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Jessica De Kler

Jessica De Kler

Boston, MA, US

 

About 

Interior Designer with ten years experience in high-end residential design. 

After 13 years living and working in NYC, I am currently re-locating to Boston, MA (where I am originally from). 

I believe in: Form, Space, Order. (Ching)

I believe that: "Intercourse with beautiful things makes us beautiful." (Hoffman / Moser, Working Programme)

Employment 

CetraRuddy, New York, NY, US, Senior Interior Designer

Duties on all projects:
Senior designer and project manager. Main point-of-contact for high-profile clients. Leader of a small team of junior designers. Directed the visual department in the creation of ultra-realistic renderings. Coordinated ideas with fabricators and vendors to achieve highly detailed, unique designs for interior architectural elements, cabinetry, and furniture.

Selected Projects:
39 East 72nd Street [ny, ny] • 18,000 sq ft
Developed the interior design for a landmarked Vanderbilt townhouse conversion into three triplex condominiums. Custom designs included a leather and bronze paneled lobby, private and public elevators with stone mosaic floors and glass panels, bronze stair rails, Officine Gullo kitchens, and bathrooms with custom marble mosaics and shagreen-clad vanities.
Upper-East Side Townhouse [ny, ny] • 10,000 sq ft
Worked closely with the Principal designer and architecture department to develop and manage a gut-renovation of a seven story townhouse, to be used as the private residence for a high-profile NYC developer. Custom designs included a monumental stone stair, walnut wood paneling, mouldings, and doors, nine unique bathrooms, two Siematic kitchens, a barrel-vaulted hammam with custom Sicis mosaics, sauna, gym, and multiple outdoor terraces.
Sagaponack Residence [sagaponack, ny] • 6,000 sq ft
Developed and implemented the FF&E design of a newly constructed vacation home (third project working with this particular client). FF&E included custom furniture, cabinetry, one-of-a-kind lighting and artwork installations, artwork, and accessories.

Oct 2011 - Apr 2017
 

Deakins Design Group, Brooklyn, NY, US, Principal / Interior Designer

Duties on all projects:
Principal designer, project manager.

Selected Projects:
Hamptons Residence [watermill, ny ] • 8,500 sq ft
Developed and implemented the design of a weekend retreat for a young family. Found the common ground between the distinct tastes of the husband and wife: clean lines, simple details, and rich materials. Designed all bathrooms and kitchen. Selected all furnishings, fabrics, finishes, lighting, artwork, and accessories.
Naples Residence [naples, fl] • 8,500 sq ft
Developed and implemented the design of a four-bedroom, custom-built estate. The couple wanted a transitional and eclectic design with a strong Asian influence in all architectural and interior details. Designed all interior elements and finishes, down to each piece of cabinetry hardware. Sourced all FF&E. Oversaw the design and selection of exterior details and cladding materials for the house, lanai, and pool. Served as the project coordinator between the general contractor, lighting/AV team, and clients.

Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
 

Thom Filicia Inc., Interior Designer

Duties on all projects:
Created and maintained all drawing sets, schedules, budgets, and correspondence. Oversaw project management and installations.

Selected Projects:
Adirondack Residence [upper saranac lake, ny] • 8,500 sq ft
Co-led conceptual design development of six-bedroom mountain vacation home for a high-profile couple. Worked closely with prominent architecture firm, Shope Reno & Wharton, and the preeminent local estate builder, Adirondack Classic Designs. Created multiple paneling designs throughout the house. Co-led all client presentations and shopping trips.
Assisted with the selection of all furniture, fabrics, finishes, lighting, plumbing, and hardware.
Savant Flagship Showroom [ny,ny] • $1M overall budget • 3,000 sq ft
Co-led conceptual design development of the flagship showroom and fully-operational condo for the Apple-based home automation system, Savant. Collaborated with Savant, furniture vendors, and contractors to create custom pieces of furniture and interior design details that implement and display the system's components and capabilities. Assisted with selection of all furniture, fabrics, finishes, lighting, plumbing, hardware, artwork, and accessories. Assisted on photo shoot and styling.
The View Green Room & VIP Dressing Rooms [ny, ny] • $50,000 overall budget • 600 sq ft
Project lead on conceptual design development of a six-week makeover for ABC's The View green room and six VIP dressing rooms. Worked closely with the ABC advertising department to integrate corporate sponsors into the design. Selected furniture, fabrics, finishes, lighting, plumbing, hardware, and accessories. Assisted on documentary film shoot.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
 

James Bodnar Architect, Assistant Designer

Assistant to the Lead Architect. Assisted in all phases of (5) different residential projects, including two in historical landmark buildings. Drew floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and composed all design schedules. Assisted Lead Architect and Interior Designers on site and in presentations.

May 2007 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), AAS in Interior Design

Graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.92 GPA)

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
 

University of Miami, Bachelors, Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Music, Theatre

Recipient of the Jerry Herman Theatre Award, 2004

Sep 2000 - May 2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

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