Samantha Aleo

Samantha Aleo

Farmington, NY, US



I recently graduated Syracuse University this spring with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Interior and Environmental Design and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises. I am ready and willing to enter interior design position in strong design based firms, any location in the country. I am from the upstate New York area, but am ready and willing to relocate to start a career. 

I have graduated college with fresh ideas and a strong motivation to get started and make a successful career for myself. My theoretical practice and willingness to work with and help others, as well as desire to learn new things, would make me a reliable and hard working candidate. I am more than willing to listen and share my own thoughts, ideas, and designs.

I have a strong passion to help others and create change in the world, through the aid of design. I believe that humanity can be helped and problems can be solved through design, for the world around us impacts the way we live, interact, and see one another as we progress and innovate for the future. Sustainability is a strong passion of mine, and an issue I wish to focus on as I further my career as a designer.


ALDO Group - Shoe Retailer, Victor, NY, US, Sales Associate

Working with customers to best fit their needs in finding the best fit and style they desire. Keeping the store clean and organized, as well as the back stock room, working with other employees and managers to create the best retail experience.

Sep 2012 - current

Independent Muralist, Farmington, NY, US, Painter

Painted a 10’x15’ mural on an interior wall that displayed an Italian landscape, exaggerating the panorama and beauty of a grape vineyard. 10'x25' mural on the exterior of a horse stable of a majestic wooded scene with a trail of horses. Small 1'x2' painting on a memorial bench of a scene overlooking a lake, mountains and trees in Washington state. Coordinated the color and style with the existing interior/exteriors, worked with light and harmonized color to create the most effective and beautiful images for the spaces.Took field measurements of the entire space, responsible for the budget, communicated first hand with the client about needs and objectives.

Jun 2010 - current

Syracuse University Bookstore, Syracuse, NY, US, Sales Floor and Display

In trade: maintained and straightened merchandise, created informative, eye catching displays. Assisted in customer service and register, organized and shelved books, used computer inventory programs efficiently. In receiving: sent and received shipping orders as well as packaged them efficiently and effectively, took inventory, labeled and organized books, and trained others in similar tasks.

Sep 2010 - May 2012

Habitat for Humanity, Syracuse, NY, US, Volunteer

Lead a group of 7 students on a trip to Americus, Georgia for a week to
volunteer in taking part of home design and building processes. Knowledge of assembly, tools, and materials put me in charge of projects such as carpet and tile installation, and the assembly of a small shed in the back yard of the house. Was in charge of expenses for the Syracuse Student group.

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011

Target, Victor, NY, US, Sales Associate

Worked with store team leads and managers to organize and display merchandise for the sales floor. Responsible for special tasks that include reorganization of departments, assisting customers throughout the store, maintaining cleanliness and order. Worked the jewelry and watch sales and repair counter, changing batteries, watch bands, cleaning items, fixing broken chains, removing links. Trained new employees on small tasks, register and fitting room experience.

May 2006 - Aug 2010


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior and Environmental Design

Sep 2008 - May 2012

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