CV: 2022
Frist / Last Name
Topal Maria
Bordeaux, France (59 Rue Max Linder, 33450 Saint-Loubès)
+33 77 88 74 037

Adress / Tel / E-mail / Portfolio
Bordeaux, France
(59 Rue Max Linder, 33450 Saint-Loubès)
+33 77 88 74 037

I am a passionate interior designer and architect who recently moved to France from Kiev, Ukraine. I have experience in interior design, landscape design, house exterior design, as well as private residence conceptual design.

White Space Studio
Founder, Art Director, Interior Designer
2013 — 2022

In 2013 I founded White Space Studio, a boutique interior design and architecture studio established in Ukraine. The studio grew to eventually employ a team of 10 people consisting of talented interior designers, draftsmen, purchasing managers, 3D visualizers, and advertising managers. We served clients located in Ukraine's major cities: Kyiv and Odessa, but also clients from outside of the country (Lithuania, Moldova). The team worked together to bring in new clients, write contracts, design projects, and supervise project execution.

After successfully completing more than 70 projects, our reputation preceded us, and the number of customers continuously grew every year. White Space Studio was dedicated to and succeeded at transforming dreams into a livable space.

My responsibilities in the studio:
  • Company management and team selection (designers, draftsmen, 3D visualizers)
  • Client consultation and design project creation: technical specifications, technical drawings, sketches in computer programs, client coordination, and materials and furniture selection
  • Budgeting, procurement, and logistics
  • Supervision of design execution, construction oversight, and quality control
  • Research and purchase of the necessary technologies, selection of materials, and contractor vending.
Top 3 projects
Moldova Technical University, Department of Urban Planning
Integrated Studies (Licentiate and Master)
M.S. in Architecture and Construction
I have experience organizing teams of 10 people, delegating tasks, and monitoring the project implementation and execution. One of my biggest strengths is solving challenging situations such as correcting errors in logistics and procurement as well as prompt decision making. My friendly demeanour and personality style allow me to work well with others.
Professional Knowledge
  • Space planning
  • Conceptual development
  • Construction supervision
  • Project management
Technical Skills
AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Office
Russian (Native). Romanian (Native), English (Intermediate B2), German (Intermediate B1), French (Beginner)