Erika Leahy

Erika Leahy

Boston, MA, US



 As an Interior Designer with a variety of experiences in social media marketing and hospitality, I am confident that I can bring a unique perspective to a junior designer position. I have gained considerable passion for the Interior Design industry through my involvement in ASID and IIDA over the last 6 years.  As Student Representative to the ASID board I traveled around New England to speak on the importance of professional organizations.  I also worked to bring students together with design professionals by organizing an event called "Architects Meet Designers." My involvement with professionals organizations is very important to me as a young designer.

Through my experience at Creative Office Pavilion I learned the importance of teamwork when gathering accurate programming information from clients.  Efficient communication, drawing and attention to details are critical in turning out final projects in a furniture dealership.  The knowledge of furniture specification and space planning skills I have gained would bring specific insight to any design team.

While working at the Ballotti Learning Center at Suffolk University I developed and presented the first Revit workshops the university offered.   These workshops were given to groups of graduate and undergraduate students. Through educating others I learned the importance of outlining specific steps in order to solve a problem in.  As well as how to effectively community important information with other designers.

 Through all of my experiences I have always maintained an interest in marketing and social media. While working as an innkeeper at Clarendon Square Inn I created posts in order to effectively market through their social media platforms. I look forward to taking the next step in my design career with a company that has a diverse client base and promotes new ideas, mentoring and collaboration in the design process.  



Creative Office Pavilion, Boston, MA, Interior Designer

- Attending weekly client meetings and worked to understand client’s needs and budget
- Guided clients through programming, space planning, design and specification of work areas for commercial offices,
within the higher education and healthcare industry
-Involved in projects from bid and proposal writing, final specification, installation and installation documentation
-Contributed to “COP-Design Tip of the Week”, posted on all social media platforms

May 2011 - Sep 2012

Mendoza Design, Boston, MA, US, Design Intern

-Assisted with brand development and schematic design for retail project
-Attended events as part of target market strategy; to promote Mendoza Design to new markets
-Created specification books and developed database for materials library

May 2010 - Jul 2011

Ballotti Learning Center at Suffolk University, Boston, MA, Senior Office Assistant

-Responsibilities: Scheduling appointments, tutoring graduate and undergraduate students, produced weekly
Excel reports, new employee recruitment and training
-Accomplishments: Developed and lead Bi-Weekly Revit workshop
-Generated marketing materials and office signage to increase visibility to students

Jul 2009 - May 2011

Clarendon Square Inn, Boston, MA, US, Innkeeper

-Assisted with weekly social media updates
-Communicated with guests from all over the world regarding reservations and information about the area.

May 2010 - Jan 2011

DSCALE Modern, Boston, MA, US, Design Intern

- Assisted showroom manager in client and vendor relations, showing floor models and explaining products
-Worked with showroom manager to coordinate showroom lighting for product display layout
-Create layout for new product view books and updated materials library

Feb 2010 - May 2010


Suffolk University - New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA , Bachelors, Interior Designer B.F.A

New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University is an B.F.A program in Interior Designer, and is CIDA accredited.

Sep 2007 - May 2011


Trustee Ambassador Scholarship Recipient 2009, 2010, 2011, 1st Place

"The Ambassadors, a dynamic resource for undergraduate students, build community among undergraduates, identify and address unmet student needs, and function as student ambassadors in the Suffolk and external communities. They create new programs and activities to support a wide range of student interests, support faculty and administrative student oriented projects, and represent the School at campus activities and special events."