Detail-oriented interior design professional with mastery in managing and developing multiple projects of various size and scope with emphasis on project management, FF&E specifications, construction administration to installation. Dedicated to achieving budget goals by maintaining project time schedules, interfacing with architects, contractors, management, client staff and vendors. Possess excellent client relationship skills to excel in high energy team environment with a passion and determination to provide unique and timeless designs. Involved with all aspects of design projects from initial client meetings, programming, design development, coordination of construction documents, specifications and project management. Proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite. Trilingual with fluency in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
LA Design Corp., Eastchester, NY, US, Interior Designer
Direct and administer all aspects of running daily business operations including marketing and expansion of client base through public relations, researching innovative manufacturers and suppliers for current and future projects. Conduct client meetings, develop contracts, budget estimates, project schedules, implementation of strategic space planning, schematic design development, FF&E packages, construction administration, development and presentation of design boards to client audience.
• Conduct weekly client review on project progress to ensure proper management of client expectations and goals.
• Supervise and manage overall projects from design inception through completion of construction by interfacing with architects, contractors, clients and vendors.
Moore Design, Inc. and Associates, Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Interior Designer
Managed Interior Design department and staff of newly created Interior Design firm. Grew firm by 30% within first six months by initiating public relations and cold calling campaigns. Collaborated on overall design and layout of company website and established company design portfolio. Led weekly staff meetings to review project progress.
• Oversaw all aspects of new showroom location by conducting demographic research. Determined furniture style, lighting, and showroom layout and design. Worked on overall budget and construction documentation. Conducted extensive research to select vendors and construction workers for new showroom project.
Perkins Eastman, New York, NY, US, Associate - Senior Interior Designer
Senior Project Manager on large Senior Living, Healthcare, Clinic and Hospital projects. Initial contact with client and client representatives to access requirements of project. Responsible for coordination of Reflected Ceiling, Electrical and Millwork Plans in conjunction with architectural construction documents for bid. Managerial responsibilities, producing contracts, budgets and schedules for each project. Reviewed and approved project design submittals.
• Produced Finish and Furniture Plans (FF&E) and specifications, walk-through, installations, and relocations through punch listing of projects at completion.
• Managed junior designers on projects for research, preparation of specifications for presentation and production of contract drawings on AutoCAD.
Doris LaPorte, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer
Designed, planned and executed all phases of Interior Design for both high end residential and corporate project. Provided consultation on all details of projects with clients, coordinated all details with architects, contractors and building management. Managed field verification of site conditions and design scheme conceptualization. Hand-drafted demolition, construction, reflected ceiling, electrical, FF&E and furniture plans. Designed furniture, millwork, lighting and other specialized items. Responsible for specifications, orders and follow through to delivery and installation of furniture, finishes and equipment from concept to completion.
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, AutoCad
Course on drafting in AutoCad
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Lighting Design
Course on how to design with lighting.
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Design
Intense 2 year program in Interior Design. Graduated Cum Laude Honors
Best of Senior Housing Award - Platinum Winner, 1st Place
Senior Interior Designer on Assisted Living project for Willow Towers while employed with Perkins Eastman Architects