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Amelia Rozas

Amelia Rozas

Clifton, NJ, US

 
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About 

An architect and interior designer, Amelia Rozas comes from and is inspired by her artistic and creative family of architects. She describes herself as "loving and living for art," and believes that art and design is the only way to truly express individuality to the world. Amelia holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Florida International University. Internationally-inspired and influenced, she completed her thesis at Universita degli Genova in Genova, Italy. A lifelong learner who believes in staying on top of industry trends, Amelia has also taken classes at the Sheffield School of Interior Design, Miami International University (Art Institute) and the QC Design School, becoming an expert in the areas of re-design, home staging, green design and Feng-Shui. Amelia is a Certified International Staging and Re-Design Professional. Amelia is an involved, respected member of the National Association of Professional Women, The Institute Degree Designation Program and Business Networking International.
Describe your go-to style:

Eclectic: a combination of styles in order to design an environment, which would have a great look, artistic taste, and connecting elements that make the whole design look as one piece of work.
What drives you to design?

A motivated designer is a successful designer. A motivated designer will want to create their best work. I am usually driven by challenging and unique projects. Some main points that drive my motivation are: encouragement, flexibility , and constructive criticism.
From where do you draw most of your inspiration?

Most of my inspiration comes from art and architecture, new trends and materials. All of my projects start with an architectural project.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Amelia Rozas Design Inc., Clifton, NJ, US, Senior independent interior designer

Vice-President at JE Design Group and President at Amelia Rozas Design Inc. (Family business).
August 2008-Present
Designer and project manager for the firm JE Design Group, Corp and Amelia Rozas Design Inc.
2850 NW 79th Ave Miami, FL 33122
• Services offered at JE Design Group for Residential and Commercial projects:
• Interior Decoration
• Redesign
• Home Staging
• Furniture Design and Manufacture
• Professional Organizing, Feng Shui Design and Green Design
• 4 types of workshops designed and presented by Amelia Rozas, one of them for the West Elm store,
• Workshop Names:
• 10 Tips on How to do it yourself
• How to Feng Shui your home
• Green Design
• Amelia Rozas Design Inc. has also created a registered trademark in 2011 under three categories: Interior Design and Decorating, Furniture design and clothing design, including different lines of products designed by Amelia Rozas.

Jan 2019 - current
 

Design for Healthcare, New York, NY, US, Design Director

Position Description-Key Responsibilities:
• Under the guidance of the Senior Designer, works creatively with strong personal
Initiative, forms the core of the design team, leads the work of junior team members,
providing mentoring and guidance
• Develops detailed creative design concepts
• Integrates thought leadership in high-performance building concepts
• Produces rapid visualization and documentation supporting design concepts
• Provides expertise in executing projects to team members, clients and contractors
• Collaborates with and assists in coordinating work of consultants ensuring project
Deliverables support design excellence and project goals
The primary responsibility of the lead healthcare designer is to provide design
support & direction on projects for our healthcare clients. Responsibilities include
design development, developing contract furnishing budgets, furniture selection,
specifications and pricing for projects generated by healthcare sales. The healthcare
designer is responsible for providing our clients with quality efficient solutions that
will result in a high level of customer satisfaction & loyalty.

Jun 2015 - Jan 2019
 

Designer at KMP furniture LINIARE, Miami, FL, US, Independent Furniture Designer

Designer at KMP furniture LINIARE January 2015
manufacturing Independent Consultant (6 months’ project-developing a furniture line).
Produce designs for items of furniture and related products. These designs may then
be mass produced or made in small batches or as one-off individual pieces, involved
in the design aspect of the work alone and designer/makers, producing the items
from their own designs. The process of furniture design demands creativity, business
awareness and skills in marketing, finance, sales and manufacturing. This role
involves a number of functions, particularly for the self-employed, including:
• Designer
• Production manager
• Buyer
• Salesperson
• Maintenance engineer. Manufacturing supervisor
• Studying, researching and planning various styles of furniture design
• Finding ways to improve furniture items already manufactured
• Keeping informed about design trends and developments
• Selecting suitable materials, which might include wood, metal, plastic and
textiles
• Discussing designs with clients for custom ordering or with manufacturers
• Generating sample designs using computer-aided design (CAD), card models,
sketches or hard prototypes
• Using software packages such as AutoCAD and Photoshop
• Preparing detailed final designs
• Liaising with craftsmen or production department staff - such as production
managers, marketing staff and design engineers - about the process of
construction or manufacture
• Evaluating issues such as pricing and fixing costs, fashion, purchasing, safety,
materials and manufacturing methods and techniques
• Using various tools to complete projects from raw materials to finished
furniture items
• Organizing plans and schedules with respect to the availability of resources
• Attending workshops, seminars and training on various types of manufacturing
and furniture design

Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
 

All Interiors International LLC, Miami, FL, US, Lead Designer

Lead Designer and Project Manager at All interiors international Jan 2012- July2015
And Office interiors international – Miami, FL
• Responsible for designing spaces inside and outside of buildings. Selects color
schemes, window treatments, hardware and lighting fixtures, carpet, artwork,
paint, and furniture. Works with the architectural design as well
• Work with clients to design or renovate spaces to meet their standards
• Enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior and outdoor spaces
• Select samples, including flooring, carpet, and paint to be approved by client
• Choose color palettes
• Plan architectural detail such as crown molding and built-in bookshelves
• Read and interpret blueprints
• Travel to galleries to purchase artwork for spaces
• Work with vendors on the selection of pieces
• Negotiate prices
• Plan and estimate budgets for projects
• Submit drawings for approval by a construction inspector to ensure that the
design meets building codes
• Draw up floor plans and sketches
• Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create drawings.
• Supervise construction.
• Hang drapes and artwork.
• Contract out services to other vendors, including painting and carpeting.
• Supervise assistants who carry out their plans and perform administrative
tasks
• Arrange furniture.
• Coordinate work schedules.
• Follow up with client to ensure design specifications have been met.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2015
 

PM Architects, Santo Domingo, DO, Architect/Project manager

Architectural Design Manager May 2000 – August 2004
Architectural Supervisor August 2005 – August 2008
Architects: Jorge Estrella and Associates. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
• Led team of architects to plan residential projects mainly for single-family houses.
• Led construction site visits and negotiated corrections with client management on site.
• Oversaw the revision of construction documents, correcting dimensions and rearranging furniture.
• Met with client numerous times to discuss management’s future changes and additions.
• Managed the preparation and evaluation of construction documents.

Architectural Manager September 2004 – August 2005
Architects: Perez Morales. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
• Oversaw two high-rise projects, family housing projects and one commercial building.
• Guided a team of seven employees, most of my time was invested on ‘Nuevas Terrazas’ a residential High-rise of about 25 stories, located in Santo Domingo.
• Responsible for leading the design team that completed the project.
• As a team leader, developed and presented initial design ideas.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2005
 

Education 

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Masters, Masters in Architecture

Sep 2005 - Sep 2007
 

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, DO, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2000 - Sep 2004
 

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