McDonald's Corporation, Oak Brook, IL, US, Restaurant Design Intern
Primary tasks included the rendering of several new design concept packages for McDonald’s rebranding efforts, space planning specified design packages into different restaurant layouts and the streamlining of all product specifications for seven brand new design options for 14,000 restaurants across the US into one cohesive package. Also was responsible for the ordering and filing of samples, assembling of materials boards and packages.
CityLiving, Chicago, IL, Design Intern
Helped run the daily operations of sole ownership of an interior design firm, custom furniture designer and window shadings dealer. Drafted and created shop drawings for custom banquettes & booths, assisted in selection of finishes & fabrics, contacted vendors and clients for product specifications. Also, was responsible for creating floor plans & 3D computer renderings for clients, as well as assembling presentation boards.
Interior Image Group, Dyer, IN, Interior Design Intern
As Design Intern performed an array of tasks including maintenance and upkeep of materials library, drafting floor plans, helping create schematic designs and plans, image editing and rendering, sourcing/pulling materials along with finish selection, designing and assembling presentation boards.
JC Penney, Chicago, IL, Window Authority
Provided the highest level of customer service while assisting in selecting the perfect window covering solutions and home accessories that fit individual needs, style and budgets. Consistently met and exceeded weekly sales goals and additionally helped customers seeking custom draperies, blinds and shades from top national brands including Hunter Douglas, Bali and Levolor. Additionally, was responsible for maintaining sales floor and the creation of new and exciting window displays to drive sales.
Sofa Express, Evansville, IN, Showroom Design Intern
Worked primarily the Design Center. Tasks also included filing, merchandise comparisons, inventory, arranging, straightening, reordering swatches, organizing files and various other tasks around the store. Often was solely tasked with creating design vignettes throughout the entire showroom.
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, Masters, Interior Design
Master of Arts in Interior Design
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
Graduated: April 2013*
*Graduated with Honors - 3.67 GPA / Dean’s List
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Chicago, IL, Bachelors, Interior Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
The Illinois Institute of Art–Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduated: December 2007
Nomination for Outstanding Thesis 2013, Nomination