Joanne Steffens

Joanne Steffens

Los Angeles, CA, US



 I am an experienced interior designer looking for new opportunities with a reputable firm.  I have experience in commercial design, retail design, and team building skills.  Besides my educational background and natural abilities in design, I look forward to using those skills and embrace the opportunity to acquire new skills to enhance my working knowledge and work environment.

My current position entails sales planning, designing, and implementing interior room settings. I am responsible for project management, sales steering, product margins, key locations, sales hot spots, and customer’s flows. I have gained skills in public speaking, working with clients and contractors. My major strengths have been developed in design and team leadership. I have the ability to communicate design practices through digital media and practical applications along with physical textiles in order to enhance our customers’ knowledge and philosophy.



IKEA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

-Designed and implemented room settings
-Designed and implemented non sales locations; including entrance, offices, restaurant, and lobbies
-Created a well organized and time efficient morning routine; including rounds, scheduled repairs, weekly meetings with sales team
-Maintaining a high presentation level in room settings and vignettes; Continuously refreshing textiles, paint touch-up, adjusting lighting, & re-propping
-Established open communication with sales team; discussing discontinued articles, priority products, gross nnn margins, and KPIs
-Attracting customers to room settings by considering local market and the customer’s demographics
-Increased sales by using sales tools; creating hot spots, prolongations, customer flows
-AutoCAD Super User; Continuously updating files, training, and communicating updates to team

Jan 2010 - current

Hangar 9, Carbondale, IL, US, Designer

-Developed a unique and innovative 4,000 sq-ft social club for the historic Carbondale Strip
-Analyzed site and existing slab- footing conditions and surrounding concrete work
-Constructed floor plans, schematic models, and a final model for client
-Worked through design development while meeting with City Liquor Commission Board, structural engineers and steel manufacturers
- Project was completed January 2011

Jan 2009 - Nov 2009


Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, CIDA

Aug 2004 - May 2009