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Michael Rose

Michael Rose

Laguna Beach, CA, US

 

About 

Work Experience

Graphic Designer

4/20012 - Present  Get Marketing, Inc.

Designer / Project Manager
8/2007 – 2012  Self-Employed
ß Work as an Interior Designer and Project Manager on large residential and commercial projects. Continue using my skills in specifying, drafting using AutoCAD, managing the ordering and expedition of products. Skills in time management have become of utmost importance. Responsible for bookkeeping, payroll and all tax returns associated with a small business. Deal with clients and contractors on a daily basis.
Staff Designer / Project Manager
3/2005 – 8/2007  Don Sherman Associates, Laguna Niguel, CA
ß I work with an architect in managing every aspect of residential home design, including conceptual and schematic design.  A large part of my responsibility is drafting using Vectorworks.  I participate in the choice and specification of materials.  I also manage the ordering and expediting of products.  I have daily contact with clients and contractors, assisting with project and construction management.  In my time at this firm, I have been able to sharpen my already extensive skills in accounting and computer drafting and expand my knowledge of construction principles. Performed duties as an executive assistant.
CAD Specialist
8/2004 - 2/2005  Dedica Group, Irvine, CA
ß As CAD Specialist I was solely responsible for drafting all of the drawings for a theme park being developed in Hong Kong, China.  I found myself easily adapting to working with others in a foreign country, including the challenges presented by a different language and culture.  I participated with the art director in design concept and presentation of Schematic Design and progressive stages in the design process.  These presentations required that I combine my skills in CAD and graphic design, using; AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite.  I expanded skills in three-dimensional computer modeling as I learned to create computer animations of a walk-through of one of the proposed attractions using 3DS Max.
Office Manager, Account Representative
2/2003 - 6/2004  Get Marketing, Inc, Laguna Hills, CA
ß My duties included the every day management of a direct mail marketing firm.  Tasks included maintaining and creating mailing databases and preparing mass mailings.  I acted as an account representative for several large clients, including communicating with sales representatives and supporting their marketing efforts through direct mail campaigns.  I also worked as a graphics designer, preparing artwork for mail material.  In this position, I developed skills in several graphic design computer programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and Quark.
Staff Interior Designer
1/1995 – 12/2003  Designer's Studio, Orange, CA
ß I was responsible for a wide range of functions in a small but busy and enthusiastic design firm.  I worked on design projects from inception to installation.  I selected color and materials for projects in accordance with their intended use.  I designed custom furniture and cabinetry.  I developed plans and draftings for both residential and commercial interiors.  I presented proposed ideas to clients.  I was responsible for producing proposals and contracts, with an emphasis on company profitability.  I managed ordering and the expediting of materials.  I participated in a supervisory role during installations.  I monitored inventory and maintained accounts receivable and payable.
Chief Teller/Assistant Manager
11/1990 - 4/1996  Home Savings of America, Santa Ana, CA
ß In my position as Chief Teller I was responsible for the supervision of the Teller Staff and assisting the manager with the daily operations of a busy savings-bank branch.  I gained experience with budgeting, financial reports, fund management, general ledger and chart of accounts adjustment, bank reconciliation, accounts payable and receivable, and cash management.  I became skilled in solving complex employee and customer service issues.  I excelled in product sales.
Education
ß B.A. (Interior Design), Interior Designer's Institute, Newport Beach, CA
ß Santiago Canyon College, Orange, CA – Currently attending for continuing education


Computer Skills
CAD Including AutoCAD, Revit and Vectorworks
Solidworks
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design
(Adobe Creative Suite)
Quark
3DS Max/3D Rendering

Microsoft Office Suite of Applications

Peachtree Accounting
QuickBooks

 

Work easily on both Windows and Mac platforms

 

My abilities are varied and far ranging. My work was continually used as an example of sophisticated design while attending design school. I have shown aptitude to adapt to any situation presented to me.  I am able to learn and use computer software packages easily.  I am self-starting and motivating and follow through in a thorough and consistent manner. I learn and retain large amounts of material with ease. I enjoy feeling challenged and learning new things.  I get along well with others, and I enjoy and function well as a team member.

References and Salary History available upon request.

Employment 

Get Marketing Incorporated, Laguna Hills, CA, US, Graphic Designer

May 2012 - current
 

Self Employed, Irvine, CA, US, Designer / Project Manager

Work as an Interior Designer and Project Manager on large residential and commercial projects. Continue using my skills in specifying, drafting using AutoCAD, managing the ordering and expedition of products. Skills in time management have become of utmost importance. Responsible for bookkeeping, payroll and all tax returns associated with a small business. Deal with clients and contractors on a daily basis.

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Don Sherman Associates - Architecture and Interior Design, Laguna Niguel, CA, US, Designer / Project Manager / Executive Assistant

I work with an architect in managing every aspect of residential home design, including conceptual and schematic design. A large part of my responsibility is drafting using Vectorworks. I participate in the choice and specification of materials. I also manage the ordering and expediting of products. I have daily contact with clients and contractors, assisting with project and construction management. In my time at this firm, I have been able to sharpen my already extensive skills in accounting and computer drafting and expand my knowledge of construction principles. Performed duties as an executive assistant.

Mar 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Dedica Design Group, Irvine, CA, US, CADD Specialist / Design Consultant (Contract Position)

As CAD Specialist I was solely responsible for drafting all of the drawings for a theme park being developed in Hong Kong. I found myself easily adapting to working with others in a foreign country, including the challenges presented by a multicultural situation. I participated with the art director in design concept and presentation of Schematic Design and progressive stages in the design process. These presentations required that I combine my skills in CAD and graphic design, using; AutoCAD, and Adobe Creative Suite. I expanded skills in three-dimensional computer modeling as I learned to create computer animations of a walk-through of one of the proposed attractions using 3DS Max.

Aug 2004 - Mar 2005
 

Get Marketing Incorporated, Laguna Hills, CA, US, Office Manager - Account Representative

My duties included the every day management of a direct mail marketing firm. Tasks included maintaining and creating mailing databases and preparing mass mailings. I acted as an account representative for several large clients, including communicating with sales representatives and supporting their marketing efforts through direct mail campaigns. I also worked as a graphics designer, preparing artwork for mail material. In this position, I developed skills in several graphic design computer programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and Quark.

Mar 2003 - Jul 2004
 

Designer's Studio, Orange, CA, US, Staff Interior Designer

I was responsible for a wide range of functions in a small but busy and enthusiastic design firm. I worked on design projects from inception to installation. I selected color and materials for projects in accordance with their intended use. I designed custom furniture and cabinetry. I developed plans and draftings for both residential and commercial interiors. I presented proposed ideas to clients. I was responsible for producing proposals and contracts, with an emphasis on company profitability. I managed ordering and the expediting of materials. I participated in a supervisory role during installations. I monitored inventory and maintained accounts receivable and payable.

Jan 1995 - Dec 2003
 

Education 

Santiago Canyon College, Orange, CA, US, Computer Science

Computer Science. Visual Basic. C++, C#, robotics.

Jan 2010 - current
 

Interior Designers Institute, Newport Beach, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Residential and commercial Interior Design. Construction principals. Lighting. Furniture design. Drafting. Drawing. Rendering. Business Principals for Interior Design. All necessary skills for being a productive and successful Interior Designer.

Jan 1990 - Jul 1995
 

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