Luis Ixta

Luis Ixta

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Studio Ixta, Los Angeles, CA, US, Owner + Designer

• In a 6 month period, generated $50,000 in revenue by employing a business model that focuses on utilizing personal strengths strategically, while delegating tasks to colleagues in order to maximize skill sets and efficiency
• Provide design and fabrication services for client projects ranging from furniture to retail interiors
• Managed multiple design projects in collaboration with a network of reliable vendors that led to a 25% reduction in lead times, while maintaining a high level of detail and accuracy
• Earned a 20% net profit, while meeting project schedules and budgets set by clients.

Jun 2018 - current

Production Club, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Experiential Designer

• Contributing to a design team with client and event research, generating design concepts and developing them into client proposals.
• Design content produced includes: 3D models, renders, write-ups and presentation decks.
• Supervise installation of design elements at job sites/venues, ensuring that drawing documents are being followed while maintaining communication with the rest of the design team.

Apr 2019 - Jul 2019

LA Fabrica, Los Angeles, CA, US, Partner + Designer

• Established business and helped develop a customer base of 80+ clients
• Main contributor to 300% year over year growth in gross receipts
• Created project bids, design proposals, and other presentation documents for clients. Focused on meeting budget expectations while providing clients with high quality work
• Engineered creative solutions using a variety of materials and methods of construction to fulfill projects
• Continually explored and researched materiality and techniques to develop methods of construction for client prototypes

Sep 2014 - Apr 2018

Connect Homes, Los Angeles, CA, US, Installation Coordinator

• Coordinated with the design team, clients, consultants, and contractors in the office, factory or on site
• Updated section, elevation, detail drawings due to evolving design revisions to simplify for the construction team
• Researched and sourced materials, vendors, and product specifications to ensure compatibility with the intended design
• Maintained communications regarding sub-contractors, construction schedule, inspections with LA office
• Helped complete punch list items for the homes (trim, carpentry, painting, etc)

May 2015 - Jan 2016

Woodbury University Shop, Burbank, CA, US, Fabrication Technician

• Helped maintain a safe work environment by enforcing rules and teaching shop safety courses.
• Performed routine maintenance on machines and equipment
• Provided 1-on-1 guidance for students and faculty that were unfamiliar with tool/shop usage in order to complete their projects

Aug 2011 - May 2014


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2014


Grand Park Shade Competition, 2nd Place

Finalist Entry


M&A Turf Competition, 1st Place

Winning Entry for TURF Mini Golf Design Competition


Outstanding Service to School of Architecture, Award

Award for Outstanding Service to School of Architecture