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Fiona McElhany

Fiona McElhany

Reno, NV, US

 
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About 

Based in Lake Tahoe, I have worked for high-end residential interior design firms for just shy of 6 years. Currently, I am working on an international new-construction residence in the Dominican Republic, two new-construction residences on the lake, a luxury multi-family new-construction, as well as three remodel projects for HSH Interiors.


I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018 with a degree in printmaking and chemistry. In addition to working in interior design, I am a textile and perfume artist, and curate exhibitions for galleries such as window mine and The Holland Project, both located in Reno, Nevada.

Employment 

HSH Interiors, Truckee, CA, US, Junior Designer

- Visual communication of concepts, ideas, and solution utilizing 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional drawings, graphic imagery, verbal, and written communication.
- Develop drawings of floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, and finish plans; furniture plans; and elevations, and details
- Selection of interior building products, materials, and finishes; furniture, furnishings, equipment, and casework
- Writing FF&E and finish specs, as well as finish schedules
- Obtaining quotes and maintaining budgets
- Writing proposals, purchase orders and invoices
- Coordinating details with vendors
- Creating presentation boards and materials (rendered elevations, mock-ups)
- Installation of FF&E
- Overseeing jobsite progress
- Onsite measurements and documenting meeting minutes

Mar 2021 - current
 

Aspen Leaf Interiors, Reno, NV, US, Junior Designer

- Visual communication of concepts, ideas, and solution utilizing 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional drawings, graphic imagery, verbal, and written communication.
- Develop drawings of floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, and finish plans; furniture plans; and elevations, and details
- Selection of interior building products, materials, and finishes; furniture, furnishings, equipment, and casework
- Writing FF&E and finish specs, as well as finish schedules
- Obtaining quotes and maintaining budgets
- Writing proposals, purchase orders and invoices
- Coordinating details with vendors
- Creating presentation boards and materials (rendered elevations, mock-ups)
- Installation of FF&E
- Overseeing jobsite progress
- Onsite measurements and documenting meeting minutes

Jun 2019 - Mar 2021
 

Aspen Leaf Interiors, Reno, NV, US, Design Assistant

Mar 2017 - Jun 2019
 

Education 

University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, US, Bachelors, Art

Bachelor of Art, in Art
Emphasis in Printmaking

Associate of Science, in Analytical Chemistry

Aug 2015 - Dec 2018
 

Awards 

Nevada Arts Council Grant for Individual Artist FY22, Grant

Exhibiting work in Italy at the Baitball
Art Fair in early December 2021

2021
 

Areas of Specialization 

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