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Daniela Shvartsman

Daniela Shvartsman

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

A confident, knowledgeable and creative interior designer with extensive
experience of working on a mixture of projects ranging from $30k -
$200k with focus on residential design. With an eye for detail and a
passion for everything beautiful, I create original & functional
charming spaces. Having an excellent approach to solving problems and a
proven ability to generate fresh solutions for designing interior
spaces. Trained in architectural design as well. I am always committed
to achieving optimal client satisfaction. An ambitious, productive,
innovative and dedicated interior design professional eager to gain more
experience in a creative and active environment.

Employment 

NI Interiors, Los Angeles, CA, US, Contract Interior Designer

●Lead Designer on residential projects including new construction

●Drafted construction sets, modeled in 3D and rendered residences

●Selected FF&E as a team

●Created Purchase Orders, Proposals, Invoices & Payments

●Managed projects with direct contact with contractors and subcontractors

●Created budgets, finish schedules, plumbing schedules & specifications

●Handled quoting, budgeting & ordering for projects

●Used both Ivy & QuickBooks for billing, orders & project management

●Surveyed residential spaces

●Presented project details to clients

●Corresponded with clients keeping in constant communication

Jul 2016 - current
 

LM Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

●Designed, planned, & furnished residential and corporate projects ranging from $30K - $200k

●The sole AutoCad drafter, Renderer, & Adobe Suite designer at LM

●Created concepts, space plans, floor plan sets, custom furniture designs, & details

●Successfully interpreted clients needs, lifestyles, design goals & taste to create aesthetically pleasing spaces

●Selected & specified all FF&E for residential & corporate projects

●Handled multiple projects simultaneously in an organized and concise manner

●Communicated & coordinated directly with clients, contractors, electricians, painters, and all other subcontractors

●Developed schemes & created presentations clients

●Project managed projects to completion, quality maintenance, & design implementation

●Provided advice to clients in space planning, layout, color coordination, lighting & furnishings

●Successfully worked as a team to design larger projects with the head designer

●Coordinated with colleagues to carry out designs, deliveries and all clients needs

●Researched, collected and scouted for new products periodically

●Utilized the D & D Building Interior Design building, the A&D building, & Instagram as well as various tile & furniture showrooms to design projects as well as add to our library

●Profitably sold furniture from our retailer furniture lines eg. Nathan Anthony, Vanguard, etc.

●Trained colleagues in AutoCad, reading floor plans/construction documents & rendering programs

●Visited project sites; attended, oversaw, & monitored deliveries, installations of all FF&E for projects & etc.

●Quickly & efficiently resolved any issues

●Effectively value engineered projects while still keeping the taste and aesthetic desired by clients

●Motivated and inspired innovative design with the head designer

●Researched, recruited, interviewed and successfully hired renderers, designers, & office managers; oversaw all work

●Prepared/administered budgets

●Surveyed spaces

●Created shop drawings

Jun 2015 - Apr 2016
 

Spin Design, Inc., New York, NY, US, Junior Interior Designer

●Researched & selected finishes & furniture for projects

●Created purchase orders with sales representatives

●Organized the entire resource library (fabrics by colors and type, furniture in alphabetical order of manufacturer, etc.)

●Created digital presentations using InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator

●Maintained communication with clients

●Kept the library up to date with sales representatives

●Drafted floor plans, elevations, sections, finish plans & details in AutoCAD

●Coordinated shipping & transmittals

●Project Managed jobs

●Reviewed submittals and approved them or denied them according to specs and quality

●Maintained project binders & boxes

●Created renderings using Google Sketch up, Photoshop, & Illustrator

●Maintained constant communication with sales representatives

●Created graphical representations of projects using AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign

●Utilized Sketch up, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & AutoCAD

●Created design concepts for projects

●Drafted full bid sets in AutoCAD

●Issued drawings to engineers

●Reviewed engineers drawings

●Issued drawings to clients

●Researched building codes for projects

●Created W-blocks of previous projects

●Created drawings in AutoCAD of custom pieces for projects

●Created space plans for projects and sent them to clients for approval

●Helped entire office with computer/printer technical questions & issues

●Taught coworkers how to use adobe creative suite software’s

●Helped problem solve any problems that arose with projects & design

●Successfully value engineered projects

●Presented to clients

●Surveyed spaces for projects independently and working together with other designers

●Fixed plans/elevations according to surveys

●Problem solved any arising issues that became relevant after surveys

●Took on full projects independently

●Collaborated with designers on projects

●Created project inspiration presentations using Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

May 2014 - Apr 2015
 

Ismael Leyva Architects - New York, New York, NY, US, Junior Interior Designer

● Researched materials, concept & FF&E.

● Assembled fabric & finish palettes.

● Created material/project/mood boards.

● Obtained quotes & budgets.

● Wrote & updated FF&E & finish schedules /specs.

● Writing purchase orders & invoices.

● Coordinated details with vendors.

● Created presentations & presentation boards.

● Maintained communication with clients.

● Answered RFI’s.

● Drafted floor plans, elevations, sections, finish plans & details in AutoCAD.

● Coordinated shipping & storing of items & transmittals.

● Maintained project binders & boxes.

● Maintained & organized material library.

● Maintained communication & visits with reps.

● Created renderings in Adobe Photoshop.

● Utilized Sketchup & Revit.

● Assisted in creating a design concept & direction.

Jan 2014 - May 2014
 

Alexander Wolf and Son, New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

● Administered Bid proposals.

● Completed RFQ's & RFI's

● Studied bid specs carefully, looking for potential issues before the job begins.

● Prioritized paperwork & submittal process.

● Maintained material delivery & status.

● Managed contact records.

● Set up initial paperwork flow.

● Delivered Bids.

● Managed project files.

● Maintained communication with subcontractors.

● Assisted in company branding & marketing.

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
 

LB Architects, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

•Drafted & plotted construction documents, test fits/space planning & bid sets in CAD.
•Aided with final project design and selected FF&E for projects.
•Completely reorganized the materials/FF&E library as well as maintained, and updated.
•Created presentations & material boards.
•Surveyed many different spaces.
•Collaborated on various design teams.
•Sketched concept & design ideas.
•Ordered samples & met with product specialists.
•Rendered plans & elevations
•Sat in on client meetings and design presentations.
•Visited showrooms

May 2012 - May 2013
 

Various Marketing Firms, New York, NY, US, Brand Ambassador

•Generated public product interest, awareness and sales.
•Provided complete information about the brand, product or service & demonstrated how the products work.
•Represented the companies in a positive way.
•Worked in teams.

Jun 2009 - May 2012
 

DAL Electric, New York, NY, US, Clerical Assistant

•Generated public product interest, awareness and sales.
•Provided complete information about the brand, product or service & demonstrated how the products work.
•Represented the companies in a positive way.
•Worked in teams.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2007
 

Education 

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

•IIDA Student member
•Related coursework: 4 years of design studio, color in space, design business procedures, history of interiors & architecture, building codes, working drawings & drafting, materials, structures, speech/communication
•Visited numerous product showrooms & attended leadership/design conferences.

Aug 2009 - May 2013
 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

•Utilized the D&D building for projects

Aug 2008 - May 2009
 

Awards 

Cum Laude, Honorable Mention

Graduated Cum Laude with distinction

2013
 

Deans List, Honorable Mention

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills