Jenna Richter

Jenna Richter

Santa Monica, CA, US



Detail-oriented professional who loves the challenge of marrying aesthetics and function, albeit with a creative and artistic eye. Experience in conceptualization and implementation of residential design projects, with a strong background in interior design, project management, computer-aided design and building client/vendor relationships. Highly skilled in space planning, drafting design proposals and floor plans, team collaboration, communication and time management.


Josh Brown Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Interior Designer

- Work directly with lead designer on all projects from onset to completion.
- Meet with clients to discuss project, budget and capabilities - take measurements and sketch floor plans.
- Collaborate with lead designer to develop client specific proposal, delineating each stage of the project, capabilities and room breakdown.
- Formulate corresponding budget for all deliverables and costs.
- Draft floor plans and 3D renderings in SketchUp and AutoCAD.
- Prepare bids/estimates and negotiate best options.
- Source furniture, upholstery, drapery, case goods, décor and lighting at local design showrooms.
- Coordinate trades and vendors through completion of project.
- Forge relationships with local showroom sales associates as well as general contractors and subcontractors.
- Collaborate with lead designer to design custom furniture pieces for clients.
- Coordinate and attend weekly site meetings with clients, architects, general contractors, foremen, and relevant subcontractors.
- Compile discussion notes from weekly design meetings and implement them into creating/updating design drawings.
- Project manage all communication and timelines with subcontractors.
- Compose daily/weekly update emails for lead designer to send to client.
- Manage all invoicing, purchase orders and project finances through Studio Designer/Studio Webware.
- Onsite for full installation.
- Meet with outside sales reps at office to review new lines and update library.
- Organize and maintain library samples to keep current with showroom inventories.

Nov 2014 - current

TRADE design + events, Los Angeles, CA, US, Lead Planner & Designer

- Expanded TRADE from original Northern California/San Francisco based office location to Southern California market.
Wedding Planning & Event Design
- Met with clients to discuss needs, budget and capabilities.
- Evaluated and managed clients’ budget to provide a detailed proposal and breakdown on budget allocation.
- Sourced vendor relationships, for ideal fit with budget, style and venue.
- Accompanied clients to venues and vendor meetings to facilitate introductions, build relationships and curate ideas.
- Gatekeeper and liaison between clients and vendors so all communication had one voice and remained organized.
- Negotiated all third-party contracts.
- Produced floor plans and 3D renderings of event space.
- Executed overall design - including stationary, floral, tablescapes and venue décor.
- Directed wedding rehearsals and responsible for wedding day execution.
Interior Design
- Expanded TRADE’s services to include residential and commercial interior design.
- Met with clients to establish design needs and review capabilities.
- Created custom proposal to align with client budget and curated mood boards to delineate client vision and aesthetic.
- Sourced furniture, upholstery, drapery, case goods, décor and accent lighting.
- Produced SketchUp layouts to illustrate designed spaces and delineate specific furniture pieces, décor and finishes.
- Managed all subcontractors and executed full installation.

Sep 2012 - Nov 2014


UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016

Syracuse University, Bachelors, Syracuse, NY

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
B.S. Advertising/Media; Minor: Marketing

Sep 2002 - May 2006

Areas of Specialization