Meet Claire

Interior Designer of Possibility 

CLAIRE DRUGA BEGAN HER JOURNEY as an interior design student in North Carolina, steps away from the High Point furniture market.  She was a member of the ASID Carolinas chapter, winning an award in the ASID Otto Zenke healthcare design competition her senior year.  She received her B.S. in Interior Design from Appalachian State University in 2015 and dreamt of starting her design career in New York. 

 

After graduation, Claire took the leap of faith and moved to New York without a job, but with the determination to connect with the ASID NY Metro chapter.  At the first ASID NY event she attended, the graduation party, she received a warm welcome, won an ASID Design Summit ticket, and left with job opportunities and a sense of a vibrant, supportive community.   Claire continued to grow as a designer with ASID by participating in numerous continuing education events as well as by joining the Emerging Professional Committee and the Professional Development Committee in 2016.        

 

Claire's work experience includes positions for New York residential interior designers, as a design consultant for the Daltile Marazzi NY Design Studio, and an internship with the trend forecasting gurus at Fashion Snoops. It is with great enthusiasm that Claire took on the role of Membership Director for ASID NY Metro in October 2018, and she looks forward to connecting with members and giving back to the community that has enriched her design life so much.  Claire is currently working toward NCIDQ certification and has launched her interior design company, Dwell Possible, LLC, in New York. 

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EXPERIENCE 

FOUNDER

DWELL POSSIBLE, LLC

APRIL 2018

FOUNDED INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY

ASID NY METRO CHAPTER 

NEW YORK | 2015-PRESENT 

 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR 2018 - 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  2015 

EMERGING PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE  2015

PROJECT DESIGNER

EBK GROUP

NEW YORK, NY | OCT 2016 – OCT 2017

 

AUTOCAD FLOOR PLANS

BID DOCUMENTS

RESEARCHING FF&E

RESIDENTIAL + HOSPITALITY

DESIGN CONSULTANT 

DALTIlE MARAZZI DESIGN STUDIO
NEW YORK, NY | FEB 2016 – OCT 2017

 

TILE AND STONE SELECTION

TREND CONSULTATION

BESPOKE CLIENT SERVICE

GRAPHIC DESIGN

EVENT PLANNING

DESIGN ASSOCIATE 

BJS ASSOC. INTERIOR DESIGN
NEW YORK, NY | JULY 2015 – DECEMBER 2015

 
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

STUDIO DESIGNER

SOURCING AT THE D&D

SCHEDULING DELIVERIES

VENDOR FOLLOW UP

LEARNED THE NEW YORK MARKET

INTERIOR DESIGN INTERN

TATUM GALLERIES 

BANNER ELK, NC | APRIL 2013 - MAY 2015

 

SELLING FURNITURE

FABRIC SELECTIONS

SPACE PLANNING

VIRTUAL MERCHANDISING

 

DESIGN ASSISTANT 

MCKENZIE CUSTOM BUILDERS

BOONE, NC | NOV 2014 - MAY 2015 

AUTOCAD

SOURCING FINISHES

INVOICING

QUICKBOOKS

ORGANIZATION 

HOME INTERIORS INTERN 
FASHION SNOOPS
NEW YORK, NY |  MAY 2014 – AUGUST 2014

 
TREND FORECASTING

SEASONAL CAPSULES

SURFACES + MATERIALS REPORTS

TRADESHOWS

PHOTOSHOP

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

B.S. INTERIOR DESIGN

BOONE NC | AUGUST 2014 – MAY 2015

LIBRARY DESIGN SENIOR PROJECT 4TH YEAR 

HEALTHCARE DESIGN 4TH YEAR 

RETAIL DESIGN 3RD YEAR 

RESTAURANT DESIGN 3RD YEAR 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

AT GREENSBORO

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

GREENSBORO, NC | 2011-2012

DINING AS THEATER DESIGN 

DOMINO WALKING 

HUMMINGBIRD DESIGN

SOCIAL MEDIA + DESIGN 

WINSTON-SALEM, NC | MAR 2012 - APR 2013 

 

TABLE DISPLAYS

VISUAL MERCHANDISING

TERRARIUM DESIGN

CUSTOMER SERVICE

HOSTED WORKSHOPS

RIVERSIDE FURNITURE

PROP STYLIST 

HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET | FALL 2011

30,000sq ft. SHOWROOM

COMMERCIAL DESIGN INTERN 

HAYDEN DESIGN

WINSTON-SALEM, NC | AUGUST 2011

 

RESEARCHED FURNITURE + FINISH MATERIALS

ORDERED SAMPLES

ORGANIZED DESIGN LIBRARY

PROVIDED JOB SITE ASSISTANCE   

MARKETING ASSISTANT 

HHB ADVERTISiNG 

MACON, GA | SEPT 2008 - MAR 2010

 

SOCIAL MEDIA 

SEO TACTICS

WORKSHOPS

FOCUS GROUPS

EVENT PLANNING

TWITTER CAMPAIGN

 

 

MERCER UNIVERSITY

B.B.A. ADVERTISING

AUG. 2004 - MAY 2008

MACON, GA

CHI OMEGA 

MERCER CORPS

STUDY ABROAD  

BOND UNIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 

AUSTRALIA 

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