Mindy Schwartz Designs
It is my goal to utilize my creative and technical skills, in addition to my passion for the arts, to enhance guest experience.
MY PHILOSOPHY As an aspiring designer, I want to be able to, not only present visually stimulating designs, but to create a positive experience for the users of the space. I believe by broadenings oneâ€™s knowledge of othersâ€™ cultures and behaviors, whether it be through travel or studies, the actions of an interior designer can shape meaningful and enjoyable events. Creating an experiential design, is to delve into any project by beginning with research specific to the location and its people. By doing so, the design can connect to the users on a more personal and nostalgic level and making the space more memorable. Through several projects during my college career, ranging from an office in Denver to an Aboriginal inspired timeshare, I had the rewarding opportunity to work on projects that were specific to locations and cultures. Their unique outcomes were both symbolic and user appropriate. This meaningful connection has inspired me and is what excites me the most about this industry.
ATLANTA ANN ARBOR BELLAGIO “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
BOSTON BREMEN CAPRI CHICAGO FLORENCE FORT LAUDERDALE HAMBURG HELEN HOLLYWOOD
NEW YORK CITY
LONG BEACH ISLAND
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COMMERCIAL -PATRICK OFFICE DESIGN
- MVWC SURFERâ€™S PARADISE
- RELEAF CONVENIENCE STORE DESIGN
- AMAZON RAINFOREST EDUCATION FACILITY
RESIDENTIAL -YATES HOME
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PATRICK OFFICE DESIGN Located in Denver, Colorado, this commercial design is for the athletic apparel and accessories company, Patrick. This cutting edge design focuses on product demonstration and presentation, as well as resembles the sharp aesthetic of the up and coming city of Denver. The design takes deep consideration in its space planning, as it serves as an efficient layout for a Divisional Organizational Structure. Throughout the office, an emphasis on incorporating branding for each division and the company as a whole is very prominent.
Overall emphasis on branding of the company and the individual divisions. PERSPECTIVES: 1. Stadium Seating Perspective shows the additional connection of the main floor to the mezzanine. 2. Workspace Perspective presents the Divisional Branding and use of transparent materials, which assist with an open feel. ELEVATIONS 1. Entry Elevation presents simple and clean aesthetic, while framing the company brand 2. Product Demonstration Room allows for product to be displayed and tested in two separate simulations, as well as a consulting space. 3. Workspace Elevation reveals how each division has their product on display.
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MVWC SURFER’S PARADISE Located along the Gold Coast in Australia, Marriott Vacation’s Surfer’s Paradise is a new construction build that began its conceptual design phase during the summer of 2015. I had the privilege of submitting personal research on Australia’s Bungjalung Aboriginal tride, their location, and their artwork. This was then presented to the interior design firm, who continued the process. The following page presents my involvement with researched imagery, and the conceptual and schematic design that served as influence for the final product.
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Research focuses on the Bungjalung tribe of the Australian Gold coast and their original art. The design scheme is a modern, coastal aesthetic which will incorporate patterns inspired by the Aboriginal art. This timeshare space plan is spacious and accommodates a full family, with two bedrooms and a common area that includes a pull-out sofa, and full dining area. Both the living area and the bedrooms’ schematic designs present a warm, coastal, yet sleek feel. This overall aesthetic was carried into the final design of Marriott Vacation’s Surfer’s Paradise property.
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RELEAF CONVENIENCE STORE DESIGN RDI COMPETITION
Focusing on sustainable practices, this convenience store serves as both a retail and social space. The design draws inspiration from restored architecture and reclaimed materials, and utilizes recycled and durable finishes. In addition to typical products sold in convenience stores, this design includes a dining space, a freshly prepared food station, and locally sourced produce.
AMAZON RAINFOREST EDUCATION FACILITY IDEC COMPETITION
With the growing concern of the affects of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest, it is a civil responsibility for up and coming generations to make a change. This design, done in teams of two people, aids the educational and survival practices for Millennial-aged service learners, traveling to the Amazon. With hut-like enclosed spaces and a spacious Mock Village, visitors are fully immersed in the culture of the indigenous people of the Brazilian rainforest as an outside environment is brought indoors.
RELEAF CONVENIENCE STORE DESIGN
The entry presents the reclaimed and sustainable aesthetic with recycled materials and greenery on the facade. Emphasis on branding, reclaimed materials, and a raw style with the exposed ceiling. Subtle branding within wayfinding signage, used at various stations throughout the space. All FFE includes recycled and reclaimed content.
AMAZON RAINFOREST EDUCATION F A C I L I T Y All interior wall partitions at 11' in height to give an implied amazonian hut-like aesthetic. Exposed beam ceiling at 11' AFF in enclosed spaces. A. Additional storage and gallery wall B Storage and work space C. Custom terrain D. Flexible lecture space allotted for 30 persons. E. Waterfall feature F. Archery workspace and simulationulation
IDEC COMPETITION Lighting feature simulating a leaf-like texture, resembling the Amazon canopy.
Lower interior partitions allow for a hut-like aesthetic for each enclosed space to give the interior a village feel.
Featuring emphasis on sustainable materials
Craftman-like furniture and sustianable finishes
Features custom terrain and archery simulation that will begin preparation for the outreach program.
The design aids the educational purposes by providing flexible space for both lecture based assembly and tactical survival practices.
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YATES HOME DESIGN By working with real clients, the Steiner Family, and an early 1900s Mediterranean Revival home, this design caters to the eccentric style and lifestyle needs of the client, as well as reserves historical elements of the home.
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Y A T E S LEGEND: 1. Front Porch 2. Private Home Office 3. Foyer 4. Master Closet 5. Master Bath 6. Master Bedroom 7. Outdoor Decks 8. Pass through with mudroom addition 9. Laundry Room 10. Living Room 11. Kitchen 12. Dining Room 13. HVAC 14. Half Bathroom 15. Guest Bedroom 16. Guest Bath 17. Driveway a. Additional patio seating b. Dog beds and bowls c. Collected furniture by the family d. Outdoor lounge and fire pit e. Vintage surfboards displayed on the walls f. Car port g. Custom kitchen with built-in refrigerator, pantry, and drawer storage N
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WELCOME HOME, STEINER FAMILY To keep with a personal touch, all furnishings in the entry of the home have been collected over the years by the clients and are put on display as a collection. A hidden door to the home office also features one of these collected pieces. Overall, the home utilizes light finishes and mid-century modern furnishings to give off the breezy and sleek feel the clients desired.
Collected Furnishings and Pieces
Custom Hidden Door
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The designs presented reflect diverse involvement with both Florida State organizations and academics. I had the opportunity to delve into the art of advertisement for an on-campus photography student organization, as well as for an experiential class where marketing and advertising played a crucial role in a capstone assignment that was structured to assist the Florida State Unionâ€™s Bowling Alley and Art Center. Also featured is a design interpretation from international travel, where the vibrant colors of an Italian street facade served as inspiration of how the streets seem to be a painting coming to life.
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The photos displayed present two points of view and styles of my photography. The lens of a camera allows me to see simplistic views as something beautiful and serves as a documentation of my adventures and treasurable moments. Many of the subjects of my work revolve around architectural structures and unique perspectives that may include average objects. It is this showcase of grandiose structures and everyday commodities that allows for others to see the beauty I witnessed while taking a walk in a park or strolling through Italian piazzas. I view the art of photography as an opportunity to take advantage of the little moments in life and present personal experiences as something more than just compiled pixels.
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Email: MindySchwartz37@gmail.com Phone: (407) 403-1165 Website: MindySchwartz.squarespace.com