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dervon hampton

Riverdale, MD, US

 

About 

A native Washingtonian, Dervon Hampton, Allied ASID, is a degreed interior designer and decorator. His work embraces his theatrical background as a successful former international performer and entertainer. Dervon received the highly coveted Grand Award in 2005 and 2006 during the Parade of Homes tours in Tampa, Florida.

 

His broad portfolio includes celebrity homes, high end hospitality spaces, light commercial structures and artistically crafted model homes. Dervon was also the on-air Interior Design Expert and Interior Decorator for the Home Shopping Network. His masterful works range from mid-century modern to eclectic, contemporary, and traditional decors.

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Employment 

elements custom interior design, Brentwood, MD, US, senior interior designer

Coordinate and execute a variety of construction management projects for a leading Interior Design firm serving MD-DC-VA, specializing in residential, hospitality, and commercial construction and renovation. Home office responsibilities include driving marketing and sales efforts, developing and presenting proposals with cost estimates; negotiate terms of client contracts with domestic and international corporations. Provide quality preconstruction consulting, design and project management services. Provide critical strategic planning; execute project staging and logistics. Expert troubleshooter: identify complex problems; resourceful and inventive in implementing creative solutions with enhanced sensitivity to cost, efficiency, and deadlines. Developed meaningful, culturally appropriate identity design for visual impact.
Field Services include all aspects of design, planning, and execution of assigned construction and tenant installation projects for commercial and hospitality clients. Analyze existing and proposed designs with a specialty in contemporary architecture and design; suggest and procure materials; assign personnel and engage qualified subcontractors. Oversee all phases of project execution; approve design changes; review change orders; troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems, consistently meeting project deadlines and highest possible quality standards. Maintain clear communications and positive relations with clients, subcontractors, and the community.
Develop marketing campaigns; create website, social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Newsletter, Blog). Responsibilities include graphic design of all print material, web based materials, press and design of social media sites. Interacting with community and develop a strategic plan and action plan to gain new client base.
Supervisory:
• Supervised over a course of three years one hundred people, including two direct team members; architects, interior designers, sub-contractors, electricians, plumbers, IT, Audio, construction, carpenter, artist, accounting, expediting, marketing, and decorative artist. Fifty outside sales personnel in the marketing and sales of all product lines while setting up continuous project proposals, developing special promotions, organizing/ managing trade show participations, sourcing and handling new project evaluations.
• Hired, supervised, and scheduled crews; ensured compliance with work schedule and design plans.
• Developed employee scheduling, budget reviews, plan reviews, installation management, staffing; hired and trained. Degree of supervision ranges from housekeeping through Vice President, Custom Design Group.
• Direct contact with male and female employees; culturally diverse ethnic background includes; 50% white, 10% black, 30% Hispanic, 10% other.
• Worked closely with over one hundred major manufacturers’ representative or individuals. Karvet, Robert Allen, Lee Jofa, Swaim, Ratana, Palacek, Surya rugs, Fairfield, Rowe, Kellex, Others.
• Highly skills in use of computer systems; Studio IT, Auto Cad (2002,2013) Quick Books, Excel, Word, Photoshop, trained personnel and staff; utilize numerous software programs for effective project scheduling, computer animated drafting and hand drafting, and cost accounting applications.
• Serve Elements Custom Interior Design Personnel and Marketing committees.
Projects Include:
• THE BAEZ LAW FIRM – Miami FL – Create, develop, procure and install 2500 square foot new office build out for celebrity attorney Jose Baez. Areas include: Reception, Conference Room, Secretarial Area, 8 Attorney’s Office, Executive Office, and Terrace.
• The W Hotel DC – Washington DC – Assisted in redeveloping two public spaces (The Living Room & Secret Space).

Jan 2010 - current
 

masterpiece interiors, Winter Park, FL, US, Lead Resort Designer

• LEAD RESORT DESIGNER, SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER, PROJECT EXECUTIVE:
Responsibility with team of six designer include; producing resort style & high end boutique hospitality projects; space plans, furniture plans, and interior selections and finishes. Estimated project costs, sourced and negotiated purchasing, scheduled, directed and coordinated a variety of quality hospitality and, commercial and resort projects ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, fire and safety codes, applicable local and state law, and Ginn Management specifications. Controlled and managed overhead and project budget costs; approved selection of sub-contractors, systems, and materials decisions. Performed cost accounting and administrative tasks ensuring peak profit performance. Created custom signature boutique look using strict commercial guidelines; Ginn Corporation, Marriott.
Projects Include:
• REUNION RESORT & SPA: Executed construction and renovation for five – star luxury and second home villas.
• LPGA HOSPITALITY HOUSE: Undertook gut renovation including new room construction, private and public spaces.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
 

custom design group, Winter Park, FL, US, senior interior designer

Coordinate and execute a variety of construction management projects for a leading Interior Design firm specializing in hospitality, time share, hotel, office, and retail facilities construction and renovation. Home office responsibilities include driving marketing and sales efforts, developing and presenting proposals with cost estimates; negotiate terms of client contracts with domestic and international corporations. Provide quality preconstruction consulting, design and project management services. Provide critical strategic planning; execute project staging and logistics. Expert troubleshooter: identify complex problems; resourceful and inventive in implementing creative solutions with enhanced sensitivity to cost, efficiency, and deadlines. Developed meaningful, culturally appropriate identity design for visual impact.
Field Services include all aspects of design, planning, and execution of assigned construction and tenant installation projects for commercial and hospitality clients. Analyze existing and proposed designs with a specialty in contemporary architecture and design; suggest and procure materials; assign personnel and engage qualified subcontractors. Oversee all phases of project execution; approve design changes; review change orders; troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems, consistently meeting project deadlines and highest possible quality standards. Maintain clear communications and positive relations with clients, subcontractors, and the community.
Supervisory:
• Supervised over a course of three years one hundred people, including five direct team members; architects, interior designers, sub-contractors, electricians, plumbers, IT, Audio, construction, carpenter, artist, accounting, expediting, marketing, and decorative artist. Twelve outside sales personnel in the marketing and sales of all product lines while setting up continuous project proposals, developing special promotions, organizing/ managing trade show participations, sourcing and handling new project evaluations.
• Hired, supervised, and scheduled crews; ensured compliance with work schedule and design plans.
• Developed employee scheduling, budget reviews, plan reviews, installation management, staffing; hired and trained. Degree of supervision ranges from housekeeping through Vice President, Custom Design Group.
• Direct contact with male and female employees; culturally diverse ethnic background includes; 50% white, 10% black, 30% Hispanic, 10% other.
• Worked closely with over one hundred major manufacturers’ representative or individuals. Karvet, Robert Allen, Lee Jofa, Swaim, Ratana, etc.
• Highly skills in use of computer systems; Studio IT, Auto Cad (2002,2013) Quick Books, Excel, Word, Photoshop, trained personnel and staff; utilize numerous software programs for effective project scheduling, computer animated drafting, and cost accounting applications.
• Serve Custom Design Groups Personnel and Marketing committees.
Projects Include:
• FLORIDAYS: Managed and trained design of 500 units, four story luxury hotel.
• BIMINI BAY RESORT & SPA: Executed room renovations, new public spaces in Tropical style.
• LA ALOMA APARTMENTS: Undertook gut renovation including new room construction, public spaces and pool area.
• BELLA VISTA CONDOMINIUMS: Executed 300 unit renovations, new clubhouse, lobby, and office areas.
• THE BAEZ LAW FIRM: Local Orlando law firm renovation and complete interior upgrade.
• RED HEAD LOUNGE: Developed architectural and retail design alternatives and cost estimates for extension renovation.
• ADVABCED WOMENS HEALTH CLINIC: Handled bidding and purchasing of renovation for 20,000 square foot patient facility.
SPECIAL PROJECT:
• HOME SHOPPING NETWORK: On-Air Design/Guest Expert; Managed 50 person crew. Prepared design proposals for On-Air home make overs.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
 

mercedes custom homes, Orlando, FL, US, senior model home designer

• SENIOR MODEL HOME DESIGNER, SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER:
Developed interior/exterior custom home brand; East Coast market. Created strategic demographic branding based on; cultural background, income, and family size. Prepared interior concepts based on area demographics and client income=me from creative inception to installation. Consistently managed 8 – 14 design projects monthly. Field services include all aspects of design, planning, and execution of assigned construction and new build installation projects for custom home clients. Directed a staff of junior designers and support personnel in developing and executing interior concepts. Developed new and existing business within corporate accounts. Scheduled project, select and procure materials; assign personnel and engage qualified sub-contractors. Oversee all phases of project execution; approve design changes; review change orders; troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems, consistently meeting project deadlines and highest possible quality standards. Maintain clear communications and positive relations with clients, subcontractors, and the community.
Projects Include:
• 1st PLACE GRAND AWARD WINNER: Tampa Bay Area Parade Of Homes - $500,000 - $1M Division
• 1st PLACE GRAND AWARD WINNER: Orland Area Parade Of Homes - $250,000 - $500,000 Division

Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
 

EXPO Design Center, Orlando, FL, US, Kitchen Associate

Coordinated with new kitchen remodel clients design, measure and installation of complete kitchen projects. Working knowledge with cabinet manufactures such as Kraftmaid, Paris Kitchen, etc. Assisted new design clients with coutertop selection, measure and installation with granite, silestone, corian, laminate, glass and other decorative surfaces. Assited clients with backsplash aplication and design with such materials such as tile, decorative glass tile, metal, etc. Assisted clients with selection of appliances such as refrigerator, cooktop, oven, exhaust hoods, diswaher with manufactures such as GE, Sub Zero, Fisher Paeykel.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003
 

Education 

Seminole State College, Sanford Farms, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design

Sep 2000 - May 2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

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