Erica Whiteside

Erica Whiteside

Boston, MA, US



Seeking a creative work environment. 



Holmstead Designs, Boston, MA, US, Self Employed – Founder

Brainstorm with clients to understand needs. Generate original sketches and material specs to support the customer’s request. Client and project management. Producing client proposals. Maintaining project budgets. Issuing purchase orders. And managing project timelines.

Sep 2013 - current

Anthropologie, Chestnut Hill, MA, US, Temp – Visual Sales Associate for Store Opening

Assisted in the visual display creation and installation to support store opening. Conceptualized and collaborated in the creation of 3-dimensional displays/artwork, large and small. Incorporated personal artistic vision. Created with customer experience in mind. Manipulation of materials, with knowledgeable use of power tools.

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013

Mar Silver Design, Westport, CT, US, Freelance - Draftsperson and Materials Library Manager

Managed and maintained the materials library while creating an efficient management system. Updated and maintained lighting and furniture plans and schedules. Collaborated on custom designs with architects concerning millwork and furniture. Initiated hand and computer renderings for client’s final proposals.

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Mary Delaney Interior Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Assistant

Created plans and interior elevations.
Assisted in design and creation of custom millwork, furniture, and lighting.
Worked hands-on with installations and collaborated with clients, contractors, and vendors.
Managed sourcing, research, purchase orders, schedules, and quotes.

Jun 2012 - Oct 2012

Anthropologie, Dedham, MA, US, Visual Display Internship

Created (by hand) in-­store visual installations.
12 installations, ranging from 10’x10’ to 40’x40’
Worked collaboratively with design team on a daily basis to ensure each installation had a unique aspect to the design.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Zamforia Industries, Quincy, MA, US, Design Internship

Collaborated with client for design and merchandising strategy. Created unique customer experience, complete with custom mosaic countertop. Interior design renovation of store space. Website design assistance.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010


Suffolk University - New England School of Art and Design, Bachelors, Interior Design

Exhibits profound excellence in visual and fine motor skills.
Exceptional written/oral communication skills, as well as time management and organization.
Ability to manage multiple activities and work under constant and changing demands.
Motivated by maintaining a high measure of excellence in performing in day-­to-­day activities and professional demeanor.
Exhibits profound excellence in performance and integrity in business and work ethic.

Sep 2006 - May 2011


2011: Design Excellence Award in Interior Design, Award


Areas of Specialization 


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