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Debora Papa

Debora Papa

Miami, FL, US

 

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About 

I am currently looking for a full time position as an Interior Designer or Drafting Designer where I can utilized my kitchen design and drafting experience with an opportunity to grow.

I have been involved in the kitchen design field for the last 14 years working and managing the design and drafting department of two large companies in Miami, as well as managing all the aspects of a custom millwork and cabinet shop.  While managing the millwork and cabinet shop, I ran all the departments, from accounting and purchasing, to designing and order processing.

In the last 5 years I have been strongly involved in sales and job supervising, dealing with all areas of kitchen and bath projects where I had the opportunity to collaborate with different trades, to work with clients and vendors, and to manage projects.  This experience required me to be reliable and quick on getting back to customers, pushing vendors, and efficiently manage lead times.

I have a very strong AutoCAD and 2020 background, preparing shop drawings for architect's approval, detail drawings for the shop, and presentation drawings for clients, etc.  I am very organized, detail oriented, responsible, and committed to my career. I like to get involved in all aspects of my work as much as possible to prevent or minimize any errors and/or delays.  I have obtained my Bachelors degree in Interior Design and have been involved in the field for the last 6 years, communicating with designers, architects, builders, and general contractors.

I am currently looking for a full time job where I can apply my knowledge and grow within the design field. I am also eager to find a position within a company where I can grown as an professional interior designer.

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Employment 

Bauhaus Design Studio, Miami, FL, US, Independent Designer

Work with clients and builders on custom kitchens, bathrooms, wall units, and other interior design needs, presenting them samples and design ideas.
* Prepare presentation drawings with graphic representation of selected materials and FFE.
* Prepare pricing, proposals and contracts.
* Responsible for field measurements and verification of accuracy as needed.
* Responsible to walk through and supervised projects from design phase to completion.
* Supervised installers for accuracy and detailed craftsmanship as required by each custom project.
* Communicate with other trades such as plumbers, electricians, GC, and anyone involved in the projects.
* Meet with Clients to do finish selections.
* Take offs for project estimates, reading architectural plans and required specifications.

Aug 2012 - current
 

Regal Kitchens, Miami, FL, US, Sales Associate

* Work with showroom clients and builders on custom kitchens, vanities, wall units, and other cabinetry needs, presenting them samples and design ideas.
* Prepare presentation drawings with graphic representation of selected materials and FFE.
* Prepare pricing, proposals and contracts.
* Responsible for field measurements and verification of accuracy in regards to plumbing and electrical needs.
* Responsible to walk through and supervised projects from design phase to completion.
* Supervised installers for accuracy and detailed craftsmanship as required by each custom project.
* Communicate with other trades such as plumbers, electricians, GC, and anyone involved in the projects.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
 

Regal Kitchens, Miami, FL, MILLWORK/CABINETRY DRAFTING AND DESIGN

* Work with AutoCAD 2013 in shop, detail, and installation drawings.
* Work with salesman and builders designing custom kitchens, libraries, etc.
* Design and coordinate manufacturing for showcase displays.
* Prepare bid drawings and prices from cabinetry software 20/20.
* Produce a complete set of shop drawings for a variety of cabinetry and millwork
projects

Jun 2007 - Jun 2012
 

Nouveau Design Studio, Miami, FL, Design Office Manager

* Take offs from blueprint, presentation drawings, and bidding.
* Preparation of shop, installation, and detail drawings for manufacturing.
* Ordering of special outsource materials
* Supervision of stock materials.
* Maintain delivery schedules, customer invoices, collections, accounts payables and receivables.

Feb 2006 - Feb 2007
 

Sunshine Kitchens, Miami, FL, US, DRAFTING AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR

* Supervise and coordinate flow of orders
* Supervise a team of 7 drafters under my department.
* Engineer cabinets and draw specs for new promotional products.
* Work with AutoCAD 2004 on shop, detail, and installation drawings.
* Work with salesman and builders designing custom kitchens, vanities, etc.
* Design and coordinate manufacturing for showcase displays.

May 1999 - Jan 2006
 

Education 

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
 

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, US, Associate of Science in Interior Design

Feb 2005 - Nov 2009
 

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