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Martina Meckael

Martina Meckael

Laguna Niguel, CA, US

 

About 

I am a Southern California based Interior Designer with 10 years of experience in both residential and hospitality projects. Over the past few years I have developed an interest in details and construction. This passion has beed fueled by working on projects that generally start as a gut renovation and finish off with fine details such as bedding stitching. I have participated in all levels of design process from 3D modeling to on site supervision over the years and really enjoy the entire process. I am currently working for myself but I am looking for a fast paced environment where I can be of an asset. 

Employment 

Martina Meckael Design, Laguna Niguel, CA, US, Owner/ Interior Designer

Owner / Designer and Project Manager focusing on residential projects. Projects range from 180 sq ft Guest Bedroom renovation in Southern California to 2,000 sq ft single family brownstone gut renovation in Brooklyn, NY . Tasks range from initial site walk throughs and project kick off meetings with clients, to sourcing FF&E and on site project management.

Jan 2017 - current
 

Stephens Design Group, Inc., New York, NY, US, Lead Designer- Project Manager

•Planned and designed interiors of high-end residential and large scale hospitality projects
•Developed interior design concepts for projects
•Conducted in-depth site surveys
•Assisted in interior architectural plan development working in AutoCAD & Sketch Up
•Designed custom furniture and cabinetry based on clients’ needs and existing spatial conditions
•Developed schematic, design development & construction drawings sets
•Distributed and followed up on pricing sets to contractors
•Conducted daily site visits to construction sites
•Material and furnishing shopping with clients
•Directly interacted with clients

Dec 2010 - Jul 2016
 

Consolidated Design Studios, New York, NY, US, Lead Designer- Project Manager

•Planned and designed interiors of high-end residential projects
•Developed interior design / furniture concepts
•Conducted in-depth site surveys
•Assisted in interior architectural plan development working in AutoCAD & Sketch Up
•Developed schematic layouts for the finish floor plans, electrical and lighting floor plans
•Developed design development layouts
•Developed construction drawing sets
•Designed custom furniture and cabinetry based on clients’ needs and existing spatial conditions
•Conducted site supervision during demo, construction and installation

Mar 2012 - May 2013
 

Ambienti Italia, New York, NY, US, Freelance Deesigner

•Designed custom kitchens, furniture, walk-in closets and interior doors
•Worked with architects, construction companies & developers along with other trades such as electrical & plumbing
•Handled and followed up on shop drawings, and attended meetings

May 2006 - Dec 2010
 

The New School, New York, NY, US, Faculty

•Developing semester and daily class plans
•Compiling and presenting class Lectures on various design topics
•Performing daily desk critiques and end of the semester reviews
•Guide and support students both conceptually and technically
•Organizing and leading trips to museums, galleries and site visits

Jul 2007 - Oct 2010
 

FB International, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer

•Generated technical drawings and 3D renderings for production of tradeshow/exhibition spaces based on bid requirements
•Initiated projects hands on from concept to construction
•Designed artwork for fabric, carpet and vinyl applications
•Micromanaged project development to meet deadlines
•98 percentile of the clientele consist of foreign government agencies
•Successfully completed award winning design concepts for trade shows :
AIA 2009, ICFF 2009/2010, Monaco Boat Show 2009, GreenBuilt 2010

Jan 2009 - May 2010
 

Clinchdesign, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

•Advised on the design of commercial, religious, residential spaces and innovative products
•Generated technical drawings and 3D models for client presentations
•Micromanaged project development
•Handled furniture purchases and supervised furniture installations
•Managed company advertising and created artwork for print and web marketing materials
•Handled daily office operations without supervision

May 2007 - Jan 2009
 

Education 

The New School, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Oct 2004 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills