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Tonya Crear

Tonya Crear

Dallas, TX, US

 

About 

I am a Project Manager/Interior Designer with over 10 yrs of experience in both residentail and commercial design. I am experienced in space planning, FF&E selections, construction documents, & managine teams.  I have a BFA in Interior Design and a Masters in Project Management 

Employment 

RHOSHAY CREAR DESIGNS, Grand Prairie, TX, US, Owner

 Space planned 2000 sq. ft. residential floor plan
 Designed space plan layout for a small commercial kitchen
 Provided consulting and design services for Tristar Furniture
o Redesigned layout for furniture displays and selected color choices for room settings
 Provided consultation, CAD drawings, and space planning for Reciprocity Café and Poetry Lounge

Jan 2012 - current
 

KARI WHITMAN INTERIORS, Dallas, TX jobsite, PROJECT MANAGER/JUNIOR DESIGNER

 Managed residential job sight and oversaw day-to-day operational aspects of project and scope.
 Identified resources needed and assigned individual responsibilities.
 Communicated with contractors daily and reported to upper management schedule and budgets of the project.
 Tracked reports, change orders and other project documentation.
 Coordinated and monitored projects to ensure that jobs are completed effectively.
 Provided alternative designs in order to lower costs

Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
 

Alta College, Dallas, TX, US, LEAD INSTRUCTOR- CAD DEPARTMENT

 Recruit, mentored, and supervised CAD instructors
 Participated in the faculty evaluation process
 Generated and maintained relationships with potential employers to adjust curriculum as needed as well as overseeing the program advisory committee
 Assisted in budgeting, developing procedures, scheduling and curriculum
 Assisted with keeping student retention

INSTRUCTOR
 Taught design and CAD classes including:
History of Interior Design
Design Graphics & Color Theory
Residential CAD
Commercial CAD
Basic AutoCAD

 Instructed students through the creation and development of preliminary drawings and construction documents including floor plans, elevations, RCP/electrical, and section details

CAREER SERVICES GRADUATE ADVISOR
 Coached students individually and in groups on creative job search skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, professionalism and necessary business acumen.
 Generated and maintained relationships with employers for employment positions and brought appropriate speakers on campus

SPECIAL PROJECTS
 Facilitated build out for second floor education suite and created design plans for third floor office layout
 Implemented the Designers in Progress program at the South Side on Lamar
o Won a proposal that secured loft space for students to study, host lectures, and various events
o Organized Designer’s Challenge between the Dallas & Ft. Worth campuses
 Initiated and continued to host an Annual Gallery Night to showcase student work
 Launched the Interior Finishes/CAD Student Organization – Faculty Advisor

Oct 2003 - Oct 2009
 

Education 

University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, US, Masters, Project Management

Jan 2010 - current
 

American InterContinental University (AIU), Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Focus on Interior design

Jan 2000 - May 2003
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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