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chelsea garber

chelsea garber

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am an accomplished Interior Designer with more than five years experience leading interior design and renovation projects in high end, residential and hospitality design. I possess first rate project management skills and a strong creative flair. 

I hold a B.A. in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and have worked in both textile and interior design studios in New York and Connecticut. For the past five years I have simultaneously managed numerous high-end projects from conception to completion. While successfully completing multi-million dollar projects on time and on budget, I have established strong relationships with clients, vendors, and contractors.

I have thorough knowledge of Manhattan’s design resources and am enthusiastic to join a creative team.

In addition, a digital portfolio can be viewed online: http://yourprofolio.com/v1/chelseagarber

Employment 

Erica Millar Design, New York, NY, US, Interior Designer/ Project Manager

• Manage multiple high-end residential projects from design concept through installation
• Manage and prepare all decorative/project budgets
• Manage and execute all client presentations, including design concept, space planning, architectural elements, color schemes, fabric schemes, custom window treatments and custom furniture pieces
• Communicate and collaborate with clients, vendors, general contractors and sub-contractors throughout project
• Prepare hardware, plumbing and paint schedules
• Manage installation of furniture, window treatments, lighting and accessories
• Source all fabric, furniture and decorative fixtures
• Prepare client proposals and oversee and coordinate purchasing of decorative items and deliveries as well recording time sheets for billing purposes and other administrative items required on a monthly basis

Sep 2014 - current
 

Rinfret Ltd, Interior Design & Decoration, Greeniwch, CT, Interior Designer/ Project Manager

Interior designer at Rinfret Ltd., Greenwich, Connecticut's leading design firm, specializing in high-end residential and hospitality projects from conception to completion.

• Manage high-end residential & hospitality projects from inception to installation
• Establish and maintained professional relationships with clients
• Organize presentations including color boards, finish and furniture selections
• Conceptual design, design development, construction documents, and space planning
• Develop budgets, proposals, purchase orders and invoices
• Collaborate on custom furniture and fabric designs
• Oversee project accounting, billing and invoicing
• Communicate with vendors to facilitate production timeline
• Liaise with contractors during frequent site visits and scheduling meetings
• Consult with carpenters and contractors for on-site design detailing
• Assist in project art selection
• Supervise final on-site installation and styling

Oct 2009 - Sep 2013
 

MyHome Renovations, Westchester, NY, US & New York City, Designer

• Full service design center specializing in residential high end kitchens and bathrooms
• Design services from construction to installation
• Visited clients and worked with them to discuss their needs then rendered drawings and specifications to meet their budgets
• Worked with the 20/20 computer program for design layout and cabinetry orders
• Met with vendors and reviewed their product and updated the resource library

Oct 2007 - Oct 2009
 

Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills Ltd., New York, NY, US, Intern

• Assistant to all in-house designers
• Maintained textile database of over 20,000 patterns
• Responsible for photographing, cataloging and distributing new patterns
• Created pattern binders
• Runner for presentation materials

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2005 - May 2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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