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Erin Baker

Erin Baker

Midland, MI, US

 

About 

I am currently an interior designer/project manager at an office design firm and am looking to broaden my experience in design.  I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, as well as an Associate in Business Studies Degree in Interior Design.  I am a hardworking and motivated designer eager to find a firm that fits me.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

DBI Business Interiors, Lansing, MI, US, Interior Designer/Project Manager

• Manage projects ensuring the customers needs are met and they are satisfied with the outcome.
• Coordinate design, refurbishment of product, installation, product orders, and client meetings.
• Learned Haworth systems furniture product to specify and design with.
• Work in tandem with another designer and salesman on a multi-million dollar project for the State of
Michigan.
• Communicate via phone, email, and in meetings with customers, co-workers, installers, and contractors through all stages of the project.
• Utilizedvarious computer programs to create drawings and files to complete projects.
• Take direction and carry out projects and tasks for supervisors.
• Prioritize tasks and problem solve when issues arose.

Apr 2013 - current
 

Wendels Home/Art Van Furniture, Mount Pleasant, MI, US, Sales/Design Consultant

• Greeted guests upon arrival, asked questions to get to know them and their needs.
• Analyzed guests’ needs and guided them to several options of the best product(s).
• Continuous education on product, processes, market, and economy to best serve my guests.
• Followed up with guests via phone and mail after visiting and/or purchasing to assure they are satisfied and ensure return business.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
 

Kuhn Young Design Group, Bay City, MI, US, Contract Designer

• Assisted principal designer and owner on design projects for clients.
• Communicated and corresponded with clients.
• Carried out field measurements, created sketches and floor plans.
• Provided great customer service to customers and clients.
• Discovered client needs and solved furniture/space planning design problems.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
 

North Midland Family Center, Midland, MI, US, Welcome Center Receptionist

• Handled cash, check, and credit card transactions.
• Greeted patrons, discovered their needs and assisted them.
• Promoted the center and its programs to patrons and the community.
• Answered and transferred telephone calls.
• Created graphics for center advertising, promotion, and branding.
• Organized Welcome Center and created templates to follow policies.

Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
 

John Kelly Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Intern

• Worked with other interns and principal on the green building Holcim Competition project.
• Produced working design drawings and construction documents for various projects and competition project.
• Utilized various computer programs to create client presentations, diagrams, and competition submittal.
• Effectively corresponded with co-workers and contractors.

Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
 

City Living Design, Chicago, IL, US, Intern

• Assisted principal with design development and drawings.
• Attended and assisted with client meetings, project installations, and field measurements.
• Carried out administrative tasks such as filing, E-mails, phone calls, and errands.
• Product searching and ordering.
• Developed and put together furniture, color, and concept boards.
• Coordinated with contractors, installers, architects, clients, and co-workers.

Oct 2010 - Feb 2011
 

Art Sample Furniture And Design Center, Saginaw, MI, US, Intern

• Shadowed and assisted interior designers and sales representatives on the sales floor and on projects.
• Went on house calls and assisted designers with discovering client needs, space planning, and product choices.
• Assisted designers with presentations to clients.
• Assisted with inventory and merchandising of accessories and materials.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008
 

Education 

Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Jan 2009 - Apr 2011
 

Delta Community College, University Center, MI, US, Interior Design

Dec 2006 - Dec 2008
 

Skills 



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