Kyoko Jackson

Interior Designer

Berkeley, CA, USA

Work Experience

Niche Interiors

Design Associate

Interior Designer for high-end Residential projects. Working closely with the Senior Designer and Principal, create custom client Image Book and develop Design Concept based on client feedback; create client presentations, budget spreadsheets, and Fabric and Finish Schedules; attend client meetings, conduct site visits and measures, create furniture floor plans; source furniture, rugs, fabrics, lighting, and finishes; design custom furniture and rugs; request vendor quotes; create client invoices and vendor PO's using Designer Advantage; place and track orders; develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, vendors, contractors, and other industry partners; create elevations and custom furniture CAD drawings using Vectorworks; update and maintain sample library.
2015 - 2016 California, United States

Regan Baker Design

Designer

Collaborate with Principal to manage and design residential interior projects for all phases including schematic, concept development, construction documentation, FF&A, purchasing, installation, and styling. Develop and maintain successful client and vendor relationships. Create client presentations, project budgets, and specification packages. Design and manage production of custom furniture.
2014 - 2015 California, United States

Freelance

Event Designer

Creative Director of visual design for event productions. Design layouts and floor plans, research and select furniture and decor, supervise installation. Create client presentations, manage budgets and timelines. Coordinate with vendors, clients, and tradesmen. Respond quickly, creatively, and professionally to unexpected challenges.
2013 - 2014 California, United States

REVOLVE: Detroit Neighborhood Revitalization (Competition)

Co-designer of Winning Entry

Wrote and designed a winning proposal for a grant from Artplace America and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Developed concept and design for a philanthropic pop-up bar called “fill-anthropy” based on historical and cultural research. Collaborated with a team of designers and fabricators to build the project.
August 2013 - October 2013 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Architecture For Humanity

Volunteer

Working in a team of volunteers, developed designs, researched presentation images, built scale models, and presented to client creative solutions for a mobile yoga studio. Client: Akasha Yoga.
June 2012 - August 2012 New York, New York, United States

We Came In Peace

Intern

Assisted developing concepts for a dinner series in SoHo based on local New York neighborhoods. Created presentation renderings using AutoCAD, Rhino, and Adobe CS. Sourced furniture, materials, and props. Clients: MasterCard and Tasting Table NYC.
June 2012 - September 2012 New York, New York, United States

Visual Jill Interior Design

Designer, Co-Founder

Worked directly with Principal in developing designs for residential interiors, including layouts, furniture sourcing and selection, and color consultation. Prepared client presentation materials, attended client meetings, and site visits. Ensured client goals, budget, and time lines were met. Set up and maintained efficient office filing and orginizational systems. Developed and maintained company website and blog. Designed and distributed promotional and marketing materials.
April 2009 - June 2011 Berkeley, California, United States

Interac, Co.

English Language Teacher

Taught spoken English classes to Japanese students in first through sixth grades. Redesigned lesson plans to improve student and teacher understanding of English language. Designed and prepared classroom teaching materials.
2007 - 2008 Gyoda, Japan

Two Star Dog

Sales Sample Coordinator

Assisted with in-house production and national distribution of 12 sample lines for 13 clothing collections per year. Developed and maintained excellent working relationships with a diverse staff, sales representatives, and domestic and international vendors and factories. Redesigned, organized, and maintained fabric library resulting in more efficient use of space and access to materials.
2003 - 2005 Berkeley, California, United States

Education

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

Masters of Design, Interior Studies

2011 - 2013 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

University Of California Extension

Certificate, Sustainable Design

2005 - 2006 Berkeley, California, United States

National Institute Of Design

Semester Abroad, Textile Design

2000 - 2001 Ahmedabad, India

University Of California - Davis

Bachelors of Science, Textile Design, with Honors

1996 - 2000 Davis, California, United States

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Microsoft Office, Rhino, Sewing, Sketch-up, Studio Webware, Writing,

Technical

Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Designer Advantage, Studio Webware, Microsoft Office, SketchUp.

Personal

Enthusiastic traveler, creative problem solver, inquisitive observer. Detail oriented, highly motivated, obsessively organized, passionate about visual design.