Erin Catlin

Erin Catlin

Chicago, IL, US



I am a self-motivated, creative, organized, and highly detailed interior designer.  I have had the opportunity to work on many diverse commercial projects and have gained substantial experience and knowledge for my level.  I have always proven to my design team that I am a dependable, hard-working, efficient team player.  I am excited to continue to develop relationships within the industry and to experience new and exciting challenges.  

Legacy LEED AP



DLR Group, Interior Designer

• MSpace Tenant Improvement, Minnetonka, MN
Gained vital experience in organizing and maintaining communications during a design-build project. Collaborated with Ispace (procurement company), Bernie Tuohy (Tuohy Furniture), MSpace, and project manager/architect to design a technologically modern, multifunctional showroom.

• Fort Hall Casino FFE Package, Fort Hall, ID
Researched and developed FFE specifications, designed and drafted furniture plans, and selected visually appropriate, durable fabrics and finishes for FFE.

• Five Lakes Elementary School Addition, Fairmont, MN
Conceptualized and effectively communicated interior design to client and project team. Implemented design through lighting plans, finishes, millwork details, and elevations. Managed interior design package and orchestrated changes during construction administration. Expanded knowledge of architectural and millwork detailing.

• Zen Box Izakaya Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
Developed aesthetically pleasing interior with minimal budget and finish diversity. Created intriguing millwork details to enhance the interior concept. Selected FFE.

• Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
Produced installation solutions, construction documents, and finish research for Gabellini Sheppard as member of the architect of record design team.

*KKE Architects was acquired by DLR Group.

Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

KKE Architects, Interior Designer

• Grand Falls Casino & Hotel FFE Package, Larchwood, IA
Generated FFE package with a particularly constraining deadline. Continued to correspond with Target Commercial Interiors (procurement company) to ensure the design intent remained during value-engineering and installation. Designed and drafted custom pieces, reviewed shop drawings for custom pieces, selected fabrics and finishes, and gathered pricing.

• Boot Hill Casino, Dodge City, KS
Designed custom gaming floor chandelier. Prepared lighting package specifications. Researched lighting needs and selected appropriate fixtures. Designed signed custom millwork pieces, selected finishes, and drafted relevant construction documents.

• Bethel University Space Inventory, St. Paul, MN
Achieved and maintained an excellent rapport with client, which facilitated acquiring additional projects. Executed site-verification, drafted plans, calculated square footage based on BOMA, and developed a graphic format to communicate information to the facility management team.

• Catholic Aid Association Renovation, St. Paul, MN
Achieved meaningful knowledge of issues and solutions during construction administration. Created a branded environment, presented design to client, and maintained an excellent relationship with client and contractors.

• Interoffice Engagement
Recruited, screened, and conducted interviews for interior design intern position. Strategically educated and guided interns. Enthusiastically collaborated with interior designers and architects on all phases of projects. Demonstrated ability to manage projects independently.

Mar 2007 - Aug 2010

Baker Court Interiors, Interior Design Intern

• Assembled project appropriate textiles, finish options, and furniture selections for designers.
• Exercised manual drafting skills, documented projects, and prepared specifications.
• Developed new organizational methods for projects and materials.
• Managed studio in absence of owners.
• Created and implemented visual displays for retail merchandise.

Oct 2006 - Mar 2007


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design BS & an Art History minor

Sep 2002 - May 2009

Areas of Specialization