I am a disciplined designer with a strong work ethic. My former professional experience has taught me how to be a team player, organize, prioritize and critically think through problems.
Presently I work for an interior design firm with a broad range of projects. We do commercial space, office space and high-end residential, all with a wide range of style from traditional to contemporary including as built spaces, and ADA compliant finishes and accessibility. Experience ranges from assisting in creating proposed budgets for projects, schedules for finishes, furniture, wall covering and paint, site measuring for built and as built spaces, creating CAD plans, including elevations, floor, furniture, electrical and ceiling. I'm proficient in Studio Designer and have experience with Quick Books. Custom furnishings are often required, specifically furniture, and carpet, I assist in creating proposals for these items including CAD drawings for furniture. Also creating purchase orders and working with vendors to ensure the client receives the product in a timely manner and it meets specifications as agreed upon by both parties. All material selections are specifically selected to meet budget expectations through the use of a wide range of vendors.
My experience began while a student at the University of New Haven working with the facilities department as part of a team lead by a former professor. Experience in site documentation of the older buildings and drawing them in CAD. Space planning, creating new office space, incorporating plans for ADA accessibility and an adjacency matrix for the largest building on campus. New office space included elevations, sections, and details. Participated this year in a presentation of the work we created for the school to the strategic planning committee.
While at ATL Environments I did space planning for residential and assisted on commercial, including site documentation. I worked with vendors and sales representatives. Assisted with product specification, including paints, wall coverings, flooring, hardware finishes and bath product selections. Research and cost comparison were included. Also, creating invoices, assisted in writing proposals and working with the clients on product selection and pricing.
NDesign, Hartford, CT., Assistant designer
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT., Assistant designer
Independent vendor, updating campus maps for facilities and event planning.
ATL Environments, Stamford CT., Assistant designer
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
Relevant Courses and Skills
Auto CAD 2010, Microsoft Office, Architectural Drawing 1 and 2, Fundamentals of Building Construction, History of Architecture and Interiors 1 and 2, Construction Documents 1 and 2, Interior Products and Specifications, Sketching and Rendering, CAD for Interiors 1and 2, Interior Design 1,2,3,4,5,6 with Space Planning, Lighting Design, Specifications, and Interior Systems Materials and Codes. Experience with Revit, Google Sketch Up, CAD 3D, Photoshop
Southern Connecticut University, New Haven, CT, US, teaching
Primarily core curriculum for a bachelors degree in teaching fine arts.
Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, CA., Registered Nursing
Heavy in sciences and basic core curriculum while incorporating fine art into my course load.