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Vanessa Faulkner

Interior Design Portfolio


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contents resume 4 about 5 residential design live/work lofts 7 luxury condos 12 commercial design the pipe cafe 17 dusk wine bar & lounge 21


VANESSA K. FAULKNER EDUCATION Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA Master of Fine Arts: Interior Architecture & Design (Present)

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Major, Art Minor (June 2009)

EXPERIENCE Lotus Bleu Interior Design, San Francisco, CA Intern / Markenting Assistant: Organize sourcing files and fabric library, photograph new merchandise and update website, create marketing materials for magazine editors and new clients. (February 2012-Present) Navarra Design, San Francisco, CA Intern: Assisted Principal and Senior Designers with office tasks, updated specification sheets in project binders, completed tasks at the San Francisco Design Center. (October 2011-January 2012) Steven Volpe Design, San Francisco, CA Intern: Assisted designers with office tasks, assembled project binders and schedules, managed organization of materials library, corresponded with showrooms. (February 2011-May 2011) ACTIVITIES Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Dining by Design AAU Student Team Member (Fall 2011)

American Society of Interior Designers Student Member (Since 2009)

Sales Associate (September 2009-February 2011)


Vanessa Faulkner was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and obtained a liberal arts education at Kalamazoo College in Michigan with a concentration in Psychology and Art. After reveiving a Bachelor’s Degree in 2009, she immmediately attended graduate school at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. During her graduate studies at the Academy, where she developed technical skills and explored design theory, she gained practical experience in multiple residential interior design firms in San Francisco. Vanessa recieved a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture & Design in 2012.


Residential Design


Live / Work Lofts


The live/work lofts consist of three (3) enclosed levels. The ground level contains a workspace which is open and flexible, allowing the owner of the loft to run their small business within. Access to the street or courtyard promotes a strong connection to the community. The second and third levels contain a two story residence. The space embraces the raw, industrial material of the existing structure while being integrated with sleek modern updates. There is a strong contrast of old and new, raw and smooth.


level 3

level 2

level 1


Level 1 - Workspace Approx. 350sf, the space allows the resident to run a small creative buisiness. Perhaps it may be used as an office, a gallery, or a retail space. The space is fitted with a small kitchenette and water closet. The large storefront window brings in natural light and acts as a pivoting door.


Levels 2 & 3 - Residence The interior design was inspired by graphics and texture. Reclaimed objects are mixed with contempory and midcentury modern peices. Level 2 containes the living space, industrial kitchen and half bathroom. Level 3 contains a master suite.


Luxury Condos


These luxury residences are designed with high quality finishes and appliances, and floor-to ceiling curtain walls to allow expansive views. The residents don’t need to compromise space for downtown living. The condo units are large enough to accommodate the resident’s lifestyle plus more.


Master Suite - Open Bathroom Concept A partial wall separates the bedroom from the bathroom, allowing light to fill the entire space. A water closet and walk-in closet are included in the bathroom area.


Commercial Design


The Pipe Cafe


The Pipe Cafe is a casual eatery providing fresh local cuisine. The design of the space utilizes the exhisting warehouse space while adding relcaimed materials. A salvaged shipping container functions as a service counter, a chain-link fence as a wall covering, and work benches as community style tables.


Dusk Wine Bar & Lounge


Dusk Wine bar & Lounge is a sophisticated and fun after work hang out spot. The design of the space is inspired by “dusk� and features a lighting design which transforms through out the evening, adding variety to the mood and atmosphere.



Vanessa Faulkner Interior Design Portfolio