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Blake Rives

Interior Design Portfolio


“The details are not the details, they make the design.� -Charles Eames


My name is Blake Rives and I am from Fort Worth Texas. Design has been a part of my life from a very early age. From obsessively creating houses with Lego’s to having a decade-long relationship with the Sims, I have always been interested in architecture and creating interior spaces. Throughout elemetary school I made it known I was going to be an architect, however, in middle and high school I figured out that my real passion is interiors and how a space makes you feel. Attending the University of North Texas for Interior design has and continues to prepare me for my future and equip me with the knowledge and skills needed to further my goals and dreams of becoming a successful interior designer. My current focus and mission is to further my education and experience by attaining an internship. Upon graduating in 2019, I plan on working for an architecture/design firm and practice commercial or residential interior design and gauge which direction of the field I would like to further pursue.


Blake Rives 1030 DALLAS DR. APT. 437 DENTON, TEXAS 76205 817-715-6215 B.RIVES@YAHOO.COM

professional profile Highly motivated individual who is willing to accept constructive criticism to further develop skills. Functions well in fast-paced and collaborative environments. Able to manage resources effectively and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

core competencies Design | Leadership | Customer Service | Problem Solving | Communication | Research

Education boswell H.s. 5805 W Bailey Boswell Rd Fort Worth, TX 76179 class of 2013 Diploma

university of north texas 1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203 class of 2019 Interior design major

memberships

interior design student alliance (idsa)

american society of interior designers (asid)

skills sketchup revit autocad photoshop microsoft suite skills include hand drafting and rendering, space planning, budgetting, research, furniture and finishes selection and SKETCHING. work history Whataburger

Starbucks

Uncle Julios

blue goose

Team player April 2011-may 2013

barista may 2013-march 2015

Server/bartender March 2015-august 2017

Server/bartender august 2017-present

6120 Lake Worth Blvd, Lake Worth, TX 76135

1608 W Rosedale St, Fort Worth, TX 76104

1301 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051

2455 E Grapevine Mills Cir, Grapevine, TX 76051

Wonderful customer service skills, multi-task, order accuracy

Wonderful customer service skills, team player abilities, able to work efficiently.

Wonderful customer service skills, organization, memory, accuracy.

Wonderful customer service skills, organization, memory, accuracy.

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Cindy Mohr

PROJECT :Residential Cindy Mohr, a former interior design professor at the University of North Texas, is relocating to Portland, Oregon and is looking to design a home for herself there. She enlisted students to design a home that was ADA compliant. The project involved a client interview, creating space diagrams and adjacency charts, designing a floor plan, and modeling and rendering the space in 3D using SketchUp.


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Alternative workspace project This project was to create a unique addition to a business where employees could take a mental break and unwind. My understanding of the guidelines and research over effective workspaces and improved mental health, lead me to design a space that focuses on indoor/outdoor connection. The effects nature has on productivity and mental health are wonderful. Stress is significantly reduced by even a small dose of nature. My design intent for the space is to create an environment that reflects nature. I chose a large palm tree to center the space, which flourishes under a massive wood-beam skylight along with numerous other plants. The skylight allows maximum natural light to enter the space. I also wanted to incorporate a water feature to bring the sense of being outside in, and for the calming sound given off by running water. I chose two floor-to-ceiling waterfall wall features on either side of the room to add a sense of height and to balance the palm tree. There are multiple private areas upstairs to sit as well as seating below and outside.


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Here you can see the large skylight as well as palm tree in the center and individual workspaces on top.


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Office project

This project is to design four different-level office spaces. Entry-level workstation, manager-level workstation, senior-level workstation and senior-level private office. The four spaces had predetermined size requirements for each. In addition we designed a small and large conference room. These two did not include space requirements yet had to be comfortable and economic.


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