C U R R I C U L U M    V I T A E

Interior Designer, Lecturer, Aspiring Photographer, Storyteller, Beauty Appreciator

W O R K   E X P E R I E N C E

12/2019-12/2021

LECTURER

INTERIOR DESIGN

Raffles University, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Contributing as part of a team to all aspects of RU BERD Faculty, with occasional contribution to other courses and faculties (BGD Environmental Graphic Design).

Design, develop and deliver a variety of teaching and learning experiences and assessment materials.

Being involved in technical teaching and development of resources, including implementing strategies for online and blended teaching and learning.

Development of students professional skills, building relevant industry contacts locally and internationally.

Support and contribute to developmental initiatives within the school. 

Contribute to Interior Design package for new RU Campus.

Learning & Teaching

Face to face (F2F) and online learning and teaching materials preparation.

Preparation of lesson plan. 

Set up the structured learning content on RU LMS/ Microsoft Teams.

Conducting Online and F2F Class 

Student Consultation.

Conducting Meeting/Group Discussions/Seminars with Students.
Conducting monthly RUID Club meetings with students.

Assessment

Assessments (Assignments/coursework/homework) Preparation

Final Exam paper preparation

Assessment and exam paper moderation

Marking continuous assessment, thinking tasks, final major assessment

Final/Major Project consultation

Meeting with Academic team for assessment preparation/moderation

Scholarly Activity

Participate in extra curriculum activities.

Advise RUID Club in organising events, procurement and reporting back.

Participating in RUID Club Activities - forums, talks and competitions.

Academic administrative Tasks

Carry out necessary administration, maintaining student's records, timetabling, resource management, 

Carry out necessary quality assurance processes and administration for the purpose of enhancing the student's experience.

Ensure high-quality academic standards through effective learning and teaching strategies, leading to high retention and achievements.

Attend meetings and workshops in Academic department.

Liaison and Networking

Working effectively within the team and establishing positive and  productive working relationships with other academic and administrative staff.

Collaborate with colleagues from different departments or faculties.

Full liaison with internal colleagues within the school, including professional, technical and
administrative officers.

Expand industry and other employer links, being part of relevant external networks, delivering live
projects and work experience opportunities for students, which develop the professional and
employment potential of the course and benefit students.

Find Samples of my work in my Portfolio.

08/2019-12/2019

07/2014-09/2014

06/2013-09/2013

INTERIOR DESIGNER

Studio Diaton, Sofia, Bulgaria

Providing support and assistance to the senior architects and construction team. Executing unique residential projects from concept development though to completion. Preparing preliminary design plans, schematic drawings and blueprints. Preparing presentation materials, including computer generated images, booklets, merchandise. Specifying materials and finishes.

Placing orders and overseeing the installation of design elements.

Work Samples available upon request.

02/2018-08/2019

INTERIOR DESIGNER/

MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE

TEMZA Design & Built, London, UK

Providing support and assistance to the senior interior designer and construction team. Executing unique, high-end residential projects from concept through to completion. Sketching preliminary design plans, including electrical layouts. Specifying materials and furnishings. FF&E. Placing orders and overseeing the installation of design elements. Communication and successful collaboration with clients, colleagues and suppliers.

 

Styling, staging and photographing projects for marketing purposes. Leading social media platforms-Instagram, Facebook, Linked In, Pinterest, Google Business. Managing TEMZA blog, securing blogpost collaborations with contacts in the design industry. Improving website SEO. Organising and implementing marketing strategies. Assisting in arranging marketing activities and events. Supporting and providing written and imagery content for PR enquiries.

Find Samples of my work in my Portfolio.

08/2013-10/2017

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AMBASSADOR

Coventry University, Coventry, UK

Meeting and greeting students, families, and visitors; Providing help with enrolment and visa enquiries. Organising student trips around the UK. Marketing and conversion calls with students from Europe, Central and South East Asia. Training and supporting new staff.

E D U C A T I O N

09/2016-09/2017

MA INTERIOR DESIGN

Coventry University. Coventry, UK

*Graduate with distinction.

Modules completed:

  • Design Innovation and Collaboration

  • Global Professional Developments

  • Interior Design Specialism

  • Final Major Project

Find Samples of my work in my Portfolio.

09/2012-06/2016

BA (HONS) INTERIOR DESIGN

Coventry University, Coventry, UK

*Graduate with first class degree

*Best Visual Design presentation

*Exhibited at Free Range Interior Educators, London 2016

Modules completed:

  • Interior Design for Making

  • Interior Design Exploration

  • Professional ID Studies 1

  • Marketing and Branding

  • 3D Modelling and Presentation

  • Interior Design Specialist Skills

  • Professional ID Studies 2

  • Interior Design BA Final Major Project

  • Professional ID Studies 3

  • Design Enquiry

  • Absolute Beginners Italian 1

  • Absolute Beginners Italian 2

  • Certified Adobe Photoshop (ACA) Blended: Visual Communication

Find Samples of my work in my Portfolio.

09/2014-06/2015

BA INTERIOR DESIGN-ERASMUS

BAU Design College Barcelona, Spain

International Enhancement Year

Modules completed:

  • Art & Design History

  • Lighting Design Principles

  • Spatial Design Workshop

  • Furniture Design

  • 3D Modelling and Presentation

  • Interior Design Studio

  • Graphic Design

P E R S O N A L   &   P R O F E S S I O N A L   D E V E L O P M E N T

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LANGUAGES

English - Bilingual Proficiency

Bulgarian - Native

Spanish - Intermediate

Russian - Limited Working Proficiency

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SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, 

Illustrator, InDesign

Microsoft Office

AutoCad, Sketch Up +

Thea, V-ray

Final Cut Pro

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ACHIEVEMENTS

KBB Review-Project shortlisted for Bathroom Designer of the Year

Interior Projects published in: Grand Designs Magazine; Selfbuilt& Design; Country Homes&Interiors; Hospitality Interiors; Fabric

2021 - Slow Living with Lara Chuchupal (Your OM)

2021 - Zero Waste Now  with Kotomka (Your Om)

2021 - Moon Body Soul with Nadia Pavlovskaya (Your Om)

2021 - No Drama 1.0 with Daria Beloglazova (Your Om)

2021 - Aromatherapy and Essential Oils with Maria Bubnova (Your Om)

2021 - Women's Health with Berrycup (Your Om)

 

2021 - Analysis of Learning Outcomes - Workshop (Raffles University)

2020 - A Course Design and Delivery on TEAMS with Blended Learning Model (Raffles University)

2020 - Creating Video-based Learning Object for Online Learning - OBS Studio Workshop (Raffles University)

2020 - Open Book Exam Question Design and Assessment Criteria (Raffles University)

2020 - Colour Psychology for Interiors by Sophie Robinson Interiors

2019 - Influence to Income-Social media Marketing Course (Beth Kirby)

2016 - Adobe Photoshop ACCA Certificate

I N T E R E S T S   &   H O B B I E S

Curious and adventurous by nature I dare say I have many interests, amongst which - all things design, photography, digital marketing, art, fashion, literature, traveling, specialty coffee and of course good food. 

Please visit my blog for further exploration of my hobbies and passions in life.

References are available upon request. Let's stay in touch!