Chelsie Thompto

Chelsie Thompto

Concord, CA, US



I'm an Interior Designer, who has worked for various design firms throughout the bay area for the last six years, primarily in high-end residential design. I am currently working independently on a design project, while actively looking for a full time position at a firm.


Self-Employed, Concord, CA, US, Interior Designer

Took on a client and designed a commercial office space for their law firm independently. For this client, I sourced furniture, provided furniture plans, mood boards, tearsheets, and quotes. I also procured, inspected, delivered, and installed all proposed items. Continued to take on clients in between positions.

Apr 2019 - current

Eastwood Development, San Francisco, CA, US, Design Assistant

Reported directly to the Lead Designer, responsible for creating and maintaining job site spec binders, which included schedules for appliances, cabinetry, doors, lighting, plumbing, windows, corresponding specifications, and interior elevations. Produced interior elevations in CAD for bathrooms, closets, kitchens, and pantries, and was tasked with field measuring for interior finishes, and sourcing for assigned projects. Obtained quotes for interior finishes and fixtures, as well as procurement, and tracking items as they shipped. Additional responsibilities included utility set up for assigned projects and maintaining internal logs for city mandated inspections.

Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

Einstein Design Group/Access Decor, San Francisco, CA, US, Interior Design Assistant

Worked within a team to create estimates for clients for custom items, process payments to place orders and tracked items from the time of order until time of installation. Produced furniture plans in CAD for living and dining rooms, as well as elevations for custom cabinetry. Also, recorded buying service requests to pass along to the owners for them to delegate to staff accordingly.

May 2019 - Sep 2019

Kendall Wilkinson Interior Design, San Francisco, CA, US, Assistant Designer

Worked within a team to create design schemes and concepts, by sourcing materials, in order to implement them onto presentations using InDesign and PowerPoint. Attended site visits to take measurements, drafted floor plans and elevations in AutoCAD, gathered quotes, and created proposals. Participated in team outings geared towards team building and continued education in the field of interior design.

Nov 2018 - Feb 2019

Ken Linsteadt Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Interior Design/Administrative Assistant

Worked directly with the sole Interior Designer to help create and build the Interiors Department of the firm from the ground up. Was responsible for creating and submitting proposal packages to clients, procurement, tracking procurement, scheduling organizing, and participating in installations. Additional responsibilities included, assisting and organizing weekly internal Interiors Department meetings, coordinating vendor relations with staff, documenting team site visits, materials sourcing, tear sheet and quote creation, and light AutoCAD drafting.
Front of house organization, managed office calendars, contacts, and project directories, project archiving, maintenance of the materials library, conference schedule and presentations.

Jul 2015 - Nov 2018

Geremia Design, Emeryville, CA, US, Executive Assistant

Attended primarily to the Principal of the firm, tended to administrative tasks such as reorganizing the materials library, and contributed to creating a new layout for the office.

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015

Miller Design Company, Woodside, CA, US, Administrative/Interior Design Assistant

Greeted clients, answered phones, maintained office calendars, contacts, stocked office supplies, submitted weekly accounting reports, and entered time billing.
Drafted in AutoCAD, occasionally provided rough perspective sketches, gathered price and stock information for fabric selection, ordered fabric samples, as well as scheduled and participated in all vendor meetings.

Jul 2014 - Jan 2015

Gap, Inc., Concord, CA, US, Sales Associate

Stocked merchandise, maintained store appearance, cashiered, and assisted customers with apparel selection.

May 2012 - Aug 2014

Kravet Showroom, San Francisco, CA, US, Internship

Assisted in the memo room, fulfilling fabric memo orders, putting away returned
fabric memos, assisted in setup of showroom floor displays, and inventory.

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

Stonewood Kitchen and Bath, Walnut Creek, CA, US, Design Assistant

Opened and closed the showroom, greeted clients, answered the phones, sourced materials, created finish and plumbing schedules, quoted pricing for bathroom mirrors, mailed promotional fliers, assisted clients visiting the showroom, while maintaining appearance of the showroom.

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013

Stonewood Kitchen and Bath, Walnut Creek, CA, US, Internship

Attended site visits, learned the basics of materials sourcing, and client relations.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013


San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, US, BArch, Interior Design

Major of Interior Design.

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, US, Transfer Studies

Associate of Arts Degree in Transfer Studies.

Aug 2002 - Jul 2010


Employee of the month, Honorable Mention

Employee of the month for February 2014 at Gap in Concord, CA.