Penny Xiaopeng Lu

Penny Xiaopeng Lu

Los Angeles, CA, US



Through life-long exposure to architecture and design, I developed a unique sensitivity to the nuances of space. As an interior design-enthusiast, I have been trying to expand my skills and professional training to support my passion. I excel in creative thinking and solving various design problems. With my strong innovative strategies and unique cultural background, I aim to utilize this knowledge to provoke people's emotional experiences within my design.


Wilson Associates, Dallas, TX, US, Interior Design Intern

• Worked closely with project director on developing construction drawings on all aspects of the interior design, from schematic design (SD) through design development (DD), construction documents (CD) phases.
• Produced and edited renderings utilizing hand drawing and Photoshop
• Assisted senior designers in product specification, research and pricing;
• Created and compiled concept boards and finishes boards for clients’ presentations.

Aug 2014 - Mar 2015

Hospitality Design (HD) Magazine, Dallas, TX, US, Volunteer

• Responsible for guest’s registration and interacting with guests to answer questions at the Hospitality Design (HD) networking event CitySCENE in Dallas.

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014

2010 World Expo, Shanghai, China, Volunteer

• Provided services such as location information, translation and emergency assistance.

May 2010 - Jun 2010

Jieli Advertising Company, Shanghai, China, Graphic Design Intern

• Conducted market research appropriate to customers’ needs
• Created identity and branding through graphic communication
• Developed original logo designs and posters
• Produced graphic presentations for clients’ review

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, Masters, Master of Fine Arts - Interior Design

Sep 2012 - Mar 2015

Savannah College of Art and Design, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Off-campus Studies in Professional Practice

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Tongji University, Shanghai, China, BArch, Interior Design

Sep 2006 - Jul 2010


SCAD Honors Graduate Scholarship, Scholarship



Tongji University Honors Undergraduate Scholarship, Scholarship

2007 – 2010


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