Sarah Finkelstein

Sarah Finkelstein

Hoboken, NJ, US



A graduate from The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Sarah received her Bachelors degree in Interior design in 2012. After her acceptance of the Academic Achievement Award in interior design, Sarah decided to leave the city of Philadelphia for New York City. Sarah is now working in the commercial side of interior design managing, designing, and updating offices around the country for Arch Insurance Group.

Sarah's style has been described as sophisticated, edgy and modern with a quirky twist. Her favorite designs always entail a beautiful mix of modern patterns and prints with a vintage line. In 2012 Sarah took her love for interiors and started the blog Color Me Quirky. The blog has since been featured on West Elm’s blog Front & Main and the online magazine Delighted.

While Sarah’s design sense continues to flourish, she happily takes on freelance projects of various sizes. To contact Sarah for legitimate job opportunities please feel free to email her at



Arch Insurance Group, Jersey City, NJ, US, Junior Designer

Executed design concepts in Google Sketchup to show executives different options for projects.
Coordinated with various vendors in a project manager position.
Worked with other team members to create a beautiful, yet functional, work atmosphere for the client.

Sep 2012 - current

Tinto/Village Whiskey, Philadelphia, PA, US, Hostess

Learned crucial interpersonal skills while addressing customers needs and requests
Grasped a firm knowledge of time management skills

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012

Susan Leis, Designs, Gladwyne, PA, US, Intern

Developed my knowledge of furniture design and development through hands-on work
Learned what goes in to different aesthetic aspects of main stream design
Polished my Microsoft Excel and organization skills

Dec 2011 - Mar 2012

J. Crew, Philadelphia, PA, US, Sales Associate/Cashier

Helped customers find products in the store that best suited their needs
Handled money and developed interpersonal skills in the cashier position
Created looks for the customer

Mar 2010 - Dec 2011


The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2009 - current


Deans List, Award

All semesters at The Art Institute of Philadelphia I received Deans List


Outstanding Achievement Award in Interior Design, 1st Place

The outstanding Achievement award is given to one student during the graduation ceremony


Best of Quarter for Retail Design, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization