Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward

Brooklyn, NY, US



Having over a decade of experience in Strategic Space Creation and Fulfillment, as well as Design Project Direction and Management, I am always ready for even more creative adventures. With great success, I ran both the business and creative side of my own Interior Design Consulting firm for 5 years. My expansive career experience has been in Interior Architecture, Interior Design ,Conceptual Design, Retail Strategy, Installation Art, Window Displays, Marketing, Branding, E-Commerce. As well as Art Direction, Prop Styling, Set Design, Decoration, Production Manage and Produce for lm and television commercials. I have successfully tackled low budget to multi million dollar projects. As a former student of Parsons School of Design, my strong points include self motivation, solutions based thinking, positive team leadership, a keen eye for design and spatial relation.


Marks & Frantz, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

Maintain client relations, budgets and timelines. Perform consultations, filed measuring, layout design strategy and solutions/specs. Creation of floor plans, schematic designs, elevations, mood boards, workroom requests, schedules, FF&E sourcing and appointments. Material, fabric and vendor sourcing/selection. Custom furniture development.

Mar 2014 - current

Casa Kids, Brooklyn, NY, US, Interior Design Strategist

Maintain client relations, budgets and timelines. Perform consultations, filed measuring, layout design strategy and solutions. Provide all interior design services as well as organization of fabrication schedule and fulfillment. Work collectively on new product development and currently constructing the retail strategy. Actively contribute to the social media and marketing efforts of the company. Very strong in Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suites & Quickbooks.

May 2013 - Mar 2014

Anthropologie, New York, NY, US, Visual Display Coordinator

Rockefeller Center Flagship location. Within the Visual Display Team, my core responsibilities include conceptual brainstorming, constructing, fabrication, installation, re-purposing, materials sourcing and testing, as well as being extremely solutions based, for both interior and window displays of the entire store. Every display is fabricated on site and follow strict budgetary guidelines and schedule. Highlights : Awarded the 2012 DDI Winning Windows GOLD as well as Best Holiday Interiors companywide

Jul 2012 - May 2013

Appaman, New York, NY, US, Creative Affairs - Retail Division

Launched the Retail Division of a highly successful wholesale children's wear brand. Created the retail concept for the flagship store in Hong Kong and extended that concept into the brand’s store-within-a-store in Harvey Nichols Hong Kong. Developed and designed the brand’s first showroom in Midtown Manhattan. Re-designed the website to introduce E-Commerce. Work closely with development team and warehouse fulfillment house as well as established retail customer service guidelines and policies. Manage social media outlets associated with the brand’s retail presence.

Jan 2010 - Jul 2012

Minor Details Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Creative Director / Founder

I manage both creative & business aspects of the firm. Design, manage and fulfill every project as well as budgetary/ timeline strongholds and all client relations. Provide consulting to full-range design services. Creation of preliminary, schematic and construction drawings as well as sub-contractor management and fulfillment. Highlights : Spoken at a lecture series on Designing For The Modern Child at The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Published/Featured in The New York Times, Cookie Magazine , ELLE Decor, Apartment Therapy’s Small Spaces Book , Parenting Magazine, Babytalk Magazine, NY Metro and TimeOut NYKids.

Apr 2007 - Jul 2012

The Apartment Creative Agency, New York, NY, US, Architectural Project Manager

I managed the entire design team and process. This included Graphic Identity, Branding, Marketing Materials,Campaigns, Interior Architecture, Spec’ing, Interior Design and Art Curation. I created, managed and fulfilled all timelines, budgets, client presentations, and client contracts as well as head up focus groups and brainstorming sessions. I aided in creation and management of all creative briefs and proposals as well as remaining the point person between client and the firm. I was also in charge of bidding, contractor selection/build-outs, vender selection/relations, DOB policies and procedures.

Aug 2004 - Apr 2007


The New School, New York, NY, US, Interior Architecture

Sep 2003 - Jul 2004


DDI Best Holiday Windows for New York City - GOLD, 2nd Place

For the 13th consecutive year, the DDI Winning Windows awards honor the top three Manhattan retail stores for their excellence in holiday window design. DDI Winning Windows judges walked New York City, touring the storefronts and delighting in the creative, festive and impeccably executed designs that window teams across the city have spent the past year planning.

Judging was based on three criteria: originality and creativity, spirit of the season and technical aspects of execution. This year’s 2012 judges included Alison Embrey Medina, executive editor, DDI Magazine; Jessie Dowd, senior editor, DDI Magazine; and Peter-Tolin Baker, principal at P-T B Design Services.
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