Katrina Rutledge

Interior Designer

As an M.F.A. candidate at Florida State University currently writing a thesis on domestic violence shelter design, I am interested in how design can be an influence for change. I am passionate about commercial design as well as pro-bono projects.

I believe in the power of design to create innovative solutions, improve the lives of others, and help the environment.

Katrina Rutledge: Design Inspiration from Katrina Rutledge on Vimeo.


Interior Design Intern

CRA Architects

--Worked closely on hospital and homeless shelter projects assisting in floor plans, finish plans, details, and on-site construction documentation needs
–Created/Edited floorplans, details, finish plans, etc.
–Selected and presented materials for multiple educational projects

Interior Design Intern

VisonQuest Architecture/Graceful Solutions for Aging Non-Profit

--Created perspectives/hand renderings for multiple projects including home retrofits/remodels and a volunteer health clinic in Ecuador
–Designed promotional materials for non-profit including a brochure and presentation board to be used at aging in place expos

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Florida State University

--TA for Studio I, CAD I, Survey of Interior Design. Worked closely with students on their design projects.
–Managed Resource Library
–Assisted students and faculty with printing needs

Interior Design Intern

VA Medical Center

--Worked closely with Interior Designers and Engineers
–Solved VA employee’s ergonomic complaints
–Proposed design solutions for dental clinic and women’s clinic
–Created unique art piece for clinical addition
–Observed different facets of construction process


Florida State University


--Writing a thesis on the influence of domestic violence shelter design on rules, restrictions, and resident empowerment.
–Graduate teaching assistant

Designing an Empowering Domestic Violence Shelter from Katrina Rutledge on Vimeo.

University of Southern Mississippi


--Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
–Undergraduate thesis on “The Influence of Residence Hall Design on College Students’ Grade Point Averages, On-Campus Involvement, and Sense of Community.”
–ASID student chapter president


AutoCAD/AutoCAD Architecture Revit Sketchup Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Adobe Premiere Adobe After Effects Chief Architect Microsoft Word/Powerpoint/Excel Hand-Drafting Hand-Rendering Space Planning



Nominated for FSU's Most Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Florida State University


Commercial Design Award (USM), Haworth


Most Outstanding Senior Award, USM Interior Design Department


2nd place-Commercial Design, 3rd place-Portfolio, ASID South-Central Career Day


First Place Study Abroad Photography Contest, The University of Southern Mississippi


1st place-Residential Design, 2nd place Commercial Design, ASID South-Central Career Day


2nd place NKBA Kitchen Design Competition, University of Southern Mississippi


1st place-Computer Rendering, ASID South-Central Career Day



Poster Presentation, IDEC South Regional Conference, Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL