ABOUT

RELEVANT. INNOVATIVE. RESULTS DRIVEN.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Rebecca takes a unique "return on design investment" approach to commercial and residential interior design. Rebecca is notably familiar with hotel and real estate management, as she comes from a family of hospitality-related entrepreneurs. This, combined with her past focus on advertising and market research has shaped her into a strong proponent of an evidence-based design process.

Rebecca believes in balancing good, innovative and functional design with smart, educated, research-based decisions. The goal is always to create a great design that will ultimately increase the value of the property, business or home over time.

Rebecca received her bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is currently pursuing her master's degree at the Academy of Art University for Interior Architecture and Design. Fortunate to live the big city lifestyle from the most beautiful place on Earth, she balances her life with the arts, outdoor activities, good wine, friends, family and cat, India. Rebecca is a strong advocate of "Carpe Diem," as she believes there's always more to learn about, laugh about and love about life.


RESUME

FEATURED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    DESIGN ASSISTANT, Kensington Design. Spring 2012 - Present
    • Create floor plans and design strategy plans for commercial hotel projects, working closely with hotel GM’s
    • Assist principle designers with project management, concept development and material selections
    • Attend hospitality related tradeshows to include HD Design Show and IHG Owner’s Tradeshow
    PROJECT INTERN, Ramsey Purchasing. Summer 2013
    • Gathered & created Flame & Code Certicate and Clean and Maintenance books for various hotel FFE procurement projects
    • Helped organize and update hotel specications, invoice orders, samples, counts, competitive bidding and project scheduling
    • Worked on a wide range of hospitality projects to include Marriott, Starwood, IHG, Kimpton and Pebble Beach Company
    DESIGN ASSISTANT, Applegate Tran Interiors. Summer 2012 - Spring 2013
    • Assisted with concept development, space planning, material selection, custom furniture design and installations
    • Helped progress the status of of various high-end apartment, large-scale home, showroom and retail projects
    • Collected and kept track of material and furniture prices, estimates, requirements and memos
    MARKETING STRATEGY COORDINATOR, Rosetta Marketing Agency. Summer 2010 - Spring 2012
    • Developed and coordinated brand marketing programs, positioning and messaging for the agency
    • Planned and managed mixed media campaigns to include display, print, email, search and social
    • Expanded business development methodologies, lead nurturing and inbound marketing programs

FEATURED PROJECTS

    2013 SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE HOUSE, TEEN BEDROOM. Spring 2013
    • Worked with the design team to develop a final floor plan, design custom furniture, fabric, carpet, wall covering, ceiling and lighting pieces as well as help manage all invoices, deliveries and installations
    HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS - PIP RENOVATION. Fall 2012 - Present
    • Helped coordinate space planning, FFE material selections, landscaping, logistics and punchlists for two Oregon Holiday Inn Express hotels, following IHG’s Project Improvement Plan and Design Standards
    BEST WESTERN - BREAKFAST ROOM RENOVATION. Spring 2013
    • Currently working on a renovation to accomodate a larger dining area, which has required staff and GM interviews, guest survey analysis, brand standards research and profit margin analysis (prior to the design phase)

EDUCATION

    • MFA: Interior Architecture and Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. (Expected to graduate in 2014)
    • BS: Business Administration, Marketing Management - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Class of 2010, Cum Laude
    • London Study Abroad Exchange Program - Kingston University, London. 2008-2009

TECHNICAL SKILLS

    • Autodesk Revit
    • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign
    • Google Sketchup
    • Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint
    • Hand Sketching & Rendering