My exceptionally strong architectural design skills, along with my AutoCAD skills and previous experience as a senior designer, make me an outstanding candidate for the Interior Designer position I recently read about on craigslist.org.
Since receiving my graduate degree in design, I have worked in architectural firms and for home renovation television shows and my recent positions allowed me to do so while managing a team of design assistants. My personal style is clean and contemporary with a mix of vintage to create a comfortable, lived in aesthetic. However, when working with a client, I utilize a holistic design approach to create the ideal environment for them so I have experience with many design styles. Though most of my work is residential, my previous projects include everything from commercial offices to banks and an animal rescue center in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Throughout my professional experience I have a proven track-record of:
- Understanding the clients needs and desires
- Excelling in client presentations and interactions
- Providing architectural contract drawings for presentation, permit and construction
- Producing AutoCAD drawings in as little as a day turnaround
- Efficiently communicating, organizing and coordinating with outside vendors and contractors
- Maintaining and working within budgets, schedules, deadlines
- Balancing strong leadership and managerial skills and being a hands-on team player
- Multi-tasking multiple duties and projects in various stages of completion
I would love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my qualifications and further explore your needs. Please find attached my resume for your review and below is a link to examples of my work.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
View Portfolio: http://tiny.cc/harris_portfolio
Freelance, Interior Designer/Art Director/Stylist
Prepared and presented designs and product research to high end residential and commercial clients; Prepared architectural drawings for construction administration; Assisted in budgeting and product purchasing; spaces including a pied-a-terre and a 5,000 square foot house
Prepared conceptual drawings and presentation for the 2010 Bon Appétit Fashion Week Event, including concept sketches and presentation quality drawings and renderings; Set design and styling for Brides and WIRED Magazine Pop-Up Stores
Designed set for the special Top Ten Rappers of the 21st Century, including developing design concept and presentation, sourcing and purchasing materials, and installation of design and décor
True Entertainment, Design Producer
Design Producer for Style Network’s Clean House New York; Supervised designs, including sourcing, specifications, availability and pricing; Managed the trade-out team; Supervised installations; Corresponded with the construction team and vendors; Standard administration and production duties.
Firvalley USA Productions, Design Producer
Managed a team of design consultants for HGTV’s The High Low Project; Prepared field and schematic design drawings; Specifications research and sourcing; Managed and sourced Trade-Outs; Collaborated with production staff and talent on set and in post production; Standard administrative duties
Leopard Films USA, Design Producer/Lead Designer
Managed the design/trade-out team for HGTV’s Home Rules; Corresponded with the editorial team to merge story with design elements; Prepared field and schematic design drawings; Developed design concepts and schematic drawings; Presented design elements on-camera; Sourced specifications, pricing, and availability of products, including Trade-Outs; Supervised installations; Corresponded with the permit offices, project managers, general contractors, subcontractors and
vendors; Collaborated with location and post production Standard production and administrative duties.
Boy Wonder Productions, Production Designer
Managed the design/trade-out team for DIY's I Hate Your House; Corresponded with the editorial team to merge story with design elements; Prepared field and schematic design drawings; Developed design concepts and schematic drawings; Presented design elements on-camera; Sourced specifications, pricing, and availability of products, including Trade-Outs;
Supervised installations; Corresponded with the permit offices, project managers, general contractors, subcontractors and vendors; Collaborated with location and post production; Standard production and administrative duties.
Leopard Filsm USA, Design Producer/Lead Designer
HGTV's Hidden Potential; duties similar to above.
Stoiber & Associates Architecture and Design, Project Designer
Developed design concepts for commercial and residential interiors; Created schematic and construction drawings, Assisted with client presentations, permit and construction administration; Corresponded with contractors and vendors; Specified availability and pricing of products; Standard administration duties.
George Washington University, Masters, Interior Design
University of Virginia, BArch, Psychology