Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez

Newport Beach, CA, US



Commercial and Residential Interior Designer:

With over 8 years of professional experience, Stephanie has managed and designed projects for a broad range of clientele including corporate, government, healthcare, higher education and residential.  Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Georgia and is an NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Certification) certificate holder.  As a professional member of IIDA, she has been dedicated to the architecture and interior design community throughout her career.  Stephanie’s design experience includes project management, concept design development, finish and furniture selection and specification, client presentation and coordination, space planning, graphic design, construction documents and construction administration. Her work has been recognized multiple times by the IIDA Georgia Chapter Best of the Best Awards.



SCI Design Group, Lake Forest, CA, US, Interior Designer

Designed commercial interiors with a focus in healthcare. Involved in all aspects of the design process. Projects include new construction and tenant improvement. Developed proposals, budgets, detailed construction documents, furniture specifications and CAD/3D models. Effectively responded to budgets, maintenance, and aesthetic needs of each project by working with standards and by exploring new, creative options. Displayed attention to detail and coordinated with consultants to strengthen the accuracy of each project and ensure projects run smoothly, on budget, and on schedule.

Feb 2012 - current

Renewal Design Build, Decatur, GA, US, Interior Designer - Project Manager

Designed and executed plans for residential renovations and additions. Responsible for client relations and presentations. Created schematic 3D renderings and presentations to attract new business. Responsible for creating and signing design retainers and contracts. Directed budgets, subcontractor coordination, and project schedules. Developed detailed construction documents and specifications.

Mar 2011 - Dec 2012

Self-employed and freelance work, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Designer

Partnered with reputable contractors and interior design firms to complete commercial and residential projects. Created proposals, managed budgets, attended client meetings, and met tight deadlines. Designed exciting, yet functional interior spaces for large commercial clients.

Nov 2009 - Feb 2011

Insight Design, Atlanta, GA, US, Interior Designer - Project Manager

Designed aesthetically pleasing interior spaces for corporate offices, colleges/universities, government buildings, and homes. Successfully completed design projects on time and under budget. Attracted new business by conducting client meetings, practicing active listening, and delivering compelling presentations. Developed proposals, budgets, construction documents, and CAD/3D models. Maintained full compliance to all codes and accessibility/environmental standards.

Feb 2007 - Oct 2007

E.C. Johns Custom Homes, Savannah, GA, US, Interior Designer - Project Manager

Skillfully designed and supervised custom home projects, directing all schedules, estimates, budgets, specifications, and client meetings. Developed highly accurate interior design plans and generated detailed specification sheets. Seamlessly coordinated subcontractors and managed cross-functional project teams. Directed photography for web site and marketing materials. Frequently recognized by company owner for reducing errors and exceeding expectations.

Feb 2005 - Feb 2007


National Council for Interior Design Qualifications, NCIDQ

NCIDQ Certificate Number: 025900

Apr 2009 - Apr 2009

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, US, Bachelors, Furnishings and Interiors

Aug 1999 - May 2004


IIDA Georgia Chapter, Best of the Best - Residential Award, 1st Place

The Dossett-Wade Residence:
Provided exceptional interior design services for a lake home while employed at Insight Design. This home was awarded the IIDA Best of the Best Award for Residential Design in 2011 and was featured in Lake Magazine in 2010.


IIDA Georgia Chapter, Best of the Best - Government Award of Merit, 2nd Place

The City of Riverdale - City Hall and Community Center:
Successfully completed all furniture selections, specifications, and procurement for the new City Hall and Community Center while working for Insight Design. This project was awarded the IIDA Best of the Best Award of Merit for Government Design in 2011.


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