Rebecca Tinelle

Rebecca Tinelle

East Hampton, CT, US

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Passionate about transforming space to meet ever changing office needs and trends

As an experienced designer, I focus on putting clients at ease while educating them on the design process, and ensuring that projects remain on track to meet budgets and schedules.  I have a proven track record of providing design and implementation services for hundreds of thousands of square feet of tenant office space in the greater Hartford area.  


  • Noted as the on call space planner for commercial offices of various sizes   
  • Proficiency with fast track, low budget tenant improvement projects
  • Expertise in building, lobby, restroom, common area, and cafeteria enhancements
  • Utilized construction phasing to deliver existing space alterations of designated project area 
  • Researching current office trends like benching, adjustable height work surfaces, teaming systems furniture configurations, informal meeting areas, conferencing technology 
  • Collaborative approach interacting with clients, building owners and leasing agents
  • Extensive repeat business due to my knowledge, enthusiasm, work ethic and quick turn around


Cushman & Wakefield, Farmington, CT, US, Interior Designer for all UTC Companies

Rebecca joined Cushman & Wakefield in March 2017 as a Designer for UTC companies throughout North America and split off to be on the Otis team in January 2020. Rebecca programs, space plans and creates tenant improvement packages for Otis locations in the USA, Canada, Mexico and northern South America. In addition to these tasks, Rebecca has updated the Program template, Tenant Improvements Note/Spec templates, and Drawing templates. Rebecca was integral in helping to develop the Otis space and furniture standards for the “Office of the Future” initiative. Rebecca also led the AutoCAD software upgrade and Revit software research.

Mar 2017 - current

Fat Orange Cat Brew Co, East Hampton, CT, US, Tap Room Beertender

Poured craft beer tasters at this seasonal farm brewery located in a barn on weekends for two years with my neighbors, the owners of FOC.

Aug 2016 - Sep 2018

The Furniture Barn Inc., Cheshire, CT, US, Assistant

I worked here as a temporary employee for a month as an admin & designer assistant Jan. 30, 2017 to Feb. 26, 2017

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017

Ambrose Design Group, Hartford, CT, US, Interior Designer

Lead Designer: space programming, block and space planning, multiple building test fits, working drawings, elevations, details, sections, millwork detailing, 3D drawings, color and finish selections, writing note/specs, product research, specifying green products and office furniture, project and construction management

Facility Analysis: code compliance, ADA analysis, building area analysis, space analysis/restacking

Office Management: kept the office running smoothly by frequently meeting with product representatives to stay current, purchasing supplies, paying bills, responsible for office maintenance

Notable clients included: AECOM, Aspen Re, Beacon Health Options (formerly Value Options), Brown and Brown, BSC Group, CBIA, CT Innovations, CNA, Corporate Translations, CSC, George Weiss Associates, Hartford Steam Boiler, Kleinfelder, Lochner, Michael Baker Engineering, Milliman, MTU Aero Engines, Tallan, Wolters Kluwer TyMetrix

On call space planner for the following office buildings and office parks:
Corporate Ridge, 55 & 175 Capital Boulevard and 500 Enterprise Drive, Rocky Hill
I-91 Tech Center, Buildings 1-5, Brook Street, Rocky Hill
Windsor Executive Park, 80 Lamberton Road
Salmon Brook Park, 300, 500 & 655 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury
RiverBend Executive Park, 55 & 77 Hartland Street, East Hartford
Metro Center, One State Street, State House Square, Hartford

Jul 1993 - Oct 2015

UMASS Health Education Office, Amherst, MA, US, Graphic Designer

Conceptualized ideas, created layouts, specified graphic type, and provided illustrations for camera ready artwork for publication of: Newsletters, Flyers, Posters, Brochures, Signage, Displays, and Advertisements

Jan 1991 - May 1993

West Custom Workroom, Lebanon, CT, US, Seamstress and Assistant to Designer

Constructed and installed custom made window treatments, duvets, pillows, and other accessories, while also assisting with pattern making

Jan 1989 - Sep 1990


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Bachelors, BFA in Interior Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, Art History Minor
GPA 3.7, graduated cum laude
BFA Project: The Gables, A Celebration of Life, A Living Environment for People with AIDS

Sep 1990 - Dec 1992

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, US, Graphic Design

The goal was to develop an art portfolio to apply to UMASS accredited Interior Design program.
GPA 3.3

Sep 1989 - Jun 1990

Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT, US, General Studies

Associates Degree in General Studies
GPA 3.5

Sep 1987 - Jun 1989

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