Mikaela Stefan BFA - Resume
Mikaela Stefan, BFA
590 Broadway Street #4F, Brooklyn NY 11206 • M------------ • ------------
Creative Interior Designer with a strong background in project management, space planning and computer aided design seeking to take the next step in career. Expertise in creating all facets of design including project management and project planning from A&E approval to FF&E, construction oversight and delivery. Proven success in interior design process to achieve project goals and a high degree of client satisfaction.
• Project Management • Time Management
• Strong Leadership skills • Interpersonal and Communications skills
• Self Motivated • Contract & Procurement
Interior Designer – Aug/18 to present
The Grand Life Hospitality Group, New York NY
Responsible for managing all phases of FF+E including; research, sourcing, presentation, floor plans, procurement, production, coordinating with vendors and execution.
• Manage all vendor relationships relating to samples, pricing, production, construction, collateral and materials.
• Interface with internal team members to define project requirements, provide design recommendations
and carry out the philosophy and culture of the organization.
• Manage internal and 3rd party resources including architects, consultants, contractors, designers and artisans.
Project Coordinator, Feb/18 to Aug/18
Interior Marketing Group, New York, NY
Provide luxury staging, design and project management services including site survey, space planning, color boards, installations, FF&E design, sourcing, and drawings for furniture customization. Work closely with senior project managers, general contractors, architects, and designers on large scale design projects.
• Projects include (not limited too): 8 bedroom, 2 floor penthouse - 11 Beach Tribeca, Common areas
at Baccarat Hotel, Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Columbus Circle, 432 Park Ave., 1185 Park Ave.
Design Consultant, Aug/17 to Feb/18
Jonathan Adler, New York, NY
Establish Client relationships with Design customers, assist in design consultations, master product knowledge and brand design. Participate in special showroom functions, floor sets, client events, physical inventory.
Freelance Designer, Jan/18 to present
Undertook entire house re-model project from concept to completion. Interpret and translate customer needs to rough plans. Set costs and project fees according to budget. Research materials, product sourcing and supervise contractors/trades.
Design Assistant, Jun/16 to May/17
Threshold Interiors, New York NY
Assist Principal with various interior design projects. Work includes: research, general office operations, sourcing products, working with contractors/vendors, photo shoots, and order management.
Materials Library Coordinator/Assistant, Sep/15 to May/16
Studio Sofield, New York NY
Assist Resource Librarian with general maintenance of the studio’s in-house library. Assist design team with sample requests and special projects.
Interior Design Intern, Jan/15 to Aug/15
Carriers & Company, New York NY
Design presentation preparation, working with vendors, follow up on orders, coordinate deliveries, sourcing furniture/materials, assist senior designers and principals, organize and maintain sample library.
Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY
BFA Graduate 2017 – Interior Design Major
Relevant Coursework: Interior Design Studio, Business Design Management,
Lighting Design and Product Production 3.5 GPA
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Pre-College Summer Intensive 2012
Coursework includes: Art Foundations, Interior Design & Architecture - 3.8 GPA
Parsons the New School for Design, School of Constructed Environment, New York
Student Council, Treasurer Oct/ 2015 to May/17
• Representing Interior Design students on Executive Student Council in the position of Treasurer
Win Homeless Shelter, New York
Volunteer Sep/14 to Mar/16
• Worked with female shelter residents assisting in finding employment and permanent housing.
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, PO Systems
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Design Manager
Beginner Level Spanish 2
Interior Designer/Project Manager