Resume of Natalie Goldfinger

Nappy Goldfinger


To earn the respect of my peers by pushing the current limits of my abilities in an environment that recognizes, encourages, and will benefit from goal-oriented, detailed, and creative individuals who aspire to succeed.

Qualification Summary

Software: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, 3D Studio Max (V-Ray rendering), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Office, Video Editing (iMovie, Premiere Pro)

Design: Furniture, Installation, & Architectural design

Fabrication: Woodwork, Metal work (welding, torch, sheet forming, plasma cutting), Familiarity with 3-axis mill, laser cutter, 3D printer, vacuum former, other various shop tools

Drawing, Sketching, Drafting, Diagramming, Photomontage, Bookmaking



Masters in Furniture Design, Florence International Design Institute
‘12-’13, Florence, Italy

Professional Bachelor of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture
‘06-’11, Los Angeles, California

Math major, Education minor, McGill University
‘03-’06, Montreal, Quebec


Work Experience

Architectural Designer & Visualizer: 10/13 – 04/14
Hawk & Co., architectural drawings (DD, CD), rendering, design, 3d modeling, Marina Del Rey CA

Designer & Fabricator: 07/13 – 10/13
Brad Howe Inc, creates steel sculptures and installations for domestic use, museums, and outdoor spaces, Malibu CA

Designer & Fabricator: 08/12 – 12/12
Cyclical Wall Photography for Woo Photo Studio, Los Angeles CA

Workshop Assistant: 04/11 -­ 08/12
Villarreal Fabrication & Design Shop, customized in creating custom pieces of furniture in wood and
metal, developed catalogue, digital work, shop drawings, renderings for clients, fabrication, developed and
branded products for mass production, Los Angeles CA

Owner, Designer & Fabricator: 04/11 -­ 08/12
Opened fabrication shop NGoldfinger LLC, developed a line of upcycled furniture products, products sold in various design stores, Los Angeles CA

Workshop Assistant: 06/12 -­ 07/12
Part time employee at Southern California Institute of Architecture fabrication shop, Los Angeles CA

Teaching Assistant: 09/09 -­ 12/09
Southern California Institute of Architecture, Instructor Darin Johnstone “Visual Urban Systems”, organized class lectures and notes, collected assignments, aided in instruction of drawing, diagramming, and 3D modeling techniques, SCI-­Arc, Los Angeles CA

Architecture Intern: 09/08 -­ 12/08
Urbana Architecture Firm, drawings, diagrams, and physical mock-­ups of installation to be built in public art
space, construction of new office space for the firm, Los Angeles CA

Sales Associate: 09/07 -­ 08/08
SCI-­Arc Supply Store, cashier, manage inventory, customer service, Los Angeles CA


Press & Events

Swarm Table published on Mocoloco design blog: 08/13
as well as House & Furniture Blog,,, among others, Los Angeles CA

Dwell on Design Exhibition at Kelly Green booth: 06/12
Design exchibition featuring smart and sustainable designs, Los Angeles CA

Festival Installation: 07/12 -­ 08/12
Designer & fabrication crew for festival installation Shrine’s Shacks, constructed at Coachella, & various festivals in California, Los Angeles CA

AWOL Art Exhibition: 10/11
Featured a full display of NGoldfinger upcycled products, Los Angeles CA

Thesis Spring Exhibition: 14/11
Southern California Institute of Architecture Thesis Spring Show: Presented with award for thesis project “Obeisance”, Los Angeles CA


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