SELF-EMPLOYED INTERIOR DESIGNER
2017 November – present
ALEX KRAVETZ DESIGN LUXURY INTERIORS (AKD)
2006 – 2017
My work at AKD focused on luxury hotels and high-end residences worldwide. As part of the team I’ve worked with many major hotel operators, from simple guest room refurbishments to complex renovations and re-branding.. The work I was involved with demanded a high degree of organization and a hands-on approach from the initial concept to completion. I was involved with projects from the initial masterplan to purchasing including the finer details like graphics and signage designs. My specific roles included:
Working as part of a team designing luxury hotel interiors from start to finish.
Liaising with clients and suppliers, ensuring deadlines were met and records were kept.
Researching and sourcing new companies and products, keeping a library of available products as a reference for other office members.
Preparing graphic design packages, which included logo design, carpet design and graphical artwork.
Concept development; Space planning; Detailed project presentations, including 3-D rendering development with rendering specialist,; FF&E specifications & schedules; Cost Budgets;
Developing bespoke furniture & lighting packages with suitable manufacturers;
Co-ordinating tender & quotation information; dealing with contractor/manufacturers queries; Shop drawing review & approvals; Co-ordination meetings; Site surveys, snagging & follow-up.
For more information refer to www.alexkravetzdesign.com
MA SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
This course was aimed at practicing designers who wanted to direct their practice towards progressive sustainability and social agendas. It focused on the value of design as a means to address social and ecological concerns in both developed and developing world settings.
Dissertation - Sustainable design of a Sheraton Hotel, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Supervised by Oliver Heath
Work Placement –N-gauge –Sustainability review of head office practices, U.K. I was tasked with analyzing the working environment of N-gage head office and creating a report on where improvements can be made to increase the sustainable performance of the office.
HEATHERLEYS SCHOOL OF FINE ART - LONDON
ST. CLARES - OXFORD
BA HON’S INTERIOR DESIGN
Program & schedule confirmation
Development of interior design imagery
Presentation of colours& materials boards in multimedia format
Presentation of fabrics, samples and finishes in presentation boxes
FFE Budget Review
Material Reference Specifications
Model Room Documentation
Budget required design revisions
Tender review and monitoring
Purchase order review
Art & accessories specification
Project designer supervision
Able to work in Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems
Fully competent with all aspects of Microsoft Office
Working knowledge of Sketch Up, Auto CAD ArchiCAD Illustrator and Indesign, Photoshop for picture manipulation
Strong conceptual skills, being able to visualize schemes and convey this appropriately through concise & dynamic presentations and clear drawings.
Technical hand drawing
Creating mood boards
Attention to detail
Capable of working on my own and as part of a team
Painting–Oil and acrylic