Background

PROFILE

Karolina Vaisnoraite
Date of birth: January, 1986
Origin: Lithuania

EDUCATION

10/2005 – 06/2009
Vilnius Academy of Arts, The Faculty of Architecture and Design BA in Interior Design

Main disciplines: Design, Composition and Colour Theory, Methodology of Computer Design, Drawing, Painting, Decoration Materials and Illumination, Photography, Basics of Landscape Design, Engineering Systems of Buildings, Building Physics, History of the Architecture and Arts, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Social Psychology and Psychology of Communication, Equipment Design, Scale and Proportion in Architecture, Basics of Video, Basics of Heritage Protection, Psychology of Art, Studio Work (Materials).
Results: Final Degree Project – 10 out of 10 (equivalent to 1st class). Interior studies, independent projects and summer workshops developed my designing and creation skills. I improved my 3D design perception, gained strong technical skills while working with AutoCAD and ArchiCAD, Artlantis, 3ds Max.

10/2008 – 02/2009
University of Art and Design Linz, Austria, The Faculty of Space & Design Strategies

Socrates/Erasmus Autumnal term main disciplines: Space & Design Strategies B, Figure Drawing, Scribble, Illustration, Analysis of Industrial Design, Introduction to Interactive Art, Orientation Workshop (Focal Point: Design), Project Studies- Workshops, Visualisation, Photography, German as a Foreign Language.
Results: Improved my skills in communicating and working with colleagues from foreign countries. Also found my way to deliver new ideas on the spot and develop them quickly. Learned to present and explain my ideas to people with different backgrounds. Gained new skills while working with materials such as wire and metal in various techniques. I got acquainted with adapting to different system.

WORK EXPERIENCE

05/2014 – current
Designer at HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates, Singapore, Singapore
www.studiohba.com
www.hba.com

10/2011 – 05/2014
Interior designer at URBNarc Pte Ltd, Singapore, Singapore
www.urbnarc.com

03/2011 – 06/2011
Interior designer at Word Of Mouth, Bali, Indonesia
www.wordofmouthbali.com

Responsibilities: Developing interior design projects, creating furniture. Product design management, communication with suppliers and quality control.
Skills: Improved communication skills while working with product management and different suppliers, learned about new materials and techniques, improved computer graphic capabilities.

05/2010 – 12/2010
Intern at David Garcia Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark
www.davidgarciastudio.com

Responsibilities: Organizing and preparing material for exhibitions, developing projects from research stage to implement.
Skills: Developed research skills and ingenuity while working on experimental architectural platform. Mastered new computer skills and working as a part of the multicultural team.

05/2008 – 05/2010
Interior designer in private apartment projects

Responsibilities: Preparing interior projects for the apartments, offices and commercial property and supervision of the construction works, consulting.
Skills: Focused and creative thinking while preparing projects. Work experience gave me confidence in communication with clients with different needs, strengthened my thinking on the spot and argument development.

09/2008 – 10/2008
Architect’s assistant in Architecture company in Lithuania ‘Klaipedos Komprojektas’

Responsibilities: Planning, designing and preparing architectural and interior projects.
Skills: Developed my time management skills, I got used to working under pressure and meeting deadlines, developed presentational skills during presentations of own projects to clients.

05/2007 – 10/2007
Interior designer in leading sellers of Italian furniture in Baltic countries “Interio”
www.interio.lt

Responsibilities: Preparing interior projects for more then ten furniture and lightning stores in Lithuania and Riga, Latvia. Choosing furniture for new expositions, helping to prepare booklets of specific stores or outlets or events.
Skills: Working in a big team improved dependence on colleagues, commitment, time management and leadership skills. I had an opportunity to sell my own ideas as all stores were refurbished according to my projects. I get more confidence while creating projects and improved my organizational skills.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

06/2011 – 08/2011
Art director and stylist for I-Magazine
Main responsibilities and skills gained: Styling and creating installations for cover photo shoot “Tempest” for July issue Ideation.  Art directing and styling cover photo shoot “Dark Matters” and  “Runaway” for August issue Pressure.

2007
Illustrations for Audrone Ivoskaite-Vaisnoriene book “Silver light”
Main responsibilities and skills gained: Collaborating with the author and finding compromises.

2004 – 2005
Vilnius Academy of Arts, painting and composition courses
Main responsibilities and skills gained: Preparation for entering exams.
Studies included: painting, drawing, composition.

2002 – 2004
Member of Klaip?da Aušros children’s theater
Main responsibilities and skills gained: Knowledge of working with the team and being a part of it, organizing events, festivals.

PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

IT
Well developed skills in working with ArchiCAD (2D and 3D), AutoCAD (2D), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Artlantis, Rhino, 3ds Max, SketchUp, Mac OS X, MS Windows, MS Office package (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Languages
Mother tongue Lithuanian, fluent English, basics in German, Russian,Italian and Indonesian.

Personal skills
Flexibility, responsibility, creativity, good skills in team working, punctuality.

Additional
Driving license since 2006 (B category).