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Michael Gerber

Michael Gerber

New York NY

 

About 

I am an Interior Designer currently working for a Commercial Real Estate Company in New Jersey.  In my previous work experience I managed a Commercial Photo Studio in New York.

Employment 

Carrier and Company Interiors Ltd., New York City , Construction Manager

Duties as Construction Manager include acting as a liaison with architects, contractors and trade workers, managing construction documents including reviewing, internally filing and sending follow up correspondences as needed, updating and maintaining furniture plans and cross referencing plans with project RCP, Electrical and HVAC plans, creating and maintaining finish, lighting, hardware and plumbing schedules, researching and sampling materials for client presentations, visiting job sites to supervise decorative trade work and coordinating this work with contractor’s schedules, and attending site meetings and generating meeting notes and any necessary follow up. Responsibilities as Junior Designer include requesting estimates and product information from vendors and trades, researching and producing deliverables such as renderings and inspirational images for client presentations, coordinating the delivery of samples and merchandise for projects, and maintaining client files, materials library and sourcing of new materials.

Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
 

The Silverman Group, Short Hills, Architectural Interior Designer

Responsible for the coordination of tenant build – out projects for Class A Office, Medical, Industrial and Retail design from schematic design to post-construction phases for prospective and current tenants. Duties include drafting test fits, creating design boards and digital presentations, selection of materials and finishes, drafting construction documents, creating tenant improvements, composing finish schedules, contacting vendors and installers for quotes, completing on-site visits for project progress and client meetings, generation of punch lists and subsequent follow-up. Maintaining and overseeing the materials library, including the addition of new materials and products through meetings with company representatives and vendors. Additional responsibilities include creating marketing and branding materials for current and prospective properties, as well as, creating work letters and the documentation of existing buildings, new acquisitions, tenant build-outs, and construction development for internal reference libraries.

Oct 2013 - Sep 2015
 

Good Light Studio, New York City , Studio Manager

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of two commercial studio spaces which includes opening and closing the studio, preparing the space for the day’s shoot as well as upcoming shoots, assisting clients with all needs while on set, maintenance of the studio including the research and acquisition of appropriate vendors when needed for repair work, working with city officials for inspections as necessary. Administrative duties include coordinating the rental calendars for both spaces as well as the personal and work calendars for the photographer and prop stylist that own the studios, answering phone calls and emails daily, directing the use and reception of various messengers, ordering studio/office supplies, and maintaining all aspects of this administration within a specific budget. Accountable for generating invoices after each shoot, filing them accordingly for the bookkeeper, and completing follow-up with invoices and payments as necessary. Additional duties consist of: making travel arrangements, tracking personal expenses and invoices, researching shoot locations, and sourcing of props for the owners of the studio.

Jul 2009 - Feb 2012
 

Education 

The New School, New York City, Interior Design

AAS in Interior Design

Aug 2012 - May 2014
 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts

I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography and Printmaking.

Aug 2002 - May 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills