Rhana Katz

Rhana Katz

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Professional interior designer with high-end retail design experience, knowledge of the NY design market, and background in branding/market research seeks to continually expand experience in creative interior design.    



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

•Manage and execute the complete outfit of flagship Chanel boutique interiors from design development through installation (regions: EU, Asia, US)
•Conceptualize the visual language for each boutique by scheming colors, and selecting surface materials, furniture, upholstery, art, accessories and antiques
•Ensure timely procurement of high volume FF&E (including restoration of antiques) by initiating and overseeing all phases of fabrication, and enforcing quality control
•Collaborate with vendors/artists to push new developments in textiles, furniture and surface materials to interpret the Chanel brand aesthetic
•Liaise with architects to integrate bespoke finishes and large scale art by reviewing plans and technical specifications
•Guide vendors/artists through design modifications to ensure successful installation when on-site constraints arise
•Dialogue with high-profile client to provide ongoing support and proactively manage expectations
•Coordinate multi-phase, bulk, global shipments to installation site
•Explore emerging trends in art, fashion and interiors to generate consumer insights, explore potential integration into projects, and commission custom work

Jan 2013 - current

Mark Epstein Designs, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Assistant

•Sourced materials and lighting for high-end residential design projects
•Helped articulate design concept through image and material research
•Communicated with vendors to ensure production timelines were met
•Assisted in refining floor plans and millwork elevations using AutoCAD
•Accompanied principal designer in site visits to monitor project work
•Assisted in on-site installation and styling
•Maintained design library

Jun 2011 - Dec 2012

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

Howard Schickler Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, US, Marketing Assistant

•Archived and managed gallery collection of vintage photographs
•Wrote content to market artwork to corporate collectors and museums

Jan 2000 - May 2001

J. Walter Thompson, New York, NY, US, Assistant Account Executive

•Liaised with media/creative teams to ensure ad executions aligned with client expectations
•Wrote competitive reviews analyzing strategy/creative aspects of new ads in competitive market

Mar 1999 - Nov 1999


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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