Ela Garwacka-Goralik


Elzbieta ‘Ela’ Garwacka-Goralik

Palatine IL 60074

 (847) 338-3587  ∙  elagg9@gmail.com    www.elagarwackagoralik.com


Architectural shop, manufacturing drawings and detailing with 5 years experience in residential and commercial housing (1 year in architectural cast stone,  2 years in aluminum storefront, curtain wall, and glazing systems, 3 years in architectural limestone) in U.S.

Architectural and Interior Design Professional with more than 5 years experience in residential housing, commercial and residential renovation in Europe.  Commercial experience includes restaurants, educational institutions, and small business office interiors.

Key Skills

  • Experienced in architectural and interior design, and graphic art,

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2018, Photoshop, Revit, 20-20, Illustrator, StudioMax 2010, Corel Draw, MS Word, Power Point, Windows and MAC

  • Fluent in Polish, Russian and English; Beginner German



Creative Panel Systems Inc. Itasca, IL                                                   November 2018 - Present

         o    designed exterior aluminum composite metal panels, copings,  coping, columns, fascia etc. 

              for commercial buildings

Architectural Cast Stone, West Chicago, IL                                           May 2017 - November 2018

o    designed exterior cast stone panels, paving, copings, bandings, fireplaces, benches, signs etc. for

commercial buildings

Vitralum Corp./ Alumital, Elk Grove Village, IL                                          June 2015 - May 2017

o    designed exterior and interior aluminum storefront, curtainwall and glazing for commercial buildings

Architectural  Limestone, Inc., Gurnee, IL                                             March 2013 - May 2015

o    designed exterior limestone elevations, porticos, columns, balustrades, stairs, fountains, sculptures etc. for residential buildings 

Internship Interior Design position

  • Burress Amish Furniture, Elgin, IL                                                                    March 2012-August 2012

o    designed a new showroom layout/ flooring and Amish kitchens examples

o    designed private kitchens, bathrooms, single pieces furniture, etc. 

Independent Contractor  - Park Ridge, IL

  • Nova Design Development                                                                                              2009 - Present

o    architectural drafting and rendering using AutoCad, Revit, PhotoShop, and 20-20



  • Des Plaines Art Guild  - Volunteer Graphic Designer                                           2009 – 2011

  • Sathya Sai Organization  in Chicago - Volunteer Decorator & Graphic Designer   2007 – Present



Professional Development/Affiliations                                                            

Architectural AutoCAD  2D and 3D Certificate, Harper College, Chicago, IL                                

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Interior Design, Harper College                                         

Kitchen and Bath Specialty Certificate, Harper College                                                                 


Bachelor’s Degree, Architectural Engineering                                                                      

University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

Degree evaluated as U.S. equivalent in ECE February 2011

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