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KARENA M. BOENIGK SKILLS Advanced: Hand-rendering and Drafting, Auto Cad, Adobe Suite, Corel, Google Sketch-Up, Microsoft Office Intermediate: Revit PRESENTATION AND MARKETING • Secretary, University of Minnesota Student Interior Design Association, May 2011 - May 2012 • Speaker, University of Minnesota College of Design “Sneak Preview” August 2011 • Interior Designer, University of Minnesota Display Case Design Mentor, August 2011- May 2012 • Graphic Designer/Editor, ASID Headquarters Renovation Project Book, expected print date September 2012 • Blogger, 2011 Taipei Design Event, Minnesota Design Divas • Member, IIDA, ASID, NEWH EDUCATION Bachelors of Science, Interior Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2012 Young Designers Certificate, Landscape Architecture, Fu Yen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan 2011 Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design, Western Technical College, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1998 INTERIORS Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, College of Design, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 2010 - May 2012 • Generates global interest administrating Interior Design | University of Minnesota Facebook Page and managing CIDA visit • Drafts new floor plans, designs and implements updated signs, enhancing usability and aesthetics • Manages Material Library, building relationships with over 60 contacts to keep updated product selections Interior Design Intern and Research Assistant, Shelter Architecture, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2011- September 2011 • Gained commercial experience through space planning, furniture and product specification • Calculated and prepared financial documentation including purchase orders for clients • Strengthened Auto CAD skills by designing furniture/floor plans from concept to final construction documents Interior Design Intern, Lucy Interior Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2010 - November of 2010 • Collaborated with designers building client base by creating supportive materials boards • Created renderings, innovative promotional material, designs and maintains blog • Aided in increased furniture and lighting sales though exceptional communication and selective aesthetic GRAPHICS, GUEST SERVICE, AND TEACHING Graphic Designer, Wincraft Inc., Winona, Minnesota, July 1998 - April 2001 Art Teacher, Young Rembrandts, Minnetonka, MInnesota, August 2003 - September 2005 Free-lance Designer/Artist , Home Organizer, Space Planner, Graphic Designer, Muralist, June 1996 - Present Team Trainer, Target , September 2005-May 2010 HONORS AND AWARDS • Intereum SAYL Chair Design Contest , First Place Winner,Odegard Scholarship in Design Recipient, August 2011, Solovich Scholarship Recipient, August 2011, Minnesota Workforce Center Interior Design Scholarship Recipient, August 2008 -May 2012, Minnesota Workforce Center Achievement Award Recipient, August 2007 COMMUNITY COMMITMENT • Teaching adults with disabilities expressive arts education; Founder and Group Facilitator of W.E.T.T.E.A. (Women Empowering Themselves through Expressive Arts), Provide organization and companionship to the elderly, NEWH North Central Chapter TRADE SHOW 2013 Committee member


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