I-Hsuan Chao

I-Hsuan Chao

New York, NY, US




Axis Mundi, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Completed YOGASMOGA project of 10 retail stores and 2 pop-ups in 3 months
• Visited job sites to take on-site measurements / translated sketches and notes into AutoCAD drawings
• Produced construction documentation, detailed drawing packages, FF&E schedules and specifications
• Created presentation mood boards and tabletop presentations
• Analyzed design objectives in accordance with clients’ needs, budgets and timeframes

Sep 2014 - current

Daniele Perna Designs, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

• Produced construction drawing sets, FF&E schedules, and 3d visuals
• Sourced local suppliers to select cost-effective products to meet purchasing goals
• Attended site visits to measure and photograph spaces
• Created and maintained the new website
• Assisted with marketing development and associated activities

Sep 2014 - current

Amanda Sullivan, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

• Assisted with site surveys, information gathering and inspiration searching
• Drawing production: plan, elevation, section, detailed shop drawing
• Rendered 3d visuals with 3Ds max and retouched the renderings with Photoshop
• Specified materials and furnishings, made specifications, and requested samples and quotes

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant of Architectural Drawing Course

• Instructed students architectural drawing and drafting skills
• Assisted professor with course preparation and provided teaching support

Sep 2012 - May 2013

Secretariat of Taipei City Government, Taipei, TW, Secretary

• Assisted the Mayor of Taipei City with many art projects related to public relations
• Utilized calligraphy skills to write ceremonial congratulation pieces representing the Mayor

Apr 2008 - Dec 2009

The Affiliated Senior High School of NTNU, Taipei, TW, Trainee Teacher

• Facilitated lectures in Fine Arts to a class of 40 students
• Administered management procedures related to the High School
• Obtained an Official Certificate to teach Fine Arts to Secondary School students

Aug 2007 - Jan 2008

Mandarin Learning Center of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, TW, Teaching Assistant of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Course

• Assisted Chinese painting and calligraphy professors in semester curriculum planning
• Demonstrated Chinese painting and calligraphy skills to foreign students

Sep 2004 - May 2005


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, Masters, Interior Design

Sep 2010 - May 2013

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, TW, Masters, Fine Art

Sep 2008 - Jan 2013

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Furniture Design

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, TW, Bachelors, Fine Art

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007


Fine Art Exhibition Between Korea Sungkyunkwan University And National Taiwan Normal University, Award


Oil Painting Competition of National Taiwan Normal University, 3rd Place


Sketch Competition of National Taiwan Normal University, 2nd Place


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