Shawn OHara

Shawn OHara

Rochester, NY, US



Resourceful Interior Design professional with a commitment to a collaborative process with the goal of client and project manager satisfaction. Experienced in managing multiple complex projects, applying a variety of design principles and tools to produce deliverables and meet or exceed expectations. Excels in supporting and being a part of a team of creative and engaged professionals.



Gardner Plus Architects, Rochester, NY, US, Interior Design Job Captain

Develop space programing and design concepts for new and existing spaces. Design interior plans, elevations, details and building sections. Create project presentation boards. Preparation of interior specifications. Review and respond to project submittals and request for information. Issue construction bulletins and project punch lists. Maintain interior sample library.

Feb 2016 - current

Carini Engineering Designs, Rochester, NY, US, Architectural Drafting / Interior Design

Develop design concepts for new and existing spaces. Produce space layouts and programming and fit studies and 3D renderings. Preparation of construction documents. Design interior plans, elevations, and details. Research materials, codes and specifications as they relate to planning solutions and making recommendations to clients.

Jun 2014 - Feb 2016

Shawn Michael Design, Binghamton, NY, US, Founder and Designer

Founded free-lance design business, specializing in office planning, layout, and graphic design. Worked with clients on interior corporate branding solutions including logo development, environmental design and fit studies.

May 2010 - Jun 2014

Wegmans Food Market, Rochester, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Created and updated working drawings for new and existing store floor plans. Researched, selected and specified fabrics, finishes and materials. Designed custom cabinetry to store design and brand standards.

Oct 2008 - May 2010


Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, US, Interior Design

Aug 2006 - May 2010

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