Rhana Katz

Rhana Katz

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Professional interior designer with background in branding/market research seeks to continually expand experience in design-related opportunities.



Tino Zervudachi, LLC, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

-Collaborated with principle to develop design vision for residential projects and co-led design presentations to client
-Curated FF&E and owned/managed all purchasing, production and procurement for 30-acre Connecticut compound ( Main House [35,000 sqf], Guest House, Pool House, Stable)
-Upheld firm's standards through rigorous oversight of project details and ongoing collaboration with architects/build teams including weekly site visits for 8 months
-Fostered trusting relationship with client through receptive communication and thoughtful articulation of design ideas
-Forged relationships with vendors to create highly-specialized custom pieces
-Coordinated, oversaw and completed multi-phased installation and on-site styling
-Evolved project design through eclectic curation of antiques and new works
-Partnered with art consultant in placement of museum-quality art and furniture (Paul Dupre-Lafon, Lee Krasner, Soulages, El Anatsui, Agnes Martin)

Jun 2018 - May 2020

Thom Filicia Inc., New York, NY, Interior Designer

-Collaborated in the development of overall design concepts for residential interiors and created client visual presentations
-Researched/sourced fabrics, furnishings, fixtures and finishes
-Interfaced regularly with client to receive and effectively communicate ideas, expectations, concerns and revisions to appropriate parties
-Corresponded with architects, contractors and subcontractors to ensure project progress and resolve site-specific issues
-Created client proposals and prepared schedules for FF&E
-Initiated and developed relationships with vendors and artisans
-Collaborated with receiving warehouses to manage deliveries for installation

Apr 2017 - May 2018

Peter Marino Architect, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

-Ensured timely procurement of high volume FF&E (including restoration of antiques) for Chanel boutique interiors by initiating and overseeing all phases of fabrication
-Conceptualized boutique-specific visual language by scheming colors, finishes, furniture, upholstery, art, accessories and antiques
-Collaborated with vendors/artists to push new developments in textiles, furniture and surface materials to interpret the Chanel brand aesthetic
-Liaised with architects to integrate bespoke finishes and large scale art by reviewing plans and technical specifications
-Dialogued with high-profile client to provide ongoing support and proactively manage expectations
-Coordinated multi-phase, bulk, global shipments to store site
-Explored emerging trends in art, fashion and interiors to generate consumer insights, explore integration into projects, and commission custom work

Jan 2013 - Mar 2017

InterbrandHealth, New York, NY, US, Research Manager

-Managed international and domestic market research studies to assess potential brand names for new GlaxoSmithKline drugs, overseeing studies from conception through to presentation of findings to client
-Generated name submissions for FDA approval, balancing marketing/sales goals with regulatory constraints
-Researched and initiated contacts for new business prospects

Jun 2006 - Jul 2010

WebMD, New York, NY, US, Associate Project Manager

-Managed live educational activities and oversaw online coverage of 30+ medical symposia/year on WebMD/
-Analyzed demographics and user experience data to ensure viewership guarantees were met

Jun 2001 - May 2006


Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Design, AAS, Magna cum laude

Aug 2010 - May 2012

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Communication

Aug 1996 - Aug 1998

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