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Allison Byers

Allison Byers

Tallahassee, FL, US

 

About 

Senior/undergraduate student enrolled at Florida State University; in progress of completing my BS degree in the field of Interior/Creative Design(anticipating graduation August 3rd, 2013.) I am a driven individual seeking to gain experience in a fast-paced working environment through either a reasonably compensated internship position or an entry level position, ideally commencing early-mid August (upon the completion of college degree.)
Though currently living in Tallahassee, I am seeking opportunities that will divert me to a new area/region, ideally entailing a sense of depth in regards to design influence, following completion of my undergraduate studies here at FSU. My strengths lie in computer platform proficiency (Mac OSX + PC) and related design software, (MS Office, Adobe CS5, QuickBooks, etc.) as well as graphics (process sketching and graphic diagramming) but am certainly willing to seek out and experience any and all aspects of the creative design process.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Forestech Consulting, Inc. (DBA F4 Tech), Tallahassee, FL, US, Office Assistant

- Expertise in assistance with managing top initiatives, billing, administrative duties and critical projects
- Developed an employee database cascade phone directory system
- Effectively implemented a paperless classified filing system, improving precision/data entry while significantly cutting costs of paper and printing services

Nov 2011 - current
 

Giggle Moon Children's Boutique, Naples, FL, US, Sales Associate

Designed weekly visual window displays + routine aesthetics/storefront rearrangement; backdrop design
Developed comprehensive knowledge of brands, accessories, and merchandise lines carried in-store
Performed store-related tasks including creating a client database
Responsible for customer service, merchandising, opening and closing duties, tendering sales,
inventory/ stocking, managing storefront and window display/rotation

May 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Baccalaureate of Science (BS), Interior Design

Florida State University
• Survey of Interior Design (IND2002)
• Design Fundamentals I (IND1203)
• Technical Drawing (IND1406)
• Design Fundamentals II (IND1204)
• Social Psychology of Interior Design (IND4601)
• Interior Design Studio I (IND3217)
• Graphic Techniques I (IND2300)
• Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD) I (IND3465)
• Interior Design II (IND4218)
• History of Interiors I (IND4101)
• Graphic Techniques II (IND2310)
• Historical Criticism of Art I (ARH3056)
• Intro to Textile Science (CTE1401)
• Textile Lab (CTE1401L)
• Interior Design Studio II (IND4218)
• Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD) II (IND 3469)
• Materials and Methods (IND3480)
• Lighting Fundamentals (IND3430)
• Construction Systems (IND3470)
• History of Interiors II (IND4131)
• Construction Documents (Revit) (IND3474)
• Portfolio Development (IND3529)
• Furniture Design (IND3440)
• History of Interiors III (IND4161)
• Interior Design Studio III (IND4242)
• Sustainable Design (IND3627)
• Interior Design Studio IV (IND4243)
• Professional Business Practices (IND4506)

Jun 2009 - Aug 2013
 

Awards 

IIDA Student Design Charette 2013 - Faculty Nominated Participant, Nomination

Held Tuesday, June 11 during NeoCon 2013 at the Merchandise Mart; Chicago, IL
Faculty-nominated, international student charette; 40 participants (10 groups of 4 each) engaged in a 7 hour competition consisting of a start to finish redesign proposal for the 1st floor, north lobby located in the Merchandise Mart.
Press Release:
Chicago, IL — The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) proudly announces the winners of its NeoCon 2013 Student Design Charette. The Student Design Charette gathers students from across the country, assembling them into random teams to face a given design challenge and a limited time in which to develop an innovative design solution. This year’s competition doubled the size of last year’s, with 10 teams facing each other to devise a repose lounge inspired by a space within the Merchandise Mart and using elements found at NeoCon.
“The Student Design Charette represents a unique opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to innovate under pressure with fellow Designers of differing backgrounds,” IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, said. “With twice the participation of last year’s Charette, the heightened sense of competition this year led to an impressive yield of design solutions that offered a glimpse of the vibrancy of Design’s future.”

2013
 

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