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Sara Abd Rabbo

Sara Abd Rabbo

New York, NY, US

 

About 

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Employment 

Christine Loucks Design Group, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer

Working with Christina, I’ve taken on the role of a leading designer. I’ve
been solely responsible creating all drawings, spec’ing out furniture, client
presentations, overseeing custom work, and site visits. I’ve been allowed
to follow my own creative endeavors, while maintaining Christina’s branding
identity.

Feb 2020 - current
 

SCDA Architects, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer

SCDA involves a variety of responsibilities, to oversee all aspects and phases of the design process, as well as project management, graphics and publications. I work with an intimate team in the New York office (the office headquarter is in Singapore) and I work directly with the principle of the company (Soo K. Chan). In conjunction to overseeing projects in New York, I’ve worked on projects overseas in Singapore, Shanghai, Japan, Vietnam and Bali. This position requires strong communication and design skills as a lot of communication isn’t first hand and time zones of ten don’t overlap. Responsibilities include but not limited to, concept and schematic design, construction drawings, construction/project management, meeting and working with contractors, on site presence, FFE specifications and ordering. Apart from being active in the design, I’m also a strong participant SCDA publications, notably on a book to be published this year.

Feb 2018 - current
 

DADPT, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Designer

I worked closely with Shari Francis (principle designer). Here I was responsible
for providing all specification material and information for ongoing projects. This
required intensive research on all appliances, materials, furniture, ar t etc. being
specified. All of this information then had to be integrated into FFE folders,
contractor bid briefs and client presentations. Most projects were limited
with time and budget, so it created an environment where one had to be as
resourceful and creative as possible.

May 2017 - Jun 2018
 

Ocean Blu, Roslyn Heights, NY, US, Interior Designer

Ocean Blu provided the oppor tunit y to work with clients one on one, both on
and of f site. Clientele ranged from home owners, developers and builders, so
involvement in projects also ranged from styling to construction drawings and
execution. I worked on the majority of new construction projects, obtaining
drawings from the architect to continue developing with the developers/home
owners. This alone required knowledge of new construction building and zoning
codes. I took a great par t in kitchen/bath designs and millwork drawings,
layouts and furniture FFE. I took care of administrative tasks, placing orders,
and billing. Towards the end of my time with the company, I had star ted my own
clientele and projects that I was solely responsible for, along with implementing
project organization techniques.

Jul 2016 - Feb 2018
 

Bentel and Bentel Architects / Planners LLP, Locust Valley, NY, US, Intern

With Bentel & Bentel I took to working with an array of materials and learning the
specification process. Along with maintaining and updating the material library,
I prepared client presentations and models, both digital and tactile. I aided with
digital models, connecting with vendors, and creating budget spreadsheets.
I was responsible for creating project binders that were to be distributed to
clients, contractors and the building depar tment. I was able to par ticipate in a
handful of CEU accredited courses.

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
 

Country Floors, New York, NY, US, Intern

At Country Floors, I worked on the showroom floor and in the back room
keeping inventory of their stock material. On the floor, I aided designers and
home owners find appropriate stones/tiles that fit the brief of their project. I
progressed to designing showroom displays and our ICFF booth.

Jan 2014 - May 2014
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

BFA Interior Design
Minor in Art History
Merit | Presidential Scholarship

Aug 2012 - May 2016
 

American University of Paris, Paris, FR, Art History through Museums

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Pratt Institute Pre-College, New York, NY, US, Portfolio Development and Fine Drawing

Sep 2011 - Jan 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills