Laura Panebianco

Laura Panebianco

New York, NY, US



I recently completed a Master of Interior Design at Pratt Institute, and I am seeking to transition into the professional world by working at a firm where I have the opportunity to grow and improve as a designer while contributing my talents and energy to a great team. 

I have had the opportunity to work for several firms throughout my student career, but I most enjoyed my summer internship at Matteo Thun and Partners in Milan. For three months I worked in the interior design department and collaborated with the architects, graphic designers and product designers to complete several important client presentations. I was happy to have a lot of responsibility from the start, where I was able to design floorplans, choose material palates, create mood boards and edit presentations. Furthermore, I had a key role in the first stages of a book that will be published about Mr. Thun's career. Along with the director of public relations, I was able to brainstorm ideas and content for the book, as well as meet with the editors of the project.

During my final year at Pratt I chose an unconventional option for thesis and enrolled in the Exhibition Design Intensive. This program provides a select group of students with the opportunity to work on a series of projects that are fully designed and realized within the course of the year. I was very quickly immersed in the challenges of team work, budget management and client interactions. In most cases the team was also heavily involved in the fabrication process. I took innumerable lessons from having to work professionally and represent no only myself and the team but Pratt Institute as well. Some of this year's clients included George Nakashima, Ricoh, HBF and the Long Island Children's Museum.



Pratt Institute, Materials Library Graduate Assistanship

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Matteo Thun & Partners, Interior Design Intern

-Space planning for projects including a boutique hotel and restaurant.
-Completed concept presentations with the head Stylist.
-Material palate selection for interior design projects.
-Led an archiving collection of Matteo Thun’s watercolor sketches to be published in a monogram.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

IDC International Design Concepts, Interior Design Intern

-Material palates for boutique hotel in the Caribbean.
-Organized sample library on a daily basis, and regularly attended vendor presentations.
-Created Photoshop presentations for clients.

Jan 2008 - Jul 2008

The Parker Company, Project Coordinator, Hospitality Procurement

-Managed specifications in online database and sent items out for bidding and pricing.
-Managed specification books, budgets and purchase orders.
-Performed follow-up for all items ordered including freight and delivery to the site.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2007


Pratt Institute, Masters, Interior Design

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

Wellesley College, Bachelors, Architecture History, Economics

Aug 2003 - Jun 2007

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