Valerie Queen

Valerie Queen

Galena, OH, US




Gensler, London, GB, Interior Designer / Intern

Participated in team meetings to assist in the formulation of design concepts and development throughout the design process.
Assisted design team in preparation of presentation boards to inspire clients.
Oversaw the selection and writing of furniture and finishes specifications for several large scale projects.
Met deadlines and managed projects with very little guidance.
Attended client meetings to answer questions relating to design concept and development.

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

009. Textiles, London, GB, Marketing and Merchandising Assistant/Intern

Assisted owner, Emilie O’Conner in the design, development and presentation of new fabric ranges.
Wrote and designed press releases informing the media on new products to obtain press
coverage; gained press in three major home decor magazines.
Oversaw the initial concept development of 009.Textiles website.
Developed promotional materials to ensure branding was carried across all platforms.
Researched and produced mood boards highlighting trends in the textile industry.

Apr 2010 - Jun 2010

DKS Architects, Middlesbrough, GB, Mentorship

One week mentorship opportunity working with BIDA member Caroline Parkes.
Accompanied to client meetings to gain understanding of design process.
Assisted with concept boards.

May 2009 - May 2009


American InterContinental University (AIU), London, GB, Bachelors, Interior Design

Took classes in Interior Design to obtain both an American and British Degree. Was awarded with a 2nd class Honours 1st division diploma in Interior Design from London South Bank University and a Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design from American InterContintental University.

Was awarded with a one year internship with Gensler in their London office after displaying my work at the student graduate exhibition known as Free Range in East London.

Oct 2007 - Sep 2010

Olentangy High School, Lewis Center, OH, US, High School, College Prep

Took college prep classes to prepare for University in the fall.

Aug 2002 - Jun 2006

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