Lauren Schmidt

Lauren Schmidt

Los Angeles, CA, US



As a motivated and passionate Interior Designer, I have flawless capacity to find solutions to challenges, while always focusing on the aesthetics and functionality of each project.



Self Employed Interior Designer, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Designer

Create 3D models on SketchUp + Vray render, being responsible for the design and finish specifications.
Also responsible for estimates and other duties of all needed stages for a complete interior design planning.

Nov 2007 - current

Gilmore Design Studio, Santa Monica, CA, US, Interior Designer

Drafted dimensioned floor plans, as built documents and shop drawings for custom furniture.
Assisted Principal with designing high-end residential interior projects: selected fabrics, surface materials,
furniture and developed schemes and color palettes for client presentations.
Obtained vendor quotes, purchased and assisted Principal on installations at multiple projects.
Styled photo-shoots of interior spaces for company website and magazine publications.

Apr 2014 - Oct 2014

Elan Designs, Los Angeles, CA, US, Contract Jr. Interior Designer

Responsible for concept visuals and design development for several projects.
Assisted and executed site measurements, as built and construction drawings.
Created compile for FF&E and presentation boards for clients.

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Skylight Gardens, Los Angeles, Event Coordinator - Decorator

Drafted furniture plans on AutoCAD and styled rooms for private events.
Developed estimates, presentation boards and special menus for clients according to their personal taste.

Mar 2012 - Dec 2013

Teresinha Nigri Basiches, São Paulo, BR, Interior Designer

Worked on the creative processes of high-end residential projects, focusing on space planning, elevations,
sections and construction documents.
Designed and managed fabrication and installation of custom cabinetry, light fixtures, paint and wall
treatments, carpeting and area rugs, furniture, bedding and window treatments.
Assisted on finish specifications such as flooring, window and wall treatments, light and plumbing fixtures.
Created, reviewed and updated high level estimates working closely with Senior Designer and Principal,
clients and vendors thoughout all the stages of each project.

Feb 2008 - Dec 2011

Daniela Romano, São Paulo, BR, Jr. Interior Designer

Developed primary inventory work.
Made all kinds of technical drawings, regarding to interior design planning.
Partial management over remodeling and measurements.
Done all the negotiations between stores and clients.

Jun 2007 - Feb 2008


UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Master of Interior Architecture

Jan 2012 - current

Centro Universitario Belas Artes, São Paulo, BR, BArch, Interior Design Program

Feb 2005 - Dec 2008

Areas of Specialization