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Nicole Cook

Nicole Cook

Gladstone, OR, US

 

About 

Hello there!

I am a Drafter, Interior Designer, Kitchen Designer and a Artist. I went to school to become an Interior Designer and from there I learned my love for AutoCAD. Since 2002, I have been using AutoCAD to help me draft anything from as small as a custom chair to a huge commercial projects that need an update for a remodel.

From this experience, I have over three years of drafting and I have kept up with my drafting skills by always having the latest version of AutoCAD. Right now I have the Autodesk Design Suite Professional, 2012 programs on my personal computer plus a Lieci Desto Long Distance measuring device to help me measure fast, but accurate.

From school and on the job training, I have gained skills like creating detailed site layouts, electrical diagrams as well as HVAC systems. To keep communications lines open I am also a big fan of the Autodesk design cloud where drawing can easily be shared with clients and vendors. Plus, I can also store drawing in the cloud so 3rd parties can look and revises drawings as needed. 

I’d like the opportunity to tell you more about my work experience and how my skill set could contribute to the successful day-to-day running of your company. If you have any more questions about what I can do, please feel free and send me an email! Thanks for your time.

Core strengths

AUTOCAD OPERATIONS: Over seven years of AutoCAD Experience in both 2002 to 20012 programs, I have extensive knowledge on Architectural drawings as well as Type V (wood frame) construction and specialized in cabinetry design by using 20/20 CAD program. From this background, I have a strong understanding of 2012 Revit Architecture/Structure, Auto-Desk Sketch-Book and Google Sketchup 8.
OVER ALL COMPUTER OPERATIONS: Skilled in creating reports, spreadsheets, presentations such as computerized graphs and color boards. I am proficient in QuickBooks MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Photoshop and In-design.
ON SITE MEASURING: Excellent ability to have accurate measuring for As-Built construction by using both measuring tape and long distance laser made by Lecia Disto which is a measuring device both in decimal and fraction formats.
INTERIOR DESIGN/BUDGET ADMINISTRATION: With over five years of Interior Design experience, I have demonstrated successful ideas into beautiful, functional design solutions. Offering expert home staging, Kitchen, bath and office remodels while keeping on track and on budget with excellent quality products. With this background, I have a sharp eye on budget oversight, invoice verification and expense tracking: purchasing, supply, book keeping and inventory management.
SALE SUPPORT: As a “people person,” I have polished customer service skills which have been awarded for best in follow up action and making sure customer is above satisfactory.
COMMUNICATIONS: With refined multi-use phone skills, I am able to use online communications such as Skype, group chat and Outlook. Sharing CAD files is easy
with the Auto-Desk cloud and easy conversions to PDF or JPG file.
ADMINISTRATIVE OPERTATIONS: Working in small offices I have achieved organized skills such as filing records, database management; book special events for meetings, holiday parties and travel support. I know different billing software programs for both Medical and personal use.

Employment 

Gladstone Chiropractic Center, Gladstone, OR, US, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 20011 TO CURRENT
Chiropractic Center, 295 Portland Ave, Gladstone Oregon 97027

Provide high level of administrative duties such as client service support for medical office. Ensured smooth flow of communications between management, patients/clients, and team members, speaking frequently with patients and medical or insurance professionals. Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information following HIPPA regulations.
Administrative Support: Effectively orchestrate a full range of strategic administrative functions. Such as schedule appointments, checked patients, in out of clinic, prepared encounter forms, prepared daily log sheet, posted charges daily, entered and updated insurance information, entered ICD codes, and made daily bank deposit. Greeted Patients with professionalism and courtesy to set appointments or resolve complaints/conflicts.
Volunteer Actives: Set up Gladstone High School physical exams, set up lunch dates with patients to discuss medical needs free of charge. Endorses educational teams for Gladstone High School.

Oct 2011 - current
 

Freelance/Self-employed, Portland, OR, US, CAD-Drafter

CAD DRAFTER 20011 TO CURRENT
Self Employed, 7525 Ridge Drive, Gladstone Oregon 97027

As a Cad Drafter, I effectively communicated detailed CAD drawings both in 2D and 3D formats. I would both promote and advertise my work by word of mouth and social media marketing.
Cad Drafter: Responsible for building CAD drawings based on information provided by customers and engineers. Prepared plans, coordinated engineering, permitted submittal processing, bided and estimated. Provided technical expertise and guidance in preparation and architecture of efficient datasets, layouts, work statements, drawing and delivery of schedules. Assisted in development of design or design development drawings, develop base sheet and construction details for residential projects.

Jan 2011 - current
 

The Home Depot, Warrenton, OR, US, Kitchen Designer

Being a Kitchen Designer and in charge of sales, I had direct liaison between customer, sales and vendor relations. In a fast pace environment, I had 20+ calls per day from customers, vendors and order information. From this I input domestic sale orders into database, updating contracts, pricing information, and customer account data. With this information I scheduled and track shipments, designed kitchens and bath using both hand drafting and 20/20 CAD program.
Kitchen Designer/Sales Associate: Customer & Vendor Problem Solving Skills with a win-win resolution Keeping my sales per hour strong by having $378,889 worth of merchandise sold in 4 months. Driving sales by opening up accounts and putting together installation packages. Ensuring great customer service by following up before and after the sale. Kept track of all major merchandise,
tracked orders to ensure customers satisfaction. Order samples such as countertops, cabinets and hardware Creating special orders in countertops, cabinets and appliances Keeping up to date on different products throughout the store.
Extra Volunteer Actives: Head captain for volunteer actives to help build surrounding communities Employee Committee: Help solve store problems and plan store meetings .

Jul 2009 - Oct 2011
 

Hired by Employment Trends to work at Anticoagulation Providence Hospital, Newburg, Oregon , ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: Jan 2010- Feb 2011
Hired by Employment Trends to work at Anticoagulation Providence Hospital, 1001 Providence Drive Newburg, Oregon 97132

Hired as a Medical Office Coordinator and shifted into high gear to oversee difficult task of managing operating medical clinic, while simultaneously closing the clinic. Successfully met closure deadline with all patient files copied and sent to selected doctors.
Administrative Support: Answering multi-phone lines and transferring to correct offices, Patient scheduling and data entry using centricity, filing new referrals and reviewing patient documents on Star, Assisted with billing using Med’s Manger and ICD-9-CM codes. General office duties such as faxing, coping and shedding documents.

Jan 2010 - Mar 2011
 

The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, OR, US, Graphic Designer

As a Graphic designer, I was in charge of creating visual concepts, by hand or by using computer software such as Adobe Photoshop and In-Design. I communicated and inspired students by visual images printed as flyers, posters and mail outs.
Graphic Designer: Represented the school by designing advertisements and promotions. Had a unique outlook because I was a student and an employee for the Art Institute of Portland. From this experience I have a solid understanding of photography and enhancement photography. I can also formulate different design solutions and interpret director’s concepts and visions. With Interior Design background it was easy to update and organize digital files.

May 2007 - Jul 2009
 

Aaron Brother's, Lake Oswego, OR, US, Artistic Certified Picture Framer

SALES ASSOCIATE 2004 TO 2006
Aaron Brothers, 16130 Boones Ferry RD Suite letter “C” Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Provided great customer service by achieving (CPF) Certified Picture Framer Program which was a test that certifies your knowledge in five areas: Preservation, General Knowledge of Picture Framing, Mechanical, Math and Mounting.
SALES ASSOCIATE: Successfully preserving customer’s artwork by advising them on the correct glass, frames, matting and spacers. Ordered molding for different frames for customers. Took charge of showroom by answering phones, greeting customers and cleaning up both back and front retail spaces. As a team we would all work on freight and updating products that where put on shelves.

Dec 2005 - May 2007
 

Education 

The Art Institute of Portland, Portlandd, Oregon, BArch, Interior Design

BFA DEGREE CANDIDATE, ART INSTITUTE OF PORTLAND, OREGON, MAJOR INTERIOR DESIGN (CONTINUED STUDIES, GPA 3.0)

Design Basics 2D & 3D
Residential Design
Commercial Design
Interior Design Studios
Special-Purpose Design
Design Drafting
Environmental Codes
Revit for Interiors
Hand Drafting
Interior Products
AutoCAD 2D-3D fundamentals
Basic Google Sketchup Design

Oct 2008 - current
 

Brooks College, Long Beach, CA, US, Interior Design

AA DEGREE BROOKS COLLEGE, MAJOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (GRADUATION JUNE OF 2003, GPA 3.5)

Fundamentals of Interior Design
Space Planning
History of Architecture & Furniture
Rendering & Architectural Illustration
Lighting for Interior
Design Construction
Furniture Construction

Oct 2001 - May 2003
 

Awards 

Best in Customer Service, 1st Place

HOMER Awards, are awarded for sales, operations and outstanding customer service. I got three for outstanding customer service due to follow up and domestic sale orders.

2010
 

Best drafting, 1st Place

Awarded best drafting by teachers and staff of Brooks College.

2002
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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