ashley noelle wilkins

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Ashley Noelle Wilkins

To me interior design is a work of art, a language and a way of life. A quote by interior designer, Andree Putman, has inspired the way that I think as a designer. She said “I've always worked with the idea of making beautiful things accessible to everyone. I disliked the image of luxury linked to money and arrogance.” As interior designers we create the world people live in. No project no matter how small or large should ever overlook the effect they have on the environment and the people who inhabit it. I believe that design should begin yesterday morning, not tomorrow, designers hold the well being of the world in their hands.

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Ringling College of Art and Design : Sarasota, Florida
Bachelors of Fine Arts - Interior Design
Accredited by the Council for Interior Design (CIDA)

summary of qualifications
  • Results-driven achiever with eagerness to learn
  • Rises to challenges and quickly assimilates knowledge in the work place
  • Extensive knowledge in design, which includes conceptualizing ideas, space planning, developing construction documents, digital rendering, and graphic design
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel, AutoCAD, Autodesk 3DsMax, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5 and Sketch Up
  • Knowledge and understanding of building codes, ADA standards for accessible design and sustainability
professional experience
BAMO Inc. : Junior Designer
San Francisco, California : June 2010 - January 2011
  • Worked one on one with company partner on two domestic residential projects, one being a historical residence inspired by the arts and crafts era
  • Coordinated purchasing process from start to finish with purchasing manager
  • Wrote specifications for both international/domestic hospitality and residential projects
  • Drew custom furniture designs for hospitality projects and worked with local furniture makers for custom residential
  • Assisted in the design team with the architectural packages and necessary CAD work, including but not limited to drawing elevations, details and plans
  • Worked with reps to find specific materials necessary for projects success
  • Prepared client presentations and related documents
  • Assisted in client coordination and presentations
  • Worked on International and Domestic based projects

BAMO Inc. : Intern
San Francisco, California : December 2009 - June 2010
  • Assisted in the design team with the architectural packages and necessary CAD work
  • Prepared client presentations and related documents
  • Assisted with writing all specifications and preparing FF&E packages
  • Maintenance of the materials library, including organization, ordering and consulting with representatives
  • Works with the design team to choose all FF&E and purchasing
  • Works with rendering team to perfect perspective renders for clients

LOFTz at Ballard Park : Designer
Sarasota, Florida : February 2009 - November 2009
  • One of three students selected for the LOFTZ residential project
  • Created new to old loft design for residential condominiums and gym interiors
  • Designed layout and chose materials for loft units and fitness center
  • Worked with the business owner to oversee design and developmet of the gym interior
extracurricular activities
  • Member of Ringling Interior Design Alliance (RIDA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Emerging Green Builders (EGB)
  • 2009 – 2010 : ASID Officer of Publicity
  • 2008 – 2010 : RIDA Officer of Membership
  • 2008 – 2009 : RIDA Officer of Hospitality
  • 2008 and 2009 : IIDA Student Mentorship Week with Tro Jung Brannen and JKL Designs in Sarasota, Florida
  • 2008 : Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
honors and awards
  • 2010: BAMO company honor as the Platinum Circle award winners, presented by Hospitality Design Magazine
  • 2010: Hirsch Bedner company award as number one hospitality design firm, nationally, presented by Interior Design Magazine
  • 2009: Best of Ringling award winner for Senior Hospitality project
  • 2009 : First place winner and Best in Show award for Best Use of Materials and Most Sustainable Design for LOFTz at Ballard Park Residential Condiminiums, student competition
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