Sandra Capasso

Sandra Capasso

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am a Pratt Institute graduate, with a Master's degree in Interior/Exhibition Design.

As a student at Pratt I underwent a rigorous design program that has equipped me with competitive design skills as well as a unique approach that focuses on story telling to create a strong concept from which to base design decisions.

Prior to attending Pratt I completed a Fine Woodworking Furniture Apprenticeship. The completion of the program led to employment with the Chicago Bauhaus Studios as a furniture maker and designer. As it was a small company, I had the opportunity to experience many facets of the furniture industry, from project management, client vendor relations, to furniture construction and installation, and trade show participation.

My passion lies in furniture design, however, ultimately my goal is to become a designer. I believe that
design is multidisciplinary and that it is essential to collaborate across disciplines in order to be innovative in design. I am confident that my interdisciplinary training, and my comprehensive background in furniture is a valuable asset, especially In an economy where wearing many hats has become a necessity.



Nightwood, Sales Representative

Conduct sales of custom furniture built from reclaimed wood.

Discuss custom needs with clients

Follow up with clients

AutoCad construction drawings

Jun 2011 - current

Object Inc, Freelance Design Assistant

Assisted partner in design and AutoCad Construction Drawings for residential interior loft design project. This project included custom mill work for bathroom and kitchen.

Sourced FF&E for bathroom and kitchen.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

BigPrototype, Design Intern

Developed product design prototypes via AutoCad and laser generated models.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Nightwood, Design Intern

Assisted in design, production, and installation of the Nightwood Pop-Up shop.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Scott Hight Graphic Design, Design Assistant

Organization of photography files, including editing, scanning and archiving

Jan 2007 - Aug 2008

Chicago Bauhaus Studios, Furniture Designer & Sales Representative

Furniture designer
Designed, engineered, and estimated custom-made furniture for Bauhaus clients.

Sales representative
Managed trade-show booth, including the design and construction of booth.
Represented and conducted sales for the Bauhaus at high-end furniture trade shows.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2006


Pratt Institute, Masters, Master Of Science, Interior Design

Interior Design with an emphasis on Exhibition Design

Sep 2008 - May 2011

Chicago Bauhaus Studios, Chicago Bauhaus Aprenticeship Program

One year intensive on solid wood furniture construction and design. Furniture was designed and constructed for high-end residential and commercial clients.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2002

University of Illinois Chicago, Bachelors, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology

Jan 1994 - May 1998

Lane Technical High School, High School, Math/Science


Sep 1990 - May 1994


Won window display competition for Hickory Business Furniture, 1st Place

I competed with fellow interior design students to design the window display for Hickory Business Furniture. My design won first place and was therefore executed. The finished design is in the lobby of the NYDC building at 200 Lexington, NY, NY 10016.


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