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Maria Narvaez

Maria Narvaez

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Interior and Industrial designer interested in creating meaningful, inspiring user experiences through constructed environments and sustainable practices. 

Industrial Designer - with a great passion for conceptual design and product development. Multiple achievements and awards in international furniture design contests. Experience in architectural cabinetry for residential spaces and custom furniture.

Interior Designer - dedicated to create responsive environments that tell a story. Deeply interested in developing inspiring user experiences. Experimental, innovative.

Extensive volunteer experience in emergency housing and community development for vulnerable communities. Committed to sustainable practices and healthy materials.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

NPZ Studio, New York, NY, Interior Design Associate

- Developed environmental graphics and visual identity for wayfinding for Bell Works (2 million sq ft building in Holmdel, NJ).
- Responsible for design development, sourcing FF&E and construction documen-tation for ongoing projects.
- Developed concept moodboards for prospective projects and client presenta-tions.
- Managed client-vendor relations to ensure seamless and smooth projects.

Jan 2016 - current
 

Osvai Architecture, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Consultant

- Managed projects from concept to implementation, developing construction documentation, schedules and supervising installation.
- Assisted client meetings to ensure a tailored experience and produced visual presentations.
- Led design of unique custom furniture for retail and residential from concept through construction documentation.

Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
 

NPZ Studio, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

- Curated and maintained materials library and boards for ongoing projects.
- Developed visual client presentations and assisted in client meetings and minute taking.

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
 

Deico, Bogotá, Colombia, Furniture Design Intern

- Developed construction documents for kitchen and closet cabinetry.
- Introduced packaging and branding for the first RTA furniture line in the company.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Education 

The New School, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Aug 2014 - May 2016
 

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana., Bogotá, CO, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Aug 2008 - Jul 2013
 

Awards 

Infiniti De-contest 2012, 1st Place

Presented at the Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2012

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills