Jaime Castro Resume

Work Experience

2009-present

Interior Designer, Environmental Design Group, Chicago
I am currently assisting an Interior Designer in the undertaking of 3 major residential interiors projects in California, Illinois, & Florida, & a restaurant renovation project in Michigan. My duties include furniture selection & layouts, selecting materials, fabrics, colors, & lighting. Additional duties include: sourcing materials, space planning, drafting, site work, & following up with venders & Interior Architects.

2009-present    

Executive Intern & Volunteer, Designs for Dignity, Chicago
As a committee member my duties are to attend marketing meetings with respected industry professionals & contribute my design ideas for a display for the 2010 Spirit Awards Ceremony. I am also in charge of designing and fabricating official name badges & for managing volunteers at the Ceremony.

2007-2009        

Assistant Designer, Jean Alan Interior Design, Chicago
I assisted in the design of furniture, light fixtures & built-in cabinetry. My duties included: generating floor plans & elevations, 3D interior renderings & animations, & to provide administrative support & personal assistance to Interior Designers.

2006-2009

Volunteer, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
I assisted in coordinating college readiness outreach events. I was responsible for registration table & information booth, & for training & managing up to 20 volunteers at outreach events, college fairs, award ceremonies, the 2007 LULAC National Conference, & HSF’s Rock for Education Concert Tour.

2004-2005      

Intern, City of Chicago Department of General Services
I provided administrative assistance & CAD services to Project Managers & Architects. I was responsible for rendering perspective drawings, organizing drawings library, developing a LEED binder, creating fire evacuation maps, scanning & tracing blueprints, & producing design presentation boards.

Education

2003-2010

The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Emphasis in Interior Architecture

2004            

Accord Ecole de Langues, Paris, France
French language and culture study abroad program

1999-2003       
John F. Kennedy High School, Chicago

Graduated 1st in my class

Skills
Bilingual (Spanish), Architectural drafting, 3D modeling, software: Vectorworks, Auto CAD, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

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