Jean Keil

Jean Keil

Jamaica, NY, US



Interior Design background with strengths in brand development and styling, as well as designing signature pieces to create a memorable visual statement.


dash design, Long Island City, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Working on the design and construction of various projects within hospitality, from new builds and renovations, at various locations both domestic and international.
• Issuing FFE specifications, finish schedules guideline drawings, and other design documents
• Creating design concept sketches for custom items, from furnishings and lighting to carpet.
• Developing design direction, from initial concept to implementation in construction

Jul 2014 - current

Freelance : Interior Design, Branding & Graphics, Interior Designer/Stylist

• Shopping Consultant to a local architect for fabrics and finishes, as well as provide styling direction for residential projects
• Designed print collateral for a restaurant/bar which include business cards, menus, advertisement boards and promotional flyers

Mar 2011 - Feb 2015

KLINGMANN Architects & Brand Consultants, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Worked on the rebranding and design for an established chain of coffee shops located throughout Germany to elevate its current status
• Collaborated in developing and producing sets of brand guidelines, graphic guidelines and styling guides to be implemented into existing shops and future builds
• Designed brand standard graphics and signage
• Detailed custom millwork and brand standard FF&E packages
• Responsible for furniture and materials selections
• Created final presentation documents that included 2D and 3D renderings

Aug 2011 - Sep 2012

Mark Zeff (Zeff Design), Interior Design Intern

• Collaborated on design and color scheme concepts, as well as fixture and furniture selections for residential and commercial projects
• Assisted with IF and FF&E specification documents
• Maintained and kept order within the materials library

Mar 2009 - Dec 2009

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Junior Designer of Interior Styles & Brand Standards

• Created presentation materials and documents that were used for brand immersions and to provide brand direction for new builds
• Prepared property style guides and assisted with physical onsite implementation
• Provided styling direction for brand design immersions and meetings that have taken place at the Starwood corporate office and at the St. Regis NY
• Supported the styling and design of themed quarterly property refreshes
• Designed custom signature brand items for St. Regis and W Hotels

Oct 2007 - Jan 2008


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Bachelors, Interior Design

• Graduated with Distinction, 3.57 GPA
• Residential Design; Commercial Design; Furniture Design; Woodwork Detailing; Kitchen & Bath Design

Sep 2001 - current

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Certificate Program; Essentials of Graphic Design

• Becoming more proficient using Adobe Suite programs for graphic design applications

Dec 2011 - Feb 2012


2019 Gold Key Award Winner (Best Lobby Focused Service), 1st Place

Project: Moxy Washington, Downtown DC Hotel
Firm: Dash Design
- As part of the team, working from the initial concept, design direction, and final completion of areas that include lobby lounge/bar to guestrooms


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