Kelsey Ranson

Kelsey Ranson

New York, NY, US

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I've been working in the NYC architecture and design industry for the last 3-4 years, primarily working on large scale flagship stores such as Victoria's Secret, Tory Burch and Mecca Maxima. Most recently working on a large scale mixed use site in London. I graduated from Radford University’s interior design program, with a minor in graphic design. Ever since I was a kid I've always been interested in art and design and have taken all kinds of art classes throughout school ranging from sketching to photography, dance, and graphic design. In my free time I really enjoy traveling and I love to bring influences from the places I have been into my designs. I also enjoy hiking, DIY projects, movies, and concerts.



Scott Brownrigg, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

May 2017 - current

O'Neil Langan Architects, P.C., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

Assisted Senior Designers on large scale retail projects from schematic design through construction administration, touching on all aspects of the project from client interactions, presentations, MEP coordination, construction documents, site visits and surveys. Learned how to manage client expectations, and learned about the construction process, communicating effectively with the site, as well as how to design and build large scale flagship retail projects on brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Tory Burch.

Feb 2015 - May 2017

West Elm, New York, NY, US, Lead Home Stylist

Consulted with clients in-store and in-home to design their spaces which included: space planning, specifying products, budgeting, coordinating procurement and delivery, installation, styling/staging, and follow up. Also worked the floor as a sales associate. Learned about customer service and managing multiple projects and roles. Also took on the duties of managing all design service requests, the stores Home Stylist team and the training of new Home Stylists. Learned about managing and supporting a team and communicating updates to upper management.

Oct 2013 - Feb 2015

Ritsick Design Associates, Montgomery Village, MD, US, Design Intern

Assist both Senior and Junior Designer in furniture and finish selections, specifications, presentation materials, reviewing construction drawings, and contacting vendors. Also aided with graphic design/rebranding work, redoing the website and revising the logo.

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013

Haus Interior, New York, NY, US, Design Assistant

Assisted both Senior Designers in furniture and finish selections, specifications, custom design options, presentation boards and materials for client presentations, site visits, client and contractor meetings, space planning, and contacting vendors.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Pulte Homes, Inc. Northeast Area Architectural Services Group, Fairfax, VA, US, Interior Design Intern

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Pulte Homes, Inc. Northeast Area Architectural Services Group, Fairfax, VA, US, Interior Design Intern

May 2010 - Aug 2010


Outstanding Student Chapter Leader Award, Honorable Mention

The ASID Student Chapter Awards are given to outstanding student members and chapters responsible for promoting the ASID student member experience as an enriching learning tool for future interior designers.


Outstanding Graduating Senior, Award

Each department in Radford University's Visual and Performing Arts College nominates graduating seniors for this award. The applicants are then reviewed by an awards committee made up of professors in the department and based on the following criteria: grade point average, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. Students must have made a positive contribution to the Department of Interior Design and Fashion both academically and in three major areas: activities, awards and involvement.


Silver ADDY, Award


Best In Show, Award

Radford University's Interior Design & Fashion Department holds a Senior Show every year to showcase the graduating seniors work while in the program, it is judged each year by Radford University's Advisory Board of Professionals in Interior Design, Fashion and Merchandising fields.


Arts Society, Scholarship


Sherwin Williams STIR Student Design Competition Finalist, Other


Arts Society, Scholarship


Dr. Susan Barnard, Scholarship

Each year in Radford University's Interior Design program the Dr. Susan Barnard Scholarship is awarded to the student with the highest score in portfolio review, which consists of a hand drafting packet, your work from an 8 hour design charrette, your Sophomore Studio II project (which consists of the design of an 2,000 sq. ft. commercial facility, and a model of it) and a project of your choice.


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