Monika Teuffel

Monika Teuffel

Los Angeles, CA, US



I have a Master of Interior Architecture and three years of experience working on retail, restaurant, hospitality, and high-end residential projects based in the United States and Asia. Clients include St. Regis Hotel San Francisco, W Hotel Hollywood, Spago Restaurant Beverly Hills, and Four Seasons-Wolfgang Puck Hotel and Restaurants Bahrain Bay. Other recent projects include working as both the Production Designer and Host for a lifestyle web show distributed by AOL, and set styling for a ProFoto Photography Workshop Series.

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Waldo's Designs, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

- Procured and purchased furnishings, artwork, and accessories for high-end residential, restaurant, and hospitality projects.
- Conferred with client, team members, vendors, and consultants on space planning, utilization of furnishings and equipment, and material and finish coordination.
- Estimated material requirements, costs, and schedules to present to client for approval.
- Created proposals and purchase orders for labor, equipment, furnishings, and materials.
- Produced design presentation materials.

Feb 2012 - Mar 2013

Retail Element, RE Consulting Inc., Marina del Rey, CA, US, Designer

- Collaborated with Principal on concept and design development for retail and restaurant clients in the United States, Japan, and China.
- Researched market trends and competitors.
- Produced schematic designs, plans, rendered drawings, and material boards.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2012

Theresa Fatino Design, Manhattan Beach, CA, US, Design Assistant

- Prepared presentation packages, including FFE specifications, for hospitality projects.
- Assisted in management of project material selection, budget, and schedule.

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012


UCLA Extension / Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles, Master of Interior Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, Bachelors, International Studies

Triple Minor: Management, Japanese Language & Literature, Art History

Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

Pembroke College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England / Florence, Italy, Bachelors, Art History / International Economics

Jun 2005 - Aug 2005

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