Amanda Danesi

Amanda Danesi

New York, NY, US



I am a trained Interior Designer with LEED Accreditation and over 12 years of experience in the industry.  Throughout my diverse career I have earned an acumen for Marketing and Business Development, which lends a sales driven and forward thinking approach to Design.  I am a diligent and eager Designer with strong focus and Project Management skills.  With experience in Product Development, Lighting, Residential, Corporate, and Hospitality, I am particularly interested in merging disciplines to create rich and innovative work.  


Phillip Jeffries, Fairfield, NJ, US, International Business Development Manager

In this position I leverage my design, sales, marketing, and organizational skills to create new business, enhance brand awareness, and grow our International network of sales.

• Responsible for design and production of International Exhibitions. Prominent installations include Decorex London, Maison Objet Paris, and "Pop Up Showroom" at Paris Deco Off.
• Responsible for the production and distribution for new product launch collateral to Sales Reps and Distributors in over 40 countries, three times per year.
• Designed innovative reports and sales dashboards
• Created and implemented new UK and Euro Price Structures
• Developed new ERP for UK Company setup in 2015
• Created Onboarding Manual for new Sales Reps, Employees, and Customers

Currently working on:
• Project Managing build out of new Chelsea Harbour Showroom
• Translation of marketing materials into 4 languages

• Increased International Contract sales by double-digit percentage growth in 2016
• Contributed to International sales growth by triple-digit percentage growth in 4 years

Apr 2012 - current

Yoma Textiles, Inc., New York, NY, US, Marketing Director and Assistant Textile Designer

• Assisted Design Director in development of Custom textiles
• Expertly sourced product from Domestic and European mills
• Interfaced with Interior Designers, verbal and in office meetings
• Oversaw production and distribution of samples and marketing materials including new product launches
• Designed and prototyped new concept for Sample Box - personally produced custom Sample Box on laser cutter
• Created graphics that Yoma Textiles presents as branding

May 2006 - Apr 2012

TWB Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Consultant and Website Designer

• Color and Material selection
• Freelance AutoCAD drawing
• Developed and implemented new company website

May 2006 - Mar 2012

Catherine Dunne Interiors, Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Interior Design Consultant

• Vendor sourcing and research
• FF&E Selection
• Oversaw installation of NYC projects

Jul 2008 - Jan 2012

Chandler Pierce Architect, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Consultant

• Creation of Custom branded textiles for workstations, wall upholstery, and drapery
• Color and Material selection
• Furniture procurement

• Marketing and branding for new furniture line
• Creation of shop drawings

• Edit and Maintain photo portfolio
• Update website

Apr 2009 - Nov 2011

Paul Segal Associates, New York, NY, US, Intern

• Material selection
• CAD Drawings
• Resource librarian

May 2007 - Sep 2007


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

BFA Interior Design

• Interest in prototype, model making, laser cutting
• Focus on signage and informational graphics
• Development of light fixtures through Designtex-sponsored Architecture/Interior Design studio
• Marked interest and understanding of Lighting concepts

Sep 2005 - May 2008

The George Washington University, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Began studies in General Sciences prior to transferring to Pratt Institute to complete Design degree.

Aug 2002 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization