I am a seasoned Interior Designer with concentrations in Hospitality and Senior Living Design. My strengths include but not limited to:
Implementing best design practices
Advanced customer service skills
Executive presentations to CEO and investors
Project Management of large scale projects
Strong FF&E Skills
Developing corporate identity driven projects while maintaining company standards
Bidding, estimating and contract negotiations with vendors
The Goodman Group, Chaska, MN, US, Senior Interior Designer
Oversaw Design Projects for the Southern and Western Regions. Closely worked with CEO and Upper Management in Design process and selections. Develop Design Concept from implementation to installation, including purchasing, follow up and installation. Design process included sketches, CAD drawings and design boards for presentations. Managed Design specification book for each project including processing FF&E specification sheets. Worked closely with Project Managers and Contractors to make sure design concepts were met and company standards and code requirements were met. Projects included AL, LG, IL, Skilled Nursing and Pediatric units at Communities.
Atria Senior Living, Louisville, KY, US, Redev. Design Project Coordinator
Lead and direct interior design projects from conceptual design to final execution for Senior Living Projects in New England, Central Region and Southern California. Projects varied from capital projects on various scales to new build. Responsible for vendor/product selection, contract negotiation and overall management of projects. Worked on Atria furniture standards with Design Director. Closely worked with senior corporate managers in order to assess Community needs—Senior management through theme selection, project planning and management of the initiative from start to finish. Work directly with Executive Directors at Communities regarding furniture, carpet, paint, artwork, etc. Involved in purchasing, pricing negotiations, follow up and installation. Work consists of designs for both AL and LG Units at Communities. On larger scale projects worked with Senior Management in interviewing, hiring and working with Outside Design Firms on Community design and function Collaborate with Atria Project Managers, contractors and vendors ensuring timely completion of projects. Managed Design specification book for each project including processing FF&E specification sheets
Cherry House, Louisville, KY, US, Interior Designer/ Merchandising Manager
Promote home and commercial furnishing products and services through consultative sales—designed, developed and coordinated projects from initial analysis through final completion. Select and suggest design themes for to ensure timely delivery and completion of the project. Oversaw and managed layout and visual display of showroom. Conducted training seminars for sales and warehouse staff regarding new products as well as selling and design techniques. Assisted in buying Showroom Furniture and Accessories by attending High Point Market and Atlanta Markets.
Leo A. Daly, Washington, DC, US, Senior Interior Designer
Work consisted of working with General Contractors and Architects on various hotel chain projects doing mostly RFI and CA work. Consistently maintained and implemented individual hotel chain standards while working closely with hotel management. Conducted site visits as needed.
Gaylord Hotels, Nashville, TN, US, Senior Interior Designer
Challenged to lead and direct multi-million dollar interior design projects from conceptual design to final execution. Projects varied from hotel capital projects at various scales to new build. Responsible for vendor/product selection, contract negotiation and overall project management. Design process included sketches, CAD drawings and design boards for presentations. Managed Design specification book for each project including processing FF&E specification sheets Work closely with senior corporate managers in order to assess business needs—guided management through theme selection, project planning and management of the initiative from start to finish. Projects varied from retail, retail carts, restaurant, front / back of the house, pre-function, meeting spaces, ballrooms and guest rooms, spas, etc. Collaborated closely with contractors and vendors ensuring timely completion of projects. Worked with outside Design firms and made sure their designs and concepts were in keeping with Gaylords Brand Standards. Over saw the Design of Retail stores within the Gaylord Brand as well as oversaw all visual merchandising as well as lead team in the installation of ideas. Involved in purchasing, price negotiations, quotes, follow up and installation. Great understanding of Hotels and Resort needs and functions.
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, US, Bachelors, Interior Designer/ Merchandising Manager
Drafting I and II, 3-D Design, Architectural History, Study of Fabrics, Auto CAD, Model Making, Renderings, etc.