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.
MARLENE OLIPHANT DESIGNS,, Glendale, CA, US, Interior Design Assistant
Part-time, assist with furniture specifications, fabric availability, source materials, interact with clients, maintain organization
KIER DESIGN, Pacific Palisades, CA, US, Interior Design Assistant
Part-time, interact with customers to find furniture and accessory pieces, process orders, assist with CAD design
SITMATIC, Fullerton, CA, US, CAD Operator
Design and develop space plans for commercial spaces applying with ADA and building codes
FILBERT & FIG, Los Angeles, CA, US, Sales Associate
Interact with customers to find furniture, create estimates and invoices, email pricing and furniture specifications
KRAVET LEE JOFA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern
Update pricing and samples, rearrange furniture and make suggestions to enhance showroom layout
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design
Summa Cum Laude
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
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
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.
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.