Ana Romina Ruiz Cardoso

Ana Romina Ruiz Cardoso

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Passionate & innovative fashion aficionado store design stylist with more than five years of international retail design experience. Proven ability creating new and functional store design solutions with an excellent and refined attention to detail. Possess a great capacity to think in 3D and the ability to conceptualize new ideas and effectively communicate them using various mediums such as: hand sketching, 3D computer renderings and technical drawings. Experienced in all aspects of design from schematic to in-store installation.Excellent organizational and time management skills with an ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in an extremely fast-paced environment. Comfortable working individually or as a contributing member of a team.


Guess? Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Store Design Manager

*Designed Flagships, showrooms and Pop up shops in London, Italy, Korea,
Japan and China,
• Managed and mentored a creative team of two junior designers.
• Designed and launched new store design concepts globally in more than
90 countries for Guess, Guess Factory, Guess kids, G by Guess and
Marciano that reflected the new company’s business strategies.
• Developed guidelines, set standards, and created tools for store planning
teams and international partners to effectively communicate the concept
updates based on new company’s initiatives and strategies
• Worked closely with visual, buying and operations teams to fulfill their
demands and follow their business plan for a more functional and effective
• Coordinated with procurement and different vendors such lighting, fixtures
and FF&E in reviewing and approving drawings, samples, prototypes and
finding value engineered solutions to keep the project within budget without
scarifying the overall aesthetic.
• Maintained internal sample library of all global approved finishes and
specification information as well as source new materials and vendors to
supplement company product.
• Visited stores nationally and internationally to ensure execution was held to
companies standards and brand identity were maintained.
• Traveled around the world to research the different markets in order to create
more effective store experiences.

May 2016 - current

Guess? Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Store Designer

• Responsible for managing, space planning, and design approx. 200 Shop
in shops and free-standing stores for 3 different brands (Marciano, Guess
Accessories and Kids) in North America, South America, Asia, Australia
and South Africa.
• Developed new architectural and fixtures ideas in 2D and 3D incorporating
merchandising and operational needs into new design solutions.
• Created fixture shop drawings considering design integrity, cost and safety
standards for assigned projects
• Involved in all aspect of design from schematic to in-store installation of
new stores, remodels, retrofits and Rollouts
• Reviewed Architectural and MEP construction drawings to ensure stores
where built per brand’s concept standards.
• Worked with construction project managers on site to punch completed
stores and turn over to visual and operations teams
• Produced specially tailored wholesale concept guidelines for department
stores such as Macy’s and the Bay to ensure brand integrity and managed
the reviews and approvals of these
• Responsible for keeping and maintaining International store tracking schedule
to ensure deadlines where met.

Mar 2013 - May 2016

Love Culture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer/Drafter

• Store design/planning- responsible for the design and planning of new
store development
• Assisted architect in the preparation and completion of construction documents
for new in-house stores.
• Coordinate with Landlords for drawing submittal and approval
• Coordinate with engineer’s and the city to obtain building permits
• Created a system to keep track of project status and successfully meet
• Worked on more than 10 stores- some are open and others are under
• Developed renderings for new storefront proposal
• Participated in the development of new design elements for future stores.

Dec 2011 - Jan 2013


The Art Institute of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

- Graduated with honors and as the best student of my generation

Dec 2007 - Dec 2010

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