Lauren Cusack

Lauren Cusack

New York, NY, US



My passion is designing spaces. I am completely captivated by the seductive, poetic and unexpected design of interiors.  A myriad of different design experiences from brownstone renovations to commercial lobbies  have sharpened my research and space planning skills while honing in on my preferences and design aesthetic. I love art, design, styling and New York City.


Decor Aid, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

. Formulated and develop project plan, budget, timeline and schedule of Client's space.
. Work with design team in prioritizing, planning and executing several projects efficiently with accordance to Company standards.
. Hire all outside vendors such as contractors, trades people and consultants and responsible for final execution.
. Propose effective design solutions to meet project goals and develop cost reduction initiatives while maintaining quality and productivity.

Mar 2014 - current

J.Patryce Design, Hoboken, NJ, US, Design Associate

. Conduct initial site survey, plan design concepts, produce schematics, select materials, review pricing, and collaborate with team.
. Make presentations including inspiration, concept, scheme, layout and selection, for approval by client.
. Plan, select and purchase materials for interior design projects: furniture, fabric, lighting, tile, hardware, fixtures and paint.
. Manage ongoing schedules and assist with proposals and budgets.
. Responsible for construction documents and communication with vendors, contractors, tradespeople and mill-workers.

Aug 2013 - Mar 2014

Spec Simple/Info Edge, New York, NY, US, Design & Architectural Product Librarian

. Organize and maintain the Design Libraries at client’s office.
. Regularly meet with manufacturer representatives to bring new materials into client offices and stay current with industry trends.
. Answer product and material inquires from design and sales staff.

Jun 2012 - Oct 2013

Nanhil Corporation, New York, NY, US, Design Assistant/Intern

. Assisted principal in selection of materials (fabrics, furniture, lighting, etc.)
at showrooms and in office.
. Responsible for development of purchase orders/trackingorders/coordination with
clients, vendors & suppliers as well as coordination of deliveries/installations.
. Development of initial schematics and design concepts; everything from floor plans,
color selections and material palettes.

May 2012 - May 2013

Architectural Digest Magazine, New York, NY, US, Photo Archivist

. Established a digitized database by collecting, assessing and cataloging
photographs for the re-launch of AD’s website.
. Conducted international photo release permission requests,
granting freedom to publish.
. Drew upon design knowledge to capture all associated metadata, including design & architectural styles and elements to successfully create a user-friendly interactive design resource.

May 2011 - May 2012

Town & Country Home, Fairfield, NJ, US, Design Assistant

. Collaborated with designers on ideation, concept sketching, furniture sourcing &
. Assisted customers with furniture, fabric & finish selection on floor samples &
custom orders.
. Received & skillfully integrated new sample items into the showroom on daily basis.
. Responsible for the creation of window displays and visual merchandising throughout
the showroom.

Mar 2009 - Jan 2010


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, MFA - 1: Interior Design

Intensive Interior design studies with a focus in hospitality design.

Sep 2010 - May 2013

Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ, US, Bachelors, Communication Studies

Concentration in Public Relations with additional studies in Fine Art.

Sep 2006 - May 2008


2012 NEWH Scholarship Recipient, 1st Place

$3,000 Student Scholarship based off of student merit and financial need.


Areas of Specialization