Portfolio

Skills

Ability to draft plans in AutoCad and by handAbility to multitask and work under pressureHigh energy, enthusiastic attitude towards designExcellent organizational and communication skillsExperience in social media, website design and blogging

Summary

Atlanta based designer, blogger, and style enthusiast with a passion for design and the creative. Lauren has experience in residential, commercial and hospitality design projects, and specializes in interior design, styling, color and material selections, and space planning.

Lauren received a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from The University of Alabama.

Specialties:

AutoCAD . Adobe Photoshop . Microsoft Office Suite . Blogging . Social Media Proficiency . Organization . 

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Principal, Designer

Lauren Shaw Design
  • Interior Design Consulting and Freelance Design
  • Develop and implement interior décor, organizational, and space planning solutions for residential clients
  • Interact and collaborate directly with clients and other professionals
  • Responsible for business development, management, and success
  • Designed personal website and blog to promote networking and brand development
Oct 2011 - Present

Architectural Coordinator

Ashton Woods Homes

  • Manage the development of Interactive Floor Plans and marketing collateral for projects nationwide, continually investigating and initiating improvements to the customer experience, corporate procedures, and cycle time efficiency
  • Develop custom exterior selection schemes and color application studies 
  • Collaborate on the design development of new product and corporate collateral
  • Created an original floor plan design for our sales offices to be utilized nationwide
  • Lead the corporate headquarters renovation project, collaborating on concept development, interior selections, and furnishings to meet the project objectives
  • Designed and developed the corporate annual newsletter, holiday card, and various project presentation and proposals
Jul 2010 - Present

Blogger

Something Lovely Blog

Something Lovely is a design + lifestyle blog celebrating all of the lovely things in life and curating my thoughts and inspirations as a twenty-something design and style enthusiast. Something Lovely is a place to share what makes me tick, what I'm up to, and inspire others.

Nov 2010 - Sep 2011

Interior Design Intern

Square Feet Studio

  • Assisted in the architecture, planning, and design processes for residential, commercial, and hospitality clients and projects
  • Created original space plans, color and material packages, and design schemes
  • Promoted marketing and advertising through various mediums including print and digital ads, community outreach, and social media marketing
  • Contributed to a creative and collaborative work environment with designers, architects, clients, sales representatives, and other professionals
May 2010 - Nov 2010

Designer

First Impressions
  • Developed interior decor and space planning solutions
  • Performed interior styling, home staging and residential installations
  • Sourced fabric, furnishings, and accessories
  • Worked directly with clients and other professionals
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Interior Design Intern

Tory Winn Interiors

  • Responsible for design development and on-site installations
  • Involved in maintaining client relations and design consulting
  • Maintained inventory of resource and sample library
  • Gained knowledge about interior design business procedures
Aug 2008 - May 2009

Interior Design Intern / Sales Representative

Penage Inc.
  • Assisted in project development and execution from presentation to installation
  • Designed interior displays, home staging, product styling and merchandising
  • Sourced fabric, furnishings, and accessories
  • Performed sales, accounting, bookkeeping, and invoicing duties

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010

Bachelor of Science

The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama Interior Design Program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accredidation (CIDA), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Activities: American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).  Alabama Alumni Association. Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Dean's List. Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Human Environmental Sciences Annual Scholarship Recipient.