Jenny Barnish

Jenny Barnish

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am currently a Lead Designer at AUX Architecture, in Los Angeles, California, and in the process of completing my NCIDQ exams. My experience and training have prepared me to work on residential and commercial projects, hospitality and retail spaces.  

I began my career in 2007, when I received my real estate license from the state of Nevada and have worked in both residential and commercial real estate firms.  In my capacity as a project manager and visual coordinator, I’ve also designed museum exhibits and window displays for the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

Since 2011, I have worked in both high-end residential and commercial design firms. I am well versed in directing all aspects of the design process from programming client's needs to overseeing installation.  This includes space planning, custom furniture design, creating FF&E specifications, preparing interior construction documents and project management.  My recent experience at an Architecture firm has provided me with the knowledge of codes, regulations, CD sets and design details.

Additionally, I am knowledgeable of a wide variety of programs commonly used in design.  I have training and experience in AutoCAD, PowerCADD and design work on both MAC and PC systems.  I’m also experienced in SketchUp, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Powerpoint and Quickbooks and an online project management system for accounting called Studio Webware.

My greatest strength in my work is the combination of a creative imagination and effective implementation.  Natural materials, light, space and functionality inspire all of my designs.  I hope to continue to grow in my practice and strive to design custom furniture and commercial spaces in the future.  

Greater detail of my accomplishments and experience can be found on my portfolio. 



AUX Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Lead Designer

Lead Interior Designer & Project Manager on full renovation project in West Hollywood. BBCM, formerly known as Cravings, consists of a full bar, new kitchen, two offices, two dining rooms and an outdoor patio.

Lead Designer on five restaurants by the Chin Chin Group. Full renovation of each project in various locations from California to Hawaii.

Lead Designer on all residential projects. Completed interior CD drawings, selected all hard construction materials and FF&E items.

Jan 2016 - current

David Hill Design, Los Angeles , Lead Designer - Westin Grand Hotel, Vancouver BC

Lead Designer and Project Manager on full renovation of Starwood Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. The Westin Grand Hotel renovation consisted of 9 different room types and 207 hotel room suites, all public areas and entries. Public areas included Bar, Restaurant, Lobby and Concierge.

Jul 2015 - Jan 2016

[Studio Collective], Santa Monica, CA, US, Designer

Lead Designer and Project Manager on new construction project for Alliance Residential. Scope of work consisted of all public spaces on a high-end luxury multi-family apartment building in Santa Monica.

Designer on small Hotel project in Waikiki, HI, called The Surfjack Hotel. Designer on 12 different room types including FF&E and full design development.

Dec 2014 - Jul 2015

Thinkpure, Santa Monica, CA, US, Designer

• Project Designer and Project Manager for Santa Monica Endodontics office, Santa Monica, CA. Aided in material selection, construction drawings and administration, city permitting and codes.
• Designer on 3,000 square foot renovated home in Atherton, CA from conception to material selection, design and quality control of custom furnishings and installation.
• Assistant Designer and Project Manager on new construction 6,000 square foot home in Los Altos, CA. Currently under construction.
• Designer on high-end residential project in Woodside, CA. Present proposed designs to clients and manage all budgets, orders and installations.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2014

Shelley Starr Interiors, Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Designer

• Assistant Designer on Montage Property in Laguna Beach, CA. Assist in selecting fabrics, materials and finishes on furniture.
• Perspective artist for residential interiors and exteriors.
• Create SketchUp rendered presentations on all custom furnishings.

Dec 2011 - Jan 2013

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

• Gallery & Exhibit Designer showcasing fashion, art and film through the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum.
• Project Designer and Project Manager on window set displays featuring student work in Fashion and Interiors from concept drawings to installation.

Apr 2010 - Jun 2012

Windsor Smith Homes, Los Angeles, CA, US, Renderer

• Perspective artist designated to residential “Room in a Box” clients.
• Sketch drawings using pencil and shading techniques.

May 2011 - Jan 2012


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

Associates Degree in Interior Design
Summa Cum Laude

Oct 2009 - Jun 2011

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, US, General Studies

Aug 2007 - Jun 2009


FIDM Scholarship Award Winner 2011, Scholarship


ASID Student Chapter Scholarship Award Winner 2011, Scholarship


FIDM Interior Design Award Nominee, Nomination


Sally Sirkin Lewis Award Nominee, Nomination


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