My name is Kenneth Preston, and I graduated with a BArch from University of Miami in 2011.
I am currently a front-end assistant manager for Target and prior to my promotion I was able to utilize my design and presentation background with the same company as a signing specialist - district trainer. I plan on leaving retail and fully engaging myself within the architectural industry.
My strengths are managing execution and being resilient and adaptable. Within a team (and individually) I can adapt to any task that is handed to me and I always welcome new challenges.
Outside of a professional context I enjoy collecting anything involving penguins, playing the violin, pulling all-nighters and reading with a cup a coffee.
Target Stores, Central Islip, NY, US, Signing Specialist
•Served as the store expert on all promotional and marketing signing programs.
•Ensured signing for all departments in the store were executed by partnering with the appropriate team leaders and executives
•Managed effective implementation of signing updates issued by headquarters in order to meet needs of business trends
•Established store wide dialogue centered around the importance of driving sales through operational and promotional signing
The Children's Place Retail Stores, Bay Shore, NY, US, Sales Associate
•Served as a sales associate and trainer at multiple store locations in New York and Florida from 2006-2012
•Specialized in customer service by providing a “Yes I can attitude” to guests and new team members
•Drove sales and conversion by opening Place Cards, replenishing the floor after processing shipments, and recovering potentially lost assets through customer service
•Trained as a key-holder demonstrating growth and loyalty to the company
Tomas-Lopez Gottardi, Coral Gables, FL, US, Teaching Assistant-upper level design studio
• Made necessary revisions to the project syllabus
• Compiled studio research in booklet format for national accreditation board
• Sent informed weekly emails to all studio participants
• Responsible for coordinating and confirming studio critique dates and jury review dates
Paul Buisson Architecture Library, Coral Gables, FL, US, Librarian Assistant
•Responsible for running library operations by checking-out literature and holding reserves for students and faculty of the University campus
•Educated students, alumni, and visiting professors on how to utilize scholarly databases for architectural research
•Organized various archives that consisted of student models and documents on urbanism/town planning for reference
•Increased the amount of architectural literature and materials accessible to the university community
University of Miami, BArch, Architecture
I partook in the 5 year undergraduate program where I gained vast knowledge in areas very grounded in the theory and practice of architecture.