Elena DeStefano

Elena DeStefano

New York, NY, US




Kids Korner Childcare Center, Narberth, PA, US, Assistant Teacher

Assisted teachers in the care, supervision and education of preschoolers.

Aug 2009 - current

Gilmore Group, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Assisting senior designers primarily on the conversion of Wachovia to Wells Fargo banks in the NYC and Philadelphia areas.

Sep 2010 - Mar 2012

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Invited Speaker

Presented and led discussion on the rhetorical aspects of my work as a designer to undergrads in Drexel’s Freshman Writing Course Sequence.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011

Semerjian Interiors, Devon, PA, US, HGTV Design Assisant

Assist Interior Designer to Ani Semerjian with designs for new HGTV show. Drafting floor plans for 2000 sq. ft. town hour. Specified furniture, colors and accessories for home.

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, US, Nutrition Educator

In community based program , taught nutrition to school children. Data entry for grant funded support.

Feb 2008 - Jun 2009


Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Furniture Design

Emphasis on Scandinavian furniture and chair history and design; traveled/studied in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland for this focus. Individually designed and built metal chair as final project and DIS design show. Chair currently on display at Drexel University URBN Center, Department on Interior Architecture and Design.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Earned BS in Interior Design at Drexel University 2012. Currently in process in completing thesis in the MS program in Interior Architecture and Design at Drexel University.

Retail Design
Residential Design
Commercial Design
Hospitality Design
Contract Documents
Interior Materials

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

Areas of Specialization