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Krysta Tan-Tiongco

Krysta Tan-Tiongco

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Hello, I'm Krysta Tan-Tiongco--Krys Tan.

A mid-level designer and project manager with 4+ years of experience in high-end, residential interior design projects with a background in architecture.

With professional experience in European kitchens, bath, closets, storage systems, and furniture exclusively in luxury showrooms seeking more interior design opportunities, I invite you continue reading if you're looking to connect with someone with:

• Top three weapons of choice: Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Photoshop
• Literacy and ability to work in both metric and imperial systems
• Maintains hard skills with frequent sketching, chalk pastels, and watercolour painting
• An addiction to colour, detail, organization, and asking questions
• A little entrepreneurial spirit, aware of the power of image, optics, and a well-designed brand and strategy

Shall we? It'd be a pleasure.

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Employment 

Molteni&C. - Dada, New York, NY, US, Project Management Team

Senior Technical Designer from Feb 2021 - Jun 2021
Project Manager from Jun 2018 - Jun 2021
Technical Designer from Dec 2017 - Feb 2021

• Oversaw and designed kitchen, closets, storage systems, and furniture proposals, converting projects to built works and sales
• Collaborated with multiple project managers on individual projects to accelerate conversion of quotes and proposals to final sales
• Conducted site surveys, designer consultations, and meetings with both trade and end-user clients
• Coordinated between logistics team, installers, and clients' contractors toward project completion
• Generated cost estimates and adjustments for clients' budget assessment and approval
• Trained new, incoming project managers and technical designers on drafting, modeling, and pricing softwares
• Collaborated with overseas Italian HQ and factory to cross-examine and ensure details of orders
• Overhauled graphic standards by updating in-house drafting software for proposals to enhance drawings

Dec 2017 - Jun 2021
 

Boffi, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer + Drafter

• Drafted technical drawings for kitchen, bathroom, closet, storage systems, and furniture projects
• Designed specified systems as per the requirements of project managers / sales team and satisfaction of clients
• Generated cost estimates for client assessment and approval, adjusting as necessary
• Coordinated composite and natural stone quantities with third-party, local suppliers
• Assisted project managers in site surveys, client meetings, and producing presentation packages
• Collaborated with showroom marketing team to produce branded graphic and print materials
• Maintained and updated appearance, condition, and cleanliness of showroom and materials library

Jan 2017 - Nov 2017
 

TS Manifest LLC, Bergenfield, NJ, US, Chief Design Officer

• Oversaw, designed, and executed graphic identity, strategies, package, and product design initiatives
• Designed and tested A-B ad campaigns to optimize open, click-through, and conversion rates
• Wrote, edited, and funneled copy writing to corresponding marketing channels
• Researched and analyzed niche market and advertising trends for product opportunities
• Edited and enhanced product photography for marketing team
• Managed customer service system and individual client expectations

Oct 2013 - May 2015
 

Berman Horn Studio, New York, NY, US, Researcher

• Collected and identified content relevant to book entitled Architecture from Anything by Actar Publishing
• Examined over 200+ sources of academic and independent design workshops and fabrication labs
• Recorded and organized design pedagogies of international schools and resulting student work

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
 

Independent Work - Crown Jewelers, New York, NY, US, Display Designer

• Created client’s seasonal storefront window display to stimulate sales and showcase merchandise
• Oversaw budget, development, and construction of customized display elements

Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
 

New York City School Construction Authority, Queens, New York, NY, Intern Supervisor

• Supervised and served as liaison between the SCA, interns, and 30+ sponsoring architecture firms
• Monitored, evaluated, and advised 30+ interns on professional growth and experience
• Mentored and guided high school students on college prospects and career paths

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List
David Werber Traveling Fellowship in Barcelona, Spain - June 2012

Aug 2008 - May 2014
 

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