John Colon-Kaminski

John Colon-Kaminski

New York, NY, US



Based in New York City, with years of experience working also in Chicago and Berlin, Germany, with a focus on all phases of design and construction for residential and commercial interiors. I also produce high-resolution 3D renderings and animations to visualize and communicate design concepts and solutions.



The Marmara Inc, New York, NY, Interior Design Director/Lead

• Oversee interior design of two hotel properties in Manhattan, NY
• Develop space plan and CD set for interior renovation of 3200 s.f. private residence within Marmara Manhattan property
• Participate in all phases of design in collaboration with clients and contractors
• Facilitate weekly meetings which communicate project design concepts, objectives and requirements
• Research and coordinate all FF&E items, floorplans, materials and finish specifications
• Establish and maintain project budget

Aug 2015 - current

The Marmara Inc./ Tula Construction Managers, Inc, New York, NY, US, Design Coordinator

• Designed and coordinated interior architecture, FFE procurement and installation of 128 guest room hotel project.
• Specified, detailed, procured, and coordinated all finishes and FFE items for: 3 penthouse suites, corporate offices, and wellness center/spa.
• Implemented designs and specifications according to ADA and Building Code compliances
• Managed all subcontractors with daily on-site trouble-shooting, detailing, take-offs and punchlist items for completion.

Mar 2014 - Aug 2015

JOE GINSBERG, New York, NY, US, Designer/Project Manager

• Planning, detail design and supervision of custom furniture and millwork for the Marmara Park Ave Hotel
• Produced working drawing packages and 3D renderings of architectural details
• Created and implemented schedules and specification manual
• Maintained effective relationships with all vendors and fabricators for final bidding, procurement and installation
• Worked closely with client and general contractor to determine design constraints and architectural finishes

Feb 2013 - Mar 2014

Self-Employed, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Focused on interior architectural designs based on purpose, function and budget for residential and commercial projects
• Produced floor plans, millwork detail drawings, elevations and 3D renderings

Sep 2008 - Mar 2013


Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, Berlin, DE, Space Strategies

Apr 2009 - Sep 2009

Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, interior design

May 2003 - Aug 2006

Areas of Specialization