Dariel Ruiz

Dariel Ruiz

Brooklyn, NY, US



Passionate and creative designer with 8+ years of professional experience managing multiple projects, ranging from hospitality and commercial to co-working and residential, through all phases of design and construction. 

Skilled in architectural interiors, space planning, design strategy, 3d modeling and visualization, FFE, styling, and branding. 


Chango & Co., Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture Project Manager

Employed to manage the design and construction coordination of high-end residential projects varying from interior renovations to ground up-constructions.

Ensured that all construction-related deliverables reflected the design intent while acting as a liaison between the design studio and all other parties involved, including the clients.

Created architectural documents such as furniture layouts, interior elevations, reflected ceiling plans, millwork details, and schedules.

Prepared specification books for current projects while continuously sourcing for new materials, finishes, and plumbing and lighting fixtures for future work in order to promote innovation.

May 2020 - current

Domio, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior Designer

Recruited to help the expansion of the brand through the design and development of larger and more complex apartment-hotel projects.

Supported the Creative Director in areas of growth, staff management and mentorship, design project management, and professional relationships.

Developed design guidelines and strategies to help expand the brand’s presence, reduce operational and construction costs, improve the quality of the product, and enhance guests’ experience.

Spearheaded the development of in-house professional renderings in order to support the marketing team, minimize costs, and optimize business growth.

Aug 2019 - Feb 2020

WeWork, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior Designer

Initially hired as a Mid-Level Interior Designer to assist in the development of the company’s first wellness center. Promoted to Senior Interior Designer after demonstrating strengths in technical design skills and problem-solving, and leading multiple complex projects simultaneously.

Led the design of co-working environments, collaborative spaces, and special projects through all phases of the building process starting with Schematic Design, all the way through Construction Administration, and Installation.

Relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina to assist in building and training a local team, and establish the brand across different countries in Latin America.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2019

SARAH JEFFERYS DESIGN Architecture and Interiors, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Assisted the Principal in the design of high-end residential renovations and new constructions.

Collaborated with Project Managers in the creation of full construction document sets and contract documents for the LPC and the DOB, site surveys, and the bid-leveling process.

Specified and coordinated the FF&E of all projects, including researching and sourcing new products and finishes, and procuring orders.

Sep 2013 - May 2016


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, Fine Arts in Interior Design

Sep 2010 - May 2012

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010

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