Paola Cruz

Paola Cruz

San Diego, CA, US



Online Portfolio:




  • Professional
  • Personable
  • Ability to work well with others 
  • Well-Spoken, and able to converse with clients and potential clients easily
  • Excellent work ethic, reliability, and dedication
  • Willing to learn, and able to multi-task


Professional Skills:

  1. Proficient with Microsoft Office,
  2. QuickBooks Online,
  3. AutoCAD,
  4. Revit,
  5. Sketchup,
  6. InDesign
  7. Illustrator,
  8. Photoshop.


Experience with construction documents, drafting, space planning, marketing-presentation boards at various stages of design.



ECOhouse Architecture, San Diego, CA, US, Project Coordinator

- Work under direct supervision of lead architect.
- Coordinate projects from start to finish.
- Construction documents of multi-family dwellings, single family additions, and commercial projects.
- Permit processing & plan check corrections.
- Design development with current Building codes.
- Coordinate with clients, plan check reviewers, structural and M/E/P engineers.
- Interior / Exterior Detailing.
- Materials & Spec. research.
- 3D Rendering & Drafting.

Jul 2014 - current

Martinez + Cutri, San Diego, CA, US, Junior Interior Designer

Worked under direct supervision of lead architects in Pre-Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents.

Prepared interior concept design drawings for a 250 suites hotel, at approx. 205,000 GSF.
Drafted floor plans, guestroom plans, and produced graphics and presentation board for client meetings.

Assisted with production of detailed working drawings for hotel renovations/conversions.

Helped team members meet client deadlines in design development and construction document phases for high rise commercial projects.

Prepared RFQ's for local San Diego College.

Feb 2013 - Dec 2013

Martinez + Cutri, San Diego, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

Created material boards for educational projects.

Photo-editing for various commercial projects, using Photoshop and InDesign.

Updated company business cards and letterhead template.

Maintained library and ordered samples.

Sep 2012 - Jan 2013


San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design I (Fundamental Design)
Interior Design II (Residential Design)
Interior Design III (Commercial: Codes/LEED)
Interior Design IV (Commercial: Construction Documents, Specifications)
Interior Design V (Commercial: Full Process Design, Professional Presentation)
Visual Presentation I & II (Drafting Design in 2D/3D)
Visual Presentation III (Hand Rendering)
Methods and Material (Product Application)
Contemporary House (Conceptual/Residential Design)
Ceramic Design (Applied design specialization)
Fiber Construction (Learning of textiles in traditional and applicable aspects)

Sep 2009 - Dec 2012

Areas of Specialization