Emily Layton

Emily Layton

Pasadena, CA, US





House of Honey, Inc., South Pasadena, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager

assist project managers & principle designer with projects & showroom
upkeep. create finish renderings. order samples and materials. organize
client meetings, job site visits, furniture set up and accessorization.
autocad and sketchup drawings of floorplans, elevations & details

Oct 2012 - current

Toad n Willow, Billings, MT, US, Interior Designer

preliminary through completion interior design of new homes
space planning, furniture and finish selections, specifications and ordering
client meetings, job site visits, furniture set up and accessorization
autocad and sketchup drawings of floorplans, elevations & details

Apr 2012 - Oct 2012

Pier 1 Imports, Bozeman, MT, US, Sales Associate

creative furniture & houseware displays. merchandising.
sales & customer service. inventory & product ordering

Nov 2011 - Mar 2012

Anders Lewendal Construction, Bozeman, MT, US, Interior Designer

Worked with architects & builders to design 6 semi-custom homes. Coordinated FF&E along with generating finish boards and 3D model. Created marketing materials, CAD and Sketchup drawings.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

Indian Uprising Gallery, Bozeman, MT, US, Gallery Assistant

customer service including answering phones, making sales
creating invoices, shipping and handling, managing gallery events
marketing and design work for company and event promotion

Jun 2005 - May 2007


International Academy of Design & Technology, Seattle, WA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Oct 2008 - Oct 2010

Design Institute of San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2007 - Jun 2008


Art of the Model, 1st Place

During spring break in 2010, Emily went home to Bozeman, and while there was invited to participate in a contest for architecture students interested in building design models. Sweet Onion Creations (, an architectural design model and rendering firm in Bozeman, sponsored the three-day competition and workshop for all interested students. Each student was given a 12-inch by 12-inch cube of architectural foam, some simple pieces of wood, and basic supplies to carve and create a building. The same block was also to be used for landscaping around their model. The group was to pay particular attention to cut costs on materials, saving time, and building their own custom tools.

Emily’s design was based off of a photo of a home she liked, but she added her own unique embellishments. She added a guest cabin with a covered porch between it and the main house. She drew up the plans in AutoCAD, including a full landscape, and started carving. Workshops were held each morning to help the twelve students learn carving techniques, how to work with specialized equipment, and how to create some features like foam pine trees from materials at hand to save costs. Professionals from Sweet Onion judged the completed models based on the notion of a continuous idea, cohesive design, and how well the concept and models were put together. Up against aspiring architects working on their senior projects, and being the only female of the group, Emily walked away with first place


Areas of Specialization