John Austin Geyer

John Austin Geyer

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Showroom, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, Design Associate / Startup Custom Furniture App

-Responsible for customer satisfaction by managing client requests through production
-Oversaw production and worked closely with upholstery, carpentry, sanding and finishing
-Helped increase on-time production for orders from 30% to 50% over two months

Dec 2017 - current

JAG Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

-Interior design and creative consulting for small design companies and private
residential and commercial clients
-Custom furniture design and manufacturing
-Technical drawings, space plan, and create 3d models, renderings and animations
for various residential and commercial design projects

Mar 2014 - current

Lusive Decor, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Manager - Luxe Light and Home

-Produced over 150 standard fixture drawings and installation instructions
-Executed custom fixture drawings daily to fulfill residential clientele orders
-Worked with overseas vendors/in-house factory to develop new products for lighting line

Mar 2017 - May 2017

Tomar Lampert Associates, West Hollywood, CA, US, Design Director

-Collaborated with principal designers on high-end residential design projects
-Responsible for all technical drawings, architectural drawings, custom furniture/built-in shop/detail drawings and communication with sub-contractors
-Launched furniture line represented by showrooms nationwide

Mar 2016 - Feb 2017

Sargenti Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Draftsman

-Prepared schematic design drawings, design development plans, construction, bidding and permitting documents for global retailers (Marc Jacobs, BCBG, Guess, Coffee Bean)
-Worked closely with landlords and tenant coordinators to ensure tenant improvement projects met quick deadlines and expectations

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015

Kari Whitman Interiors, West Hollywood, CA, US, Senior Designer / Project Manager

-Supported lead designer through all aspects of the design/build process
-Managed client budgets, proposals, all ordering, tracking and installations
-Primary liaison with vendors, sub-contractors and celebrity clientele
-General design office operations including phones, filing, presentation boards,
drawings, renderings, budgets, proposals, construction schedules, etc.

Aug 2014 - Oct 2015

dmar interiors, West Hollywood, CA, US, Junior Designer

-Coordinated orders, deliveries, installations and designed interiors and custom pieces
for residential and commercial spaces, often for a variety of television shows
-Managed correspondence between clients and contractors
-Produced budgets and cost estimates for projects

Nov 2012 - May 2013


Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design

-Thesis covered residential, commercial, and interior design
-American Society of Interior Designers Student Board member
-Awarded competitive furniture design scholarship
-Coursework in lighting design, textiles/materials, color theory, computer graphics,
technical drawing, business practices, and residential and commercial design

Jun 2011 - Dec 2013

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, General Education

-NCAA Division One Diver and one of the nation’s top recruits
-Architecture and Urban Planning Studio
-General Education fulfillment

Aug 2009 - Jan 2011


Chairing Styles Exhibition, 2nd Place

-Received a scholarship and trip for chair design showcased in FIDM’s debut fashion show
-Collaborated with textile, fashion, and interior design students