Maria Narvaez

Maria Narvaez

New York, NY, US



Interior and Industrial designer interested in creating meaningful, inspiring user experiences through constructed environments and sustainable practices. 

Industrial Designer - with a great passion for conceptual design and product development. Multiple achievements and awards in international furniture design contests. Experience in architectural cabinetry for residential spaces and custom furniture.

Interior Designer - dedicated to create responsive environments that tell a story. Deeply interested in developing inspiring user experiences. Experimental, innovative.

Extensive volunteer experience in emergency housing and community development for vulnerable communities. Committed to sustainable practices and healthy materials.



NPZ Studio, New York, NY, Interior Design Associate

- Developed environmental graphics and visual identity for wayfinding for Bell Works (2 million sq ft building in Holmdel, NJ).
- Responsible for design development, sourcing FF&E and construction documen-tation for ongoing projects.
- Developed concept moodboards for prospective projects and client presenta-tions.
- Managed client-vendor relations to ensure seamless and smooth projects.

Jan 2016 - current

Osvai Architecture, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Consultant

- Managed projects from concept to implementation, developing construction documentation, schedules and supervising installation.
- Assisted client meetings to ensure a tailored experience and produced visual presentations.
- Led design of unique custom furniture for retail and residential from concept through construction documentation.

Jul 2016 - Oct 2016

NPZ Studio, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

- Curated and maintained materials library and boards for ongoing projects.
- Developed visual client presentations and assisted in client meetings and minute taking.

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Deico, Bogotá, Colombia, Furniture Design Intern

- Developed construction documents for kitchen and closet cabinetry.
- Introduced packaging and branding for the first RTA furniture line in the company.

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013


The New School, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana., Bogotá, CO, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Aug 2008 - Jun 2013


Infiniti De-contest 2012, 1st Place

Presented at the Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2012


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