Professional Profile: Ileana LaFontaine 2021
Name: Ileana LaFontaine
Title: Regional Marketing Manager
Company: Woods Bagot
Location: New York, NY
Birthplace: not disclosed
First job: Part-time office assistant for an ophthalmologist (while in high school)
First job in real estate or allied field: Summer help, Tonetti Associates Architects
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I’ve joined the New York studio of Woods Bagot to explore the boundaries of the built environment while spreading the word about the company’s “people architecture” and North American presence.
How do you unwind from a busy day? Water my “mini-garden”
Favorite movie: Miracle on 34th Street
Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? My last downloads were “Know Your Worth” by Khalid, and “Spring Love” by Stevie B; I also like to hunt for vinyl when the mood strikes.
One word to describe your work environment: Engaging
Rules to live by in business: Fail early and fail often.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? It would be great to meet the design duo of Charles and Ray Eames, perhaps visit the Cooper Hewitt Museum and find a rooftop restaurant nearby with views of the city.
What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) I have been trying to figure this out myself. Something involving art, design, real estate, getting my hands dirty, or all of the above!