Grace Koerber

Grace Koerber

San Francisco, CA, US



I’m an experimenter, a maker and a realist. I design through multiple disciplines to create meaningful relationships between people, experience, object and place.


CORE Studios, Thornton Tomasetti, New York, NY, US, Designer

Parametric modeling and kinetic design of folding origami structures; Research of perceived interior comfort vs. environmental data through sensors and graphic visualization

Jan 2015 - current

Freelance, Interior, Exhibition, Editorial Design

Facade consulting and interior design for $1M spec home in Asheville, NC; Designed and fabricated exhibit at NY NOW and Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show; Editorial design for ProPublica: Segregation Now

Sep 2012 - current

AvroKO, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Prepared client presentations, developed concept, space planning and mood boards; Sourced materials and furniture; Executed art features and styling moments; Organized and maintained material library

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

Rock Paper Robot, Brooklyn, NY, US, Fabrication and Designer

Fabricated and prototyped Float Table; Hands on experience with materials, shop machines and kinetic design; Prepared client decks; Direct experience with 3D modeling and printing; Participated in strategy and marketing meetings

Jan 2014 - May 2014

The Washington Post, Washington, DC, US, Digital Editorial Designer

Nov 2010 - Jul 2012

Tag Worldwide, New York, NY, US, Designer and Developer

Aug 2009 - Nov 2010, New York, NY, US, Graphics and Interactive Intern

Jun 2009 - Sep 2010


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

GPA 3.95
Convocation Award for Outstanding Merit
Graduated with Highest Honors

Aug 2012 - May 2015

UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, US, Bachelors, Visual Communications

Outside Concentration, Studio Art
Graduated with Distinguished Recognition

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Highest Honors, Award

Award based on GPA from Pratt Institute


Convocation Award for Outstanding Merit, Award

Award for outstanding merit nominated by Pratt faculty.


Naomi Leff Scholarship of Excellence, Scholarship


Naomi Leff Scholarship of Excellence, Scholarship


Award of Excellence SND: Postcards from Occupy D.C., Award


Award of Excellence SND: Best of the Post 2012, Award


Award of Excellence SND: Liberty through the lens, Award


Webby Nominee: Laughs for Islam, 2012, Nomination


Award of Excellence SND: Dance of Life, Award


Silver Medal SND: A Facebook Story, Award


Areas of Specialization