Kelsey Talis

Kelsey Talis

Philadelphia, PA, US



I am a recent graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor's of Science in Interior Design. I landed a 6 month paid internship with EwingCole, a fully integrated Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering and Planning firm during my schooling at Drexel University. This real world experience, along with my continuing education has helped me to realize my love for design, and more specifically, my love for hospitality and commercial design.

I plan to sit for the first portion of the NCIDQ, and obtain a full-time position at an architectural design firm. I would like to gain the two years experience needed, under a licensed professional, to sit for the remaining portions of the NCIDQ in order to become a licensed interior designer myself.

I have high hopes for my future and aim to meet my ultimate goal of owning my own firm, working in hospitality design.



Ewing Cole, Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Design Intern

-Met with Sales Representatives of textiles, flooring, and wall covering companies
-Ordered fabrics, wall coverings, flooring samples for department library
-Created finish boards for clients’ review
-Completed floor plans, RCPs, elevations and renderings for health care projects
-Punch listed for final review of Princeton Theological Seminary Housing

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012


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

Drexel University
Commercial Design Studio (INTR 430 001)
Interior Lighting (INTR 351 001)
Visual Culture: Interiors (INTR 300 001)
Interior Building Systems (INTR 451 001)
Multimedia: Space (VSST 202 002)
Multimedia: Materials (VSST 203 003)
Senior Project I (INTR 491 002)
Property Management (PRMT 110 001)
Professional Practice (INTR 450 001)
Hospitality Design Studio (INTR 442 001)
History of Art- Early/Late Modern (ARTH 103 001)
Design I (VSST 101 001)
Design II (VSST 102 002)
Design III (VSST 103 003)
History of Art: High Ren-Modern (ARTH 102 002)
Drawing I (VSST 110 001)
History of Modern Architecture (INTR 200 002)
Computer Imaging I (VSCM 100)
Orthographic Drawing (INTR 220)
Structure (INTR 231)
Interior Materials (INTR 250)
Environmental Theory Investigation (INTR 465)
History of Art: Ancient-Medieval (ARTH 101)
Textiles for Interiors (INTR 211)
Interior Studio I (INTR 232)
Perspective Drawing II (INTR 241)
Interior Studio II (INTR 233)
AutoCAD (INTR 245)
History of Furniture (INTR 305)
Sustainability: History & Theory (INTR 465)
History of Modern Design (ARTH 300)
Residential Design Studio (INTR 331)
Introduction to Rendering (INTR 341)
Interior Detailing (INTR 350)
Product Design Studio (PROD 465)

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013



Mary Epstein | Lounge Design Competition Participant, Honorable Mention

"A group of Mary Epstein's former students, led by Floss Barber, Ellen Hamilton, and Kristen Norris, chose to honor Mary's extraordinary influence and legacy by dedicating a space to her in Westphal's new URBN Center building. Thanks to a leed gift, an Interior Design lounge have been named in Mary's honor. The plans were to mirror Mary's timeless elegance and style, with the lounge and classroom to be designed by current Westphal students, giving them an opportunity to combine a school project with a wonderful philanthropic initiative. Five groups of students developed designs and Mary herself chose the winning design."

- Westphal College of Media Arts & Design News | Honoring Mary Epstein


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