Madison Mitchell

Madison Mitchell

Lexington, KY, US



Hi, my name is Maddie Mitchell, I am graduating from The University of Tennessee in the Spring of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Interior Design. Throughout college my studios have become a creative outlet, where I've worked to develop projects that cover all aspects of design, from concept to construction documents. I also had the opportunity to take a furniture design studio, where we designed and made furniture pieces through the use of the wood shop or 3D printing. This experience was valuable to my design education in learning how to design furniture detailing and then build it.

In the summer of 2014, I studied abroad in Helsinki, Finland, which broadened my love for traveling and experiencing new cultures. While living there, I was also highly influenced by the design aesthetic, and how human psychology translates into architecture. This past year, I've had two different experiences interning at interior architecture firms. The first was during the summer of 2015, with an award winning interior architecture firm in Chicago called Gary Lee Partners. The firm specializes in hospitality, commercial, and product design, but while I was there I was specifically placed on a team to develop design schemes for a commercial project. This past year I've been interning at Lauderdale Design Group in Knoxville, a small interior design firm that specializes in education, hospitality, and commercial design. The smaller team dynamic has allowed me to have more responsibilities, and therefore become more confident as a designer.

As I am preparing to enter the workplace, I am looking for a junior interior design position at an architecture and design firm that practices innovative design. I hope to be apart of an energetic team where I can contribute to evoking conversations and be able to learn from my coworkers. Apart from design, I am an outgoing and passionate person who loves being active playing sports, and being with family and friends. 


Lauderdale Design Group, Knoxville, TN, US, Design Intern

I am currently a design intern at Lauderdale Design Group, where I aid the designers in creating interior design schemes for education, commercial, and hospitality projects. I am frequently at job sites measuring and meeting with clients. In the workplace, I have more of an influence on material and finish selections.

Nov 2015 - May 2016

Gary Lee Partners, Chicago, IL, US, Design Intern

I was a design intern, where I was exposed to all design phases.I worked on developing interior design strategies and translating them into 3D computer models. I also managed the material library, organized submittals through communicating with contractors, and made finish selections for various projects.

May 2015 - Aug 2015


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, Bachelors, College of Architecture and Design

I am receiving my Bachelors of Science in Interior Design from The University of Tennessee. I have had the most valuable experience the past four years, because of my professors dedication to my design education. I have taken interior design studios, integrated architecture studios, and a number of professional electives that have given me a well rounded experience.

Aug 2012 - May 2016

Aalto University, Helsinki, FI, Architecture and Design

Studied abroad at Aalto University in Finland, where I took an integrated architecture studio, history of Finnish architecture, photography, and documentation build class. I was studying abroad with a group of architecture students from The University of Tennessee.

May 2014 - Aug 2014


Senior Faculty Design Award, 1st Place

Award given to a graduating senior in the Interior Design Program for outstanding performance voted on by faculty.


Tau Sigma Delta, Other

I am apart of Tau Sigma Delta, an honors society for architecture and design students who are at the top of their class.


Gensler Student Design Competition, Nomination

Nominee for a student design competition for rising seniors awarded for distinguished design potential in the workplace.


ASID Student Design Competition, Nomination

I was a nominee for an ASID Student Design Award for a studio project that focuses on sustainable design practices.


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