Elizabeth Wotring

Elizabeth Wotring

Philadelphia, PA, US

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Relator | Strategic | Individualization | Ideation | Developer

“There is a significant difference between “all are welcome here” and “this was created with you in mind.”” -Dr. Crystal Jones

I have a passion for designing accessible experiences; that passion combined with my years coordinating architectural projects as an interior designer makes me a strong collaborator. Space planning and problem solving are my favorite parts of design. I pride myself in my ability to do them well, resulting in spaces that are smart, exciting, and inclusive.

I have years of experience managing client expectations and pride myself on the times I am able to exceed them. I know how to create and adhere to budgets. Additionally, I have been a consultant on my own independent design projects, proving my ability to budget time, manage myself, communicate well with clients, and be a self-starter and collaborator.

During my professional experience have been hands on in all areas of the design process. I have led and established interior design departments, acted as project manager on a variety of projects, set up templates and libraries for studios, and have led design meetings both with internal and external clients.

I enjoy working as a team and the mentorship of more experienced staff. I have the drive to become a better designer and I want to find a workplace that will encourage me along the way.


Elizabeth Wotring, Philadelphia, PA, US, Independent Design Consultant

Practical Sanctuary, Designer, Business Strategist
Assisted Owner of an interior design company focused on design for highly sensitive persons and neurodiverse families. Taught owner surveying and drafting techniques. Met with clients, surveyed, drafted and created SketchUp renderings. Collaborated on proposal creation.

Studio IQL (Previously Ennis Nehez), Senior Designer
Senior designer for a firm specializing in hospitality, multi-use, and residential projects. Manage projects RC-CA and abbreviated residential projects (RC-CD) with a light CD package for bidding. Managed and mentored junior staff. Collaborated on proposals and created budgets.

Boland Woodworking, Drafter
Completed CAD shop drawings of high-end custom millwork and cabinetry. Surveyed for record conditions. Aided in social media and website creation.

Provenance Architecturals, Lead Designer
Led design for furniture, hospitality and residential interior projects. Collaborated with clients, in-house fabricators, and supervised installation. Planned and executed visual merchandising of the retail area.

Jul 2009 - current

Best Western, Remote, Regional Design Consultant

- Handled the design accounts of 23 hotels on the East Coast.
- Provided design consulting services by meeting with members and general managers on site.
-Analyzed guest feedback and sales performance to inform design priorities and identified requirements for improvement.
- Assigned Property Improvement Plan timelines according to industry and company standards and effectively managed timelines to completion of each project.
- Reviewed reports, photos and plans to assess properties, and to correct design deficiencies in compliance with design guidelines.

Aug 2019 - Mar 2020

Zimmerman Studio LLC, Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Studio Lead

- Oversaw the interiors department at a firm designing for higher education, labs and corporate projects.
-Managed project efficiency by coordinating with project managers and supporting them through all phases of design on projects up to $14MM.
-Responsible for material selections as well as maintained and collected materials for library and scheduling educational sessions with product reps.
-Improved marketing by redesigning the company website increasing traffic by 65% over the first observed month using Google Analytics.

May 2017 - May 2018

Tackett & Co, Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Designer

- Collaborated with the Project Manager on high-end residential, hospitality, and corporate projects with budgets up to $50MM.
- Assessed design feasibility through code and zoning research and demonstrated compliance to local government departments.
- Maintained cost efficiency and design integrity by negotiating budgets, reviewing submittals and RFIs, conducting site visits, and creating punch lists.

Jun 2015 - May 2017


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

Sep 2005 - May 2009

Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD, US, Sociology

Sep 2003 - May 2005

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