Katherine Lee

Katherine Lee

New York, NY, US



To apply my artistic experiences where I can work with a creative and dynamic team in developing bold color and material palettes, and to continue to expand my knowledge about color and fabric


Phipps & Co., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

- Assisted Project Managers and developed intricate and accurate project matrices (take-offs) and all item specification lists (+50 items including finishes, furniture, and fixtures- apartments, condominiums, and hotels)
- Communicated with CEO on a daily basis to discuss projects and to receive quotation mark-ups & regularly communicated with the China office (via email/ phone) to advise project specifications
- Completed and calculated (no profit & with profit) quotations: mark-ups/ margins, purchase invoices, and profit details
- Supervised two clients' projects, (1) Stone client: managed various deadlines per week, offered options between granite & quartz countertops/ backsplash, sent out quotations and final purchase invoices (including five items, $80,000), (2) Hotel developer: $1.5 million project (including 20 items), collaborated with architect and provided all interior finishes, furniture, and fixtures
- Managed and revamped materials library (consisting of accessories, hardware, stone, tile, vinyl, wood) & requested for project samples from the China office/ vendors

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

Carnegie Fabrics Creative, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

- Worked with Xorel Design Team and created names for latest Xorel collection print styles
- Developed presentation renderings, using Photoshop (hospitality, health care, retail)
- Prepared InDesign presentation boards and iPad presentation layouts
- Created color palettes of Xorel styles and organized test samples into color schemes for final selection
- Worked with Textile Design Team to create material palettes & complementary textile palettes, concentrating on color and pattern, for promotional tactics
- Communicated with Executive Vise President (Creative) & Designers to create inspiration, trend, Pinterest presentations to be sent out to clients
- Developed concept artwork for new (healthcare) textile with Designers using Illustrator

Nov 2013 - Sep 2014

The Gap Inc., New York, NY, US, Freelance, Administrative Support Assistant in Design & Production

- Support Gap Body & Kids/Baby Production Teams, by organizing samples daily and updating PLM by requesting fabric from our global partners
- Coordinate with Gap Body Design Team, by revising seasonal color schemes using Illustrator and preparing InDesign presentations for merchants
- Assist in updating PLM with all marketing features for Gap Body styles (+50 styles), inclusive of creating key templates

Aug 2013 - Sep 2014

The Gap Inc., New York, NY, US, Fabric Research & Development Intern

- Worked with Fabric Research & Development Department (Trim, Knits, and Wovens)
- Developed new season concept boards (Finding inspirational pictures and new trim and fabric)
- Assisted in finding specific types of trim and fabric to provide for designers' needs and requests
- Attended vendor meetings and assisted in choosing new innovative samples
- Organized and created new sourcing libraries for all three departments

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Joyce D. Silverman Interiors, Brooklyn, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

- Researched and selected finishes and furniture for interior specifications, while working closely with principal, consultants, and various vendors
- Aided interior designers with drafting and assembling, proposals and presentation materials
- Attended project site meetings to confirm measurements of clients' homes
- Developed custom furniture designs with clients to meet their specifications
- Coordinated the materials and recourse libraries for the Interiors Department

May 2011 - Jul 2011


Apr 2015 - current

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2009 - May 2013


New York Eleven Plus 2013 Exhibition - Albany & New York City Exhibitions, Nomination

Nominated to represent the School of Visual Arts Interior Design Program


Gap Inc. Farbric R&D Intern Award and Applause Recognition, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization