Nicole McKenna

Nicole McKenna

Brooklyn, NY, US

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"While artists work from the real to the abstract, architects must work from the abstract to the real."

                                                                                                     _ The Brooklyn Rail



Irv Tepper, Brooklyn, NY, US, Artist Assistant

Finalization of sculpture work and development along varying degrees of production.

Jan 2017 - current

Pratt Institute Ceramics Department, Brooklyn, Ceramic Studio Assistant

Supervise and maintain a quality and safe ceramics facility, entailing: clay making, kiln loading, glaze mixing, implementing safety, and assisting student work.

Jan 2015 - May 2018

WPIR Pratt Radio, Co-Host

Co-Host of a collaborative radio show streaming weekly mixes.

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

D'Aquino Monaco Inc., Manhattan, NY, US, Intern

Internship under a high end residential interior design firm managing the materials library, and assisting project development via Auto CAD, consulting with vendors, scheduling meetings.

Sep 2016 - May 2017

Ann Taylor Inc., Brea, CA, US, Sales Floor Manager

Supervising the sales floor and team, ensured customer satisfaction, tended to inventory, maintained orderly fiscal responsibilities, and store front/window merchandising.

Apr 2010 - Jul 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Interior Design

Aug 2014 - May 2018

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Interior Design

Acquired an Associates Degree in Interior Design

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014


ELF Scholarship, Scholarship

I was chosen by Pratt Institute's Interior Design Department and Faculty as the recipient of a scholarship of excellence; representing the Junior class of Interior Design in 2017.


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