Patricia Alvarenga

Patricia Alvarenga

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am a fun and energetic designer with a huge "PASSION"  for Technology and Innovation.


PRIVATE PRACTICE, Interior Designer/Project Manager

Mendez Family – Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico – 2008 (Residential Design)
• Worked in collaboration with Banker and Realtor agent to compile filed measurements, sketches and site images.
• Developed Floor Plan, Elevations and 2D Renderings for a home value estimate

San Gabriel Masonic Temple – San Gabriel, CA – 2011 (Commercial Design)
• Formulated a Design proposal for the remodeling of the ball room, stage, lobby and public restrooms according to IBC and ADA Compliance.
• Developed floor plans, Elevations, 3D renderings and client presentation boards
• Negotiated with multiple contractors to assure the best Bid
• Crafted a detailed and conscious construction and design contract - budget proposal to include plumbing, electrical wiring, new flooring, new windows, wall and window treatments, labor and material costs.

Blake Family – Claremont, CA – 2011 (Residential Design)
• Managed and supervised wallpaper installation, window treatment installation, paint, and electrical wiring for a crystal chandelier
• Worked closely with contractors to ensure built-in installations were running as scheduled
• Created an open and fun furniture layout proper for family reunions and entertainment
• Designed Custom furniture, custom made accent pillows, bolsters and artwork
• Designed custom millwork to architecturally frame the existing built-in vitrine on the north wall of the dining room

Women Medcare – Pomona, California – 2012 (Healthcare Design)
• Transformed a storage/janitorial room into a properly equipped 4D- ultrasound room for an OBGYN clinic.
• Worked closely with vendors for the purchase of wireless medical bed.
• Coordinated the removal of fluorescent lighting and prepared the ceiling for the installation of dimmable recessed lighting.
• Selected a soothing color palette to be implemented in the ultrasound room, patient rooms, Doctor Offices, nurse station, bathroom and hallway.
• Installed new lighting fixtures and accessories for patient bathroom
• Designed graphics in high performance vinyl for branding purposes
• Generated additional staff workstations to encourage a healthy and productive work environment

Guglielmo Family – San Antonio Heights, CA – 2012 (Residential Design)
• Designed custom furniture and accessories to include bed, accent chairs, bench, desk, nightstands, upholstered panels art piece, bedding and window treatments.
• Elaborated drawings for the design and installation of an electric fireplace and TV, both recessed into a custom built-in structure.

Barouti Family – Newport Beach, CA – 2012 (Residential Design)
• Selected new fabrics and trims to reupholstered clients existing sectional and accent chairs.
• Designed custom decorative pillows and storage box with interior compartments and casters for toy and book storage.
• Coordinated paint color selections with existing materials and color scheme.
• Selected new accessories and lighting fixtures to update the look of the home.

Aug 2008 - current

Designer At Home, Long Beach, CA, US, Interior Designer

• Coordinated and project managed the renovation for a New York City Penthouse to be showcased in HGTV “House Hunters” TV series
• Organized design presentations in partnership with the William-Sonoma Inc in Omaha, Seattle and New York City.
• Designed architectural graphics and logos as well as new packaging and marketing techniques for the growth and development of the company
• Coordinated project deadlines and ensured the design packages were sent on time
• Recruited, trained and directed daily actives for new designers
• Responsible for Accessory, Furniture & Procurement
• Managed and coordinated the multiple design task for up to 10 designers daily
• Participated in multiple business trips to Seattle, WA and Las Vegas, NV for client meetings and design exhibitions such as the HD Expo and Green Day.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2012

Living Spaces Furniture, Monrovia, Visual Designer

• Designed quick space planning solutions and room prototypes for clients
• Increased sales through innovative design solutions and design consultations (space planning, quick sketches, color coordination, etc)
• Delivered appropriate and conscious design solutions according to client budgets in a time efficient manner
• Formulated product pick-list and assisted the monitoring of accessories inventory to ensure satisfactory product levels
• Worked closely with buyers to ensure proper product replenishment and accuracy in orders.
• Worked independently and efficiently in a fast paced environment

Oct 2009 - Feb 2010

Impact Interiors, Tustin, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

• Developed project books for hospitality clients and designers
• Assisted the Lead Architect with drafting tasks
• Maintained the library organized and updated
• Assisted junior designer with procurement and FF&E specifications
• Assisted the principal with accessory and artwork selection for hospitality and High-End Residential projects

Apr 2008 - Oct 2008


Apr 2007 - Apr 2009

Areas of Specialization