Student Information

Student Name

Barbara Zawol




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Vanessa DeLeon Associates

Mentor(s):Daniela Russo

Topic of Internship

Interior Design

Background Information

Vanessa De Leon Associates offers full residential and commercial interior design services from concept to completion. The company is based in Edgewater, NJ, and works all over New Jersey and New York. Vanessa knows the importance of keeping up with the latest trends but does not disregard a timeless look. Vanessa and her staff are always attending trade shows to keep up with the latest trends in order to constantly revamp the business. She also knows the importance of a stellar design team. She has handpicked her associates to give her firm a diversity of creative energy. From building a home from the ground up, or just a simple room renovation, there is no job too big or small for Vanessa DeLeon Associates.

Summary of Internship

During my internship at Vanessa DeLeon Associates, I was given an amazing opportunity to experience some of the many tasks and challenges interior designers face every day. From day one I was able to go out and experience firsthand what it takes to design even the smallest place setting. Going into this internship, I had no prior knowledge of what exactly an interior design career entailed, however I quickly learned through first-hand experience that it is a stressful yet awesome path to go down. Now that Iíve been with Vanessa Deleon Associates, I know for sure that I want to go into a career involving design. The associates are very helpful and are really easy to get along with. It was such an honor work alongside such prestigious designers and to learn from some of the best in the field.

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