Troy Sayakumane

Troy Sayakumane

New York, NY, US



I am currently consulting at Yabu Pushelberg as an interior designer on the Four Seasons (Shanghai and New York). Ultimately, I am seeking a fulltime position where I can continue to work on commercial and/or residential projects.


The ability to tell a story through design is important to me. Designs that are both visionary yet client driven is something I strive for as an interior designer. Also, I worked for several years in advertising and marketing prior to pursing an interior design degree at Parsons. I have a strong sensibility in branding, client stewardship and project management which augment my design skill set.



Yabu Pushelberg, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer (freelance)

• Develop schematic plans for the Four Seasons (Shanghai residences and New York hotel guest rooms)
• Design millwork, carpets and fixtures in a language that embodies the luxury market of Shanghai and New
York City
- Kitchen, living room, media room, bedrooms, closets, bathrooms, corridors and foyers
• Generate detailed construction documents for floor plans, furniture, flooring and rcp
- Door schedules, elevations, millwork shop drawings, FF&E

Jan 2013 - current

Yabu Pushelberg, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

• Assisted designers on national and international hospitality projects
- Park Hyatt (Bangkok)/ Hyatt Regency (Ayla)/Four Season’s (Shanghai, New York, Bangalore)
• Designed personalized millwork for private and public spaces in hotels
• Developed wall patterns for the Hyatt Regency Spa in Jordan

Oct 2011 - Sep 2012

BLOOMINGDALE’S, New York, NY, US, Marketing Manager (consultant)

• Manage national loyalty program/ Bloomingdale’s Insider Program
• Develop strategic loyalty plans, catering to each region and store
• Coordinate with internal and external partners on loyalty advertising and messaging

Feb 2011 - Oct 2011

TT STUDIO, New York, NY, US, Public Relations Manager

• Managed ecommerce merchandising and marketing
• Sponsorships and public relations for the company
• Press kits, linesheets, press releases

May 2007 - Oct 2010

TARGETCAST TCM – New York, NY - (Agency); 1year 7months, New York, NY, US, Media Strategist

• Managed Wyeth OTC brands (Robitussin, Advil Cold and Sinus and Alavert)
• Performed Demo Targeting Research; specialized in Print and Broadcast media
• Analyzed competitive media trends and spending through quarterly reports

May 2005 - Nov 2006

MEDIAEDGE CIA, New York, NY, US, Communication Analyst

• Partnered with TV networks to formulate integrated marketing ideas, such as online advertising, corporate
sponsorships and promotions, which solidified Pizza Hut as the # 1 national pizza franchise
- Developed quarterly media plans
- Managed both traditional and digital media

Mar 2004 - May 2005


The New School, New York, NY, US, Interior Design - AAS

Associate of Applied Science within the School of Constructed Environment focusing on interior architecture and finishes.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Communication: Advertising - BS

Bachelor of Science in Communication specializing in Advertising.

Sep 1996 - Aug 1999

Areas of Specialization