Samantha Masone

Samantha Masone

New York, NY, US



Hi I’m Sam. 
I believe the power of imagination can change everything. For me, design is all about the critical, thought-provoking ideas that are born out of wondering. And it’s these little wonderings in our imagination that, with a little give and take, can become our reality.
I like to think that as designers, part of our job is to shrink ourselves down into these little investigators and run around inside peoples’ heads with our little flash lights exploring their imagination. We reveal clues, decode hidden messages, and map out a journey that they themselves may not even have known they had.
The result of our findings and some story telling can lead to an environment full of surprise and personality. It’s our job as designers to understand those inner workings and combine them with our studies and know-how to create something wonderful. To use what we’ve learned to create spaces in the three-dimensional world that encourage people to lean into the craziness of their imaginations and marvel at the outcome!
Just take a minute and understand the beauty that can come out of a world filled with designs that inspire greatness. This is the power a designer has; the power to create experiences that ignite a spark in all that walk through the door. I’d like to use this open-minded way to go about things, and bring it to everyone I can.


Self Employed - Freelance Interior Designer // Visualiser, Greater New York Area, Interior Designer

-Consulted on public and private projects individually and as a small team
-Helped individual clients and office departments understand what they need in terms of programming, space planning, and furniture selections
-Developed adjacency and sequence diagrams to assist in client understanding of their needs
-Presented research and imagery to clients to explain design decisions
-Met with clients to discuss every step of the process so they would be able to speak to their contractors, architects, and other business executives about their needs and the proposed solutions
-Proposed and revised both drawings and schemes based on client's needs and wants
-Created schematic proposals, including completed floor plans and compiled research for review by contractors, architects, and other business executives

Sep 2009 - current

Milestone Architecture PLLC, New York, New York, Interior Design Consultant

-worked in small teams with other interior designers and architects to produce finished design submissions including plans, sections, perspectives, and furniture, materials, and finishes selections based on researched facts and pre-determined criteria
-completed AutoCad drawings, SketchUp models, PhotoShop renderings, Rhino files, and graphics using InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop for multiple projects including custom logos, company graphics, website design, large installations, and informative flyers
-assisted other members of the team with creating submissions in response to Requests for Proposals
-led tutorials for other members of the team in AutoCad, SketchUp, PhotoShop, and InDesign
-attended and led client meetings to discuss design proposals and concerns
-managed ongoing projects while working on teams for other projects happening within the firm
-represented the company at meetings with potential clients
-lectured about key projects worked on by the firm

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015

INPUT creative studio, New York, New York, Junior Interior Designer

-Photographed and reported on existing conditions of new interior design projects
-Collaged mood boards for new projects based on the direction of the firm and the clients’ brand
-Collaborated in small teams and individually to create schematic design proposals
-Worked on multiple projects at the same time often passing my completed parts on to other members of the team or picking up where they left off
-Created AutoCad files from PDF's and JPG's of existing buildings, under time constraints
-Converted AutoCad files into clean SketchUp 3D models to be passed along to other members of the team
-Compiled specification books, sourcing when necessary, for multiple projects
-Created detail drawings and annotated diagrams to be sent to millworkers and contractors
-Represented the company on site visits and installation days

May 2014 - Dec 2014

Harmon Face Values, Pasippany, New Jersey, Sales Associate

-Helped customers understand their needs and educated them on common ingredients in cosmetic department
-Aided other employees with customers and trained about 8 new employees on company policies
-Discussed studied customer patterns with upper management and suggested and implemented changes to the store layout
-Implemented changes that increased sales and reduced theft
-Completed custom planograms individually in order to further increase sales
-Managed the cosmetic department (took inventory of stock, placed merchandise orders, stocked shelves, controlled overstock levels, reported to upper management about the department, oversaw company installation and department resets, and trained other associates on cosmetics)

Aug 2012 - Dec 2014

Illuminating Engineering Society, New York, New York, Freelance Editor

-Edited 40-60 images, charts, and diagrams per week in Photoshop for technical handbooks and design guidelines
-Redrew and updated existing diagrams in AutoCad to demonstrate optimal lighting techniques
-Created a consistent visual language throughout a collection of compiled images for published books
-Edited captions and revised information on existing imagery to correspond with updated research into lighting technologies

May 2013 - Dec 2013


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Notable Courses:

Building Systems
Mixed Media Rendering
Conceptual Sketching
Applied Ethics

Sep 2010 - Dec 2014

Areas of Specialization