Interior Design is something I've always had my heart set on doing. My current goal is to work for a firm that is strongly motivated by team work, and the ability to strive for the best. I would like to be a part of a team which believes in dedication and determination - a team that knows that things might get hard at times but with perseverance, success is just a reach away. Being given the opportunity to work for a firm that will provide me with valuable experience, and expose me to the daily running of an interior design business is something which I very much look forward to. Running a successful interior design business in the near future is my dream! I know I can be a key player on your team, and I would like a given chance to prove that.
At Jonathan Adler Design I was an intern from January to May 2009. I have participated in projects such as the Sesame Street Daycare Centers for a US Naval Base, the new Jonathan Adler showroom space at corporate headquarters, and Jonathan Adler’s 2009 ICFF booth. I collected fabric samples from visiting showrooms, and received and sorted merchandise delivered through the mail. I also assisted with organizing furniture collection and preparation for clients’ presentations. My duties also included space planning furniture stores, as well as custom designing several furniture pieces and lighting pieces which are currently in his collection.
Presently, I am a visual assistant manager at Forever 21. As the visual manager I help lead the visual team to complete their job duties, by creating a fun and challenging environment. I also maintain a strong partnership with the store managers, and other assistant managers to help reach and exceed target sales goals.
In the visual department we executed floor set every 6 months; where we prepare the store for the following season/holiday. This ensures that the company is always current with the latest trends. I assist in creating window and visual merchandise displays within the company’s given guidelines, replenish the sales floor daily with new shipment, make sure the store is compliant with current markdowns, update interior mannequins weekly and ensure the store maintains a customer friendly environment. In addition, I motivate the sales and visual team to reach sales goals by creating fun tasks that will help them understand the customer’s needs and wants. I also assist in operational task that include counting the petty cash, assisting with the register (reducing the lines), making sure that "put backs" remain at a minimum, and ensure that there is proper maintenance throughout the sales floor. Even though other tasks need to be completed throughout each day, customer service is always number one
Forever 21, Valley Stream, NY, US, Visual Assistant Manager
Supports the Company vision through ownership and accountability for the visual merchandise presentation in store.
Maintains solid partnership with Store Management and drives the visual team to execute their job duties by creating a fun, challenging and rewarding culture.
Create window and merchandise displays within FOREVER21 guidelines.
Oversee in-store Visual Merchandising Team.
Working accordingly to FOREVER21 visual guidelines, in order to generate sales and provide shopping ease for customers.
Working alongside management and sales associates.
Recruit and interview for in store Merchandisers.
Jonathan Adler Design Studio, New York, NY, US, Intern
Assisting in the preparation of design presentations.
Helping to generate furniture floor plans.
Designing and building custom floor lamps, chairs, sofas and beds in Auto CAD.
Helping develop furniture and lighting pieces.
International Academy of Design & Technology, Tampa, FL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design