Phillip Dockery

Phillip Dockery

New York, NY, US



  •  Client-focused Interior Designer with solid practical experience identifying and addressing client-specific objectives across diverse industries
  •  Strong background in concept/program development, schematic design, design development, space planning, perspective rendering, and model building; as well as numerous years of experience in construction/property improvement, visual merchandising, sales, and customer service
  •  Solid knowledge of building codes, standards, and regulations; demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate subcontractors and serve as a liaison for clients
  •  Proven success in understanding, conceptualizing, visualizing, and realizing clients' visions while meeting strict budget, schedule, and functional requirements
  •  Sharp marketing aptitude; contribute to business development, deliver winning proposals that result in major contracts, and create branding packages for client projects
  •  Dynamic communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship management skills


Gilmore Group, New York, NY, US, Associate Interior Designer

- In addition to design work, assist Managing Director of Sales and Marketing with new business acquisition efforts

- Entrusted with client contact, gathering project requirements, component rationalization, schematic design, defining kit-of-parts strategy, design development and finalization, preparing client presentations, and creating branding packages

- Selected to serve on national projects for three global financial institutions, including the Sovereign/Santander conversion and schematic, conceptual, and design development for the national ING Café campaign

Aug 2011 - current

Andrea May, Hunter-Gatherer, San Diego, CA, US, Independent Contractor

- Assisted the business owner and operator with program development, schematic design, and design development on residential projects

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Delawie, San Diego, CA, US, Independent Contractor

- Brought onboard as an Independent Contractor following completion of internship and worked on a wide range of hospitality, military, and retail projects

- Worked closely with the Director of Interiors and collaborated on program development, schematic design, and design development

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Robson Associates, San Diego, CA, US, Property Manager / Tenant Improvement Project Manager

- Expertly managed all aspects of operations for two apartment complexes with 20 residential units; performed a broad scope of functions including market research, developing and implementing marketing / advertising campaigns, showing properties, collecting on accounts, facilities maintenance, and tenant relations

- Appointed to oversee two major apartment renovations; developed and executed design plans, secured necessary permits, ordered materials, solicited bids, and hired and supervised contractors

- Hand-drafted demolition, construction, electrical, and wall finish plans for Robson properties; selected all fixtures and appliances in line with aesthetic goals and budget restraints

Jul 2002 - Jun 2011

Transcending Design, San Diego, CA, US, Independent Contractor

- In recognition of excellent performance as an intern, chosen to continue supporting the firm as an Independent Contractor actively involved in program development, schematic design, and design development phases on yacht projects

- Directly supported the Principal Managing Designer

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Design Institute of San Diego, San Diego, CA, US, Design Tutor

- Provided one-on-one tutoring in AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator for Design Institute students

Jan 2010 - May 2011


Design Institute of San Diego, Bachelors, Interior Design

- Graduated #1 in class of 123; selected by faculty and peers as Student Speaker at commencement ceremonies

- First 3rd year student in school history to be chosen to represent school in AIA, Los Angeles Chapter, 2010 1:2 Student Design Charette

- First Runner-Up in US Green Building Council (USGBC) - San Diego chapter in 2010 Earth Day Charette

- Student project selected by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to be featured at 2010 annual Spring Green Expo

- Design articles published in American Society of Interior Design (ASID) - San Diego Chapter “designperspective” magazine and ASID San Diego Chapter - Eco Blog

Aug 2007 - May 2011

Murray State University, Bachelors, Political Science/Legal Studies

- Founder and Alumni Member, Student Leadership Development Board (SLDB)

- Alumni Member, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

- Alumni Member, Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity

May 1992 - May 1996

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