Arika Jacobs

Arika Jacobs

Los Angeles, CA, US



A top-­performing Interior Designer seeks to bring expertise in merchandising, space planning, and design in pursuit of an interior design position. Able to prioritize effectively, ensuring timely project completion within a team environment. Knowledgeable in sustainable design techniques, applications, and construction codes.Thrive in fast paced design oriented environments. Highly accomplished in consultative selling and ability to build and maintain relationships.


Bold New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

  Prepared schematic plans, floor plans, elevations and details via Autocad and Revit
 Created conceptual designs
 Interpreted the goals of the project into appropriate design.
 Inspected existing conditions of facilities to determine possible architectural problems.
 Determined architectural preferences based on purpose, function, and budget
 Selection of finish materials, colors and products.
 Produced Furniture Specifications and Purchase Orders
 Planned budgets, make estimates, and negotiate final sale agreement with client.

Sep 2009 - Aug 2012

Home Essentials, Hong Kong, HK, Assistant Vice President of Interior Design

 Merchandizing for promotional events, window designs and internal display for Home Essentials Furniture Store
 Produced floor plans and elevations
 Created modern designs for residential, commercial, retail and hospitality projects in Hong Kong, London, Dubai and India. Design elements include bathrooms and kitchen (sanitary items, cabinets, flooring), rugs, couches, curtains, desks, beds, dressers, wardrobes, chairs, lighting, and other smaller decorative items.
 Rendered design ideas in the form of paste-­‐ups (Sketchup, Illustrator, Photoshop) and drawings.
 Traveled to China and worked one on one with the factories purchasing sanitary items, furniture, and flooring.
 Created FF and E mood and presentation boards for clients.

Nov 2007 - May 2009

Production Designer / Set Decorator, Los Angeles, CA, US, Production Designer / Set Decorator

 Planned, designed and furnished interior/exterior environments of residential, commercial and hospitality sets
 Custom designed furniture for sets.
 Created fabric, paint, wallpaper, carpet, tile, marble, and building material palettes for clients.
 Advised client (production companies, producers) on interior design factors.
 Rendered design ideas in the form of paste-­‐ups and drawings.
 Estimated material requirements and costs and presented design to client for approval.
 Researched interior design trends to keep all set designs relevant.

Nov 2003 - Oct 2007


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, Sustainable Interior Design

Sep 2010 - May 2012

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Production Design

Sep 1999 - May 2003

Areas of Specialization