Alma Rodriguez

Alma Rodriguez

Greenacres City, FL, US



I have experience in many aspects of the design industry. I have enjoyed all my positions in the working field as well as the experience I have gained. I also have several years of experience being involved with designing interiors for the hospitality industry. I have become proficient in preparing design presentations, reading plans/elevations, making FF selections and sourcing materials for design needs. I have completed my Bachelors Degree in Interior Design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

My positions have given me tremendous experience in interacting with many designers and representatives of the trade, as well as assisting an entire design team; it has given me a chance in being a good team player, which I find extremely important in a Design field. I have a great passion for the Design industry and take pleasure in studying all aspects of design.

My goal is to be able to utilize and combine my work experience, while concurrently broadening my abilities. I am looking forward to new challenges and would like to articulate my ideas with a great staff of designers, and the ability to grow and learn with a dedicated design team. I would like to continue to further my education as a LEED certified designer in the future as well as reaching for a Master's degree in Urban Design and Development.



Freelance Interior Designer - Self Employeed, Coral Springs, FL, US, Design Consultant

• 3d Design Residential Clients & Commercial Clients.
• 3d Design & Drawing services for Interior Designers.
• In- house design consultation and concept development.
• Lighting Sales Consultant.

Nov 2009 - current

Sarah Z Designs, Aventura, FL, US, Design Coordinator

• Established a business plan for company developments to target high-end clientele.
• Marketing & Advertising to promote and brand design studio through social media and high end magazines.
• Design Development in participation of consultation with clients to establish project goals and objectives including design intent, floor plan layout and budgeting.
• Schematic design preparing boards for color schemes, selecting finishes and fixtures based on preliminary layouts; modifying existing designs and drawings based on clients/designer's request.
• Interfacing with clients, consultants and vendors to gather data communicate design requirements and proceed with coordination of design documents for construction. Which include specifications, sketches and 3d mock-up drawings of conceptual designs.
• Coordinate all purchasing for each project with the ability to identify requirements as needed; along with scheduling all deliveries and installation with confirmation of items in good condition and satisfactory of installation.
• Project Management with a collaborative leadership style, both internal and external as well as ensures high-quality design.
• Bookkeeping Managing company's A/R, A/P, PO's and all project cost.
• Attend business network events of all trades to build and cultivate relationships.

Nov 2012 - Apr 2014

Designer’s Specialty Millwork, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Project Coordinator

• Worked with General Contractors and Project Managers on project production.
• Handled organization and distribution of requested material submittals.
• Reviewed drawing submittals and provided order changes.

Jun 2009 - Nov 2009

Bilkey Llinas Design, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US, Jr. Designer

• Net worked with various vendors and organizations to promote firm.
• Set presentation appointments with new and existing vendors for new products.
• Chose color schemes and selected furniture for projects.
• Created presentation boards of selected furniture and fabric for approval by client.
• Photographed presentations for documentation.
• Intense design for all bathroom fixtures.
• Assisted all designers on their projects for support.
• Writing and documenting in custom specification program.

Aug 1999 - Aug 2008


The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Space Planning
Architectural Drafting
Layout Design
Concept Development
FF&E Selections
Presentation Techniques
Specification Writing
Architectural Finish Selections

Sep 2004 - Jun 2011

Areas of Specialization