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Bert John

Bert John

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Growing up in a family of renovators, antique dealers and artists, I was always exposed to construction and interiors.  My enthusiasm for the profession deepened as I was studying medicine.  I ultimately gave in to my fascinations and completed a master's degree in Interior Design.  Upon graduating, I opened a residential studio and promptly started work on projects large and small.  I was fortunate to have exposure to high end furniture vendors and cultivated the necessary accounts to adequately meet the needs of various project styles.  I truly eat, sleep and breath interiors.  Being around furniture restoration my entire life provided me with invaluable insight to segue to custom case goods as well as upholstery.  I take my job very serious and feel as a designer, we educate and expose our clients to so much more than they expect.  I truly love the smell of fresh construction as much as a spray booth for furniture or the upholsterers bench.  This is why I chose residential work.  I knew I could be involved in project management, work with custom furniture vendors as well as large companies and see conceptual ideas come to fruition.   

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Self Employed - Interior Designer, Savannah, GA, US, interior designer/project manager

• Procure and cultivate new clients and accounts/high volume sales
• Manage construction projects (permitting, contracts, negotiations, cabinetry, millwork, softgoods)
• Design consultation (AutoCAD drafting, rendering with Photoshop or by hand)

Jun 2007 - current
 

Kenneth Edward, Ltd, Savannah, GA, US, salemen/designer

• Design consultation/documentation/sales
• Maintain showroom

Jan 2005 - May 2007
 

United States Air Force, Shreveport, LA, US, Dental Lab Technician

• Construct dental prosthesis
• Train journeymen
• Collaborate with dentist for involved cases
• Assist dentist in clinic with involved cases

May 1993 - May 1997
 

Education 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Masters, Interior Design

Appropriate course work for master's degree in Interior Design as well as elective course work in drawing and painting to enhance rendering abilities.

Aug 2003 - Mar 2007
 

Saint Luke's University, School of Medicine, Belize, Central America, Medicine

After my second year of didactic training in medical school I made a life altering decision to pursue my passion of Interior Design.

Aug 2001 - Dec 2002
 

Francis Marion University, Florence, SC, US, Bachelors, Biology

Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry

Jun 1997 - May 1999
 

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