Dean Russell

Dean Russell

Los Angeles, CA, US




Felderman Keatinge + Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer │ Project Manager

• Responsible for project documentation and management from space planning through construction administration
• Maintain project budgets for construction and furniture installation
• Develop and refine custom furniture and lighting fixture designs

Jan 2011 - current

Gensler, Phoenix, AZ, US, Designer │ Job Captain

•Design team member from concept through move in on multiple high profile projects including consultant coordination and specification preparation
•Worked with clients, engineers, vendors, contractors, specification writers, and municipal agencies to meet overall project objectives
•Technical Committee Coordinator: responsible for instruction of design & delivery process training and best practice integration
•Polsinelli Shughart: Voted IIDA 2011 Pride Award Winner for Design Excellence

Aug 2007 - May 2010

Maricopa Community Colleges, Phoenix, AZ, US, Adjunct Faculty

• Space Planning (100 level): rewrote curriculum to better suit real-world application
• Lighting Design (300 level): revised curriculum to improve information retention rates

Sep 2007 - Mar 2009

Multistudio, Phoenix, AZ, US, Lead Interior Designer

• Oversaw interior design team through concept development and documentation, improving delivery standards, and managing work flow
• Coordinated documents and schedules with larger architectural and client team
• Developed new market sector practice (Hospitality) and coordinated with senior management to ensure maturation of interior design department within larger studio structure

Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

Light Group Industries, Southern California, Specification Representative

• Provided marketing and technical support to individual clients and served as liaison to A&D community for 20+ lighting manufacturers

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

Aref & Associates, El Segundo, CA, US, Interior Designer

• Developed innovative design concepts
• Ensure furniture specifications match architectural constraints
• Researched and reported on LEED requirements and feasibility for project implementation

Jun 2005 - Jan 2006


Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, Interior Design

B.S.D. in Interior Architecture

• Professional, five-year, FIDER accredited program in College of Architecture & Environmental Design
• Fifth Year Thesis work in Wayfinding Methodologies for Exhibition Environments
• Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Aug 1997 - May 2001


IIDA 2011 Pride Award Winner for Design Excellence, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization