Luis Ramirez

b.1970

Please allow me to introduce myself, Luis M. Ramirez. I successfully completed my first year of graduate school, in the Sustainable Environments program at F.I.T. I obtained my Bachelors Degree in Interior Design with a Minor in Art History from The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T).

Versed in design industry software such as AutoCAD, I create AutoCAD-3D color renderings, floor plans, elevations and details. Additional skills include space planning, material sourcing, hand drafting, knowledge of Sketch-Up, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and presentation software such as PowerPoint and interactive presentation software, Prezi.

With over ten years experience in the interior design environment, I possess strong problem-solving skills based on an additional decade of managerial experience in the hospitality and financial industries. I have collaborated closely with high-end residential, commercial and retail professionals in producing award winning designs.

Aside from customer service and leadership skills, I am primarily trained as a classical decorative artist. Possessing a great appreciation for art, architecture and design history, I have focused on historical period styles, specializing in the restoration and preservation of interiors, exteriors and the furnishings in these environments.

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Focusing on environmentally sensitive materials and recycled products to create my work it has lead me into the Interior Design world, especially the sustainability field.

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OBJECTIVE: To utilize my interior design skills, artistic aesthetic, education, learned processes, techniques and experiences in the architecture and design industry with a strong focus on sustainability. Preservation, restoration, renovation, environmental sensitivity are all major areas of interest.

EXPERIENCE: JJ Falk Design Architecture - New York, NY 2/14 – 6/15

Designer / Resource librarian

- Assist small group of talented architects and project managers

- Preparing client presentations and attending client meetings

- Charged with conducting surveys, space planning, furniture procurement

- Overseeing installations, walk-through's and producing punch-lists

- Researching innovative materials, updating and maintaining the resource library

- Creating relationships with vendors, schedule lunch and learn sessions

- Excellent customer service skills and problem solving skills.

- Supporting front and back of house operations

Adelhardt Construction Corporation - New York, NY 2/13-4/13

- Internship: Assisted in construction overview process of a landmark building

Alpha Workshops – New York, NYC 4/05-5/13

- Decorative Artist/ Surface Designer

- Specialized in decorative paint treatments, and creating customized textured surface treatments, restoration, gilding, refinishing and faux finishes

- Designed custom signage applications, using environmentally friendly materials

- Designed and installed custom artwork for various market sectors

- Over see installation and or break down of various large scale interior and exterior projects for commercial and residential buildings

- Created and installed seasonal decorations and themed designs for high-end corporate clients

- Trained and supervised new employees

EDUCATION: Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY

- Currently enrolled in the Sustainable Environments Graduate program at F.I.T

- Successfully completed the first year of a two year graduate program

- BFA-Interior Design, Minor-Art History, December 2013

- Overall GPA 3.22

- Officer-FIT Interior Design Club 2009 - 2013

- Dean’s list as of 6/12 through graduation

- Studied surface design in Paris, France through FIT International Studies program

SKILLS/AFFILIATONS:

- Versed in AutoCAD, 3D CAD, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Prezi, Sketch-Up and NXT Computer rendering software

- Versed in reading and creating construction documents and specifications

- Exemplary client management skills, leadership ability and effective communication skills, speak fluent Spanish

- OHSA (35 hour) certified

- IIDA, AIDA,USGBC member