Marlyka Williams

Marlyka Williams

Brooklyn, NY, US

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A versatile and creative innovator, fusing a background in architecture and academics with expertise in fashion trends and culture. Blends hands-on experience in project production and management to offer employers a track record in exhibiting a keen eye for detail, optimal management of financial resources, and precision in formulating goals while ensuring assignments get completed on time and on budget.


The GAP, Inc. Flagship Store, New York, NY, US, Flagship Lead on Duty Specialist

• Prioritized, organized, delegated, and communicated tasks to store associates based upon store goals
• Trained and motivated associates to improve selling and client service performance
• Managed floor inventory to visually mirror current fashion trends and present a fully stocked store
• Strived to meet and exceed a 10% sales goal increase on a daily consistent basis

Sep 2017 - current

Sunstroke Promotions, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands , Graphic Design Intern

• Designed 50+ original, print materials such as fliers and ads displayed on website and social media outlets using Adobe Creative Suite
• Initiated and established brand identity guide for the start-up Caribbean music radio station ViVid Streaming bringing a fresh perspective to the brand
• Displayed flexibility in design development amid time constraints.
• Collaborated in multidisciplinary teams and with CEO weekly on ways to develop the designs of my projects to ensure the production of professional designs

Jan 2017 - May 2017

City of Oxford Zoning and Planning Commission, Oxford, Ohio, City Planning Intern

• Assessed U.S. North 27 Corridor present streetscape and network connectivity providing insight for phase growth opportunities to strengthen pedestrian and transit safety/use.
• Revised zoning conditions and jargon within the Zoning Code increasing understanding of basic city requirements and development expectations.

Jan 2017 - May 2017

U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition, Golden, CO, US, Student Designer

2nd Place Recipient Small Multifamily Category
• Collaboratively designed LoHi, a NetZero Energy Ready home boasting a low energy profile due to targeted design strategies and MEC integrations.
• Produced detailed construction documents, sections, elevations, and site plan specifications utilizing sustainable design strategies.
• Forecasted financial requirements via preparing an annual budget analysing long-term cash flow distribution and optimal projected profit-marginalized returns.
• Utilized WUFI, Sefaira, and HERS to assess energy performances
• Utilized Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) to create photo realistic 3D Renderings and Information packets

Nov 2016 - May 2017

Jaredian Design Group, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Architectural Design Intern

• Worked directly under the Principal Architect on the Schematic Design for various commercial retail and residential projects.
• Produced high quality presentation deliverables—both 3D digital and hand rendered.
• Assisted with site surveying and analysis, design development, construction documentation and materials library organization for easy file access.

Feb 2013 - Aug 2013


Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Cumulative GPA: 3.48/4.0
Studied Architecture & Sustainability | Minor in Urban Planning
Recipient of several scholarships, Dean’s List recognition, and have been actively involved in organizations including the Sigma Alpha chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity, Miami University Fashion & Design (MUFD), and American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS).

Aug 2013 - current


Dare To Be A Wildflower: An in Depth Analysis of Heliostat Technology, 1st Place


Miami University Honors Program, Other


LAURE Award, 1st Place


Undergraduate Summer Scholars, 1st Place


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