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Last update: 20.01.2021

Interior Designer

Graduation: MA In Interior Design
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Negotiable
Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | Hindi (Full Professional)

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Harshitha Puttaswamy CV.pdf

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Interior Designer (Part-Time)
Design121 Ltd, London, UK ▪ April 2020 – October 2020
Accountable for planning, designing, and ultimately improving living spaces, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the needs of clients to effectively meet goals, whilst ensuring a practical and visually pleasing outcome.
▪ Consult with clients to gain project briefs and determine architectural preferences and budgets, to meet overall design goals.
▪ Advise clients on ways to maximize current spaces within their set budgets and produce and present design plans, color palettes, textile presentations, and material boards.
▪ Utilize a range of design tools, such as Google SketchUp and AutoCAD, to create detailed digital room designs and models.
▪ Design floor plans, elevations, and 3D perspective views, in line with budgets and design requirements.
▪ Conduct regular site visits to oversee project progress, coordinate any changes to designing plans or materials, and ensure budgets and timeframes are adhered to.
▪ Develop strong working relationships with contractors, ensuring design concepts are clearly communicated, timelines are aligned, and clear communication channels are established to mitigate the risk of any potential issues affecting deadlines.
▪ Participate in the selection of furniture, coordinate delivery, and carry out necessary placement arrangements to successfully meet design objectives.
▪ Suggest and source appropriate lighting fixtures, materials, furniture, and decorative items to transform uninspiring areas into warm and inviting living spaces.

Interior Designer
Tranquil Design Studio, Bangalore, India ▪ June 2017 – May 2018
Managed interior design projects for a variety of clients, provided a consultative approach, and ensured full design requirements were met to maintain a high level of client satisfaction. 
▪ Met with clients to determine initial briefs, gaining a complete understanding of budgets and design goals, and advising on ways to best maximize spaces.
▪ Supervised a team of four designers, providing support with any day to day issues and overseeing performance across the team to promote the attainment of company goals.
▪ Delivered effective training to team members on all aspects of the design process and supported the development and succession planning of employees.
▪ Prepared PowerPoint presentations and mood boards to present to clients.
▪ Utilized AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, and Vray Rendering to prepare bespoke designs, plans, and models.
▪ Produced room designs for clients, including space planning concepts, floor plans, elevations, and 3D perspective views.
▪ Consulted with third-party contractors and vendors to oversee project work, ensured schedules were met and negotiated fees to maximize budgets.
▪ Recommended and sourced appropriate furniture, light fittings, wall hangings, and décor, to compliment color schemes and furnishings.
▪ Updated computer graphic files using graphics software programs and trained designers on computer graphic design programs such as AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop.

 Achievement
▪ Instrumental in winning significant commercial and residential interior design contracts through excellent design and presentation skills.
▪ Scored a project bid proposal for interior design services for a food establishment.
▪ Received 99% positive client feedback.

Intern
Ambienz, Bangalore, India ▪ January 2017 – April 2017
Responsible for assisting clients with the design of bespoke living spaces, considering goals and budgets, and recommending appropriate design solutions and project timelines.
▪ Conducted tours of the kitchen (Häfele) showroom, effectively assisting with any queries and making appropriate suggestions to promote the attainment of client goals.
▪ Maintained comprehensive knowledge on products, materials, and design solutions to best suit project specifications and budgets.
▪ Created PowerPoint presentations, floor plans, 3D perspective views, and models to demonstrate potential final outcomes to clients..
▪ Produced color pallet and textile selections for clients, to showcase and assist with the selection of options.
▪ Conducted a range of administrative tasks to support the smooth running of operations, including maintaining tracking spreadsheets, producing comprehensive reports, and restocking office supplies as required.

Achievement
▪ Help to push Hafele kitchens to achieve record period sales targets on a regular basis.
▪ Improved customer services, showroom standards, and overall buying experience for clients.

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