Julia Mazza

Julia Mazza

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am currently an interior designer at Starbucks Coffee Company in NYC. I support the design team throughout all phases of design from test fits, operational packages, development, and construction documents. I am learning the retail industry and understanding large corporation standards. It truly is a different experience, working as “the client.” 

I was previously employed as an interior designer at Daroff Design, an internationally recognized hospitality design-consulting firm. Under the leadership of Karen Daroff and DB Kim, I learned countless design techniques and skills towards design development. I was involved with every step of the design process, from initial proposals to writing specifications. 

Please see resume, small portfolio and online university portfolio ( indicating my extensive skills and achievements.



Starbucks Coffee Company, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Assist with the design development teams on new stores and renovations. Work in tandem with the lead interior designers developing operational and schematic design packages for core and high profile stores. Select finishes and furniture. Render elevations and perspectives through Photoshop. Work with consultants to develop construction documents, by assisting them with details and furniture sketches.

Examples of work are confidential and they can only be seen in person.

Jul 2013 - current

Daroff Design, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Designer

Assisted with design development teams on various hospitality projects, including restaurants and hotels. Selected finishes and furniture. Rendered elevations and perspectives through Photoshop. Developed construction documents using Auto Cad. Organized and collected budgeting information for bidding.

Some examples of work are confidential, such as Universal Studios Cabana bay Resort, Hotel Dupont, and Marriot China, and they can only be seen in person.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

Jbh3 Architects & Associates, Conshohocken Station, PA, US, Interior Design Intern

Small business with brilliant design capabilities. Learned and experienced life as an architect and interior designer, as well as the management of a business. Met with various Sales Representatives from a variety of furniture, lighting, carpet, etc. companies and updated the library. Organized finish binders for projects. Space planned and edited construction documents. Handled other miscellaneous tasks assigned in a proficient manner.

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

GPA : 3.8/4.0
Activities and Societies: Varsity Rowing (Coxswain), Bronze Medalist at Dad Vail Regatta 2012

Studied Abroad in Milan, Italy:
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
Interior Design
August 2010 – December 2010

- Studied abroad for 4 months: Fall '10
- Learned graphic, interactive, industrial, and interior design throughout my Design V course.
- Designed a potential April 2011 Salone de Mobile exhibition for ACTIVE.
- Learned European styles and integrated them into modern design concepts, while developing worldwide knowledge of architecture and architects.

Aug 2008 - May 2012


NEWH Scholarship Recipient 2011-2012, Scholarship

The NEWH By-laws state one of the objectives of NEWH is to promote scholarship, education and interest in the Hospitality Industry and related fields. To that end, each chapter is tasked with fundraising to provide scholarship dollars for eligible students wishing to enter the Hospitality Industry.

NEWH chapters award scholarships annually based upon the following criteria:
Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which enrolled
Must have real financial need
Must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
Must have a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)
Each chapter compiles a list of eligible schools to which they will offer scholarship assistance. Usually these schools are in the geographical area of the chapter. An eligible school is defined as accredited and one that will hold the scholarship moneys in trust for the student to draw down upon on an “as needed” basis.

Applications for scholarships will be sent to the school and returned to each chapter’s scholarship committee for review and selection.

Each chapter will award scholarships based on the financial ability of the chapter to fund such scholarship awards. Eligible schools include community colleges, or their equivalents, and the Baccalaureate College and are for students majoring in the Hospitality, Foodservice or related fields.


NCAA Scholastic Athlete, Scholarship

GIven to students by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to Athletes who maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout their college years.


Dad Vail's Women's Varsity 4, 3rd Place


Areas of Specialization