Cynthia M. Kosciuczyk, BS, MBA Senior fellow of the Academy of Oriental Rugs
Alley Cat Rugs Owner 2016 consulting services specializing in Appraising and other rug services such as purchasing, cleaning and restoring, and insurance reporting.
Owner, Manager and Director 2000 to 2015
Designertastes( at the 4th Avenue Rug Gallery San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA)
Manage Persian and international rug business. Direct sales, supervise staff. Increased sales each year and developed new products.
Manage public relations with designers and wholesale customers, and trade and design shows Customer service, insurance claims.
Expand customer base and develop service business. Develop website. Social media creator and blogger
Designer and Public Relations Manager November 2006- May 2007 manage the handmade rug and textile collection, research new products and wholesale and retail leads, ran trade shows, sales and design of original furniture.
San Diego Rustic.Com
San Diego, CA 92121
Designer at Gallery Scene Sales, and created original designs for retail customers and designers
San Diego, CA
Classes: Principles of Color and Design: Museum of Fine Arts Worcester, MA
BS: Biochemistry (Organic fibers and Dyes) Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA
(Light and Vision and how we interpret color)\
Waters Liquid Chromatography: chemical analysis by separation technology
Mesa Community College: Interior Design (including drafting, furniture and materials)
Textiles (Project in the history of cotton)
Color Theory in Rug Restoration: Chris Howell
Events: Participant in Hartford Area design show
Del Mar Antiques Show exhibitor (rugs and furniture)
San Diego Home and Garden Show (rugs and furniture) x 6
Home Design Expo San Design
ASID San Diego Home design tours x4
South Bayfront Artists April in Paris Show ( judge 5 years)
High School Library of Congress Art Competition (judge 8 yrs.)( Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congressman Juan Vargas, Congressmen Bob Filner)
Career Day Palomar High Creative careers
Art Around Adams event designer and fundraiser and Co Chair ( 10 yrs)
Project Coordinator 2007 Normal heights Cultural Council including Utility Box and Mile long Mural project
Exhibitor for Reception for Assembly Member Lori Saldanas’s office 2007
Designer of colors for Deer park Monastery registrar’s office, National City Recreation center
Utility Box painting Project/ Community Service Kensington in collaboration with the Planning Board for the centennial
Member Kensington Optimists: Community Outreach Officer 2007-2010