My Experience as “Furniture design engineer”

Zhenya Tsintseva

demophotoMy experiences have left me fully equipped to handle any project. I hold an engineering degree from the University of Forestry in Sofia, Bulgaria, and I  pursued a  Master’s Degree in Furniture Production at the same university. I eventually halted my studies to focus on my job at Valiyan Ltd., a prestigious Bulgarian furniture maker. At Valiyan, I worked with the best designers and architects in Bulgaria on projects that many other furniture companies turned away, thinking they were impossible. I eventually took another job, but soon decided to switch over to freelancing in order to further develop my skills. I have now been in the industry for 9 productive and happy years.
Born: 1982 in Yambol, Bulgaria
Education: 2001-2005 University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria / Bachelor of Wood Processing and Furniture Production
Diploma defense topic: Analysis of technological process for the production of furniture for the furniture company "Pimeks" Ltd.; suggested optimization instructions;
Specialized Subjects:
Interior architecture
Technical drawing
Furniture design
Furniture technology
Technology of lumber and wood products
Organization of woodworking and furniture industry
Wood science
Woodworking machines
Veneer and layered wood technology
Chipboard panels technology
Wood fibre materials technology
Wood protection and modification
Hydrothermal treatment of wood
Special wood product manufacturing
Economics of the woodworking and furniture industry

1997-2001 St.Kliment Ohridski High School, Elhovo,Bulgaria     High School Degree with Math focus

1998-2001 Yambol Arts course in black-and-white drawing, painting
Work Experience
2011-Present Independent Freelancer
  • Product design, furniture design and interior design services
  • 2D, 3D CAD drawings
  • Drawings for CNC cutting

2008-2011 MG Corporation
Furniture Design Engineer
  • Development of individual furniture projects
  • AutoCad  drawings
  • Design  and  technological documentation  for  the production of furniture;
  • Audit of implementation and production
  • Operative communication with customers and subcontractors
  • Measuring, sketching rooms
  • Monitoring mounting operations and finalizing orders

2006-2008 Valiyan Ltd.
CAD Detailer and Drafter
  • Clarifying order details with architects, designers and private clients
  • Measuring, sketching rooms
  • Drawing orders
  • Developing constructive and technological documentation in compliance with all project designer requirements

2005-2006 Ariana Trading
Furniture Workshop Trainee
  • Client interaction
  • Measuring, sketching rooms
  • Drawing

2004-2005 G&G Arredamenti
Designer Furniture Showroom Trainee
  • Design consulting
  • Client interaction
  • Measuring, sketching rooms
  • Drawing