Melanie Nicholson

Melanie Nicholson

Newtown Square, PA, US



My name is Melanie Nicholson and I am currently an Interior Design graduate from Philadelphia University.  I am interested in a full time position being offered by a commericial or residential firm located in the New York City area. 

My schooling and professional experiences are two key elements throughout my life that have taught me how to be a sucessful Interior Designer.  Philadelphia University's Interior Design program shaped me into a motivated, hardworking individual.  I am experienced in a number of computer software programs such as, AutoCad, Photoshop, Sketchup, 3d Max and Revit.  Philadelphia University also taught me that teamwork plays a large role in any design environment. 

The position with Interior Options introduced me to the business of Interior Design and allowed me to work with other designers in the field. My hardworking abilities brought me far in this job and I am pleased with the amount of information I have learned so far.

I believe that my knowledge and skills in design would be an asset to any hiring company.  I am pleased that I was able to share with you my interest in working for a commercial or residential design firm.  I look forword to hearing from you.




Interior Options, Philadelphia, PA, US, Interior Designer

* Worked on several residential & commercial projects with principal of firm
* Completed proposals, purchase orders, invoices & AutoCad drawings for each project
* Met with numerous reps to discuss pricing, usage, style & color of new products on the market
* Made presentation boards for the client for each project
* Selected materials, furniture, lighting & equipment for each project
* In charge of opening and closing the office each day- Monday through Friday

Jan 2012 - current

Nicholson's Kitchens & Baths, Newtown Square, PA, US, Design / Construction Assistant

*Assited on site with owner to review potential remodels for client's kitchen or bath
*Helped clients select materials
* Gained extensive experience in the construction of kitchens and baths

Apr 2007 - Apr 2010


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design Studies-

*Materials Class *Business Class
*3d Modeling Class * AutoCad Class
* Lighting Class * Photoshop Class
* Tech Class-3 Classes
* Hand Drawing Class
* Wood Modeling Class
* Design Studio Class
* Presentation Class

Aug 2008 - May 2010


Runner up for Restaurant Charette Design, Nomination

Nominated by Interior Design faculty to participate in and represent Philadelphia University in the KlingStubbins Design Competition. Gained effective charette skills and sucessfully completed the design competitions my junior and senior year of college.


Four projects chose to be archived, Nomination

Four design projects were chosen to be archived at Philadelphia University for CIDA Accreditation and Open House Exhibits

* Hawaiian Restaurant- 2008
* Townhouse- 2008
* Credit Union- 2009
* Art Museum (Thesis)- 2010


Areas of Specialization