Marianne Kozelka

Marianne Kozelka

Chicago, IL, US




Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Stamford, CT, US, Freelance Interior Designer (Consultant through Aquent)

- Design Development drawings for the new generation Aloft hotel prototype
- Drawings for construction of two Westin Model Rooms at the Starwood Corporate office
- Design Development team working with vendors to create prototypes and select final specs

Jul 2012 - Jun 2013

Cliff Young Ltd., New York, NY, US, Interior Design intern

- Custom furniture shop drawings in CAD and Sketchup models for showroom renovation model
- Answering phones, welcoming clients into the showroom, and updating pricelist on website

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Sears Holdings Corporation, Store Planner

(Consultant through Adecco Engineering and Technical)

- Space planning new Toy Shops and remodeling Kids/ Apparel/ Home Fashions departments.
- Collaborating with the Toys team and other various businesses to implement typical layout standards.
- Working with “The Great Indoors” vendors to space plan fixtures and merchandise.
- Redesigning the existing store layout to accommodate new TGI space and increase productivity.

Jun 2009 - Feb 2011

Epstein, Designer I

U.S. Cellular Corporation, nationwide
- Space planning new corporate stores and remodels.
- Designing projects from early sketches to construction and management, while maintaining a strong
“branded” image with design standards.
- Maintaining client communication throughout project process and engaging in review calls.

Flashpoint Academy, Chicago, IL:
- Sketchup renderings for a programming presentation of several new educational spaces.

Jul 2008 - Mar 2009

Arcturis, Interior Design Intern

- Space planning and redesigning workstation layouts.
- Processing client work orders and move and equipment requests at Edward Jones.
- Punch list for furniture and equipment of client campus headquarters.
- Field verification drawings of lighting and equipment for the LEED project at Ameren Energy.

Oct 2007 - Apr 2008


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, M.P.S Sustainable Interior Environments

- M.P.S in Sustainable Interior Environments

Jun 2011 - May 2012

Oakton Community College, Skokie, IL, US, Continuing education classes

- Intro to Building Systems- Revit Architecture 2009- Certificate of completion
- Intro to 3D Studio Max 2010- Certificate of completion

Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Florence University of the Arts, Florence, IT, Study Abroad

- Summer study abroad trip with Fairfield Univeristy
- “Drawing of Florence” and Italian language classes

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Maryville University of Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Bachelors, B.F.A Interior Design

- CIDA (formerly FIDER) and NASAD Accredited
- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
- 3.8/ 4.0 Summa cum laude

Aug 2004 - May 2008


LEED CI Accredited Professional, Other

- LEED CI Accredited Professional award - USGBC


Maryville University Dean’s List, Award

- Maryville University Dean’s List (2004- 2008)


Gertrude Gaupel Perret Award in Art, Award

- Gertrude Gaupel Perret Award in Art (May 2005)


Maryville University Art and Design Award Scholarship, Scholarship

- Maryville University Art and Design Award Scholarship (Spring 2004)


Areas of Specialization