Leslie May

Leslie May

Nashville, TN, US



professional experience
Intern, Interior Design Services, Inc. Nashville, TN February 2012-Present

Assist design staff with finish selection, develop presentation boards, renderings, floor plans, and 3D models. Pull material options and propose FF&E solutions for the design team. Maintain the design library in an organized and systematic fashion, coordinate with vendors to guarantee current and available inventory and pricing.

Freelance Designer, Nashville, TN September 2012-Present
Provide interior and graphic design services on a contract basis for a local firm. Developed and designed logo for the non-profit Undercover Project.

MAP Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2011-December 2011
Developed a redesign of a U.K.-based children’s library; acted as content editor of MAP004FLOODS, an architectural publication by MAP Architects; created exhibition design for the launch of an architectural publication in Male, Maldives.

Synergy Business Environments, Knoll Dealership in Nashville, TN Summer 2010
Created floor plans, developed design proposals, sourced FF&E, and supervised installations.

Color, an upscale home interior boutique in Nashville, TN June 2007-August 2010
Strategically developed website and logo, managed sales and customer service on sales floor, purchased product, designed and installed retail displays, created and processed purchase and sales orders in Quick Books Point of Sale.

B.Wilker and Company, residential interior design in Nashville, TN, January 2006
Assisted staff interior designers, performed field measurements, sketched floor plans and finishes for current projects.

Hope Lottery Scholarship, maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester
Architecture Construction and Engineering Mentor Scholarship, awarded to a high school students selected by the ACE mentor board
RJT+R, LLC Scholarship
University of Tennessee Parents Association International Scholarship, awarded to six students each semester who submit an essay about their goal to study abroad

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 2011
College of Architecture + Design, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark, Fall 2010
Interior Architecture Studio with Tina Mitgaard
Saint Cecilia Academy, Nashville, May 2006

software proficiency
AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino (basic), Google Sketch-Up, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, Microsoft Office including Word, Power point, and Excel, Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems

design skills
Interior Design, Graphic Design, Brand imaging and identity, Basic Furniture Design, Basic Lighting Design, Concept Development, Programming, FF&E, Green/LEED Design

English, native language
Spanish, intermediate
Danish, beginner

International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Associate Member
Dean’s Student Advisory Council Fall 2009
Kappa Delta Sorority Fall 2006 to Spring 2009
Campus Entertainment Board Spring 2008-Fall 2009



Aug 2006 - May 2011

Areas of Specialization