Ashley Quinn

Ashley Quinn

Rochelle Park, NJ, US



My childhood was filled with art and architecture primarily due to my father's vast artistic ability and experience.  He taught me at a young age to channel my passions and feelings through various mediums, and I did just that.  My creative abilities enabled me to follow my father's trajectory, pursue my passions, and attend art school.  While obtaining my BFA, I worked as an interior designer for a small firm.  Coincidentally my creative outlets evolved, as drawings and paintings took a back seat to interior design, architecture, and graphic arts. 

As my interior design career progressed, my desire to advance my credentials as well as immerse myself in interior architecture and environmental design became paramount.  This propelled the decision to further my education at the prestigious Parsons The New School For Design.  Now, having graduated from Parsons, I draw inspiration from an ever-evolving design career encompassing graphic design, fashion, architecture, environmental design, and interior design. I utilize the knowledge from my graphic design and fashion years to explore creative solutions for interiors, giving each space a touch of the unexpected.




Freelance Residential Work, Interior Designer

Project manage concept to completion
Prepare and present presentations, including design boards, FF&E selections, elevations, floor plans, renderings, and according price points
Procurement of projects including product research, initiation of competitive vendor bidding, placement of orders, and coordinating product deliveries and installation
Administer weekly reports of project status to client, including schedule/cost
Develop and maintain contractor schedule
Request and maintain organization of submittals and RFI, RFP, RFQ
Daily on-site supervision
Client and contractor meeting attendance

Jun 2011 - current

Steve Madden Ltd, Assistant Buyer

Assisted with all aspects of retail merchandise buying
Weekly sales analysis reports
Collaborate with vendors
Product development
Generate and distribute purchase orders
Forecast product needs and quantities

Oct 2007 - Jan 2010

Vanessa DeLeon Associates, Interior Designer/Project Manager

Lead Designer for residential projects
Devised Custom Design
FF&E selection
Presentation Boards
Project Manager

Feb 2005 - Oct 2007

Vanessa DeLeon Associates, Design Assistant

Coordinated, planned and supported daily operational and administrative functions
Established and maintained schedule, including meetings and coordinating travel
Managed contracts, schedules, and expenses
Main point of contact with all clients
Assembled press kits for editorials

Oct 2004 - Feb 2005


The New School, Interior Design

Sep 2010 - May 2011

Montclair State University, Bachelors, Fine Arts (Graphic Design)

Sep 2002 - May 2006


Honeywell National Classroom Makeover Contest- Got 2 B Safe 2007, Other

Managed and designed project from concept to completion
Traveled nationally to install furnishings in classrooms for the winning teachers and students


Areas of Specialization