Ioana Marinescu

Ioana Marinescu

Cedar Grove, NJ, US



Designing people's environments is scary, and thrilling at the same time. Its challenging but in the end its all worth it. Seeing the reaction on someones face, as they see their space transform is gratifying. 

Graduate of FIT with a BFA in Interior Design.


Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, Livingston NJ, Interior Designer

Work as the Interior Designer within the Interior Design Department of the Architect and Engineering firm.
Focusing mainly in corporate office interiors; I work directly with clients from initial programming all the way through construction administration and final completion. Develop design development presentations, furniture procurement bid packages, attend weekly construction meetings.

Other duties include maintaining the material/furniture library, staying current with the latest design trends and products by attending various design networking events.

Aug 2014 - current

Margulies Hoelzli Architecture, New York, NY, US, Designer / Office Administrator

Working in an 8-person studio with a focus on hospitality, mixed-use and industrial facilities. Work directly with architects in producing SD's and CD's for various commercial projects ranging from 2,000 SF to 400,000SF. Assist Project managers in specifying materials,presentation documents, coordination with consultants and bidding manufacturers.

Collaboration with Principals of firm in proposal packages, accounting and marketing aspects of the firm. Other responsibilities include, maintaining material library and technical coordinator for continuing education program.

Dec 2011 - Jan 2015


Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2008 - May 2012

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