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ELINA ELNATANOVA

ELINA ELNATANOVA

Forest Hills, NY, US

 
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About 

A results-oriented designer with the objective to evolve creatively in the field of architecture and interior design industries. Construction project managing, coordinating and overseeing the civil engineer project life cycle of facilities related projects from conception through construction and completion. Resourceful, accomplished, and dedicated interior designer/project manager 9+ years of experience in conceptual and detailed designs, space planning, project management and 20+ years of experience in graphic design, client leadership with a specialty in visual branding along with vast experience of designing retail stores. Expert in working with colleagues and clients to achieve a shared vision and cognitive skills that foster creativity which enables maximum results and positive outcomes.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

• Strong leadership;
• Experience with storyboarding;
• Project Management;
• Leadership Abilities;
• Interpersonal Skills;
• Effective Decision Making;
• Technical Know-How;
• Time Management;
• Able to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
• Professional Communicator with various Professionals such as Architects, Engineers, Technicians, Vendors, etc.;
• Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-UP;
• Analytical and Creative problem solver;
• Work well with deadlines;
• Adept at designing rooms with clients’ tastes in mind;
• Color, pattern, and texture matching skills;
• Graphics and visualization skills to effectively communicate design ideas;
• Able to manage workflow to complete multiple projects concurrently;
• Proven ability to create designs in various styles to suit different needs and tastes;
• Excellent written, oral, and listening communication skills;
• Availability to travel on short notice;
• Leading design projects and design teams;
• Expertise in layout, color, lighting, materials selection, custom furniture and all installations;
• Work Scope and Project Budgeting;
• Experience in Restaurant or F&B spaces;
• Fluent in Russian.


Employment 

Knockout Renovation, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer/Project Manager (DPM)

• Excellent and frequent communication with the client and interior design assignments that includes programming client needs.
• Maintaining good rapport with clients and trouble-shoot and resolve problems quickly.
• Conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentation.
• Design sales work including meeting with clients at their home/apartment and taking the field measurements, notes and pictures.
• Designing, writing work scopes, meeting and guiding clients through product selections at the company’s and other product showrooms.
• Creating product lists.
• Ongoing support.
• Selection and presentation of appliances, furniture systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes, and lighting.
• Generated finish plans, specifications, and material selections needed for construction.
• Provided design support and documentation during completion and execution of design concepts.
• Worked with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators.
• Strong knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications.
• Produce design documents, presentations drawings and design details. Manage schedules and monitor deadlines.
• Design focused on principles of evidence-based design which reviews client’s end-user groups to clarify departmental needs.
• Documented the design concepts, including detailing for materials and casework on REVIT for the design development package and project budgeting.
• Created high-quality designs efficiently in a fast-paced environment and enabled clients to determine architectural preference to meet overall design goals.
• Calculating work of scope.
• Assisted clients with budget considerations regarding products and materials which successfully resolved complex technical design issues. Prepared construction documents and details to implementing design concepts.
• Project management work including scheduling, daily site visits, coordinating and supervising trades and product deliveries, client interactions, timely completions.
• Running and managing the project.

May 2019 - current
 

Elina Interiors, Corp., Forest Hills, NY, US, Interior and Graphic Designer/Project Manager

• Performed interior design assignments that include programming client needs.
• Conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentation.
• Selection and presentation of furniture, furniture systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes, and lighting.
• Generated finish plans, specifications, and material selections needed for construction.
• Provided design support and documentation during completion and execution of design concepts.
• Worked with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators.
• Strong knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and specifications.
• Manage and collaborate with a consulting program architect to ensure all brand standards are met on all Telecommunication store builds.
• Produce design documents, presentations drawings and design details. Manage schedules and monitor deadlines.
• Manage Telecommunication brand resources including the curation of design standards, specifications and archives.
• Review materials supplied by Real Estate department such as lease plans and Landlord design criteria to meet with brand standards
• Source new products and materials. Concept development including fixture prototyping and building signage.
• Design focused on principles of evidence-based design which reviews client’s end-user groups to clarify departmental needs.
• Documented the design concepts, including detailing for materials and casework on REVIT and AutoCAD for the design development package and project budgeting.
• Created high-quality designs efficiently in a fast-paced environment and enabled clients to determine architectural preference to meet overall design goals.
• Researched industry in the area of green building and environmental design.
• Assisted clients with budget considerations regarding products and materials which successfully resolved complex technical design issues. Prepared construction documents and details to implementing design concepts.
• Designed new on-brand visual elements to effectively convey concepts and messaging. Collaborated with vendors to ensure style consistency with other marketing materials based on generated computer graphics and page-layout software, graphic elements, typography and photography.
• Maintained consistent use of graphic imagery with specific materials and other applicable marketing outreach.
• Edited existing forms to enhance the corporate message while monitoring production schedules in relation to assigned budgets.

Aug 2013 - current
 

International Home Care Services of NY, LLC, Rego Park, NY, US, Director of Community Relations/Designer

• Planned and designed specific interiors for Commercial facility.
• Programming, design development, space planning. FF and E selection and specifications.
• Customized in office furniture.
• Identified value propositions and key messages for all of the company's marketing campaigns.
• Collaborated with developers, advertisers and production managers to market products and services while directing managed policies to promote production and services.
• Drafted press releases, catalogs, brochures and public service announcements to promote programs.

Dec 2016 - Jun 2019
 

DECOR CAPRIZ, Forest Hills, NY, US, INTERIOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

• Plan, design and specify projects for commercial offices, healthcare, hospitality, municipal and residential facilities. Managed permitting.
• Created high-quality designs efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
• Analyzed retail store space and layout to assess display design requirements. Developed final designs with color and lighting schemes. Designed display stalls for various exhibitions and events. Create prototypes for all the branches to give a uniform look
• Provided design services for child care facilities, educational centers, public schools, restoration of antique furniture.
• Furnished external architectural signs and displays, and interior directional wayfinding signs. Posters development and production.
• Project Negotiation and Field Measurements. Space Planning and Design Development. Analyzed floor plans and suggested improvements.
• Computer Generated Modeling and Drafting. Logo Development and Marketing.

Jan 2009 - Aug 2013
 

Lazzoni USA, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer Intern

• Provided design services for assigned projects including space planning, furniture selection, equipment specifications.
• Assisted staff designers with project selections. Produced drafted plans. Consulted with clients to determine architectural preference to meet overall design goals. Specified proper products and materials for each project.
• Prepared construction documents and details to implement design concepts.

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

Irina Signs, Freeport, NY, US, Retail Interior/Exterior/Graphic Designer, Project Manager

• 3-D remodeling of exterior buildings facades while working closely with General Contractors, Architects, and Builders.
• Expertise in Graphic Design using Flexi-Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator with strong number-crunching abilities and comparative analytical skills.
• Skillfully managed manufacturing and completion of city and town projects with understanding of blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports.
• Coordinated all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication and operation of product designs which verified all energy savings calculations to preserve conservation.
• LED project scheduling and budgeting to successfully and quickly complete engineering projects with specified system components and directed product modifications to ensure optimum results.
• Completed project mechanical design while providing technical solutions feedback and on-site field surveys.
• Wrote technical narratives in an efficient and timely manner and developed cost estimates, which resulted in accurate estimates and overall costs.

Mar 1993 - Mar 2009
 

Education 

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, US, Masters, Construction Management and Technology

• Anticipated completion 2021

Mar 2020 - current
 

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Bachelors, INTERIOR DESIGNER

• Graduated Magna cum Laude.
• Winner, ASID Student Portfolio Award 2013.
• Recipient of National Merit Scholarship.

Jun 2009 - May 2013
 

Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE

• Math/Statistics tutor for on-campus students.
• Research Assistant:
✓ Carry out experiments and research according to protocols
✓ Collect and log experimental data
✓ Conduct statistical analyses of data sets
✓ Prepare graphs and spreadsheets to portray results
✓ Create presentation slides and posters
✓ Review print resources to gather information
✓ Check facts, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy

Jun 1993 - Mar 1997
 

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