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Julia Bidle, NCIDQ

Julia Bidle, NCIDQ

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I have been in the professional workforce for ten years and have experience in running a small business; high-end sales; project management in hospitality and residential interior design field, inclusive of creating and maintaining construction drawings, schedules, budgets, supervising work at job sites, designing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, custom millwork and furniture.

I am eager to apply my versatile skill set at a new job. I am a very responsible, hard-working and detail-oriented individual with a likeable demeanor and upbeat personality. I work well with people and enjoy getting the work at hand completed. 

Employment 

SOSH Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Assist principal with residential, hospitality, gaming, retail and commercial interior design projects, including construction and millwork drawings, sourcing of materials, fixtures and furnishings, writing specifications, maintaining schedules and budgets. Offer excellent communication and organizational skills; possess a good balance of design creativity and technical proficiency.

Area of Expertise:
• Played an active role in all stages of project development: concept thru contract administration. Collaborated with principal, senior designer, in-house architects and clients. Extensive vendor communication.
• Sourced architectural finishes and FF&E, created material board presentations. Maintained schedules and budgets.
• Under tight deadlines, delivered FF&E specifications, reviewed submittals, shop drawings and RFQs for numerous hospitality, gaming, cultural center projects (budgets up to $250M). Supervised on-site installations.
• Collaborated in management of interior design sets of construction drawings. (AutoCAD).

Oct 2014 - current
 

Siberian Living, New York, NY, US, Manager/Interior Designer

Meet sales and service objectives and handle orders, delivery services and inventory tracking. Interact extensively with customers, answering questions and recommending products that meet their needs. Estimate material quantities from construction plans.
Create shop drawings of stair components and trims for production.

Area of Expertise:
• Direct sales and customer service: provided clients with product information, created quotes and invoices, submitted purchase orders to factory for production, followed up on orders, assisted end users in scheduling product maintenance visits by the company technician.
• Managed day-to-day showroom operations: opened and closed for business; paid bills; ordered supplies; handled phone and email. Functioned as primary liaison to customers, architects, interior designers, contractors and production facility.
• Developed a solid knowledge of logistics and collaboration with U.S. Customs Broker in clearing import containers. Compiled import documentation, such as commercial invoices, packing lists, waybills and Lacey Acts.
• Gained experience in product marketing and creating advertisement for design publications. Participated in company website maintenance. Provided install photos, project info and other written content for online catalog.
• Prepared and managed floor plans, budgets, schedules for building of (4) new company showrooms worldwide. Created custom furniture and millwork design drawings.

Nov 2010 - Aug 2014
 

Jasmine Lam Interior Design + Space Planning, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Assist owner with residential remodeling and interior design projects, including construction and millwork drawings, sourcing of materials, fixtures and furnishings, maintaining schedules and budgets. Ensure optimal work quality and customer satisfaction.

Area of Expertise:
• Assisted in the completion of (10) interior design projects (budgets up to $250K). Projects ranged from a one room makeover to complete apartment or house renovations.
• Gained practical knowledge of project managing and planning: concept, schematic design & design development.
• Developed a solid knowledge of construction documentation, custom furniture and millwork design.
• Managed project schedules, specifications and budgets. Provided home staging and styling for photo shoots.

Mar 2010 - Nov 2010
 

Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, LLC, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Designer

Assist project managers with residential and hospitality interior design projects, including construction and millwork drawings, sourcing of materials, fixtures and furnishings, maintaining schedules and budgets. Ensure optimal work quality and customer satisfaction.

Area of Expertise:
• Assisted in the completion of (6) interior design projects (budgets up to $1M). Projects ranged from interior design makeovers to complete apartment or house renovations.
• Gained practical knowledge of residential and hospitality resources and vendors.
• Managed an interior design set of drawings and FF&E specifications for Mondrian Soho hotel, New York City. Reviewed shop drawings. Assisted in supervising on-site installation of the model guest room.
• Further developed space-planning, custom furniture and millwork detailing skills.
• Acquired an administrative skill set: project schedules, specifications and budgets, purchase orders (QuickBooks).
• Played a center role in preparation for project presentations to clients.

Jul 2008 - Jan 2010
 

H. Thomas O’Hara Architect, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Assist senior designer with high-rise residential, hospitality and corporate interior design projects, including construction and millwork drawings, sourcing of materials, fixtures and furnishings, maintaining schedules and budgets. Ensure optimal work quality and customer satisfaction.

Area of Expertise:
• Completed extensive training in space planning of kitchen, bath and public spaces using AutoCAD.
• Acquired a solid knowledge of multiple product areas including fixtures, appliances, flooring, lighting & hardware.
• Collaborated with architects on all stages of project development: created schedules of interior finishes and fixtures and was responsible for interior design set of drawings.
• Independently handled small scale projects: sales offices, model rooms, one room/area renovations.
• Earned a reputation of one of the most diligent employees in the company.

Jun 2006 - Jul 2008
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, International Trade & Marketing

In the Bachelor of Science program, we learned to navigate the complex global marketplace, including the financial, legal, logistical, and intercultural aspects of importing and exporting. We studied international finance, business strategies, fashion law, and market research strategies. Classroom studies were supplemented with visits to corporate, customs, finance, and government offices.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Interior Design

Interior design is more than just arranging furniture. It has evolved into a multifaceted profession dealing with complete environments that not only please but enhance the health and safety of the user. At FIT, the Interior Design program encouraged us to develop our design skills and creative vision. The program greatly emphasized the practical skills one needs to get their project done.

The rigorous, multidisciplinary program combined the academic study of the history and theory of interior design with practical, hands-on projects. In classes taught by industry professionals,
we learned drafting techniques, computer modeling, lighting, and materials and methods, with an emphasis on sustainability and user health and safety.

Highlights:

FIT’s Interior Design programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
Courses meet National Certification for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Exam and New York State certification.

Sep 2004 - May 2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

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