Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Riverwoods, IL, US



I am writing to express my interest in the design industry that is currently available with your company. 
My passion for the interior sector is equally matched by my experience in it, and I am confident that I can help your company meet any challenges it faces in the future. I have gained a reputation not only for my impressive work and integrity but also 
for my material knowledge, space planning and construction documentation skills. Please browse my resume it will provide a more complete overview of my accomplishments. However, what it may not show is that I am a self motivated individual, who is able to 
perform well under pressure & who can bring to the table solid capabilities in areas such as a design flair, & a budget god! 
Currently I am looking to join an exciting and ambitious organization such as yours, therefore I would like to arrange an interview.
I appreciate you taking the time to review my credentials and I would like to thank you for your time and consideration. 
Call me,
Michelle Smith


IA Interior Architects, Chicago, IL, US, intern

Library reorganization
Red lining, Construction Documents, Material Boards
Developed space planning for New Merrill Lynch offices and other banks

Jan 2014 - current

Self, Riverwoods, IL, US, Residential Design Consultant

Small business owner/private design contractor
Full Service Interior Design Management including supervision of all general contractors, subcontractors and manufacturer to ensure design objectives were met or exceeded
Actively pursued new business development opportunities including capability presentations and bid request requirement
Provided in-field surveys and material selection to guarantee accurate design
Completed projects for Sonrisa Dental, Humboldt Park (full reno)/ Three Flat conversion to Single-Fam Home, Lincoln Park/New Merril Lynch Openings, USA

Jul 2006 - current

Fuel Design Collaborative, Chicago, IL, US, Interior Designer

Project design lead responsible for working cross functionally with all levels within the firm
Responsible for supervising and hiring all contractors and subcontractors for residential and commercial projects
Lead new client meetings and capabilities presentations
Responsible for identifying and communicating solutions to client needs
Demonstrated experience in residential and commercial design project management working within budget and time constraints

Aug 2004 - Jul 2006


The Illinois Institute of Art -Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2001 - May 2004

California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA, US, General Business

Sep 1987 - Aug 1989

Areas of Specialization