Shannon McGrew

Shannon McGrew




Shannon is a New Jersey based Interior Designer who is drawn to eclectic and unique designs.  Her design background is very diverse, ranging from set design for the television show "Man Caves" on the DIY Network, to designing a four-story nightclub in Washington, DC, to assisting in designing high-end residential homes.  Shannon received her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design from The New England Institute of Art.  She has also studied furniture design, graphic design, and 2D animation. Shannon is passionate and dedicated to creating a custom space that is unique and beautiful to the client. 


Frank DelleDonne Interiors, Summit, NJ, AutoCAD Designer/Interior Design Assistant

- Specialized in AutoCAD drafting and space planning
- Executed AutoCAD plans that featured precise custom designs for construction workers, mill workers, electricians, and other contractors
- Traveled to multiple locations in New Jersey and New York City to meet with clients, construction workers, and contractors to review all phases of renovations and existing construction
- Assisted in designing and project managing $30M residential homes in New Jersey, New York City, and Europe
- Developed relationships with furniture dealers, sales representatives, fabric dealers, mill workers, and other individuals within the design industry
- Researched, priced, and quoted materials and furnishings that met the client's need and budget
- Organized fabrication and installation of furnishings, decor, electrical fixtures and floor coverings
- Assisted in all phases of the design process, starting with the initial idea and sketches to selection of all furnishing and decor to the completion of the project

Nov 2013 - Feb 2015

Firuze LLC, Alexandria, VA, US, Art Director/Designer

- Create 3D designs of bathrooms and kitchens
- Architectural floor plans specifying tile
- Price and submit quotes for residential and commercial settings
- Develop client relationships within the residential and commercial industry
- Graphic Design for all marketing materials
- Run and maintain all social media networking

May 2013 - Nov 2013

Modern Line Furniture, Rahway, NJ, US, AutoCAD Designer

- Create furniture CAD blocks and draft architectural floor plans
- Catalog all newly released furniture collections with appropriate dimensions
- Assist the sales staff with the development of innovative furniture floor plan designs
- Price and submit quotes based on furniture floor plans, AutoCAD drawings, and specification worksheets
- Develop client relationships within the Hospitality and Architecture & Design communities through industry networking events and tradeshow exhibits

Apr 2012 - May 2013

"Man Caves" Leopard Films for DIY Network, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer/Design Coordinator

- To assist in the design and build teams with the construction of each "Man Caves" project for the contributing family
- To assist the Producers and Senior Designers with acquiring trade outs
- To assist the Senior Designer with shopping, building, and set decorating
- To assist with the completion of all trade out and contributor paperwork
- To assist with the reconciliation of petty cash, P-Card purchases, and accounting for the spent budget

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

La-Z-Boy Galleries - Interior Design Department, Stoughton, MA, US, In-Home Designer

- Designing and creating comfortable and functional environments that represents client's lifestyle, taste, and budget.
- Schedule professional home consultations to present customized room designs, including sample fabrics, furniture, tables, and accessory recommendations as well as the benefits of a professional installation service
- Created grassroots opportunities to increase the overall performance of the In-Home Design Program
- Teamed up with Store Manager, Sales Managers, and Associates to promote the In-Home Design program and drive overall store sales
- Assist with maintenance of the overall visual appearance of the store by maintaining floor and/or showroom displays, tagging of products and accessories, maintaining accessory catalogs and design center fabrics

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011


The New England Institute of Art, Bachelors, Interior Design

Had classes such as:
- CAD Fundamentals/Advanced CAD
- Space Planning
- Residential Design
- Commercial Design
- Institutional Design
- Interior Architecture
- Codes
- Rendering
- Furniture Design

Sep 2009 - Apr 2011

Areas of Specialization