Romania.
11/2009  LG Electronics Painting Competition: Art with no limits. 2nd place. Bucharest, Romania.
2009-2011  Top Academic & Artistic Average. Nicolae Tonitza High School of Fine Arts. Bucharest, Romania.
06/2009  ICE (International Certificate of Education): Top Category. University of Cambridge. United Kingdom.

Employment 

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Hospitality Interiors Intern

Assisted in creating construction documents, material boards, colored floor plans and elevations, etc. Worked in collaboration with experienced designers and project architects on several different projects.

Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
 

Callison, Seattle, WA, US, Interior Design Intern

Worked in the Nordstrom interiors team among numerous experienced interior designers. Ordered material samples, created material boards, produced photo-realistic renderings in 3DS MAX, colored elevations in Photoshop, and edited construction documents.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Education 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Introduction to interior design, a range of art and architectural history courses, graphics for building arts, electronic design and various software learning lectures, a total of six studios focused on residential, corporate office, exhibition and retail design, hand rendering techniques, building construction and systems, lighting design, and professional practices in interior design.

Sep 2011 - current
 

Awards 

SCAD Dean's List, Honorable Mention

September 2011 – Present

2015
 

Tau Sigma Delta: Nominated Member, Honorable Mention

An Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts, that exists to celebrate excellence in scholarship, stimulate mental achievement, and award students who attain high scholastic standing by the rewards of membership. All nominated students attain very impressive GPAs and represent the top 20th percentile of their respective majors in the School of Building Arts.

2015
 

Interior Design Department Endowed Scholarship, Scholarship

Recipients have completed 90 credit hours at SCAD by the end of spring quarter, maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher, exhibited leadership ability, and demonstrated community service involvement. Finalists required to submit a portfolio.

2014
 

SCAD Challenge: Room Design, 2nd Place

The SCAD Challenge offers high school seniors and juniors an international stage to exhibit their work as well as the opportunity to be eligible for scholarships to attend the university.

The room design competition held in 2011 challenged high school students to design a room in the SCAD dorms. Based on a given layout of the floor plan, applicants were required to submit a colored rendering, along with FF&E selections, lighting options, and any additional drawings. The top three senior winners were awarded artistic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 per year while enrolled at SCAD, and also given the opportunity to visit the university.

2011
 

Academic Honors Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to degree-seeking students, applied quarterly, and renewed annually through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated academic achievement.

2011
 

Academic Honors Scholarship, Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to degree-seeking students, applied quarterly, and renewed annually through completion of a bachelor’s degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) as long as the recipient remains enrolled and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Eligible applicants must have demonstrated artistic accomplishment.

2011
 

Student Opportunity Scholarship, Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships is awarded to accepted undergraduate or graduate students who meet or exceed the normal SCAD admission standards and who demonstrate financial need.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills