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Sarah Bartz

Sarah Bartz

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I'm looking for a new design firm to grow with. I was previously employed at a NYC kitchen showroom, where I've worked for the past 7 years. We imported kitchens & closets from Italy, ordering from a modular systems catalog, so I'm experienced in estimating and ordering kitchen & closet cabinetry from European systems, as well as designing completely custom-tailored cabinets. I had been the sole designer at this small boutique firm since 2008, worked 6-day weeks, wore many hats, and juggled multiple projects. I'm adept at multitasking and seamlessly integrating administrative duties with design and customer service. I have a positive/calm/upbeat attitude, an eye for modern design, and work well with customers, design professionals, and employees. I love seeing a project through from start to finish, being accountable, and supporting everyone involved throughout the process.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Leicht, West Hollywood, CA, Kitchen Designer

Design & expedited custom tailored German modular kitchens, baths, & closet cabinetry. Draft plans, sections, elevations, & electrical diagrams in both imperial & metric using AutoCAD. 3-D rendering using SketchUp & KPS. Detail oriented cost estimating of various kitchen configurations. Appliances & Counter top procuring & expediting.

Jun 2014 - current
 

NY Loft/ Bazzeo, New York, NY, US, Senior Desginer

Designed & expedited custom tailored modular kitchen, bath, & closet cabinetry. Drafted plans, sections, elevations, & electrical diagrams in both imperial & metric using AutoCAD. 3-D rendering using SketchUp. Detail oriented cost estimating of various kitchen configurations for retail clients & nationwide showrooms. Sole designer from 2008-2013. Appliances & Counter top procuring & expediting. Various administrative duties as needed; ordering office supplies, phones, shipping, coordinating installations/ deliveries.

I worked for NY Loft/ Bazzeo from May 2006-November 2013. During the economic downturn of 2008 all of the other designers & support staff were let go, and I was the only designer remaining, working in tandem with the owner on a daily basis. I honed my multitasking skills during this time while meeting deadlines and retaining accuracy.

May 2006 - Nov 2013
 

Model Home Source, Costa Mesa, CA, US, CAD Desginer

Translated hand sketches into detailed construction drawings using AutoCAD. Space planning of furniture & fixtures. Modified & maintained CAD drawings from outside sources to fit department graphics presentation standards. I still perform some freelance work for this company as needed.

My drafting skills are so fast & accurate that this company continues to contact me for freelance work if they need some last-minute work completed.

Aug 2003 - Feb 2006
 

Education 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach, CA, US, Interior Design

BFA, Interior Design

Sep 1996 - Jan 2003
 

Awards 

LEED Green Associate, Other

certificate # 10818422

2013
 

NCIDQ, Other

certificate # 022505

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills