Skills

AutoCAD , Corporate Design, Environmental Design, Event Design, Excel, Exhibition Design, Hospitality Design, Illustrator, InDesign, Interior Architecture, Lighting, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Project Management, Residential Design

Employers

  • Scentre Group (Owner & operator of Westfield in AUS and NZ)
    Conceptual Interior Designer
    2014 - Present

    - Preparing conceptual interior designs, with innovation being a key focus
    - Developing designs and design details
    - Value engineering
    - Space planning
    - Interior design documentation on AutoCAD 2013
    - Conducting visual and verbal presentations internal clients
    - Hand sketching, 3D visualisation and mood boards
    - Coordinating with the construction and project management team
    - Liaising with consultants, suppliers and contractors

  • Joseph Pang Design Consultants
    Interior Designer
    2013 - 2014

    - Carrying out design duties under the direction of the design director & senior designers.
    - Assist in developing interior design concepts & material concepts
    - Sourcing, design development and documentation of FF&E
    - Coordination with project team in project related administration duties
    - Coordinating with consultants & trades on project related matters
    - Interior design documentation on Vectorworks 12
    - Interior design documentation on AutoCAD 2013

  • Mima Design Pty Ltd
    Interior Designer
    2012 - 2013

    - Assisting on interior projects and studio team work
    - Assist directors and perform tasks under their instruction, preparation of concept designs in conjunction with design director
    - Developing designs and design detail independently or with directors overview
    - Liaising with clients, landlords, consultants, suppliers and contractors
    - Assisting with client presentation visuals including drawings, 3D visuals and finishes boards
    - Maintaining an extensive knowledge of the BCA, Australian Standards and approval requirements
    - Assisting with documentation for Development Approval and Certification, as well as coordinating external consultants and their work.
    - Preparing Working Drawings, Specifications and Schedules for tender and construction
    - Maintaining and updating the design resource library
    - Building up the symbol library in Vectorworks for studio use, as required
    - Managing multiple projects, and participate in all aspects of the project scope

  • Hassell Design
    Student Collaboration with Hassell
    2012 - 2012

    - Hassell in partnership with Tappeti, Envoy & Viabizzuno
    - Collaborated with Hassell in a group of select students
    - Concept through to execution of project
    - Worked in an efficient manner, sticking to a short deadline
    - Awarded the 2011 Saturday InDesign People's Choice Award
    - Sourced yellow pages from family and friends

  • Krost Business Furniture
    Executive Sales Consultant
    2011 - 2012

    - Promoting and selling Krost Business Furniture products and services
    - Furniture design; colours, materials, layout..etc
    - Concept, proposal and quotation development
    - Drawing furniture plans
    - Preparing furniture schedules
    - Administration of sales orders received, including processing and follow-up
    - Account Management
    - Sales Budget Development

Education

  • University of New South Wales
    Bachelor of Interior Architecture
    2007 - 2011
  • TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute
    Certificate II in Makeup Services
    2008 - 2008
  • Strathfield Girls High School
    Higher School Certificate
    1999 - 2005

Awards and Achievements

  • Interior Architecture Graduation Exhibition Organizer

    - Managed a group of 12 student members
    - Raised over $30,000 in sponsorship funds
    - Raised the most amount of sponsorship money in the built environment faculty


    December 2011
  • The Design Institute of Australia's professional encouragement award

    The design institute of Australia's Professional Encouragement award is for the best student who have demonstrated a high level of academic competency and potential to play an active and valuable role in the design community


    April 2012
  • 2012 UNSW Student Leadership Award

    For the organisation and leadership of the interior
    Architecture Graduation Exibition Team as well as my role as a peer mentor


    2012

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Celia Chen
Education 2007 - 2011 - University of New South Wales
Jan 2008 - July 2008 - TAFE NSW - Northern Sydney Institute
1999 - 2005 - Strathfield Girls High School
Employer Scentre Group (Owner & operator of Westfield in AUS and NZ)
Location Sydney Australia

 

About Celia

I am an experienced interior designer with an established track record of creating and delivering a range of large scale hospitality and retail projects.

A dedicated, self motivating and meticulous individual with a passion for creative arts ever since I can remember. Always up for a challenge, I actively seek to enrich my experience and expand my
knowledge in the design industry.

Design to me, is about delivering a new, positive and unforgettable experience appropriate to its audiences.

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