John Mendoza

John Mendoza

Hammond, IN, US



I am fascinated with modern design and architecture. I have worked for 2 architecture firms, one as an intern interior designer and the other as an apprentice interior architect while I attended the International Academy of Design and Technology, where I graduated cum laude with a BFA in Interior Design. I am searching for an ideal firm where I can express my design and become a vital part of the team. 


Doralco Architectural Metals, Alsip, IL, US, Drafter

Duties include but not limited to reviewing and drafting detailed fabrication prints for aluminum metal cladding and aluminum sunshade awning.

Aug 2012 - current

Robinson Laser, East Chicago, IN, US, CAD Technician

Duties included but not limited to Mechanical Drafting, and quality control of custom designed parts for manufacturers such as Nissan, John Deere and Caterpillar with the use of programs such as AutoCAD and Lantek Expert.

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011

Teng & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Intern Interior Designer

Duties included but not limited to space planning, develop and/or revise Contract Documents and Design Development Documents for clients such as O’Hare Airport, Harris Alternatives, and City of Chicago Vehicle Maintenance Facility with the use of programs such as AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Excel and Sketch-up.

Oct 2007 - Jul 2008

City of East Chicago, East Chicago, IN, US, Summer intern

Duties included but not limited to reporting current physical conditions of city streets and sidewalks.

Jun 2007 - Oct 2007

Forms + Funktion, Inc, Gary, IN, US, Drafter/Design Assistant

Duties included but not limited to space planning, develop and/or revise Conceptual Design, Design Development, Contract Documents and Promotional graphic design for clients such as Gary/Chicago Airport, 20/20 Eye Specialists, Gary Housing Authority, City Wide CDC and other local businesses with the use of programs such as AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Viz and Power Point.

May 2004 - May 2007


International Academy of Design & Technology, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior design, history of design and architecture, residential and commercial space planning, lighting layouts, commercial, residential and contract design, 3D rendering and graphic design.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2007

Ivy Tech State College, East Chicago, IN, US, Design Technology

Architectural and Mechanical drafting.

Jan 2001 - May 2003