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Kirstie Kodatsky

Kirstie Kodatsky

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Artistically confident, stylistically curious, and professionally driven are my most defining characteristics. I was born and raised in Canada, but moved to the quaint suburb of Hudson, Ohio for the greater part of my middle school and high school years. Despite my passion for the arts, after high school I pursued a bachelors of science in Business Economics at Miami University to understand global markets and to make sound business decisions. The Farmer School of Business allowed me to acquire professional and organizational skills, which prepared me for customer and employee interaction.  Outside of the classroom I was an active member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, and the club gymnastics team.

Upon graduation I left for FIDM in sunny Los Angeles to quench my thirst for interior design, where I received my Professional Degree in Interior Design.  The FIDM experience and rigorous curriculum armed me several invaluable tools. Creating presentation boards, communicating with other designers, and utilizing CAD transformed me into a fundamentally stronger and more creative interior designer.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

THE SHERIDAN GROUP, West Los Angeles, CA, US, CAD Designer

•Integral member of a small team that oversees all company commercial design and space planning projects
•Utilize AutoCAD 2013 to create installation and electrical plans for all projects
•Create 2D and 3D drawings of workstations and private offices
•Develop rendered images of workstations and private offices using FormZ
•Organize and create Bid Packages for architects, designers, and clients under strict deadlines using Pages
•Provide specifications and pricing using 20/20 CAP Software and Excel
•Field measure to create building shell
•Oversee installations to assist with any questions and ensure products are installed correctly
•Manage inventory of existing product to use for reconfigurations
•Regularly interact with clients to ensure their design intent is achieved and exceeds their expectations

Oct 2012 - current
 

MARLENE OLIPHANT DESIGNS, LLC, Glendale, CA, US, Interior Design Assistant

•Assist with furniture specifications
•Research fabric availability and pricing
•Source materials from various design centers and showrooms
•Interact with clients to ensure their design needs are being met effectively and efficiently
•Maintain organization of every project and control inventory in the sample room
•Field measure residential spaces
•Develop AutoCAD drawings and Sketch-Up renderings

Oct 2011 - Oct 2012
 

SITMATIC, Fullerton, CA, CAD Design Specialist

•Develop space plans for commercial spaces complying with ADA and building codes
•Use ergonomic fixed seating to create functional and innovative design solutions
•Provide customer assistance by monitoring and updating order status in addition to sending acknowledgements
•Update changes to purchase orders
•Document receipt and tracking of invoices, packing slips and bills of lading

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
 

FILBERT & FIG, Los Angeles, CA, US, Sales Associate

•Interact with customers to source furniture from 50 different vendors
•Create estimates and invoices
•Efficiently email pricing and furniture specifications to customers

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
 

KRAVET LEE JOFA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

•Update fabric pricing and samples
•Efficiently assist customers in sourcing samples
•Maintain organization of the sample room and the showroom

Sep 2010 - Feb 2011
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design

Summa Cum Laude
Professional Degree

Jun 2010 - Sep 2011
 

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, Bachelors, Business Economics

Miami University, Farmer School of Business Oxford, OH
Bachelors of Science Major: Economics Degree Received: May 2010
Semester abroad: Miami University, John E. Dolibois European Center Luxembourg, Fall 2009

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – 2010 – 2011 Student Activities Coordinator
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (lifetime membership)
Delta Sigma Pi- 2009 Service Committee Chair

Aug 2007 - May 2010
 

Awards 

Academic Scholarship Award, Scholarship

Professor’s award for a firm commitment to high academic standards, excellent citizenship and keen interest in European and International affairs.

2010
 

Brother of the Semester,, Nomination

Awarded by Delta Sigma Pi in recognition of being the most active member and embodying qualities of a true brother.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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