Yakira Valerio

Yakira Valerio

Miami, FL, US



Alumni from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in interior design. Currently working in the Italian kitchen and bath market and interested in expanding with an interior architecture company.



Decor Cucine, Hallandale Beach, FL, US, Lead designer

Meet with clients to discuss materials, design solutions and site documentation. Produce design renderings and presentations with 3Cad Evolution. Finalize the sale by calculating estimates, sending orders and supervising installation.

May 2013 - current

Rabih Hage Ltd., London, UK, Assitant Interior Designer

Residential and commercial design firm based in London, UK. The position requires interior design assistance and FF&E specifications for the current projects. Completed concept boards, furniture/fabric search and specifications. Chose sanitary and kitchen appliances for current projects. Produced AutoCad drawings of cabinets, elevations and furniture layouts.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

"Man Caves" Leopard Films for DIY Network, New York, NY, US, Junior Design Internship

Assisted on design decisions and selecting FF & E for all projects during the internship. Office days consisted of trade-out calls with vendors, managing the merchandise schedule and entering all finance paperwork for the design team. The position required to be on set for all recording days and assist on building and managing projects within the design.

Sep 2012 - Nov 2012

Jones/Ginzel, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Conceptualized ideas for current/future projects by making site visits and experimentation. Produced architectural renderings using Adobe Suite to propose new projects, and created research documents for future projects. Produced PowerPoint Presentation (including works of artist, architects and designers) for the college course 'Advanced Spatial Concept' at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Design and Architecture Senior High, Miami, FL, US, High School, Architecture

Aug 2004 - Jun 2008

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