Teresa Ortega

Teresa Ortega

Brooklyn, NY, US



Interior Designer

Sketch and Mixed-media Artist


Previous Organizations: AmeriCorps Member

- Tutored and mentored 6th, 7th and 8th graders in accordance with a developing reading program for struggling urban students.

- Managed and operated after-school programs.

- Managed and organized fundraisers


Jolie Ho Interior Design, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Design Assistant


- Utilized Adobe Photoshop for design development of hospitality renderings
- Developed AutoCAD elevations and plans
- Prepared design presentations for client proposals

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013

Sears Roebuck & Co., Orange, CA, US, Cashier & Sales Representative

- Greeted and assisted customers with information, purchases, and exchanges
- Opened and closed total sales, cash register
- Trained new employees
- Customer service
- Maintained and restocked inventory

Sep 2005 - Jan 2013


The Art Institute of California - Orange County, Orange, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

A Campus of Argosy University
CIDA Accredited Program

Mar 2010 - Mar 2013

Santiago Canyon College, Orange, CA, US, Associates of Arts Degree

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


Best in Show, Graduate Portfolio Review (Winter 2013), Award

My display, one of 10 designated for an award, was selected from over 120 works of creative art program graduates presented at the school’s quarterly Portfolio Review at Orange County on Wednesday, March 20. The Portfolio Review, which serves as a canvas for graduating students to showcase their work, drew hundreds of family members, faculty, employers and industry professionals.


AmeriCorps "Hawk Scholarship Award" for Education, Scholarship


Excellence Award for Fall Footwear Sales Contest, Award


AmeriCorps "Outstanding performance, dedication, and lasting contribution to the program", Award


AmeriCorps "Junior Hawk of the Town Award", Award


AmeriCorps "Junior Hawk of the Town Award", Award