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Katherine Blanchfield

Katherine Blanchfield

Novi, MI, US

 

About 

Through education and work experience, I have a refined ability to conceptualize creative and functional spatial arrangements while meeting the design considerations. I bring strong graphic design and visual communication skills to all projects from inception to completion. I am open to various job opportunities that provide a challenging and rewarding work environment where I can learn and grow as a designer.

 

Employment 

Superior Controls, Design Support /Engineering Coordinator

• Support designers by correcting red lines, creating bill of materials, and updating cut lists
• Prepare RFQ’s and build packages for release based on specifications and design standards
• Manage AtTask project management database daily, attended design review and kick off meetings
• Multi-task between multiple job roles using an array of resources to meet deadlines
• Develop space plans; assisted with FF&E selection and documentation for new corporate offices

Dec 2010 - current
 

Bowers Reality & Investments, Administrative Assistant

• Managed broker’s Multi Listing Service (MLS) database to update real estate listing status
• Scheduled showings, distributed floor calls, and followed up with clients to provide sales support
• Designed marketing material for print/email blasts using knowledge of photo and graphic editing
• Multitasked to perform administrative duties while perfecting professional communication skills

May 2009 - Mar 2011
 

Lawrence Technological University, Materials Library Assistant

• Contacted company representatives to order product information and finish samples
• Organized, updated, and cleaned library to maintain up-to-date student reference center
• Researched innovative new products and sustainable materials for future retention

Jan 2009 - Aug 2010
 

Closet Factory, Design Consultant

• Designed, sold, and project managed the installation of custom built-in furniture
• Identified needs based on inventory, budget, and field measurements gathered
• Outperformed sales goals, attended performance reviews, and sales meetings
• Provided in home estimates while maintaining leads by following up with clients

May 2008 - Jan 2009
 

IKEA, Communications Interior Design Intern

• Selected products and implemented design plans for retial and in-house interior design needs
• Merchandised and designed product installations to maintain brand identity
• Demonstrated versatile nature and ability to multi-task during the grand opening and build-out
• Designed and selected effective commercial and residential lighting schemes in a retail environment

May 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Lawrence Technological University, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Bachelor of Science

Aug 2005 - May 2010
 

Awards 

IIDA Michigan Student Design Competition, 1st Place

2010
 

Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship Competition, Nomination

2009
 


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