Glorimar Santiago, LEED AP- CI RESUME
San Francisco, CA 94610
EDG (formerly Engstrom Design Group)
Architectural & Hospitality Design
San Rafael, CA, US
Intermediate Interior Designer
Worked closely and cooperatively with Principal, Senior Designers, Job Captains and Project Managers and juniors in creating concepts, schematics, and development of construction documentation for hi- end restaurants in national and international locations.
Created and developed design for architectural elements, custom furniture and millwork from hand sketch form to ACAD construction drawings.
Assisted in the development of project goals, targets, schedules and budgets.
Selected and Developed FF&E and interior architectural finishes based on established concepts, program and budget criteria while working in cooperation with the team;
Established and directed the required selection of samples in compliance with specifications and design intent;
Assisted and directed the development of presentation packages and participated in the presentation to the project team;
Coordinated all FF&E and interior architectural finishes with the client and project consultants team as required;
Reviewed shop drawings to maintain FF&E and overall design integrity.
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA; Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV; Four Seasons Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Wolfgang Puck.
Restaurant Equipment Design Inc.
Restaurant Equipment Sales and Design Firm
Oakland, CA, US
In addition to above:
Developed space layouts, finishing and lighting plans, FF&E and interior architectural finishes and architectural design based on established concepts, program and budget criteria while working in cooperation with the project team;
Developed and maintained FF&E budget and proposal worksheets for purchasing.
Designed custom millwork, furniture and architectural interiors, developing them from sketch form to shop drawings.
Joe Vincent Designs
Event and Exhibit Design Firm
San Francisco, CA, US
Assisted in the planning and designed the construction and installation of temporary exhibits and displays.
Conferred with administrative, curatorial, and venue staff members to determine theme, content, interpretative or informational purpose and layouts.
Assisted in the process to create budgets and purchasing of materials.
Assisted project managers and principals to create production schedules for the fabrication and installation of public exhibits.
Created preliminary as well as detailed construction drawings for layouts, and special effect diagrams and material specifications, for final drawing rendition, basing design and specifications on knowledge of artistic and technical concepts, principles, and techniques.
Oversaw preparation of artwork and construction of exhibit components to ensure intended interpretation of concepts and conformance to structural and material specifications.
Arranged for acquisition of exhibit items and props.
Designed graphics and building of exhibit structures by outside contractors.
Inspected installed exhibit for conformance to specifications and satisfactory operation of special effects components.
In charge of the design and placement of the collection objects and informational materials in the exhibit framework.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, US
Masters Industrial Design
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, US
Foundation Art Study
University of Central Florida, FL, US
Bachelors of Science
Continuing Education list available upon request
LEED Certified for Commercial Interiors.
15 Years experience of the design process in its totality, from feasibility study to construction documentation. Experienced commercial interior, architectural and furniture designer, with seven years of hospitality design experience and extensive knowledge of detailing and materials.
Specialization in sustainable and green design.
Extensive experience in sourcing, with established relationships to multiple vendors, fabricators and representatives of construction materials and FF&E throughout the US & Canada
Proficient in Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), and others. Very computer savvy, fast learner of new software. Currently learning Solidworks quickly.
Experienced in quick hand sketching visualization and presentation rendering techniques. Expert at producing presentation materials.
Able to handle multiple tasks under tight schedules and assist in organizing scheduling strategies.
Familiar with ancillary fields in design such as graphics, exhibit, product and web interface design.
Steadily involved in current events of the architecture and design community by assistance to trade shows, conventions and extensive reading.
Self-motivated and team oriented, with a positive and professional attitude geared towards problem solving.
Bilingual-Oral and written skills in English and Spanish. Currently learning Portuguese.
Founder of a think tank for sustainability and well being- thinkgreentank.com (currently under development)
US Citizen willing to relocate internationally.
Passionate about design and learning.
Portfolio available for review at http://www.thinkgreentank.com/newprojects.html