Alex Stoller

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WORK SAMPLES www.bydesignhunger.com DESIGNER | COMMUNICATOR | STRATEGIST | ART ADVISOR Commercial interior designer, concept director + project manager for hospitality projects. Seasoned art advisor responsible for developing curatorial goals, making selections + managing turn key installations. Apply art curation skills to fine art commissions, narrative-driven hospitality projects + public art. Expert at establishing type of art that aligns with an aesthetic or design concept and pairing great artists with projects and clients. Approach all creative direction with focus on both big picture concepts while staying grounded in a real world understanding of construction + material costs. Able to lead client conversations with holistic mastery of creative direction, conceptual costs, contract grade selections + thoughtful art curation. EXECUTION: Oversee quality control + concept continuity through details + design documentation. Communicate design intent + RFPs to specialized subcontractors or artists. Conduct construction administration including site visits, RFIs, submittals, photo shot lists, prop styling + accessory sourcing. SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Responsible for company internal growth initiatives, mentoring, hiring + design standards. Estimate new project fees based on design time. Track project hours to ensure profitability. Manage relationships for art world contacts.

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Work experience

Jan 2019 - Present

Swatchroom, LLC

Principal

Commercial interior designer, concept director + project manager for hospitality projects. Seasoned art advisor responsible for developing curatorial goals, making selections + managing turn key installations. Apply art curation skills to fine art commissions, narrative-driven hospitality projects + public art. Approach creative direction with focus on both big picture concepts with a real world understanding of construction + material costs. Lead client conversations with mastery of creative direction, conceptual costs, contract grade selections + brand positioned art curation. Ensure quality control + concept continuity through development + design documentation. Communicate design intent with RFPs to subcontractors or artists. Conduct construction administration site visits, RFIs +submittals. Oversee project delivery, photo shot lists, prop styling + accessory sourcing. Responsible for company internal growth initiatives, mentoring, hiring + design standards. Estimate new project design fees. Track project hours to ensure profitability. Manage relationships for art world contacts.

Jul 2016 - Feb 2019

SWATCHROOM

Director - Design Department

Mar 2015 - Mar 2017

SWATCHROOM

Senior Designer + Team Leader

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Jul 2013 - Feb 2015

Sweetgreen

Store Designer and Project Associate

Worked in Store Development for a farm-to-table restaurant chain. Facilitated in-store experience through engaging & varied applications of reclaimed materials within a contemporary aesthetic vocabulary. Facilitated dialogue for interior detail approvals between the design architect, company founders & sweetgreen marketing & store development teams. Provided design direction for custom interior millwork & furniture prototypes as well as custom pieces. Developed interior & exterior signage systems. Managed store renovations & new store builds by presenting concept renderings, scheduling, budgeting, sourcing & creating install schematics to ensure implementation of design goals. Created infographic and way-finding systems for visitor navigation.

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May 2012 - Jul 2013

Sweetgreen

Store Development - Part-time Designer

Schematic planner and store-opening assistant. Carry out brand management and development on behalf of new projects and development materials. Create concepts, art files and way-finding systems for visitor navigation.

Jan 2012 - Jul 2013

Sweetlife Productions

Lead Designer, Sweetlife 2013

Developed visual & schematic plans for festival look & feel. Created concept proposals, renderings & furniture construction plans. Designed interactive experiences for vendors & local artists. Sourced reclaimed materials & built-out all fabricated environments on site. Managed budget & scheduling. Led a team of three designers in 2013.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Royal Danish Embassy in Washington DC

Designer + Project Manager

Project managed, designed, built, produced and installed 'gather: HYGGE' exhibition for annual celebration. Project included spatial planning, conceptual rendering package, final design package, decorative art fabrication, and full installation in the residential quarters of the Danish Ambassador. The exhibition was a collaborative effort with three other other exhibition and interior design students.

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May 2012 - Oct 2012

Smithsonian Institution

Exhibits Design Intern

Worked with the lead exhibition designer to realize the Clotilde Arias: Not Lost in Translation exhibit, open from October 2012-March 2013. Detailed rotating ipad mount to provide ADA accessibility to all participants. Created a working model and construction drawings for the fabricator. Contributed to graphic elements for exhibition panels and cut paths for entrance treatment. Sourced and detailed framing system for exhibition artifacts, antique furniture and set props.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Sweetlife Food and Music Festival 2012

Visual Schematic & Relations Intern

Visual and strategic planner for Sweetlife Productions and Sweetgreen to develop the 2012 Sweetlife Festival. Developed concept packages and renderings for partners, developed creative methods for activating vendor spaces, streamlining their presentation with the overall festival message. Responsible for sourcing materials, creating construction drawings, and contributing to the physical implementation of plans in situ.

Education

2011 - 2014

Corcoran School of Arts and Design at The George Washington University

Master's Degree, Exhibition Design

2005 - 2009

Davidson College

Bachelor of Arts, Art History

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