Resume

Work:

David Weeks Studio 
Projects: Created a 150+ page instruction manual covering all aspects of metal fabrication, assembly and wiring for the company’s lighting fixtures. The manual will be used to teach all future hires in the manufacturing wing. August 2014 –  March 2015

Ameico
Projects: Designed two catalogs (67pgs) showing the merchandise offered by Ameico, 50+ brands of imported european design goods ranging from furniture and lighting to timepeices and eyewear. This was the first visual wholesale catalog available to the retailers purchasing from Ameico. May 2014 – updates ongoing as new products added

Stephen Alastair Wanta Architect
Assistant Interior Designer – Sourced, purchased, and managed installation of FF&E (furnishings, fixtures and electric) on site, for high-end, demanding residential clients in the NYC area. Aug 2013 – May 2014

Felix and the Future – 4 Music Videos; ‘Family Tree’, ‘Boxer’, ‘Appolonia’, and ‘Steady Hum Drum’
Production Designer/ Assistant Director – Assisting the director in establishing the look of the video, building custom props, Set dressing. Acting – ‘Family Tree’

Karkula
2 Positions: First: Website and information systems maintenance – Updating website with current products, creating monthly e-newsletters. Stocking the POS system with products from 30+ vendors. Creating retail pricelists based on wholesale pricing. Second: Sales staff – Working with clients in the showroom, placing orders and following through with international shipping and local delivery. April 2011 – Nov 2012

Tru Design / Laura Kirar design licensing
Title: Junior Designer – Drafting with Auto CAD to produce design documents for interiors and furniture. Managing the purchase and installation of FF&E items. Monitoring Construction of Projects. Illustrating design concepts for client presentations, as well as for marketing and promotional materials. Answering phones and general office duties. Aug 2007 – Sept 2008

99 John Deco Lofts – Model Apartment
Building custom lighting fixtures, and re-wiring vintage fixtures. November 2010

Tommy’s Pumpkin (short film)
Set Designer – Creating and installing a ‘magical pumpkin patch’ October 2010

63 Bites Cafe
Lighting Designer – Designing, building and installing a series of custom copper lighting fixtures for a cafe on the upper west side. Winter 2009 – 10

 

Education:

School of Visual Arts
New York City, NYC
B. F. A. Interior Design – 2007

Willem De Kooning Academy, Hogeschool Rotterdam
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Exchange Program in Interior Architecture Jan – June 2006

Software and other skills:

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat. AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino and SketchUP. Lighting design and fabrication. Prop design and construction. Set decorating. Hand Rendering, Hand Drafting, Silkscreen, Sewing and Model Building. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Fun:

Knitting hats and stuffed animals. Gardening. Baking (Prize winning!) Pies. Buying vintage lighting and re-wiring it. Reading up on Astrophysics. Reupholstering furniture for friends.Sewing my own clothes and costumes. And best of all: Learning new crafts! Doing new projects!

 

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