Restoration Hardware, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer
-Fulfills the multifaceted roles of design consultation, resolving customer service issues and floor sales.
-Complete house-calls, perform field verification, generate floor plans with the use of AutoCAD, specify products and color schemes and create quotes.
-Maintains visual integrity of store by assisting in merchandising and floor sets.
-Working with a team to develop a design program/protocol for flagship retail store that all other stores will follow.
-Ability to quickly establish rapport with customers, up-sell products and build loyal clientele.
-Thrives within busy, high-volume environment requiring the ability to prioritize and provide exceptional customer service.
-Demonstrates fast learning capacity, flexibility and versatile skill-set.
Merle Norman Cosmetics, Los Angeles, CA, US, Retail Store Designer
-Researched materials and designs to be used in the stores to maximize sales and create enticing product appeal.
-Produced novel and unique concepts for merchandise presentation.
-Contributed to creating brand recognition and uniformity amongst franchise establishments.
-Worked with outside vendors to negotiate competitive rates for fixtures, furnishings and finishes.
-Created floor plans, fixture & merchandising plans, wall elevations, power/electrical plans, reflected ceiling plans, and storefront plans through the use of AutoCAD 2009.
-Created color & material finish schedules, lighting schedules, power/electrical schedules, construction sections and details & signage details.
-Consulted with franchisees regarding design projects and available budgets.
-Worked closely with studio owners, architects, general contractors, leasing agents and landlords to abide by local and state codes.
-Represented and spoke on behalf of the Design Department at company’s annual 2007 & 2008 Conventions.
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences
-FIDER accredited Interior Design Program
MAJOR: Interior Design MINOR: Technology
Organization Memberships: Phi Upsilon Omicron- National Honor Society of Family and Consumer Sciences, ASID- Student Chapter, ASID- Los Angeles Chapter
Accomplishments and Honors: Received Associated School Government Academic Scholarships, Texas State Deans List
Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, International Study Abroad Program