Marianna Bender

Marianna Bender

New York, NY, US



Marianna Bender is a designer with a background in sculpture, interior design, architectural installations, and digital marketing.  She studied Interior Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, and graduated with her MDES in 2016. She lives and works in New York City


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Teaching Fellow

— Assisted professors in individual and group student critiques for Studio, Drawing, and Making classes for Summer Foundation program.
— Taught software tutorials for Adobe Creative Suite and Rhino.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Design Intern

— Developed conceptual schemes for 100,000-150,000 square foot retail spaces as part of a team working on a shopping experience overhaul for a major retailer.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

New Amsterdam Design Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

— Coordinated construction schedules and vendor contracts for renovations of existing
residential and commercial spaces in Upper Manhattan and Brooklyn.
— Specified and purchased materials, fixtures, and finishes for residential renovations.
— Developed concept boards and renderings for commercial renovations.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Ebay Marketing Enterprise, New York, NY, US, Senior Marketing Associate

Jun 2010 - Jun 2013

Tom Slaughter, New York, NY, US, Design Associate

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Cavern Home, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010


RISD INTAR Department of Interior Architecture, Providence, RI, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

— Interior Architecture, focus on Exhibition and Installation design
— Layout Editor, Int|AR Journal

Jun 2014 - May 2016

Tufts University, Medford, MA, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

— Majors: Architectural Studies, Art History.
— Minor: Studio Arts.

Sep 2005 - May 2009

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