Jena Haywood

Jena Haywood

New York, NY, US



From an early age I developed a strong interest in design and drawing not knowing where it would take me. I went on to pursue a BFA in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. I have studied Interior Design abroad at the Lacoste School for the Arts in Lacoste, France as well as taken Architecture courses abroad throughout Italy. I am a LEED Accredited Professional and am knowledgeable in the LEED rating systems and sustainable design practices. 
Currently, I am looking for a new opportunity to apply my love of design and experience in a management role. I have relocated from NYC where I spent the past 4 years working for Tiffany and Co. in their Global Real Estate and Store Planning department. There I have gained experience in many areas, including sourcing and procurement, product development and project management. Projects of note I have worked on include the Soho, NY store, the Champs Elysees, Paris flagship, the Prague, Czech Republic flagship and the Bangkok Emporium, Thailand flagship among others.

In my free time I enjoy doing most anything creative including jewelry design, engraving, web design, graphic design, sketching and teaching myself new creative software. I have a genuine interest in all creative medias and enjoy learning about their unique creative processes.



id & design international, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Design Account Manager

• Manage project from initial kick-off through design development, construction documentation and construction administration.
• Attend kick-off meeting and interpret client needs, advise project teams in all aspects of design; ensuring approach is consistent with client goals.
• Provide daily communication with client, consultants, and vendors.
• Formulate design strategy and establish deliverables with Lead Designer and supports.
• Establish and manage project schedule relative to project scope.
• Establish and ensure brand consistency while resolving design issues with innovative and practical solutions.

Nov 2015 - current

Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, US, Consultant Specialist

• Developed and coordinated production of TCO furniture and lighting standards manuals to streamline the store design process and assist Strategic Sourcing in achieving economies of scale
• Liaised with Design Director and Senior Designers to design and develop brand specific, iconic furniture and lighting
• Worked with international store planning team to develop FF&E budgets and coordinate materials for store application within accelerated time frames to meet international market deadlines, interim of employing new TCO standards
• Coordinated with lighting and furniture vendors to produce approved design mockups for production, and obtain pricing comparisons for new TCO Standard Furniture units
• Worked in conjunction with Strategic Sourcing in forecasting furniture and lighting quantities for 2013/2014 stores domestic and internationally
• Projects of note include the Soho, NY store, the Champs Elysees, Paris, flagship and the Prague, Czech Republic flagship.

Jan 2012 - current

Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, US, Purchasing Analyst

• Purchased all FF&E commodities for new and renovated Tiffany & Co. stores domestic and internationally
• Managed vendor relationships to ensure clear communication and acquisition schedule was maintained efficiently
• Sourced and qualified new vendor leads to maintain competitive rates and quality standards; worked to develop prototypes.
• Forecasted upcoming store needs to develop a procurement strategy per commodity, i.e.- implemented reserves and bulk pricing agreements
• Liaised with internal and external PA’s and PM’s to ensure deliverables met project timelines
• Managed terms and logistics of bulk procurement and distribution for global rollout
• Visited factories in Hong Kong and China to survey production capacity, security and labor standards to ensure TCO standards were being met.

Jan 2015 - Sep 2015

Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, US, Associate Designer

• Managed the FF&E selection, budget and interior store planning, including
specifications and all interior finishes, for the Asia Pacific region while ensuring the TCO branded experience and design consistency across the regions
• Liaised with Project Architects, Strategic Sourcing and TCO Hong Kong based
Project Managers to ensure design intent and timely deliverables on all new
initiatives and cosmetic renovations
• Collaborated with the interior design team regarding new branding concepts to establish all decorative elements

Mar 2013 - Jan 2015

Simply Decorate LLC, New York, NY, US, Designer/Logistics Coordinator

* Created custom design packages for online clients
* Completed 3D computer models in AutoCAD and Vectoworks
* Designed company signage and marketing proportional’s
to help establish and reinforce company branding
* Coordinated with Web Designers to create a functioning front-end and back-end program for the company website
* Learned and worked in the content management system, Joomla, and IXXO Cart program to manage the company website
* Worked in conjunction with fellow designers and Software Engineers to develop a custom product library software to track inventory

Oct 2010 - Oct 2011

Maxine Shriber Interior Design New York, New York, NY, US, Project Coordinator/Assistant Interior Designer

* Created working drawings from field measurements
* Drafted construction documents including demo, alteration and electrical plans for D.O.B. review
* Worked with Architects and Expeditors to secure project permits; composed NYC building packages
* Reviewed and approved fabricator shop drawings
* Created project estimates, invoices and maintained project spreadsheets
* Made daily site visits to oversee and assess construction progress
* Researched and sourced FF&E, placed and followed up on orders
* Coordinated and communicated daily with clients, contractors, and vendors to ensure design integrity

Jun 2009 - Oct 2011


Savannah College of Art and Design, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2003 - Aug 2007


Areas of Specialization