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Melissa Maiocco

Melissa Maiocco

Beverly Hills, CA, US

 

About 

Melissa Maiocco went to school for her bachelors degree at The Art Institute of California. While attending school she worked at an Interior design firm in West Los Angeles. There she began to learn the business aspects of the interior design industry. After years of dedication to that firm Melissa opened up Maiocco Designs.

Melissas' design interest originated with contemporary design. After working in the industry she developed an appreciation of all types of design. By having this open minded opinion of the design world it has allowed her to work with all types of clients. “ I strongly believe my clients homes should reflect their tastes not mine, this is why I work with them to develop their own creative master piece for each room through out the house.” Melissa has worked on elaborate traditional to simple contemporary homes all over the Los Angeles area. Each one reflecting the clients personal taste.

Employment 

Ellis Design Group, Lake Forest CA , Interior Design/ Project Manager

- Complete Design for high end residential
- Organize and prepare design projects for clients while running several projects simultaneously
- Complete design process from the design concept phase through permits and construction
- Ability to produce detailed technical drawings and presentations
- Maintain an accurate and organized filing system for all design jobs
- Manage and overlook employees and design assistants
- Present furniture, fabrics, hardware, tiles, and any other materials to clients
- Order all materials and furniture in detail for design jobs
- Answer vendor and client inquires and respond with in timely manner
- Visit Interior Design Showrooms for client needs, current trends and ideas
- Conducted site visits and drew survey layouts
- Review all invoices for proper approvals and compliance with AP policy

Jan 2012 - Sep 2013
 

Nora Design, Los Angeles, Ca , Interior Design/ Project Manager

- Complete Design and Drapery Projects
- Organize and prepare design projects for clients
- Maintain an accurate and organized filing system for all design jobs
- Manage and overlook all interns and employees
- Created fabric and color boards for clients
- Order all materials for design jobs
- Answer vendor inquires and respond with in timely manner
- Visit Interior Design Showrooms for client needs, current trends and ideas
- Conducted site visits and drew survey layouts
- AP and AR process of matching, batching, and coding invoices
- Review all invoices for proper approvals and compliance with AP policy
- Process AP checks to insure invoices were paid within terms
- Distribution of AP checks to vendors and employees
- Follow up on invoices on statements by verifying payment

Aug 2006 - Sep 2011
 

Stratus Pacific, Chion CA , Office Manager/ Project Manager

- Accounts receivable
- Accounts payable
- Administrative duties including client/customer phone calls and communication
- Administrative correspondence
- Requested and obtained building permits from city ordnance
- Working closely with CEO, and CFO maintaining all project cost and schedule controls. Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Excel is Critical.
- Communicating with vendors, subcontractors in a friendly and professional manner
- Maintaining constantly fluctuating project schedule --making, coordinating, moving, canceling, changing, tracking and following up on appointments.
- Managing emails in relation to clients , vendors, work orders, estimates, invoices, contracts etc
- General admin duties (copying, filing, organizing, mailing, faxing, e-mailing)

Aug 2003 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

The Art Institute of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Interior Design

Aug 2006 - Jun 2010
 

Mt San Antonio College, Walnut CA, Buiness

General Studies: Associates Degree

Aug 2003 - Jun 2006
 

Bonita High School, La Verne, CA, US, High School, High School Diploma

High School Diploma

Aug 1999 - Jun 2003
 

Areas of Specialization