JOWITA SZELIGA INTERIOR DESIGN WORK SAMPLE
15 RT 340 ORANGEBURG NY 10962 845.270.8602 JSZELIGA1988@GMAIL.C O M
I have been repeatedly recognized for analytical, conceptual and creative work and my work ethic is exemplary. I am looking to obtain a full time position in the field of Interior Design where I will be able to utilize my educational experience and knowledge to grow and further expand my skills. I am interested in sustainable design practices and I value the importance of quality design resulting from collaboration with the client and the design team. EDUCATION Buffalo State College, Buffalo NY Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (Accredited by CIDA) SUNY Rockland Community College, Suffern, New York CAD Technician Program for practicing professionals American Catholic University, Washington, DC Congressional Leadership Conference
2008-2012 2006-2008 2005
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Freelance 2011-2012 Buffalo State College, Art Conservation and Music Departments Commissioned by the Art Conservation and Music Departments at Buffalo State College to build a maquette, depicting Rockwell Hallâ€™s classrooms, recording studio and an auditorium after its planned renovation. Prentice Office Environments Consultant on Interior Design projects, presentations and material selection. Most current work includes renderings and FF&E selection for a student lounge in a Private University in Buffalo. University at Buffalo, Architecture Department Completed renderings for an exterior of a mixed use building development in downtown Buffalo. In addition, concept and renderings of interiors of a sample unit apartment and a car dealership. Tersigni & Palachek Summer 2011-2012 Design Assistant Responsible for 3D visualizations of conceptual designs, in addition, prepared, corrected and updated documents during various stages of design, including detailing of custom design millwork. Assisted in most design decisions and worked on several projects simultaneously. Oversaw all aspects of a number of designs, among them chandelier for Henri Bendel. SUNY Buffalo State College, Interior Design and Design Departments 2012-2011 Assistant Secretary Organized the office as well as the Samples Library. Clerical Duties: answering telephone calls, maintaining attendance logs for faculty and staff. Assisted in Department events planning.
Design Interiors Corp. 2008-2009 Intern/ Draftsperson Clerical Duties: answering telephone calls, scheduling appointments and on site visits, light bookkeeping. In charge of all promotional aspects of the firm: creating client post cards, letterheads and catalogues. In charge of updating firm website. In addition, contributed to the design team responsible for stair and rail design. Designed several wrought iron railing patterns for several high-end residences in the tri-state area. T&G Woodwork 2006-2008 Secretary Clerical Duties: answering telephone calls, scheduling appointments and on site visits; Responsible for all legal documents and bookkeeping. Prepared preliminary CAD documents, millwork specifications and client presentations. SKILLS & QUALITIES Language Bilingual: Excellent writing reading and communication skills in English and Polish. Software Proficient in PC and MAC platforms; Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign; AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, 3DS Max, Revit, SketchUp, V-ray, Design Qualities Strong abilities in conceptual design, detailing millwork, stairs, rail, wood and metal working, 3D physical modeling, 3D visualizations; comfortable with architectural design and detail, computer drafting, hand sketching, interior architecture and design, presentations, FF&E, photography. Highly organized, adaptable with strong work ethic and positive attitude. EXTRACURRICULARS/ ACHIEVMENTS
Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibit: Best of Student Work Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibition: ASID Student Chapter Office Design, Urban Decay Make-up Workshop 2012 Retail Design, Agent Provocateur, Outstanding Digital Composition 2011
Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibit: Best of Student Work Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibition: ASID Student Chapter Office Design, Lâ€™occitane Headquarter 2012 Retail Design, Agent Provocateur, Careful Attention to Detail 2011
Buffalo State College, NASAD Student Exhibit: Best of Student Work Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibition: ASID Student Chapter Office Design, Urban Decay Make-up Workshop 2012 Retail Design, Agent Provocateur, Best Overall Design 2011
Oklahoma Christian University, Brass Ring Oklahoma Merit Award Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibition: Best of Student Work Residential Design, Summer Retreat Merit Award 2011 Residential Design, Summer Retreat 2011
Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibit: Best of Student Work Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibition: Best of Student Work Office Design, Urban Decay Make-up Workshop 2012 Sanctuary Design, The Wall at Buffalo State College 2010 Buffalo State College, Interior Design Exhibit: Best of Student Work Retail Design, Agent Provocateur 2011
LAFAYETTE HOTEL, BUFFALO NY The Lafayette Hotel - an all inclusive, upscale urban living environment in the heart of Buffalo; where historic authenticity meets contemporary luxury. Fauchon Cafe embodies the essence of modern, sexy and innovative France thus is a perfect fit inside the chic Lafayette, here traditional french elegance combines with modern innovation to offer its inhabitants unambiguous authenticity and unquestionable quality.
RESIDENTIAL LOBBY LAFAYETTE HOTEL, BUFFALO NY As part of the Lafayette Hotel, a mixed use building in downtown Buffalo, the design of this contemporary residential lobby incorporates a color scheme of black and white with bold accents of yellow to further enhance the space. The aim is to create a space that is elegant, contemporary, clean and fresh. This progressive modern interior remains true to the sensibility of the existing architectural elements.
APARTMENT UNIT LAFAYETTE HOTEL, BUFFALO NY
As part of the chic Lafayette hotel these apartments embody the buildingâ€™s philosophy of a unique place for sensory experiences, innovation and luxury to create a one of a kind lifestyle destination. The use of clean lines, and contemporary European furniture further enhance the appeal of the apartments.
MIZU HAIR SALON
LAFAYETTE HOTEL, BUFFALO NY Spaces at Mizu Hair Salon express a minimalist sensibility, influenced largly by Asian aesthetic. The company believs in organic symmetry in design, infusion of natural light and an open welcoming space cultivates renewal. Mizuâ€™s fundamental belief is that beauty is found by working with, rather than against nature; to stay true to their philosophy the design of this salon incorporates symmetry and simplicity in its color and material selection.
WORKSHOP DESIGN URBAN DECAY, BATAVIA NY
The idea behind the reception and the workshops aims to embody Urban Decayâ€™s main attributes of being an attractive, unique and forward thinking company. Through the use of bold colors and playful, whimsical forms, the space sets a tone to foster individuality, creativity and fun for the users of this office environment. Both the colors and forms relate to the products offered by the brand, which from the inception were innovative, revolutionary and edgy.
PROFESSIONAL TERSIGNI & PALACHEK
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