Maria Jose Garcia

Maria Jose Garcia

New York, NY, US



AAS Interior Design Parsons The New School for Design, New York, 2011

BA Interior Design Duoc UC, Santiago, Chile, 2007
BA Advertising and Social Communication, UDP, Santiago, Chile 2003

My focus is in interiors, but I also have a background in advertising that allows me to take a graphical perspective and work in several aspects of the design process. I’ve worked and interned in high-end residential and commercial interior design firms in Sydney, San Francisco, and New York.  My objective is to create a final product that is interesting, beautiful and functional. I do not feel constrained to either modern or classical styles. Instead I try to combine elements to express a unique personality that reflects the needs of my clients. I am attracted to patterns, textiles, particularly native designs. I am sometimes inspired by the smallest and most trifle objects. I currently live in Brooklyn.


Guillermo Bert Studio, Los Angeles, Assistant Designer - Freelance

Assist on the design of hand-woven, large-scale tapestries that combine contemporary bar codes, indigenous design methods, the stories of native peoples.

Mar 2015 - current

Stone Work Construction, New York, NY, US, Cad Designer

- Shop/Architectural Drawings
- Commercial
- Restaurants
- Residential

Aug 2012 - Dec 2014

Assouline Publishings, New York, NY, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

• Assist in designing and re designing book stores in the
US and Europe
• Assist with Auto Cad and Sketch Up drawings
• Design Furniture and Exhibit Design for stores
• Material and furniture research

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

GRADE New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Summer Intern

• Site visits
• Assist Senior Architects with Auto Cad drawings
• Material and furniture research
• Material library update
• Execute purchase orders

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Vitra, Santiago, Chile, Designer

• Facilitated information between client and customers
• Developed design strategies and planning placement of Vitra
furniture in workplace, commercial and residential projects
• Coordinated budgeting (tracking expenses and sales)
• Developed and executed graphic design for advertisement in design

Aug 2007 - Jun 2008

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Assist junior and senior designers on project presentations
• Liaison with material manufacturers to prepare material palette
• Material Boards for presentation
• Hand Sketches and renderings
• Conduct material research and help execute details
• Modeling

Jan 2007 - Mar 2007

KW Interiors, Sydney, AU, Intern

• AutoCAD Drawings
• Assist Senior Designer with material board presentations
• Site visits
• Detailed notes on specifications
• Order custom made accessories

Jan 2006 - Mar 2006


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

Sep 2009 - May 2011

Duoc UC, Santiago, CL, Bachelors, Interior Design

Mar 2003 - Apr 2007

Areas of Specialization