Name

Nicole Michelen

About

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, The Art Institute of California
December 2011

• School of Lorenzo de Medici, Florence, Italy - January to May, 2008
Interior Design, Figure Drawing, International Business and Italian courses

Work Experience

dTANK Design Driven Fabrication (http://dtank.com/)
Designer 04/2012 – 04/2013
Create concept driven designs and space planning for Corporate, Residential, Institutional and Commercial Spaces

• Consultation for clients such as: EMI C Records, CNN, Gensler, Ogilvy, BMW
• Custom furniture design development and complete design presentation
• Field verification for space plan and power location floor plans in AutoCAD
• 3D Models, specifications and call outs for final engineering drawings

CARGO OF DREAMS (http://www.cargoofdreams.org/html/Leadership.html)
Pro bono Interior Designer 07/2010 – Present

Created interior designs used for the conversion of regular shipping containers into fully functional facilities that are now currently used in various 3rd world countries

• Interior Project Planning, Research and Design
• Space planning for interior walls, furniture and equipment
• 3D modeling in Google Sketch Up
• Final material selection for renderings

COLLECTIVE INTERIORS (http://www.collective-interiors.com/index.html)
Interior Decorating Intern 01/2012 – 04/2012

• Renderings and space plan
• Finishing and furniture selection

ART INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO
Tutor 10/2010 – 12/2011

• Tutor in Auto CAD, perspective drawing and mathematics
to undergraduate and graduate students in any major

AWARDS AND AFFILIATION
• Three years in Honor Roll and Dean’s Honor Roll – The Art Institute of California, San Diego
• Selected for the Interior Design Student Coalition Team – The Art Institute of California, San Diego
• Academic work selected for CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) school analysis, October 2011
• ASID Student Member (American Society of Interior Design)
• Exemplary student work selected for program display boards (various terms)
• Merit Award Recipient for Students with Excellent Academic Achievement
• LEED AP ID + C (Accredited Professional in Interior Design and Construction) Candidate