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Kara Thomas

Kara Thomas

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

Growing up on the Southside of New Jersey, I’ve always been surrounded by the beauty and stillness of the suburbs, yet close enough to the hustle and bustle of the city and spent my summers enjoying the simplicity of the beach, which has molded my eclectic eye for design.

My interest in interiors began at a young age as I would constantly rearrange my bedroom realizing that a clean, functional and attractive environment helped me focus better.

Now an L.A. transplant, I headed west to perfect my instinctual expertise of creativity with a goal to create a luxury lifestyle brand. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in 2013, I am presently working on high-end residential and commercial projects.

My style can be described as edgy, drawing inspiration from the world around me, my craft experiences no bounds.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Ross Cassidy, West Hollywood, CA, US, Interior Designer

Design & oversee custom furnishings & fixtures for mass production products and custom specifications

Mar 2017 - current
 

Quillian Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Assistant

Oversee entire design process while consulting with clients and contractors to determine scope of work, space planning, and FF&E

Sep 2016 - Mar 2017
 

HVJ, Venice, CA, US, Interior Designer

Develop design concepts including fixture/furniture selection, space planning and architectural details on a variety of residential and commercial projects

Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
 

Westhoven Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Assistant

Collaborate with contractors during construction regarding special considerations based on the approved plan

Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design

-Commercial & Residential Design
-Materials & Finishes
-Lighting & Furniture Design
-Space Planning
-Design Analysis
-3D Modeling & Rendering
-Presentation Techniques
-Photoshop & Illustrator
-Hand Rendering
-Hand Drafting
-AutoCAD

Mar 2013 - Mar 2015
 

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, US, Bachelors, English

-Pre-law studies

Sep 2009 - May 2013
 

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