Jeffrey Ramirez has been working in interior design for the past ten years. He obtained a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from the Southwest University of Visual Arts, where he designed residential and commercial spaces.
He was honored to be awarded First Place in Commercial Design and Second Place in Residential Design from the American Society of Interior Design, Arizona South Chapter, Student competition. He also had the opportunity to participate in the London Olympics’ Athletes Lounge Design Competition held by the American Society of Interior Design and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, which gave him the opportunity to participate in a Summer Course in Milan, Italy.
Jeffrey’s design experience includes working for High-End Interior Design Design firms and a verse range of design style from Desert Living, Southwest, Georgian Rival, to Midwest Modern. Some of the firms he had the opportunity to work while living in Tucson, Arizona are the International Award-winning firm Lori Carroll & Associates, Baker + Hesseldenz . During his short time living in Minneapolis, Minnesota he also worked with the interior design firms Hue Interiors and Ramsey Engler. Jeffrey’s extensive Portfolio includes vast experience in interior and exterior finishes selection, kitchen and bathroom design, furniture, and custom product design, for new construction and remodeling of residential and commercial environments. Since he relocated to Cincinnati, he has collaborated with interior designers John Harrison and the design firm Amy Youngblood Interiors, New Republic, and the Department Drawing as an interior design consultant.
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Jeffrey attributes the influences of European design and architecture in his design style to his complex cultural fusion and his love for architecture, art, and design. A passion of Jeffrey’s is volunteering with non-profit organizations, like the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Hispanic Chamber of Cincinnati, and the Harmony Fund at the College -Conservatory of Music . He also loves spending his free time with his two greyhounds Jenn & Pearl, traveling, cooking, and entertaining friends and family.
Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.