Melaney Crees

Melaney Crees

Los Angeles, CA, US



Melaney Crees
11518 Delano St. North Hollywood, CA 91606

Mobile: (818) 480-0233


2012-current Lead Interior Designer    Shook Kelley                                       Los Angeles, CA

  • Lead Interior Designer for 75000 sq.ft. adaptive reuse hospitality project for the J.M Smucker Co
  • FF&E specification and pricing
  • Develop Interior CD set including all interior elevations, floorplans, millwork, along with redlining and coordination between suppliers and vendors
  • Collaborate with Sr.Architectural Designer for conceptual development

2011-2012    Jr. Designer      RAPT Studio                                                         Culver City, CA

  • Set up CD's in REVIT
  • Visual Development using 3D MAX, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Design Test Fit's for TI work

2011   Designer           Pasadena Police Department-SWAT Division          Pasadena,CA                        

  • Custom graphic mural and logo for the SWAT team. An image of this can be found on my blog.

2011 Jan-June  Intern          Hirsch Bedner and Associates                 Santa Monica, CA                         

  • Assist with AutoCAD detailing
  • Complete presentation boards for design presentation

2010-present   Designer           Freelance 3d rendering                           

  • Construct 3d images utilizing 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, REVIT, and AutoCAD
  • Utilize existing plans including finish and elevation plans to construct realistic renderings for      print and advertisement

2005-2009   Sr.Designer    MCI Interior                                                                          Santa Clarita, CA

  • Plans and procures all projects (future and present) from inception to completion for company, research new products and materials
  • Create and implement all aspects of company marketing (mass media, social gatherings, private events)
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of company database, working within project budget parameters, payroll
  • AutoCAD and perspective presentations, space planning, elevations, renderings 
  • Develop and maintain product and material library
  • Establish relationships with industry professionals
  • Create and present company proposals

2006-2008  Consultant                  Castle Carpet Inc                                                          Chatsworth,CA

  • Worked as a design consultant on numerous TI’s
  • Developed flooring material selections to suit client needs
  • Established relationships with development and construction companies for Design/Build, Design-Bid-Build, and TI work
  • BOMA Member

Design Skills

  • AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, REVIT, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator


  • 2011 IIDA Student Calibre Competition
  • 2011 AIA Student 1:2 Competition


  • College of the Canyons - AA in Interior Design
  • Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, CA – BS in Interior Design


Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, Bachelors, Interior Design

Heavy Architectural Skill Set

Jul 2009 - Sep 2011

College of the Canyons, Interior Design

Jun 2007 - Jan 2009

Areas of Specialization