I am currently looking for my next opportunity to showcase my design skills and to share my professional experiences. A full-time position would be preferable but I am more than willing to accept contract work. Please e-mail me to discuss any opportunities.
KB Home Corp., Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural designer
-Responsible for developing high and low density floor plans and elevations using a multitude of design styles.
-Develop design review board drawing packages for various municipalities.
-Work with design directors and clients to develop cost effect plans and elevations without compromising style or product quality.
-Participated in framing walks for the purpose of quality control.
-Perform back-checks during construction drawing document process.
The Elite Group, Buena Park, CA, US, Design director
-Responsible for developing all new concept designs for the retail market.
-Worked directly with clients and retail property owners to develop design solutions.
-Designer and project manager for several point of purchase displays. Executed design from concept through delivery which included research/development, engineering, prototyping, material specifications, cost estimating, 3-d drawing and production drawings, packaging and delivery coordination.
-Project manager for up to 30, 25k to 100k projects simultaneously.
-As design director I was also responsible for two intermediate designers and project scheduling.
-Responsible for quality control of all drawings before going to production floor.
-Company U.L. representative.
Westfield Corporation (thru Aerotek Agency), Los Angeles, CA, US, Tenant coordinator
-Responsible for reviewing architecture plans and making design revisions to abide by
-Maintained project schedules and coordinated project information with mall properties.
-Responsible for maintaining the quality of design that was proposed for all tenant improvement
Joe Ricchio Design, Seal Beach, CA, US, Model maker
-Responsible for manufacturing ¼ scale furniture models with extreme accuracy and under tight deadlines.
-Worked with several different materials- high density foam, solid wood, balsa wood, foam core, steel tubing and acrylics. Also responsible for all finish work consisting of paint, stain and wood sealant.
Futas Design, Long Beach, CA, US, Design assistant
-Assisted design director and company owner.
-Prepared presentation boards for purpose of client approval.
-Organized and maintained materials library as well as holding materials representative meetings.
-Performed red line revisions and maintained project archives.
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture
I completed an extensive Interior Architecture program.
Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, US, general studies
I received my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.