Elina Rapoport

Elina Rapoport

Pasadena, CA, US




I am a dynamic, highly versatile and passionate Designer with over 7 years of experience in design. Expert in the use of research, concepts, and sketching to create strong experiences customer satisfaction and loyalty. High-energy, hands-on designer well versed in directing complex, large-scale projects from conception to completion.

Proficient in both Mac and PC Platforms.
Proficient in AutoCAD, Accurender, Adobe Suite, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp. Excellent verbal and written abilities. Fluent abilities in three languages - English, Hebrew and Russian. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish.



Freelance Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Interior Designer

Being self employed means one must have the highest level of discipline and self motivation as well as being a self starter. Working for myself has lead me to dealing directly with clients, vendors, and contractors. I was able to see projects from conception to completion through all stages of design.

•Color consultations
•Spacial consultations
•Overseeing construction and installation
•Designing custom furniture and mill-work
•Furniture, fabrics and equipment shopping
•Researching new technologies

Feb 2010 - current

Samantha Gore Interiors + Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Interior Designer

Working in a boutique studio means working on many aspects of different projects at the same time. Since it requires working closely with clients it trained me thinking quick on my feet and outside the box to solve complex design challenges.

•Meetings with clients, understanding their needs and wants from the project.
•Taking field measurements, and existing construction notes.
•Drafting floor-plans, elevations, mill-work, lighting plans, electrical plans, and rendering 3D mock-ups.
•Overseeing construction and installation.
•Shopping for fabrics, furniture and equipment.
•Insuring client satisfaction with process along the way as well as end results.

Jul 2012 - Jan 2014

O'Neil Langan Architects, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Interning at a big fast paste architecture firm has shaped my abilities to multi-task, to be able to switch my focus from one project to another as well as work on several at the same time. Learning to take direction from multiple sources and be able to make decisions based on given information.

•Organizing Material Library
•Drafting floor plans & mill-work details using Auto Cad.
•Worked on a few projects at a time, while ensuring satisfaction with the result

Mar 2012 - May 2012

Jo Laurie Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

•Taking field measurement and verification of existing conditions
• Research new materials
• Writing an Interior Design Blog

Feb 2012 - Mar 2012


Aug 2008 - May 2012

Areas of Specialization