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miguel cuadros

miguel cuadros

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

I bring 25 years of interior design experience in the hospitality industry.  As a creative director, I orchestrate first-class design solutions, provide strategic leadership and quality assurance. In the process I manage projects and liaise with clients. I am very passionate and dedicated to design excellence, mentor other young designers, and promote a positive creative environment. I recognize that a successful project is the result of a good relationship and collaboration between the client and the designer. For me inspiration and imagination converge together to create memorable guest destinations.

Employment 

Consultant, Los Angeles, CA, US, Planning and Design Consultant

Provided strategic planning & design advice to owners for the design and build of mixed-use, hotel and residences.
Successfully collaborated and offered design consultation to various notable design firms

Jan 2020 - current
 

oceanwide resort paradise HI LLC, Honolulu, HI, US, Senior Design Manager

-Manage design consultants and contractors for the interior architecture and design efforts of new luxury resorts in Hawaii.
-Assure cost savings and quality control during design and construction.
-Identify and assess risks and implement effective risk mitigation strategies
-Conduct factory inspections, material inspection and product mock-ups
-Support during consultant and contractor tender, review potential candidates, participate during bidding procedure, organize bid evaluation meetings and finalize evaluation report
-Assist during VE process by reviewing cost estimate, and suggest design revisions

Jan 2017 - Dec 2019
 

WATG / Wimberly Interiors, Irvine, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

-Accountable for bringing new projects to the company.
-Led the business development efforts for interior design services. Developed and managed design concepts for various hotels worldwide.
-Monitored and assured design quality and profitability of each project
-Liaised with clients and managed multiple projects
-Coordinated design efforts in an integrated architectural design firm

Oct 2015 - Nov 2016
 

Design Consultant, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director and Project Management

-Provided creative design solutions for multiple international projects in the Middle East and the US
-Represented a client, managed the complete design and construction of restaurants in Los Angeles
-Invited to review new luxury hotels in Peru, prepared recommendations to owners

Jan 2014 - Aug 2015
 

BUZ Design Consultants, Hong Kong, HK, Design Director

-Provided strategic leadership for a boutique size design firm in Hong Kong.
-In charge of various projects and design teams, prepared manpower and resources, scheduling and projections, and assured profitability on all projects. -Liaised with such clients as Mandarin Oriental, Sands Venetian, Starwood Hotels, and Hilton Worldwide Hotels.
-Responsible for bringing new exclusive projects to the company
-Initiated contact with clients, prepared contracts and fees negotiation
-Provided creative design solutions and management of different on-going projects
-Reviewed and approved FF&E design and shop drawings, mock-ups and prototypes

Mar 2011 - Aug 2013
 

HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Project Designer

-Orchestrated first-class design solutions for new Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel casino hotels in Macao and a boutique ski resort in Colorado.
-Liaised with clients and managed multiple projects
-Led design team from initial phase to completion of project
-Prepared manpower, resources, scheduling and billing projections
-Assured design quality, and profitability of each project

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Management Certification Program

Program teaching financial and human resources management, technology assessment and implementation, risk analysis, and quality management

Aug 2003 - Aug 2004
 

California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Bachelor studies in Arts, Interior Design and Architecture

Sep 1989 - Jun 1995
 

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