Sunny Yu

Sunny Yu

New York, NY, US





Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stamford, CT, US, Design Development Specialist

-Worked closely with in-house design teams to develop global brand designs and FF&E specifications for full service(Westin & Sheraton) and SSB brands(Element, Four Points and Aloft).
-Guided vendors to follow and understand new design directions and brand compliances.
-Negotiated pricing with vendors to meet budget requirements.
-Produced/maintained budgets for Sheraton, Element and Four Points.
-Kept track of development progress to meet deadline and report status.
-Supported team on Brand Standard Specifications writing.
-Produced internal New Product Update e-newsletter regularly to share new design trends and products with designers.
-Completed styling both Stamford and city HQ offices with innovative/decorative items by concepts.
-Maintained ongoing relationships with vendors and research new vendors and products.

May 2014 - Dec 2016

James Rixner, Inc., New York, NY, US, Interior Design Project Manager

-Managed multiple high-end residential projects in New York and New Jersey areas.
-Conducted field measuring on existing conditions for scope of work.
-Assisted principal designer with space planning, furniture layout and material selection.
-Produced CAD drawings including floor plans, electrical/lighting plans, furniture plans as well as technical drawings for kitchen cabinets, built-in units and custom furniture pieces.
-Communicated with clients and vendors on a daily basis for ongoing projects and created invoices and purchase orders.
-Tracked orders, coordinated deliveries and visited construction sites to oversee projects.
-Created spreadsheets for project scheduling and financial reports for clients.
-Attended client and contractor meetings with principal designer on sites.

Jul 2007 - Apr 2014


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Interior design

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

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