maria carrera

maria carrera

New York, NY, US



My name is Maca Carrera, I was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I went to the Savannah College of Art and Design for Interior Design and currently I am doing my Master in Strategic Design and Management at Parson The School for Design.

I have always believed that I would help people through the power of design. My passions and interests in human behavior, education, spatial design, design philosophy, fashion, photography, art, culture, strategy, urban planning, sociology, anthropology, research and problem solving has allowed me the knowledge and skills needed to fill the shoes of a modern-day renaissance woman. The world is constantly changing and evolving, that is not a bad thing, but it means we must constantly be ready to adjust to change, which can be very complex. I believe that with research and design, and changing the scale of how we think and approach the future, we can find sustainable solutions for environmental, political, economical and social problems.


Currently, I am the interior Design Coordinator for Perianth Interior Design in New York City. I am involved in every aspect of the firm. As part of my experience in the design process, I have been able to expand graphic thinking to develop a strong concept in which the project is based on from 2D to 3D. Being able to work in Autocad, Photoshop, InDesign, and Excel I have displayed digital models construction documents to go into specific detailing of each space.

The innovations I have developed here have not been in personal design but also collaborative design and that has prepared me to go on to work in larger groups where teamwork is necessary but also have the motivation to find design solutions on my own.


Perianth Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Associate

Participating in every part of the design process including brainstorming, coordinating, scheduling, monitoring construction, installation and deliveries, and communicating.
Contacting Vendors for order follow up and product information/creating accounts.
Working with AutoCad, Photoshop, and InDesign for clients presentations
Assisting with clients furniture, fabric, home accessories, art work selection and design.
Tracking orders and customer follow up.
Site visits to take measurements, oversee installations and workers.
Creating Invoices in Quickbooks for clients.
Responsible for maintaining administrative and operative tasks
Design portfolio and design letters for company
Create and supervise the production of publicity through social networks.

Sep 2010 - current


The New School, New York, NY, US, Masters, Strategic Design Management

Aug 2012 - current

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Masters, Interior Design

Sep 2006 - May 2010

Areas of Specialization