Francesca Martin

Francesca Martin

San Francisco, CA, US



A classically trained multidisciplinary designer with strong technical skills from design development & documentation to project management and fabrication coordination. 

Through the lens of an artist and with a collaborative spirit, I am committed to creating potent design concepts that lead to meaningful results. 

Languages: English & Italian
Holds both US & EU Citizenship

Proficient in:
MAC & PC platforms, PowerCAD, AutoCAD 2011, REVIT training in progress, Sketchup & SU Podium, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Excel, freehand sketching for ideation & presentation


Lewin Wertheimer Architect, Venice, CA, US, Designer & Project Manager

+ conduct initial site visits- client meetings, as-built information documentation
+ preparation of presentation materials, concept renderings, schematic & design development packages
+ assisting in surface material selection & specifications
+ preparation of preliminary estimate, bid set, outline specifications
+ generating construction documents
+ interfacing with architect/client/contractors/consultants
+ jobsite detail coordination with contractors

Apr 2012 - current

Studio Alvarez, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer & Project Manager

+ interface with architect/client/fabricator
+ packaging design collaboration
+ strategic planning in working with tight deadlines
+ as-built information documentation
+ responsible for Schematic & Design Development project phases
+ 3D model building & rendering
+ preparation of presentation package


Jan 2010 - May 2011

Istituto Marymount, Rome, Italy , Art Program Administrator & Instructor

+ designed and implemented the school's elementary school art program
+ instructed children’s art curriculum (grades 1-4, 250 students)
+ selected faculty member to represent school in Beziers, France & Los Angeles, CA annual meetings

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Anthropologie, Los Angeles, CA, US, Visual Display Coordinator

+ Visual Display Coordinator to Beverly Hills/Santa Monica/The Grove/Pasadena
+ responsible for the design and execution of all in-store window and salesfloor display and merchandising

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Interior Architecture

Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Fine Art & Art History

Aug 2001 - Dec 2004


IIDA Student Design Competition- People's Choice Award, Award

- held at Otis School of Design
- judged by professional practitioners
- participation of at least 25 students representing various design schools


ASID Student Chapter Award Winner in the category of Media & Communications, Award


Director's Award of Distinction- Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Award


Areas of Specialization