Resume

Skills

Quick Learner
Traditional Artist
Italian Native Speaker
Artistic Background
Aesthete
Modern Style Design
Focus on Function
Attention to Detail

Education

A.A.S. in Interior Design
Dakota County Technical College
2018 – 2019

NCIDQ Path Certificate
Dakota County Technical College
AUG 2020 – DEC 2020

Soft Skills

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Office
2020 Design Sketchup
BlueBeam
Autodesk Autocad
Autodesk Revit
Chief Architect
Draftsight
Perfect Match

Expertise

Color Scheme Design
Attention to Detail
Rendering Artist
Live Quick Sketching

Interior Design is my second career, as I have worked over 6 years in Graphic Design when I still lived in Italy, my country of origin. I specialize in photo re-touch in Adobe Photoshop and digital illustration in Adobe Illustrator. I decided three years ago to take a different more rewarding path, and I pursued an A.A.S. in Interior Design, after moving to the U.S.A. in 2013 (DC metro area), and to Minnesota in 2015.
I feel very passionate about sustainability and universal design, as I believe Interior Design is essentially about using innovation and creativity to make human living an easier and healthier experience. I would love to have an opportunity to focus on creative problem solving and learning new and more efficient ways to implement design solutions.
I recently completed my associate degree in Interior Design and the NCIDQ pathway certificate at Dakota County Technical College. I also feel that is of utmost importance to keep myself up to date regarding new technology, innovation, along with new materials and their application.
Being an INFJ (Myers-Briggs), I am passionate, principled, and insightful. I thrive in positive work environments that promote personal and professional growth.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROJECT MANAGER
Bob’s Wood Specialties & Credit River Granite – Sep 2019 to Jun 2020

I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to learn and work at BWS&CRG. I had the opportunity to understand and assist with stone fabrication, with its limits and its potential, along with the fabrication and construction of several different countertop materials. I was given the ability to learn new software, such as 2020 Design, Perfect Match, Draftsight, and more.

  • Responsible for customer’s projects coordination from sale to completion.
  • Presentation to customers through floorplans and 3D renderings finalized indedicated software.
  • Management of builders’ accounts, including take offs, production, and install.
     

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND QUARK XPRESS OPERATOR

Studio Pelli – Aug 2003 to Apr 2004

In business since the 1950s, this graphic design studio was founded by two brothers, one a watercolor painter, and the other a photographer. I was fortunate to be able to see and learn about graphic design processes and what has changed over the last five decades. I was also given the opportunity to further expand my knowledge of previously learnt software.

  • Designed promotional flyers and brochures for the events launched by theadministration of the city and university of Genova.
  • Prepared dentist’s equipment catalogues for typographic print.
  • Created several vectorial illustrations for different advertisements.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR, AND PHOTO RETOUCH
NuovaSet – Jan 2002 to Jul 2003


While working for this advertisement agency I had the opportunity to confront myself for the first time with major companies’ directors of marketing and city hall events’ organizers.

  • Designed logotypes and corporate image for different business sectors.
  • Created images through illustration and photo retouch for nation-wideadvertisement campaigns.
  • Designed and developed an interacting presentation for NuovaSet.

 

WEB DESIGNER
Plurimedia – Mar 2001 to Sep 2001

Working for Plurimedia I was fortunate to experience teamwork while developing an online learning system. The online course was an initiative of a national newspaper to aid entrepreneurs with business practices offering access to classes held by professionals.

  • Designed and developed an online course for business practices.