viva chen

viva chen

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am an independent thinker and always find new ways to adapt any changes. At age 15, I moved to USA on my own because I believe challenges will push me to grow and I am never afraid of stepping out of comfort zone. Recently I graduated from New England School of Arts and Science at Suffolk University with a BA degree in Interior Design. I am very passionate about innovative ideas and sustainable design. During my time at school, my space planning and construction document skills have grown immensely, and each project has given me an opportunity to explore new ideas, respond to new challenges. I want to find a working environment where I can express my artistic and contribute my creativity to clients. I constantly develop my career through hard working, dedication, and enthusiasm. My biggest strength is that I increase my efficiency for work and projects by multi-tasking skills, and my goal is to create a space that is beautiful and functional, but moreover, meaningful to people.



Mmoser Associate, Taiwan, TW, Design Assistant

• Finished construction documents including plans, elevations, details and joinery for a 7 story corporate
office building.
• Develop test-fit model, plans, and design scheme for a 1800 sqft investment banking office
• Collaborate with architects and fire services vendors during permit process
• Preparing presentation materials and communicate with clients
• On-site support and provide solutions and discussion with construction engineer.

Dec 2017 - current

Shook Kelley, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

• Delivering projects budgets, quotation, manage the overall color scheme, and materials for a 3 story movie
theater project
• Handled design process from design development and presentation through archicad and sales meeting
• Collaborate with architects during construction process, selecting finishes and shop drawings
• Creating material boards, schematic options and directly present to clients conferred over the feeling of the
design they wanted to convey
• Conducted site surveys and made suggestions, helped research for city plan check requirements, local codes

Mar 2017 - Oct 2017

Atwater INC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

Provided extensive research of furniture, lighting materials, and plumbing fixtures, as well as construction product
• Completed FF&E specification with design team for a large scale hotel project including area restaurants, lobby
and ballroom,guestrooms,bridal room, and spa.
• Asisted to determine color schedme, FF&E utilization, furniture and fabric selection
• Executed Cad drawings of floor plans, details, mill work, and shop drawings for custom furniture design
• Communicated with oversea employees for the renderings by providing images, dimension, and finishes
• Created presentation books for clients along with company brand identity and project details

Jun 2016 - Feb 2017


Suffolk University - New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA, US, BArch, interior design

Sep 2013 - May 2016


Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization