Ellyn Freed

Ellyn Freed

New York, NY, US



I am a recent graduate of the University of Washington, College of Built Environments.  I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture Design and have been working as an intern at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, as well as a freelance designer since my graduation in June, 2012.  I have most recently relocated to New York City in order to further my education and career in architecture, graphic design and photography.  I am actively looking for internships or design positions in the Greater New York City area.

I have had the good fortune to work on all different kinds of projects ranging from high end, residential new builds, to commercial/industrial remodels, landscape projects, residential remodels, and healthcare design.  I have been trained in Lean Design at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA and have a strong passion for adaptive reuse projects and historical preservation.  I look forward to any project that comes my way and am very excited about starting work in New York City.



Neway Medical, New York, NY, US, Project Manager & Project Designer

I am currently in charge of all design facilities and construction work. I am in charge of the contractor and his entire team from the electricians, plumbers, carpenters, landscapers, steelworkers and medical consultants. I am in charge of making sure all ADA and AAAA codes are prepared for and accurately designed for, and make sure that the architects coordinate with the client accurately and by my designs. From beginning to end, this project is under my watch and my charge. I am in charge of construction documents, detailing, materials, vendor coordination.

Jun 2014 - current

REI, New York, NY, US, Visual Coordinator and Sales Lead

My role as the visual coordinator for the REI SOHO team puts me in charge of the visual floor sets for each season and retail sale change. I am in charge of daily re-design for wall sets and clothing display changes as well as the organization, styling, and cleanliness of the entire soft-goods department. I have also been put in charge of the "Front of Store" window displays that market to, and engage the New York City public. I am not only a designer in this position, I am a marketer, a sales person and a leader of the department that brings all employees together as a more connected and communicative team.

As Sales Lead my role takes on a true leadership role, as I am the direct point of communication, concern, and ideas between the sales team and the managerial team. It is my responsibility to make sure things are running smoothly throughout the soft-goods department both on and off the sales floor. It is in this position that one looks to move to a managerial position or a corporate position.

Apr 2013 - current

Design Research Studio - Tom Dixon, New York, NY, US, Set Design Intern

It was my job to learn from my superiors about the light and furniture design sector. It was my job to help design the sets for the trade shows that Tom Dixon participated in, such as NeoCon. Not only was I in charge of positioning and designing the product displays, I was also part of the team to physically build massive, temporary staging areas for all trade shows. On the off weeks I was part of the showroom design team, as well as part of the client services team to make sure all clients ordered and designed for the proper Tom Dixon items.

Feb 2014 - Jun 2014

Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, Wenatchee, WA, US, Architecture Intern

Spearheaded and designed numerous projects including: remodel of the phlebotomy department, Wenatchee Valley Hospital flooring replacement and remodel, Radiation Oncology flooring replacement and design, Affiliated signage design and replacement of old logo/signage, Moses Lake (WA) Clinic phlebotomy remodel design.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

University Bookstore, Seattle, WA, US, Sales Associate

Jun 2010 - Jan 2011

Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, Wenatchee, WA, US, Administration Intern

Helped design and implement a new electronic physician information record-keeping system to do away with their paper filing systems. The system was so effective that it was implemented company wide and is now keeping track of patient and employee records as well.

Jun 2009 - Oct 2009

Vons / Safeway Inc., Leavenworth, WA, US, Courtesy Clerk

It was my responsibility to make sure that all customers' needs were met on the sales floor, as well as to make sure that everything in the store was clean and orderly. It was also a responsibility of mine to make sure that the property around the grocery store was clean, organized and presentable for every one of our guests. Being that this is a high traffic/tourist area, everything at our store needed to look , and be, its best.

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, Bachelors, Architecture Design

My Architecture Design Bachelors Degree comes from the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington in Seattle. This program was a very well-rounded program with a foundation in sustainable technology, product research and design, and landscape architecture. This program has prepared me for any architecture project that comes my way and I am proud to be an alumni of this institution.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

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