Américo Blanco

Américo Blanco

Los Angeles, CA, US



I have a background in Architecture design, I am currently working as an Interior Designer for IKEA, where I am responsible for creating inspiring room sets and other medias throughout the store. I have also experience working in architectural projects, and graphic design.


IKEA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer Department

<Develop inspirational and functional home furnishing solutions based on specic design
criteria, creating unique room experiences throughout the store.
<Improve standard space planning schemes to ensure ecient customer ow circulation.
<Manage project executions from design development to implementation.
<Implement organizational standards for all project documentation within the team.

Jan 2011 - current

Bellezza Media Magazine, Graphic Designer Freelance

<Responsible in the design layout and editing of articles
<Helped to improve the overall graphic and presentation content, leading to an increment in sales,and advertising from companies
<Developed new ideas and graphic presentations for companies advertising in the magazine
<Established good communication with clients to ensure a better solution and presentation of their idea
<Entrusted with the completion of articles and layouts to ensure proper printing and timely distribution

Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

The Madfis Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Junior Architect

<Responsible for all phases of project planning and design from initial site visit to drafting
<Performed site analysis for better understanding of site conditions in relation to the project
<Established good communication with clients and capture their ideas for better solutions to the project
<Routed documents and drawings through municipalities for planning and zoning
<Responsible for completion of 3D images, 3D/physical models and Powerpoints for presentations
<Coordination and selection of materials and specifications with consultants and clients
<Responsible for organization and drafting of constructions documents
<Develop drawings from conceptual sketches

Aug 2007 - Mar 2009

Steel Components USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, 3D Modeler/Drafter

<Involved in a high-end residential homes project using Light Gauge Steel Framing
<Managed documents and coordinated mailings for all Residential project phases
<Responsible for completion of graphic presentations, 3d models, and plans using ArchiCAD

Nov 2006 - Apr 2007

3DCADCO, Miami, FL, US, 3D Modeler/Drafter

<Performed consulting drafting services for Interior Designer on high-end residential homes
<Responsible for completion of drawings and 3d perspectives of projects using ArchiCAD
<Responsible for communication and file exchanges with consultants

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006


Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Aug 2003 - May 2006


PARK(ing) Day Organization<Finalist, Nomination

Top Finalist for the design of the NEW PARking Day Organization Tshirt.


AIA Emerging Professionals Florida Cottage Design Competition<Finalist <Retractable Dwelling, Nomination

Top Ten Finalist
In collaboration with Alejandra Viana.


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