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Heather Giovannelli

Heather Giovannelli

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Heather Giovannelli holds a degree from FIDM in Interior Design, and has been in the industry for over 10 years.  She has a background in Commercial Architecture creating color and material palates for large retail spaces in Dubai.  In 2005 Heather transitioned into Residential Interior Design.  Her experience and expertise has been in full scale design/build projects with an emphasis on Kitchen and Bath Design. Her deepest passion is breathing life into personal spaces, and believes the home is a shelter to rest, renew and revive.

Employment 

Hawk & Co, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Full scale Interior Architectural Firm
- Position: Interior Designer
- Conceptual, Schematic Design
- Project Budget Analysis and Estimation
- FF&E
- AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign
- Custom mill-work design and fabrication management
- Bid Set and Construction documents

Mar 2014 - current
 

Boffi NY, West Hollywood, CA, US, Designer/ Senior Project Manager

Kitchen and Bath Design Firm
- Position: Designer/ Senior Project Manager
- Design and Manage high end Residential Kitchen and Bath Projects
- Preliminary Floor plan layout and design, elevations, hand sketching
- Site measurements and documentation
- Technical electrical and plumbing layouts for onsite contractors and tradesmen to follow
- Vectorworks design drawings
- Compose Color/ Materials package
- Client relations
- Budget development and project negotiations
- Filemaker estimates and invoices

May 2009 - Mar 2014
 

La Dolce Vita Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Principal Interior Designer

Full scale Interior Design Firm
- Position: Principal Designer/ Project Manager
- Preliminary and final design/build documents
- Electrical and lighting design
- Site Measurements and documentation
- City Permit processing
- Client Budget development, proposals and negotiations
- Project Timeline projections
- AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign
- Product resourcing/ Custom mill-work design and fabrication
- FF&E
- Manage onsite contractors, subcontractors and tradesmen in order to keep the project moving along
- Quickbooks estimates, invoices and purchase orders

Jun 2007 - May 2009
 

RA Design Group LLC., Westlake Village, CA, US, Interior Designer

Interior design and Contracting Firm
- Position: Designer
- Direct "right hand man" to 2 managing pricipals
- Preliminary and final design/build documents
- Electrical and lighting design
- Furniture layout and custom millwork design and fabrication
- Site Measurements and documentation
- Assist in City Permit processing and meetings
- Quickbooks estimates, invoices and purchase orders
- Project Timeline projections
- AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign
- Product resourcing
- FF&E

Jan 2005 - Jun 2007
 

F+A Architects, Pasadena, CA, US, Designer

Commercial Architecture Firm
- Position: Junior Designer
- Design team work environment
- Architectural design research/ boards in order to present to overseas and local clients and city
- Full AutoCAD construction documents, design details, paving plans
- Development of color and material palate
- Development of DD packages on Photoshop and INDesign
- Basic Google Sketchup renderings
- Work directly with design director and principals

Nov 2003 - Jan 2005
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design

Interior Design

Apr 2003 - Jun 2005
 

The Academy of Entertainment and Technology, Santa Monica, CA, US, Graphic Design/ Illustration

Graphic Design & Illustration

Jul 2001 - Mar 2003
 

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, US, Graphic Design/ Illustration

General Education, Art History, Fine Art

May 1999 - Jun 2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills