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Sara Harris

Sara Harris

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Graduate from the CIDA-accredited Interior Architecture program at Columbia College Chicago. Special interest & industry experience in both residential & commercial projects. Seeking an interior design position to capitalize collaborative, technical, & conceptual skills.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

West Elm, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, In Home Stylist

Providing design services for the flagship West Elm location in Beverly Hills. Model unit staging, in-home design consultations, concept presentations, in-store events, industry events and conventions. Assisting in categories outside the Design Lab, including sales and visual merchandising.

Jul 2014 - current
 

Designs for Dignity, Chicago, IL, US, Volunteer Designer

Interiors & Sources Materials Pavilion, NeoCon Tradeshow

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
 

RGLA Solutions, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Design Associate

Providing design solutions for a variety of retailers worldwide. Specializing in store planning, client branding, visual merchandising, custom fixtures, conceptual design, and design development. Material & furniture applications, sourcing, vendor management, client presentations, project budgeting, scheduling, & management.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
 

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Curriculum Development

Recruited to restructure the undergraduate Interior Architecture program and introduce an integrated Master’s program by researching educational & professional strategies.

Mar 2014 - May 2014
 

RGLA Solutions, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Intern Design Associate

Transforming retail solutions through design. Store planning, client branding, conceptual design, design development, material application & sourcing, & vendor relationship management for a variety of clients.

May 2012 - Aug 2012
 

J. Alexander's, Chicago, IL, US, Hostess

Apr 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Victoria's Secret, Chicago, IL, US, Sales Associate

Aug 2008 - Apr 2011
 

Kohler Co., Chicago, IL, US, Intern

Prepared client drawings and relayed products and information between showrooms. Managed filing and office organization in addition to coordinating client follow-up procedures.

Apr 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Education 

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2012
 

Awards 

A.R.E. Design Awards Competition 2014, Award

Barbour Flagship Chicago \ RGLA Solutions - Visual Presentation & Outstanding Merit

2014
 

Chain Store Age, 1st Place

1st Place Retail Store of the Year 2014

2014
 

Projects displayed for CIDA-accreditation visit, Other

Studio projects selected for display during the accreditation process, an internationally recognized educational review of the program.

2011
 

Design Charette Competition: Educational Facility Renovation, Columbia College Chicago, 1st Place

Competition involving the entire Interior Architecture program challenging an innovative approach for an educational facility renovation in Columbia College’s Art & Design Department.

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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