Sean Tao

Sean Tao

New York, NY, US



My work ranges from high end residential to hospitality. I start with concept/schematic design through FFE/material selection, contract documents and installation. I am a high energy communicator with the ability to coordinate with vendors and consultants (architect, lighting, MEP, kitchen, audio visual) on a daily basis. I touch base on all FFE/materials as well as custom designs to have a cohesive design aesthetic brand identity. I look at design through a holistic approach where all aspects (architecture, FFE, brand, lighting etc) come together as one finished product. I am an on-site construction/installation manager with quick reactions and problem solving abilities to keep the project continuing on a budget and scheduled timeline. I believe my experience is unique because I have worked on both interior architecture and FFE that allows a complete understanding while focusing on concept/brand.



Club Monaco, New York, NY, US, Global Store Designer

Aug 2012 - current

Tony Chi and Associates, New York, NY, US, Project Coordinator/Interior Design

Specialize in hospitality public areas-lobby, lounge, restaurants, bars
Research and developed concepts for design direction
Plan, design and furnish interior environments from concept through construction including design documentation
Coordinate all documentation with various consultants

Jun 2011 - May 2012

Thom Filicia Inc., New York, NY, US , Interior Design

Space planning and draft construction documentation for high end residential
Material and furniture selection/purchases, FF&E documentation
Coordination with client, architect, and contractor
Managed and coordinated purchase orders with vendors
Installed and styled interiors for photoshoots

Oct 2009 - Apr 2011

Rockwell Group, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect/Project Manager

Drafted and organized construction documentation Reviewed shop drawings
Custom designed flooring, furniture, wallcovering
Organized FF&E specifications
Created client presentations and material/image boards
W Hotel (Singapore, ~225,000 sqft), City Center (Las Vegas, NV), Xanadu (East Rutherford, NJ, ~1,000,000 sqft), Monterey Retail (Mexico, ~32,000 sq meters, budget: $10 Million), Disney Cruise Line (FL)

Aug 2007 - Jan 2009


The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Engineering

Aug 2003 - May 2007

Areas of Specialization