I am a creative Interior Designer who feels most comfortable thinking out of the box. I am an effective communicator to seek out my client's needs while creating a functional and aethetically pleasing environment. I am in the process of pursuing LEED Accreditation and preparing for the NCIDQ exam. My motivation is to create functional spaces using sustainable and recycled products and to educate the public on the benefits of using these products. I am in the process of expanding my education and obtaining a Master’s Degree in Architecture. In addition, I have also worked with several diversified interior designers which enabled me to experience client interaction, good communication skills, time management skills and work within a team environment.
Excellent hand rendering and computer aided drafting skills through AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Revit and Sketch up. Prominent and out of the box space planning combined with impeccable organizational skills. Proficient in creating professional-level presentation boards with finish samples, color palettes, floor plans, rendered perspectives, construction documents and 3D models. Acute attention to details, particularly budgets, sustainability, local codes and ordinances, ADA codes and ANSI codes. Meticulous preparation of FF&E Specifications.
DM Designs, Interior Designer
Designed, Furnished and Accessorized Model home in Tuscan style within client’s budget; created floor plans for client through AutoCAD; Staged residential properties; Created floor plans which organized and streamlined residential homes for optimum use of space; Conducted client consultations for interior design projects and renovations; Aided clients with Furniture and Fixture Selections; Organized and planned special events from inception to completion; Authorized wholesaler of Mirror Mate products.
Huffman Koos, Fairfield, NJ, US, Sales/Interior Designer/Visual Merchandiser
Creating eye catching visual displays within the store which increased sales and traffic; Guided clients through the selection of furniture, rugs and accessories; Assisted clients in selection of furniture, rugs and accessories; Conducted client consultations for interior design projects and renovations, including measuring, space planning, budgeting and creating floor plans through AutoCAD and PowerPoint presentations
Knoll Furniture Manufacturers, Bridgewater, NJ, Design Assistant-Internship
Impeccable organization of product literature, price lists and samples which promoted office efficiency; Prepared professional PowerPoint presentations for use in sales presentations for clients such as NJ Manufacturers Insurance and Merrill Lynch which increased sales; Assisted sales department and FF&E department in selection of textiles and finishes which increased sales revenue for hospitality projects; Prepared Specification Sheets for product line; Professional preparation of presentation boards
Contessa Designs, Verona, NJ , Assistant to Interior Designer
Assisted customers in selections of fabrics, furniture and artwork; Managed calendar for all residential onsite appointments and event planning for interior designer; Provided assistance with preparation for event from inception to completion; Provided customer assistance in selections of fabrics, furniture and artwork; Organized stock and textile swatches; Scheduled and confirmed all appointments for residential clients; Managed calendar and assisted designer with event planning; Ordered invitations, party favors, and decorations
Interiors of Chatham/The Wallpaper Cottage, Chatham, NJ, Assistant to Interior Designer
Guided clientele with fabric and trim selections within the store; Assisted designer with fabric and finish selections and brain storming for design projects; Completed purchase orders for CFA; Organized fabric samples and library; Direct communication with furniture and textile manufacturers/vendors for residential design projects; Inventory of all samples
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Bachelors, Interior Design/Architecture
Color Theory, Space planning, Preparation of Construction Documents, Hand Rendering, Computer Generated Rendering, AutoCAD, Rhino, various computer programs relating to design/Architecture, History of Furniture, 3D computer modeling, business management
Merit Award for Grade Point Average, Award
Received Merit Award toward tuition for maintaining 3.5 or higher grade point average throughout duration of attendance at The Art Institute from 2004-2010.
National Dean's List, Honorable Mention
Received Honorable Mention for maintaining 3.5 or higher grade point average while attending Art Institute.