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Keith Kemery

Keith Kemery

New York, NY, US

 

About 

My work experience spans 15+ years in retail design, architecture, visualization, and graphics.  My current experience as store design project manager at Cartier broadened my expertise with project managing, fixture design, and visual merchandising.    

I feel that being an optimistic, responsible, and productive individual provides me with a solid foundation to a successful career.  

Employment 

Cartier NA, New York, NY, US, Store Planning and Construction - Store Planning

Store Planning and Construction – Store Design Project Manager - Specialist Retailers
Managed responsibilities of implementation of custom Cartier design aesthetics.
•Cartier Espace:
- Mayors Jewelers, Orlando, FL: 415 sq ft. New Dealer shop installation. April 2014.
- Adler's Jewelers, New Orleans, LA: 108 sq ft. Renovation of existing watch salon. April 2014.
- Lenox Jewelers, Fairfield, CT: 275 sq ft. Renovation to existing watch salon. March 2014.
- Mayors Jewelers, Tampa, FL: 350 sq ft. New Dealers shop installation. March 2014.
- Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, San Gabriel, CA: 675 sq ft. New store renovation. Nov. 2013.
- Saint Cross, Los Angeles, CA: 200 sq ft. New store renovation. New concept. Nov. 2013.
- Saks 5th Ave., Troy, MI: 800 sq ft. Renovation of new white box in jewelry department. April 2012.
- Tourneau, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA: 300 sq ft. Renovation to existing watch salon. March 2012.

General Responsibilities:
- Managed internal and external design reviews for espace locations for Specialist Retailers.
- Managed the coordination of design concepts with fixture/furniture vendors and maintained the
aesthetics for Maison Cartier.
- Managed design development and vendor shop drawing review for espace production.
- Managed project schedule, time tables, and cost analysis for espace installations to meet budgetary
expectations.
- Reviewed survey drawings and construction documents to ensure accuracy for design development.
- Coordinated with visual merchandising team in providing PLV for espace doors.
- Collaborated with fixture vendor on new fixture development.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2014
 

Macy’s Merchandising Group, New York, NY, US, Store Development – Shop Design Manager

Store Development – Shop Design Manager
Project managed private label accounts space planning and construction.
•Slade Wilder – Private label, Macy’s Herald square, 34th Street, New York, NY: 800 sq ft.
New Macy’s label flagship space. Private label rollout to the first 40 Macy’s location. February 2011
•Alfani Petites – Private label, Macy’s Herald Square, 34th Street, New York, NY: 600 sq ft.
Retail store roll out for 800 locations. November 2010.

General Responsibilities:
-Developed and produced CAD drawing packages for Private Brand shops.
-Managed the Macy's Private Label vendor shop development process.
-Assisted the Director of Shop Design to develop fixtures for new and existing Private Brands.

Nov 2009 - Oct 2010
 

Kramer Design Group, New York, NY, Designer/Production - Project Manager

Designer/Production - Project Manager
Project managed various Brand retail environments: O Oscar, Calvin Klein, Club Monaco, DKNY &
Liz Claiborne, Glory Chen, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Madura Garments, Saltaire, Under Armor.

•DKNY International – Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE: 3,600 sq ft. Design team of concept and
visualization. December 2008
•Ivanka Trump – The Forum shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV: 1,600 sq ft. Design
development of drawings and fixture shop drawings. October 2008
•Madura Garments – Bangalore, India: 30,000 sq ft. Design team, managed concept and
production drawings. September 2008
•Club Monaco – Pacific Center, Vancouver, BC: 4,000 sq ft. New door concept. Design team
production drawings. January 2008
•Glory Chen – SoHo, New York, NY: 1,760 sq ft. Renovation of leased space. Project managed
concept and development drawings. November 2007
•Saltaire – Fashion Mall, Las Vegas, NV: 1,800 sq ft. New store concept. Design development
and project managed concept. September 2007
•DKNY Jeans – Macy’s Herald Sq., New York, NY: 800 sq ft. Renovation of existing shop.
Complete: December 2006

General Responsibilities:
- Managed production schedule of retail design development drawings.
- Developed store planning for client brand identity using the historical and sales forecasting.
- Developed fixture design on unit sales and planned stock capacity for SIS/Boutique stores.
- Developed schematic design of store planning for brand identity.
- Collaborated with client merchandising managers on projected distribution of store design
inventory.
- Analysis of historical data for client project needs in the schematic design development.
- Established office CAD procedures.
- Rendered presentation images for design concepts.

Oct 2006 - Mar 2009
 

USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers, P.A., Somerville, NJ , Production Dept. - Project Manager

Production Dept. - Project Manager:
•Union Township Elementary School, Perryville, NJ: 60,300 sq ft. Design team, construction
plans, visualization concepts. September 2004
•Seton Hall University – East Orange, NJ: Dorm Renovation – Aquinas Hall and Fahy Hall
renovation upgrade. (20,000 sqft : 16,000 sqft), Fire Safety upgrade through out building and
internal aesthetic renovations. May 2004.
•Primary Care internal medicine – Strafford, NJ: 25,000 sq ft., Renovation of doctor’s office and
space planning of lease tenants. April 2004

General Responsibilities:
-Managed submittal process with state agencies during building review process.
-Generated construction documents from schematic design.
-Reviewed contractor shop drawings of material and product specifications.
-Devised space planning layouts on various projects.
-Conducted surveys of existing buildings for school districts of NJ (Long Range Facility Plan).
-Rendered 3D models for client presentations.
-Constructed physical scale models for design presentations.
-Coordinated interior finishes for corporate office projects

Nov 1999 - Mar 2004
 

Education 

New York University (NYU), CADA, New York City, New York, Masters, Masters of Science in Digital Imaging and Design

Sep 2004 - May 2006
 

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey , BArch, School of Architecture (SOA

Sep 1992 - May 1997
 

Camden County College, Blackwood, New Jersey, Associate of Science in Art Technology

Sep 1989 - May 1992
 

Skills