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Kerstin vom Hagen

Kerstin vom Hagen

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Specialties
- Successfully delivered 35 spaces for 16 high-end clients.
- Develop innovative branded environments for retail stores that drive traffic and sales.
- Create eye-catching merchandising.
- Plan spaces with successful traffic flow that promotes customers' engagement with products.
- Develop unique project-specific fixtures, furniture and displays to enhance brand experience.
- Manage design and production processes while strictly observing budget and time lines from start to finish.

- Offer leadership, guidance and assistance to project team.

- Hospitality, residential and corporate design.

- Consulting.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

KVHid, LLC, New York, NY, US, PRESIDENT

• Lead design projects from start to finish, including design conceptualization and development to construction documents.
• Plan sales promoting spaces.
• Design brand enhancing custom furniture, fixture and displays.
• Creative merchandising and product development.
• Research and specify FF&E.
• Produce design development drawings and construction documents.
• Manage design and production process.

Specialty Fields:
Branded retail environments.
Contract design.
Residential design and decor.
Hospitality design.

Dec 2011 - current
 

BGSI Studio International, New York, NY, US, INDEPENDANT CONTRACTOR

Developed new renovation concept for lounge w/ new space planning, custom-designed built-in units, furniture and finishes (for Royal Caribbean Azamara Journey).

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

RPG, New York, NY, US, DESIGN DIRECTOR RETAIL GROUP

• Provided team leadership through all phases of the design process.
• Established creative direction and generated concepts for (18) renowned fashion and beauty brands for flagship stores, shop-in-shops and headquarters.
• Followed through design development to shop drawings and construction documentation.
• Planned spaces for 9,000sf headquarters. Specified FF&E for commercial and retail projects. Designed custom furniture, fixtures and finishes.
• Allocated and mentored new team members. Established project teams.
• Partnered closely with project managers through to the end of the construction process to ensure the design intent, deadlines and budgets were met.
• Improved departmental processes and fee structure by identifying individual project phases and time lines.
• Played instrumental role in building new interior design department from scratch.

May 2003 - Dec 2011
 

SEE Ltd., New York, NY, US, INDEPENDENT DESIGN CONSULTANT AND SALES ASSOCIATE

Consulted on residential projects as independent contractor of high-end European furniture showroom.

Dec 2001 - May 2003
 

VHID, New York, NY, US, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

• Executed and managed residential and commercial projects from concept to completion.
• Consulted on various design projects.

Mar 2000 - May 2003
 

Naomi Leff & Associates, New York, NY, US, DESIGNER

• Completely reorganized material library within six weeks to be more efficient and easy to use.
• Promoted to intermediate designer in two months and assigned all FF&E aspects of the renovation of the United Airlines Red Carpet Club and First Class Lounge at LAX, Los Angeles.
• Key FF&E designer on Hilfiger by Tommy Hilfiger showroom and roll-out.

Mar 1999 - Mar 2000
 

MR Architecture & Decor, New York, NY, US, DESIGNER

• Developed bidding and construction documents, maintained budgets sheets. Managed construction process under supervision.

Jul 1998 - Mar 1999
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Assistant to Librarian.
Assistant to Senior Interior Designer.

May 1996 - Jul 1998
 

Gunther Lambert, Duesseldorf, Germany, ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR OF VISUAL MERCHANDISING & DESIGN

• Designed home textile collection and tableware (Designs are still part of the current collection.)
• Developed marketing tools for sales representatives.
• Assisted in coordinating and styling of company lifestyle book shot on Mallorca, Spain.
• Managed company showroom.
• Attended to V.I.P. private clients.

Oct 1993 - Aug 1995
 

Education 

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, BFA Interior Design

Interior and furniture design

Oct 1995 - May 1998
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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