EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, New York, NY
Interior Design, Master of Science, May 2014
Danish Institute For Study Abroad – Architecture Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Summer 2012
Syracuse University, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse, NY
Marketing, Bachelor of Science, May 2006
Syracuse University London Program, London, United Kingdom, Fall 2005


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Woods Bagot, New York, New York June 2015 - Present
Interior Designer
  • Workplace Strategy
  • Schematic Design, design development, design presentation, construction documentation, construction administration
  • Specification writing
  • FF&E specification
JFD Studio, Brooklyn, New York February 2015 - June 2015
Freelance Interior Designer
  • Lifestyle design with focus on restaurant projects
  • Schematic design, design development, construction documentation
  • FF&E specification
TCM Studio, Brooklyn, New York June 2013 - February 2015
Freelance Interior Designer
  • Space plan and design millwork for various residential, roof terrace and hospitality projects
  • Responsible for drafting construction documents, Landmarks and Department of Buildings submittal
  • Survey sites and assist at client meetings
  • Prepare presentation documents, source materials and specify FF&E
AC Studio, Beijing, China June 2014 - January 2015
Freelance Interior Designer
  • Space planned and designed millwork for one residential and one art gallery project in Beijing
  • Responsible for concept development, designing schematic plans, drafting construction documents and rendering perspectives
  • Surveyed sites, met with clients and liaised with the general contractor
  • Sourced materials and specified FF&E
Fan Pin Interior Design & Decoration, Beijing, China Fabruary 2009 - September 2011
Project Manager
  • Managed projects: 3 commercial, 8 hospitality, 10 residential and 2 retail
  • Negotiated between contractors and clients, and oversaw a team of 12 designers
  • On-site construction administration and reviewed construction documents and shop drawings
  • Sourced materials, furniture, fixtures and prepared presentation boards and schedules
NFL China, Raffles Hotel Beijing Beijing, China August 2010 - August 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Designed invitations, posters, logos, flyers, brochures, information cards and company factsheets
  • China: Back to football 2011 poster for various venues & referee cards
  • Raffles Hotel Beijing: Valentine’s Day 2011 poster, Halloween Party 2010 and various birthday invitations
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing, China November 2007 - February 2009
Senior Associate
  • Managed investor relations for US-listed Chinese companies such as Baidu, VisionChina Media, and China Digital TV
  • Organized and facilitated IPO projects, annual report projects, media training as well as quarterly earnings calls
  • Developed investor relations strategy, yearly plan, reports, and documentation distributed to current and potential investors
  • Composed and edited press releases, IR website content, investor presentations, factsheets, quarterly and annual reports
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Beijing, China May 2007 - November 2007
Corporate Communications Representative
  • Managed media relations with foreign press including Media Magazine, Marketing Magazine and The Wall Street Journal
  • Comprehensive production of marketing materials for the World Economic Forum
  • Created and edited press releases, briefing books as well as internal office newsletter in English and Chinese

SKILLS

Computer: AutoCad, Revit, 3D Max, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite
Technical: Space planning, construction documents, 3D modeling, model construction, material selection,
presentation board assembly, hand drafting, photography, graphic design
Languages: Native English, fluent spoken and written Cantonese and Mandarin, proficient written French

Leadership & publication

  • Published in Masterclass: Interior Design: Guide to the World’s Leading Graduate Schools, February 2015
  • Volunteer Organizer of One Family Foundation – Led teams and procured donations for Wenchuan County, Sichuan, China
  • Co-founder & director of Under Broadway – Beijing’s first and only formal English A Capella group
  • Founder of Cupcakes by Cody – Catered cupcakes to social events in Beijing