Desiree Caputo

Desiree Caputo

Succasunna, NJ, US



For the past several years, while working in the Interior Design field, I have learned several lessons on how to succeed in the business.  First and foremost is to become an effective communicator. This enables me to determine my client's wants and needs for their space and enables me to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing environment.


I am in the process of pursuing LEED Accreditation and preparing for the NCIDQ exam.  My motivation is to create functional spaces using sustainable and recycled products and to educate the public on the benefits of using these products.  I am in the process of expanding my education and obtaining a Master’s Degree in Architecture.  In addition, I have also worked with several diversified interior designers which enabled me to experience client interaction, good communication skills, time management skills and work within a team environment.

Excellent hand rendering and computer aided drafting skills through AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Revit and Sketch up. Prominent and out of the box space planning combined with impeccable organizational skills. Proficient in creating professional-level presentation boards with finish samples, color palettes, floor plans, rendered perspectives, construction documents and 3D models.  Acute attention to details, particularly budgets, sustainability, local codes and ordinances, ADA codes and ANSI codes. Meticulous preparation of FF&E Specifications. 


DM Designs, Interior Designer

 Created floor plans for commercial and residential clients using AutoCAD and Revit which organized and streamlined the projects optimum use of space and adhered to all local and municipal codes.
 Conducted client consultations for interior design projects, residential staging and renovations, including measuring, space planning, budgeting and creating floor plans through AutoCAD, Revit and PowerPoint presentations.
 Designed, Furnished and Accessorized Model home in Tuscan style within client’s budget and project deadline.
 Creating eye catching visual displays within retail establishments which increased sales and traffic.
 Performed duties as personal shopper to assist clients with Furniture and Fixture Selections, including rugs and accessories to fit their needs and budget.
 Organized and planned special events from inception to completion including communication with vendors for invitations, party favors, decorations, etc.
 Meticulous preparation and organization of all purchase orders for CFA and inventory including textile swatches, etc.
 Daily communication with furniture and textile manufacturers/vendors.
 Daily management of calendar confirming all appointments, delivery dates, follow-ups, etc.

Sep 2006 - current

Knoll, Bridgewater, NJ, Design Assistant-Internship

 Impeccable organization of product literature, price lists and samples which promoted office efficiency.
 Prepared professional PowerPoint presentations for use in sales presentations for clients such as NJ Manufacturers Insurance and Merrill Lynch which increased sales.
 Assisted sales department and FF&E department in selection of textiles and finishes which increased sales revenue for hospitality projects.
 Prepared Specification Sheets for product line.
 Professional preparation of presentation boards.

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Bachelors, Interior Design/Architecture

Color Theory, Space planning, Preparation of Construction Documents, Hand Rendering, Computer Generated Rendering, AutoCAD, Rhino, various computer programs relating to design/Architecture, History of Furniture, 3D computer modeling, business management

Sep 2004 - Mar 2010


Merit Award for Grade Point Average, Award

Received Merit Award toward tuition for maintaining 3.5 or higher grade point average throughout duration of attendance at The Art Institute from 2004-2010.


National Dean's List, Honorable Mention

Received Honorable Mention for maintaining 3.5 or higher grade point average while attending Art Institute.


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