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maria kelly giles | interior design

maria kelly giles | interior design

Phone number 651.331.0882

Permanent Address 8166 Hemingway Ave S. Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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maria kelly giles | interior design Design Philosophy

Design should complement the fluidity of our daily lives. We need spaces to stimulate well-being, provoke liveliness and provide comfort for varying lifestyles. As designers, we can accomplish these goals by understanding client needs and striving to deliver above and beyond their expectations.

maria kelly giles | interior design Retail design Jordan Creek Shopping Center West Des Moines, Iowa Chanel Boutique

retail design|chanel boutique project overviw Coco Chanel was a woman of innovation. She single-handedly created the fashion ideals after WWII. She was a visionary with a dream for her niche in high fashion.Coco Chanel made her Chanel line one of the most recognized brands world-wide. We chose to implement Chanel ideals and branding into the store appearance located in Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines, Iowa.

coco chanel

site plan

jordan creek mall | west des moines, iowa

not to scale

concept board

existing floor plan

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conceptual sketch

model| store front

process floor plan

final floor plan

not to scale

conceptual perspective views

retail design

retail design|chanel boutique As a design detail we looked we reviewed the fabrication in the Chanel clothing line. Some trends we found most traditional of the Chanel brand is its use of quilting and tweed. We used these fabrics as inspiration for the space. We included a life size quilted wall and used the tweed pattern as our display case shelving system.

Furniture selection

rendering| sitting area


rendering| dressing room

retail design

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final site model

model| clothing wall perspective

model| details

model| bird’s eye view

maria kelly giles | interior design Thank you for taking the time to review my portfolio. I have included my resume and list of references on the next page for your reference. Please feel free to contact me regarding any withstanding questions.

maria kelly giles | interior design education Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa| Spring 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design CIDA Accredited Program

work experience Arthur Shuster Inc., St. Paul, MN Summer 2011 Intern Specified materials

Academic Success Center, Ames, IA 2010- Present Iowa State University Office Assistant

Talbots, Roseville, MN 2006- 2011 Sales Associate Accomplished display changes

Sigler on Main , Ames, IA 2010-2011 Innova Ideas and Services Sales Associate

Drafted in CAD

Dealt with confidential information

Interacted with customers

Ordered merchandise

Redlined construction documents

Interacted with students

Inventoried stock

Inventoried stock

Maintained resource library

Trained employees

Organized floor and stock room

Maintained cash register

Contacted product representatives

Performed general office duties

awards|honors Student Design Competition | Spring 2011 1st Place Recipient

Greek Week Scholarship | Spring 2011 Pi Beta Phi Scholarship | Fall 2010 Iowa State University Grant | 2008-Present Academic Recognition | 2008-Present

Proposed marketing strategies

skills Autodesk|Revit proficient Autodesk|CAD moderate Sketchup| intermediate Adobe Design Programs Photoshop proficient Illustrator proficient InDesign moderate

Microsoft Office proficient Organizational skills Time management Communicative skills

Phone number 651.331.0882

Permanent Address 8166 Hemingway Ave S. Cottage Grove, MN 55016

memberships Pi Beta Phi Fraternity | Fall 2009-Spring 2012 Vice President of Event Planning | 2010 - 2011 Homecoming Co-Chair | Fall 2010 Chapter Delegate | Fall 2009

Interior Design Student Association|2009- 2012 Student Enviornmental Club | 2009 Habitat for Humanity | Fall 2011-Present Student Peer Mentor|Fall 2012 LEED Green Associate prep course|Spring 2012

online portfolio

Email Address

maria kelly giles | interior design references Cigdem T. Akkurt Associate Professor Interior Design Iowa State University Ames, Iowa 50011 515.294.6724

Susan Rhoades Academic Success Center Advisor Iowa State University 1060 Hixson Lied Ames, Iowa 50014 515.294.6624

Emily Holmsten Arthur Shuster Designer 2611 Hamline Ave. N. Suite #150 St. Paul, Minnesota 55113 612.916.2108

Chanel Boutique  

This was a project involving a real site located in the Jordan Creek Shopping Mall in West Des Moines, IA. We needed to understand how high...

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