Jess Silverio-Furtado

Jess Silverio-Furtado

Sydney, AU



An ambitious, creative, innovative resourceful, dedicated and cheerful interior designer with extensive experience working on projects large and small.  A proven ability to support all phases of the design life cycle and can easily adapt to changes in project scope and time line.  I enjoy new challenges and can be counted on to bring, creativity, insight and value to any project and to build solid relationships with strategic partners and individuals across all levels of the organization.


Now looking for a new and challenging position to add to my international skills, one which will make best use of my existing innovative skills in Healthcare Interior Design/Medical experiences and also further my personal and professional development   I am relocating from Sydney, Australia and searching for employment in either London or New York City in the next six months (May 2017).



PMG Group, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Contract, Interior Designer

• Worked on high visibility multiple workplace tenancy projects ranging from 100 sqft – 900,000 sqft.
• Responsibilities include AutoCAD 2D drawings and 3D rendering for construction documents and visual presentations.
• Collaborated in concept development, schematic designs, space planning, design research, design development and construction documents with highly experienced interiors team.

Jul 2016 - current

La Mer Group, Beverly Hills, NSW, Australia, Interior Designer – Documenter

• Prepared commercial and residential design projects with minimal input from the lead designer.
• Designed partition walls and furniture showrooms/kitchens/ bathrooms/ living rooms based on concepts and design research.
• Accurately interpreting and representing clients’ ideas by producing freehand sketches, images, model designs and samples.
• Developed 2D/3D CAD product files for construction documents on detailed joinery, electrical & lighting plans and furniture plans.

Nov 2015 - Apr 2016

Ellucian, , North Sydney, NSW, Australia, Interior Designer

• Designed the workplace project for the Ellucian Asia Pacific Corporate Headquarters in North Sydney.
• Drove all phases of the commercial design project from design concept to completion.
• Translated AutoCAD 2D drawings into AutoCAD 3D renderings for design proposals.

May 2015 - Jun 2015

Andrew Caracciolo Architect, New York City, New York , Junior Interior Designer

• As a member of the design team provided design support for fitness center and residential restoration design projects.
• Varied tasks dependent on direction from architect but not limited to converting hand sketches into AutoCAD 2D drawings
• Produced construction documents on detailed joineries and elevations.

Dec 2014 - Feb 2015

Jess Silverio-Furtado Design, New York City, New York , Freelance Interior Designer

• Designed retail, restaurant, nurses stations, activity room and reception area for an aged-care living facility and numerous residential floor plans while providing essential concept development, space planning, design research, design development and construction documents.
• Good knowledge of construction detailing and material properties.
• Extensive experience in sourcing, specification, procurement of FF + E.
• Capable of running with a project from initial concept to completion.
• Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Provided AutoCAD 2D drawings, AutoCAD 3D renderings, hand rendering and Photoshop skills for visual presentation boards.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2015

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, New York City, New York, Design Intern

• Assisted designers with AutoCAD 2D, AutoCAD 3D renderings, and construction documents.
• Researched and ordered material samples for large scale retail, healthcare and workplace interior projects.
• Created and produced lighting, textile and furniture presentation boards for design proposals.
• Coordinated library resources and organized weekly vendor Lunch & Learn.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2013


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, New York, Masters, Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, New York, Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013


The Robert Herring Travel Scholarship, New York School of Interior Design, Scholarship


IIDA Design This! Challenge, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization