Karen E. Conway

Professional Memberships

NKBA – National Kitchen and Bath Association New York Tri State Chapter
USGBC – United States Green Building Councel (LEED AP Interior Design & Construction) New York Upstate Chapter

Group Shows

  • IDEAS Interior Design Education & Awareness Seminars “Beyond HGTV…How Interior Designers Really Work for You” moderator and exhibitor, Opalka Gallery, April 2010
  • New York 11 Student Exhibition, April 2008 – juried exhibition
  • CICU Undergraduate Research Exposition, January 2008
  • Sage ASID Annual Student Exhibition & Interior Design Department Student Art Show 2004-2008


  • LEED AP Interior Design and Construction 2009
  • Excellence in Interior Design (Highest GPA in Interior Design Department, Sage College of Albany)
  • NY Upstate & Canada East ASID 2008 Design Award, 2nd Place in the Student Competition, 2008


Sage College of Albany, B.F.A. Interior Design; 2008; Graduated Summa Cum Laude; GPA 3.97, Dean’s High Honor List, Phi Kappa Phi

Cornell University, B.S. Journalism and Biology; Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s List


Interior Design, CAD Drafting & Presentation Experience

I currently work as a consultant for several area interior design firms. Please see the list below for a look at my varied skills and past positions.

Interior Designer
Burlingame Interiors, Ltd
September 2009 – Present
CAD drafting, 3-D modeling and Interior Design for an Interior Design firm working in both Residential and Commercial Design

Interior Designer
Blairhouse Interiors Group
October 2010 – Present
CAD drafting, 3-D modeling and Multi-Media Presentations for an Interior Design firm working in both Residential and Commercial Design

Interior Designer
Conley Associates/Cresa Partners
January 2006 – October 2008 and June 2011 – Present as a consultant
Space Planning, Drafting, Systems Furniture and Interior Design for all aspects of Commercial Interior Design Projects

Digital Communications
ASID New York Upstate/Canada East
August 2009 – February 2012
Design and Manage Digital Communication including Eblasts, Monthly Newsletter, Web Site and Conference Materials for Chapter

Architectural CAD Drafter
Vieni Associates, Inc.
September 2009 – January 2010
Consultant for Design/Build Construction Firm specializing in Historic Renovations in the Hudson Valley Region

Interior Designer
October 2008 – July 2009
Interior Architecture and Design for Commercial and Residential projects including Retail, Mixed-use Development and Hospitality. Responsible for Finish Selections and Drafting of Final Construction Documents for Reflected Ceiling Plans, Lighting Schedules, Interior Elevations, Finish Plans, and Millwork.

Sole Proprietor – Graphic & Web Designer
Conway Creations
January 1997 – January 2006
Created and Maintained Web sites for Local Businesses, Individuals, State and International Organizations. Designed Layout, Graphics and Edited Text for Books, Brochures, Flyers and Ads

Graphic Designer/Mission Assistant
The Family Rosary
January 1994 – January 1997
Designed Layout for Booklets, Brochures, Flyers, Mass Mail pieces, and Newsletters for an International NonProfit Organization

Volunteer Position: Outreach Coordinator
Capital District Habitat for Humanity
1993 – 1997
Organized Volunteers and Created Displays for Outreach Events such as the Great Northeast Home Show, Wrote Press Releases and Designed Flyers for Habitat for Humanity of the Capital District

Administrative Assistant
National Audubon Society
August 1992 – January 1994
Layout, Writing and Editing for Newsletter, Flyers and Announcements. Managed On-line Communications and Outreach of Regional Office with staff, volunteers, lobbyists, state environmentalists and the general public


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