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interior design portfolio

cT Hi, my name I Claire Tibma. I am from Needham Massachusetts. I recently graduated from High Point University in High Point North Carolina. I recently moved to San Francisco to pursue my Interior Design career Spring semester of junior year I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. I am an expressive, supportive, idealistic, creative, and charismatic. I am also responsible, outgoing, imaginative, compassionate, organized, and ambitious.

Table of Contents

Chapel ............................. 1 & 2 Hostel .............................. 3 & 4 Timberland

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Prost! ..................... 7, 8, 9 & 10 Tibma Design ... 11, 12, 13 & 14 Build

cT Background

- Completed in pairs with Marina Kyte -Marina and I were assigned Sikhism the religion and Greene and Greene the architects to help inspire this chapel - Location: New Delhi, India Floor Plan






Junior Year





- The curved dropped ceilings are inspired by Greene & Greene - The four arches represent the Sikh philosophy of peace, livelihood, learning, and grace - The stain glass mimics the architecture found around the Sikh’s Golden Temple, Greene & Greene also uses stained glass throughout there interiors 2

cT Background

- Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia -This hostel will provide a space for students to come sleep, eat, and have fun. - The interior of the space is meant to blend in with the cities atmosphere allowing students to learn the culture while staying at this hostel



Shared Guest Room Junior Year

Hostel Lighting & Furniture Plans



Client Board

Material Board

- Location: Florence, Italy - Redesign Timberland retail store - Developed a creative retail space to display Timberland shoes 5

Junior Year






cT Residential Home

Bubble Diagram The residential homes will be a great area for the instructors to live while teaching their classes. Each home will be wheelchair accessible since many of the instructors will be retried and they should be able to move around their home comfortably. The floor plan will have an open concept, allowing the residents to accommodate their small get together. 7

Precedent Study Photos

Refined Floor Plan Senior Year

Prost! Residential Home

Rendered Floor Plan

Reflected Ceiling Plan

Dining Room

Living Room


cT Commercial Spaces

Community Site Map

Rendered Floor Plan

Prost is a retirement community where retired individuals can come to live and work as one community. The people who live in this community are brought together by one common interest, making beer. There will be four different classes where someone can come and learn about beer. 9

Retail Space

Senior Year

Prost! Commercial Spaces

Floor Plan

Guest Room

Common Room

Common Room


cT Before


Mood Board

Tibma Design Build After


cT Before


Tibma Design Build After


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Tibma Design, Design Assistant 2009-September 2016 MA custom design/build remodeling firm focusing on western suburbs of Boston. B.S. Interior Design, - Design kitchen layouts using Chief Architect for clients. Designs include cabinets, flooring, lighting, High Point University appliances etc. 2016 - Accompany clients to retail outlets for material selection (appliances, tiles, lighting, faucets) - Assembled story boards and design portfolios for residential clients enabling them to better visualize their KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS final project. - Staged residential projects for marketing photo shoots ensuring the most professional outcome as possible. Software: AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop Vector Works, Microsoft Office Suite, Google SketchUp, Revit, Chief Architect, Builder Trend, Quickens

Paladin Furniture, Intern 2016 North Carolina manufacturer of upholstery and upholstered fabric. - Researched and identified potential prospects. Created weekly emails in Constant Contact to raise firm’s visibility and to encourage visits during High Point Furniture Market. Campaigns generated over $100K in new business. - Assisted sales team during Furniture Market by guiding prospects through the showroom and answering their questions on fabric and furniture selection. - Wrote up work orders for sales team, enabling them to focus on commercial activities.

Other: Hand rendering & sketching, OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Photography/Photo CB2 Sales Associate October 2016 - Present editing, construction Union Square Retail store selling furniture, kitchenware, and much more. documentation PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Member: ASID, IIDA, NEWH TESTIMONIALS "I enjoyed working with Claire, she is a very bright and energetic young woman. Claire interpreted exactly what our needs and wants were and employed them wonderfully into a residence we truly love. I think Claire will bring a new sense of freshness and style to the design world. She has the dual gift of listening to her client's needs while executing them with a tone of good taste and fashion. Claire would be a great addition to any design firm seeking an 'out of the box' thinking designer" - Richard Graves, Client

- Assisted companies sales growth and profitability through creative sales skills and merchandising techniques, customer service and teamwork. - Participated in the implementation and maintained of the seasonal floor plans. Home Trends, Sales Consultant Summers 2013 & 2014 Retail store selling home blinds, window treatments, and upholstered fabric. - Assisted residential clients to articulate their design vision and to select window and wall treatments, as well as fabric to match their existing furniture and design. - Created marketing campaigns, Facebook postings, and store window displays to better attract prospects. McKay Architecture & Design, Intern Summer 2014 MA firm offering a full spectrum of architecture, design, and construction-related services. - Transferred hand drawings into Vector Works enabling staff architects to more easily present their plans to clients and to more rapidly edit designs. INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS –HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY Senior Capstone Project Spring 2016 Design a residential/commercial new build environment (Piedmont Triangle, NC) intended to house a group of educators desiring to live and work in a retirement community. - Designed a residential space for active senior residents to live, including living and sleeping areas as well as a private garden space. - Designed commercial space which included the design of four classrooms, a public retail space and a reception/waiting area. Advanced Interior Design Course, Florence Italy Spring 2015 Redesigned the retail space for well-known U.S. brand (Timberland) having huge commercial success in Italy. - Researched Timberland’s clientele, business model, and corporate goals/vision/values. Visited competing brands retail locations in Florence. - Developed space planning, furniture selection, and lighting options.

Claire Tibma Portfolio