Rania Yacoub , ASID
DESIGN BY RANIA 2008 - Present
Owner/Designer/Feng shui practioner
Oversee all aspcects of Interior design for the home/office from start to finish. Also, as a Feng Shui practioner I make sure the Chi (energy flow) is correct, as well as furniture placement, corresponding colors and and decluttering of one's space.
SHOWHOMES - ST. PETERSBURG, FL 2013
Designer and Stager
Specialized in working with Homeowners and Realtors to transform vacant houses into life-filled, inviting homes that have powerful appeal to buyers.
Used my extensive knowledge of Feng Shui, furniture, artwork and accessories to 'stage' the rooms of a vacant home so buyers can visualize themselves living in the home.
WATERWORKS – NY, NY 2004 -- 2008
Worked with top NYC architects, designers, contractors and their clients to come up with design solutions primarily for the bath and kitchen area.
Extensive knowledge of hard surfaces such as mosaic design, stones and ceramic and glass tile as well as fittings, fixtures, furniture, fabric and all the accessories that make a complete and beautiful and functional room. Conjointly, one of the focuses as a design associate is to maintain close relationships with architects, designers and contractors, build account lists and meet personal as well as company targets.
Maurice Villency – NY 2003 to 2004
Design houses with high-end modern furniture. Consult with homeowner clients to identify their needs and interests, coordinate and schedule design projects, and create budgets. Develop presentation boards, and communicate constantly with clients to determine project parameters and materials. Additionally, function as sales executive to build clientele and expand company reputation. Lead prospecting efforts to secure qualified leads and build business.
Ambienti Italia – NY 2003
Transitioned exceptional presentation and creative abilities to quickly perform as top-producing designer capable of securing new residential and commercial customers for this start-up Italian furniture retailer. Communicated with clients via phone, email, and in the showroom to present company products and services to clients, and developed innovative designs that met customers’ diverse needs. Built and maintained supportive relationships with architects and other designers to maintain operations and provide assistance for ongoing projects. Developed contact database, tracked sales results, and created financial reports.
Certified in Feng Shui --- Western School of Feng Shui, Encinitas, CA (2013)
Post Grad in Interior Design --- Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2005-2006)
Interior Design Certification — Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, Plainview, NY (2002-2004)
Coursework included drafting, AutoCAD, residential design, historic styles, business practices, window treatments, business practices, color, and materials/finishes,
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing — Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (1999)
International Feng Shui Guild member
Published Design work in Southern Accents magazine, NOV/DEC 2006 issue
“Rookie of the Year” award for outstanding accomplishments my 1st year at Waterworks.
Only 1 person gets this award.
“Million Dollar Club” award: 2005,2006,2007, and 2008. For selling over $1 million dollars every year.
Only a handful of people are in this elite club.