KARLA GUERRERO PORTFOLIO
DESIGN INSTITUTE OF SAN DIEGO Bachelor in Fine Arts in Interior Design CIDA+WSCUC Accredited
sales rep, decorative services / Sherwin-Williams Paints
SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE General Education, Italian and lower-division Studio Arts and Art History courses
October 2017 to Present
• Responsible for meeting with over 550 clients conducting 90-minute In-Home Color Consultations where I create custom color palettes for interior or exterior projects. • Representing 5 Sherwin-Williams retail stores, actively working and communicating with people across the home improvement project including sales reps, painters, contractors, and more. • Providing product spec sheets to upgrade clients to premium products. • Using my knowledge of color theory to meet client’s expectations and improve every project. INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN/ g/m business interiors
December 2018 to May 2019
• Developed an understanding of the selection of materials for office environments. • Assisted the design team with creating finishes cards, ordering samples and requesting quotes from sales representatives. • Helped firm relocate materials lab to their newly remodeled showroom. • Observed the sales team deliver showroom tours to potential clients FOOD SERVER / san diego convention center
November 2016 to Present
• Selling food and beverages to visitors, providing remarkable customer service thus creating memorable experiences at the SDCC. • Treating visitors with a welcoming attitude while using sales techniques gained from previous experience to increase sales while constantly being involved in the team.
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DOWNTOWN BEACH LOFT INDIVIDUAL PROJECT PROGRAMS USED: AutoCAD SketchUp Photoshop Lumion Hank and Anna are people who think outside the box. Their new bright and airy three-story building will have a versatile design that wonâ€™t force them to stick to any rules like others do. The open space and large windows allow experimentation with furniture arrangement and a bold layout. The building has industrial elements that appealed Hank, however, Anna would like to add her femenine touch by adding textuers, furniture, plants and more. Tied with modern lights and bohemian accents in the furnishing and decor, the design will ofer an industrial-bohemian style.
coffee & tattoo shop FIRST FLOOR
Virginia Beach, VA Hank and Anna have decided to open their first business in the first floor of their new home. Hank is a talented tattoo artist who will like to share his art with more people. The newlywed couple will like to open a coffee and tattoo shop as their new investment. They will offer a coffee lounge in the first part of the plan and the back will host people that want to get a new tattoo.
The couple has decided to use their 4-year old husky, Max, as an inspiration for their logo. A local artist will paint a mural of the logo on the side of the building.
beach loft SECOND FLOOR
KITCHEN ELEVATION A
KITCHEN ELEVATION B
Second Floor NTS
MATERIALS FOR THE BEACH LOFT
SAN DIEGO SPINAL CORD INJURY CENTER INDIVIDUAL PROJECT PROGRAMS USED: Revit SketchUp Photoshop Lumion San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Center is an institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with development disabilities and disorders of the spinal cord and musculoskeletal system. The floorplan and layout will be designed to increase social skills and independence while the vibrant color palette will create a suitable and caring environment. This Center will also give patients the opportunity to interact with an indoor landscape that will make patientsâ€™ experience even more soothing. All aspects of this design will provide stress relief and even help soothe mental emotions.
SD Spinal cord injury center
LOCATION: San Diego, CA CLIENT:
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) on Spinal Cord Injury are looking to do a center in San Diego, CA. They provide comprehensive team-based treatment by physicians, therapist, and vocational rehabilitation specialists and they want their first new facility to follow their steps. They are currently only located in Pittsburgh but they would like to share their findings and try their innovative treatments somewhere else.
INSPIRATION: LOGO Northern Lights of Iceland When thinking of the design concept, stress-free was a keyword for this project. Disabled people are always having to deal with everyday barriers. One significant matter is not being able to go to clinics due to barriers such as inaccessibility, public transportation barriers and high unemployment. END USERS: PATIENTS
pediatric (0-18) young adults (18-35) caretakers
therapy team support
SDPD North Park Storefront Office 2745 Howard Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
PROJECT NEEDS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES nurses station reception
SPINE CENTER TEAM pediatric & adult exam room pediatric & adult physician office pediatric & adult physical therapist office pediatric & adult therapy gym
CIRCULATION, mECHANICAL & SERVICE storage room mechanical room 20% circulation
SUPPORT TEAM social worker financial counselor occupational therapist day program mind body studio
CLIENT COMMONS cafe & lounge lobby patio waiting area wheelchair course
CAFE & LOUNGE
NURSES STAT ION
PEDIAT RIC WAIT ING AREA
PEDIAT RIC WING
PHYSICIAN, EXAM ROOM & PHYSICAL T HERAPIST
ADULT WAIT ING AREA
STAFF BREAK ROOM
HYDROT HERAPY CENT ER
ADULT WING PHYSICIAN, EXAM ROOM & PHYSICAL T HERAPIST
PEDIAT RIC GYM
ADULT GYM OCCUPAT IONAL T HERAPIST DAY PROGRAM OFFICE
SOCIAL WORKER, FINANCIAL COUNSELOR, AQUAT IC PROGRAM MANAGER’S OFFICE EDUCAT ION & T RAINING MANAGER’S OFFICE
MIND BODY ST UDIO
EAST-WEST SECTION CUT NTS
FURNITURE REQUIREMENTS COMFORT
family-friendly furniture suitable furniture
sense of cohesiveness multiuse products
cleanability and durability protective finish moisture-proof
Infection control ATRIUM SKYLIGHT DETAIL NTS
AQUATIC FITNESS & HYDROTHERAPY
The warmth of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases the pain in your joints, helping you to exercise. The water supports your weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement of your joints.
antimicrobial properties easy-to-clean
CESTOVATEL GROUP PROJECT PROGRAMS USED: AutoCAD SketchUp Lumion
The hotel lobby design is inspired by the lively and fun atmosphere of the Historic distric of Prague. The existing building is located in the center of the historic distric, near the John Lennon wall. The idea is to create a bold first impression by having floor to ceiling windows that will encourage tourits to enter the building.
• Located in the center of the historic district • Main tourist area • Popular attractions within walking distance • Lively and fun atmosphere • Culturally rich INSPIRATION: Prague Historic District
LOCATION: Prague, Czech Republic
1 MERGES MODERN & HISTORY 3ENCOURAGES CONNECTION
RESEARCH current building: location
Historic Distric of Prague
style of architecture
7,414 Sq Ft.
DEMOGRAPHIC • 10 different districs • 1.3 million inhabitants • Multi-cultural
TARGET MARKET • • • •
Millenials Tech savvy Connection Experience
linking modern travellers with historic design CONCEPT
2INSPIRED BY THE COLORS OF PRAGUE 4DURABLE GREEN MATERIALS WEATHER • Cold winters • Warm summers
LOCAL RETAIL • • • •
Beer Production Bars/Pubs Food Cafes
FIRST FLOOR EXPERIENCE WAYFINDING
GREEN DESIGN ELEMENTS
books The Mezzanine has a large bookshelf where guests can checkout and read a book while enjoying a local beer on tap. games The mezzanine has a variety of lounge type seating where guests can enjoy socializing with friends and checkout a variety of games. additional seating The mezzanine allows more seating options for people to enjoy the cafe/bar area and the small food menu.
ALL-OUT INDIVIDUAL PROJECT PROGRAMS USED: SketchUp Photoshop Lumion
The majority of the “college experience” takes place indoors, however, spending time outdoors is crucial to health and well-being. The proposal is to design an outdoor flexible workplace that will be used as a prototype to use in different school campuses and will be a resource for current and future students.
BUT, HOW MUCH TIME DO WE SPEND OUTDOORS? inside buildings inside vehicles outdoors
WAYS TO REDUCE ANXIETY LEVELS
1 out of 5 college students suffer from anxiety disorders from this
Working out in nature helps to reduce anxiety even more than going to an indoor gym. Students tend to skip meals and that immediatly causes tiredness and fatigue. Eating a a balanced meal can help decrease stress and increase energy. Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing.
PREFAB OUTDOOR STUDENT STUDY SPACE The proposal is to design a flexible outdoor study space for students. This project will be designed as a prototype to use in different school campuses and will be a resource for current and future students. The aspiration is to create an appealing environment connected to nature to reduce student anxiety. design ideas • • • • • • •
social support-variety of seating being away-different from usual prospect & refuge ability to choose destination or route distraction-visual stimulation sense of control-seating choices unprogrammed activity space
Site selection and Planning
the landscape INTERIOR SPACE intimacy limited views
protected from outside wider views
relationship with nature unlimited views
relation with sunset
the climate the sun
solar panels with a white roof for heat flow
overhang on north and south sides to protect electronics
location: On the west side of love library san diego state university 5500 campanile dr san diego, ca 92182
wide openings for ventilation rammed earth for structure to delay heat flow
pre-cast rammed earth panels
LIME PLASTER PAINTED IN WHITE
salvaged wood panels live edge old growth redwood PERFORATED ACOUSTIC WOOD PANELS TREE STUMP SEATING bamboo panels
recyclable turf made from plant-based materials
composite deck boards
building AT NIGHT TIME Operation hours: 6am-6pm Building closes up at night Security: LED strips on north and south sides will light up the building and path of travel for users' safety.
PROFESSIONAL WORK INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR IN-HOME COLOR CONSULTATION
DIGITAL RENDERING USING SHERWIN-WILLIAMS SWATCHES ON PHOTOSHOP
CREATIVE HAND-RENDERED DRAWINGS USING PRISMACOLOR MARKERS AND COLOR PENCILS
FALLINGWATER PROJECT HAND-DRAFTED ELEVATION AND ADDED SHADOW WITH STIPPLE EFFECT HAND-RENDERED USING PRISMACOLOR MARKERS AND COLOR PENCILS
semester project for studio arts-sculpture class CREATED A 3D METAL SCULPTURE USING A STICK-WELDER
KARLA GUERRERO CONTACT INFO 619.431.7441 firstname.lastname@example.org San Diego, CA