Ana a

Ana a

San Jose, CA, US



Hello, my name is Ana and I am an Architectural Interior Designer (a member of the American Society of Interior Designers-ASID) who graduated from the Interior Design program at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco. As a Designer, I designed, chose materials and supervised all aspects of the renovation/design process. As a Kitchen/Bath Design Sales Specialist i employ my Interior Design and product knowledge to create Kitchen and Bath designs with products available through Lowe's. As a Stager/Interior Design Consultant, I provide in-home Design Consultation and detailed Staging/Interior Design Analysis Report and expedite home improvement projects. As an Interior Designer in Marmara Development Group and Hafco & Harouni Architects, I collaborated with Structural and Civil Engineers on projects, designed and re-designed luxury Residential as well as Commercial spaces and initiated Revit and CAD intermix in modeling and design of projects. As a Sales Design Consultant at Living Spaces I consulted with clients at the store and designed spaces using furnishings available based on dimensions and floor plans. As an Office Manager/Designer, at Plato Construction, I interfaced with clients/contractors, designed small rooms and handled administrative duties. As an Interior Sales Designer at Closet World, I consulted clients at their home following a lead, measured and designed for different rooms of the home, including offices and closets, and did presentation of design, price and product choices. As a Sales Associate with Expo Design Center, I assisted clients with design ideas through my strong product knowledge which included making the best product selection for the scope of their project. In addition, I have experience in choosing materials and finishes.


I have completed projects mostly using AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, Sketch Up, and Photoshop/Illustrator.



Private Property, Designer/private contract renovation of a Personal Residence

• Selected materials, colors and textures for: floors, lighting, cabinets, paint, closets and all other details
• Designing the interior layout of the house, ordering removal of walls, expanding bathrooms and kitchen
• Supervising the Contractor/Subcontractors, confirming the layout was properly done per design
• Landscape Design including designing layout and selecting plants
• Staging

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015

Lowe's Home Improvement, Kitchen/Bath Cabinet Design Sales Specialist

• Served as the store expert in cabinets by providing detailed product information to both customers and peers, promoting and recommending products, plans, or installation services that match customer needs
• Created design options with lighting, flooring, cabinets, appliances and paint for customers
• Generated leads, conducted sales activities, built relationships with customers, coordinated successful completion of projects and orders.
• Performed order management duties such as entering new orders for customers, reaching out to vendors on special orders, tracking and fulfilling orders, and resolving issues

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Ambiance Design & Staging, Stager/Interior Design Consultant

• Provided In-Home Design Consultation and detailed Staging Analysis Report
• Expedited projects through harmonious management, organizing, and rearranging of furnishings
• Facilitated with home improvement needs – painting, new flooring, light fixtures

Jul 2013 - Jan 2014

Marmara Development Group/Hafco and Harouni Architects, Designer

• Collaborated with Structural and Civil Engineers on projects
• Designed and Re-designed luxury Residential Spaces
• Initiated Revit and CAD intermix in modeling and design of projects

Jul 2012 - Jan 2013

Living Spaces, Sales Design Consultant

• Interacted with clients at the store and designed spaces using furnishings available
• Active in selling in 2 departments in the store (Special Order and Upholstery)

Jan 2012 - Jul 2012

Plato Construction, Office Manager/Designer

• Collaborated with clients and contractors to go over details of projects
• Expedited design of kitchens, flooring, and bathrooms for apartment building complexes
• Handled administrative duties

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012

Closet World, Interior Sales Designer

• Consulted clients at their homes after a lead given by company
• Designed for different areas of the home (closets, cabinetry, garage, offices)
• Presented Product choices along with pricing

Jul 2010 - Nov 2010

EXPO Design Center, Product Sales Associate

• Assisted clients and Designers on choosing materials and finish selections for kitchen, bath and decor
• Interfaced with managers on pricing, availability, and special orders
• Handled purchases, returns and exchanges, and enforced store policies

Jan 2007 - Mar 2009


The Art Institute of California–San Francisco, Bachelors, Interior Design

Apr 2007 - May 2010

Areas of Specialization