Paula Trivino

Paula Trivino

New York, NY, US



Paula Triviño grew up in Miami, Florida.
After receiving her diploma from New World School of the Arts in 2012, she received a Full-Scholarship Award to attend The School of Visual Arts Interior Design Program, Bachelors of Fine Arts. By having an inviting yet professional personality, she has been able to become one of SVA’s representators,
senator and studio assistant for the Interior Design Department. She is a passionate, committed, enthusiastic student eager to learn. Her skills range from having strong design, graphic, communication and well organization skills to proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Software, architectural programs, model making and building furniture prototypes. She is also bi-lingual knowing both English and Spanish fluently. Currently, she is attending Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo: The Oslo National Academy of the Arts as a Student Exchange Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design for the Spring 2015 Semester. She is not only a visual artist but a designer who is in a constant study of using architecture and materials to interact and evoke emotion within users. 


School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, SVA Tour Guide/Receptionist

Leading guests to the school’s facilities and completing administrative work at the Admissions office.

2013- 2014 New York,NY

Jan 2013 - Dec 2014

EOC Events & Office Consultants, Inc., Miami, FL , EOC Sales Personnel

Working with various companies to sell products at conventions and special events.

Summer 2014 Miami, FL

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, Interior Design Department Studio Assistant

In charge of organizing materials library and managed the Interior Design Department’s events.

Fall 2013 New York,NY

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014


Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Oslo, NO, Bachelors, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design

The Student Exchange program in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design is a six-month integrated study that emphasizes artistic and design approach of rooms and objects that satisfy practical and emotional needs of people in different situations and environments. Students develop insight into the subject of an analytical and intuitive way through both practical and theoretical work.

Also, the student develops aesthetic and technical knowledge as well as design expertise and critical reflection in the practical management of complex projects.

The emphasis is on creative processes that promote testing and experimentation in work from idea to results. The individual student's academic motivation, commitment, curiosity and perseverance are important in the study. It is assumed an active learning in design professional development which combines practice and theory.

Jan 2015 - current

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

SVAID, the BFA Interior Design Department at School of Visual Arts, prepares students to create environments for living, working and playing. Taught by award-winning interior designers, architects and artists, students learn to combine their personal creativity with time-tested principles of design and the latest technologies, products and materials.

Students present projects that one is likely to encounter in a diverse design practice, including those for special populations. Students employ a variety of drawing techniques to represent their ideas and designs, including hand sketches, hand-drafted plans, AutoCAD and other computer programs. Building codes, universal and sustainable design are also incorporated into class projects.

Sep 2012 - current

New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL, US, High School, Visual Arts Magnet Program

The program of Visual Arts at the New World School of the Arts is designed to provide students with opportunities to master a wide variety of approaches to personal expression through the use of two and three dimensional media.

Individual growth and development are pursued through the study of drawing, design, painting, photography, computer graphics, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed-media techniques. Additionally, the study of art appreciation and art history provide an understanding of the contributions of the artist to the development of world culture and the role of the professional artist in contemporary life.

Art students are required to maintain a sketchbook throughout their high school studies for review and evaluation. The program is augmented by visiting artists who offer alternative aesthetic viewpoints and particular skills training above and beyond that offered by our regular instructors, all of whom are exhibiting artists.

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012


School of Visual Arts “What's Inside?” exhibition, Award

Projects selected by BFA Interior Design faculty as the best student work of the spring 2014 Semester.

Winter 2014 New York, NY


School of Visual Arts Interior Design Portfolio, Other

Participant of 44 chosen student projects from freshman-senior year.

Fall-Spring 2014 New York, NY


SVAID Makes Space” exhibition, Award

Selected work exhibit that SVA has crafted demonstrate master plan drawings for the evolution of the built environment. Also to understand the power and future of three dimensional rendering.

Winter 2013 New York, NY


Silas H. Rhodes Presidential Scholarship, Scholarship

School of Visual Arts four year Presidential award covers half tuition for incoming freshman students who demonstrate creative achievements.

Scholarship is only given to first-time freshman and transfer applicants seeking admission to a full-time undergraduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The School of Visual Art's scholarship decisions are based on a review of applicants’ portfolios and academic records.

2012-2016 New York, NY


Mathias J. Devito Scholarship Program, Scholarship

This merit-based competition awards one $40,000 scholarship, allocated over four years, to a high school senior demonstrating talent and promise based on a portfolio of artwork. The selection criteria also include personal character; an inquisitive, open, and discerning mind; and an interest in the social and cultural context for making art.


CIA Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

CIA’s Office of Admissions offers first-time freshmen and transfer students an opportunity to compete for renewable merit awards based on strength of student's portfolio and academic achievement, which include CIA President's Scholarship, CIA Gund Family Scholarship, and CIA Dean's Scholarship.


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