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ABOUT ME RORY DEMICK 608.445.5859 RDEMICK83@GMAIL.COM My name is Rory Demick and I am a sophomore at Miami University. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, and I am also working towards a minor in Communication Design. My approach to design is to come up with simple, effective ideas that make sense and that are relevant to the project and the client. I value good craft and precision in everything that I do, and I strive to make sure that my projects are clean and organized. I hope you enjoy looking through these samples of my work. My resume can be found on the final page.
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RETAIL My retail design project is located in Cincinnati, Ohio on an abandoned site. Using the existing building frame, I designed a chocolate shop for the French chocolate company zChocolat where the brand can sell their chocolates and other treats.
An overview of the entire zChocolat brand: what their current Dubai selling counter looks like, their brand colors, a few quotes taken from their website about their brand vision, and their logo. I then added my design concept for the Cincinnati location that I created. RORY DEMICK â€˘ PORTFOLIO â€˘ PAGE 4
The color and materials board that I used for my project: marble counters, wood display cases with gold accents, and golden fabric coverings for the cafe chairs.
Process work that shows possible circulation paths around the Z display case, which is the focal point of the chocolate shop, as well as storage locations and display shelves.
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This page shows the floor plan and two sections for my chocolate shop. The front facade is also pictured with the original building facade in beige and the addition made to the building shown in white.
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A hand rendering of the selling area in the chocolate shop: shelves to display specialty chocolate boxes and a Z-shaped display case for the brand’s 26 flavors ot chocolates. There is a check-out counter at the back with the brand’s logo on the wall.
A hand rendering of the cafe portion of the chocolate shop, where customers can socialize and enjoy the chocolates they just bought. A big picture window and bar level seating at the front allows the customers to watch what’s going on outside. RORY DEMICK • PORTFOLIO • PAGE 7
CORPORATE My corporate design project is located in Washington, DC, near the Georgetown neighborhood. I designed a collaborative office space for four architects and interior designers, using blue as my main interior color to promote productivity.
The map of my office’s site (pinned) and the surrounding area. My office is located on the corner where Wisconsin Avenue meets R Street. There are restaurants and a park nearby. RORY DEMICK • PORTFOLIO • PAGE 8
A perspective section of my office (top) to show how each space interacts with the others.The floor plan of my office (right) with color details shows the furniture arrangements in each space. RORY DEMICK • PORTFOLIO • PAGE 9
Section cuts of the office space from every side of the building to get a better sense of everything that is inside the office: cubicles, conference room, breakroom, and bathroom.
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A hand rendering of the cubicle space in the office. Thin dividers separate each employee’s workspace but still allow for communication throughout the office. Each cubicle contains an L-shaped desk with a filing cabinet, a desktop computer, a keyboard, and an ergonomic chair.
A hand rendering of the conference room within the office. A large dry erase board can be used to pitch ideas, and there is a TV on the back wall for presentations. The conference table seats eight people and uses the same shade of blue found throughout the rest of the office. RORY DEMICK • PORTFOLIO • PAGE 11
EDUCATIONAL My educational design project is a young adult library located in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati. My inspiration for the facade was a row of books on a shelf, and the entry sequence gives the feeling of walking into an open book.
This is an exterior rendering on my library, showing the front facade “open book” idea. I left big openings in the concrete structure to allow light to reach the space within. RORY DEMICK • PORTFOLIO • PAGE 12
Four renderings of spaces within the library. Clockwise from top left: computer workstations, gaming lab, staff offices, and special program. My special program for the library was a small performance stage for stand up comedy, poetry readings, or announcements of new book releases. RORY DEMICK â€˘ PORTFOLIO â€˘ PAGE 13
The basement, first floor, and second floor plans of my library. You will see a variety of public and semipublic spaces. The second floor also houses the audio visual, reference, and periodical shelves.
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The third and fourth floors of my library are meant to be more private. Fiction and nonfiction shelves are on the third floor, and the fourth floor contains staff spaces as well as a large multipurpose room. RORY DEMICK • PORTFOLIO • PAGE 15
RESUME RORY DEMICK 608.445.5859 RDEMICK83@GMAIL.COM
ABOUT ME Innovative problem-solver with exemplary planning and organizational skills that lead to exceptional work.
EXPERIENCE TARGET - Cashier + Guest Service
November 2015 - Present • Train incoming cashiers and assist other new employees • Resolve customer issues regarding returns, online orders, and in-store purchases • Improve the guest experience by offering assistance and answering questions about sales and promotions • Communicate the benefits of the Target RedCard to guests who are uncertain
ASSEMBLAGE ARCHITECTS - Intern
May 2017 - September 2017 • Updated CAD files to reflect the building’s current floor plans and sections • Created room and door finish schedules in AutoCAD • Completed site map analyses in Photoshop • Designed various layouts for a residential home remodel • Attended site visits to meet with clients, take measurements, and discuss colors and materials
EDUCATION MIAMI UNIVERSITY Interior Design + Communication Design
Graduation May 2020 • Active member of Miami’s IIDA chapter since September 2016 and Vice President for the 20182019 school year • Proud member of Miami’s Academic Scholars program, College of Creative Arts Division • Member of Paws for a Cause Miami organization and volunteer at 4 Paws for Ability headquarters in Xenia, Ohio
MADISON MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated June 2016 • JV volleyball freshman + sophomor year, Varsity volleyball junior + senior year • Member of the National Honor Society junior + senior year • Graduated with Honors; 3.67 GPA
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