Kara Brennan

Kara Brennan

Little Silver, NJ, US




Homepolish, New York, NY, US, Designer

- Visit client homes for an initial 50 Minute Consultation
- Assist in the selection of all materials, furnishings, and lighting fixtures

Jul 2012 - current

Jennifer Post Design, New York, NY, Intern, Design Assistant

- Select flooring, tile, fabric and millwork samples for client projects
- Adjust existing floor plans, furniture layouts and elevations using Vectorworks

Sep 2012 - Nov 2012

House of Cline, Little Silver, NJ, US, Intern, Design Assistant

- Visited client homes for meetings and measurements
- Designed floor plans, mechanical plans, perspectives and elevations

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Town + Country Kitchen + Bath, Red Bank, NJ, US, Intern, Design Assistant

- Designed and assembled sample boards for clients
- Assisted clients with their home designs, sample selections and floor plans

May 2010 - Jan 2011


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Bachelors, Housing

Housing is a specialized major in residential design. My studio classes consist of both hand drafting and computer drafting. Some of my superior designs include constructions of floor plans, construction plans, mechanical plans, sample specifications, sketching, elevations, renderings and material sample boards. In addition to designing, my major focuses on the residential environment, lighting design, the selection and marketing of residential spaces and products, appliances and home furnishings, and residential construction. Graduates of this major are well prepared to become certified kitchen and bath designers.

Aug 2008 - current


Second Place Winner. NKBA Blog Like A Pro. National Design Competition., 2nd Place

- Wrote three blog entries based on "Universal Design, Design For Everyone"


Certified in Wood Mode Cabinetry Training, Kreamer PA, Other

- Knowledge of cabinetry styles, construction, finishes, specifications and hardware


Areas of Specialization