Crystal Thompson

Crystal Thompson

La Crescenta, CA, US



  • Develop rapport and share information with decision makers.
  • Exceptional skills in presenting technical information.
  • Combine significant oral and written communication abilities with professionally developed, solution-based sales and closing techniques.
  • Assisted project manager with correspondence and vendor relations.
  • Met project specifications through fabric selections, architectural finishes to assemble complete swatch books and architectural finish boards.
  • Maximize speed and proficiency in the construction of architectural finish schedules.
  • Sought out and purchased interior/exterior materials for clients and fellow designers
  • Implemented designer’s ideas to create a cohesive floor plan.
  • Provided personal renderings to accomplish client desires.
  • Measured onsite at client locations.
  • Skilled in the area of working with design programs such as, AutoCAD 2004, 2007, 2009, 20/20 Computer Drafting Program, Adobe Photoshop, computer aided rendering, Google Sketch Up and 3D models, block and space programming, manual rendered perspectives, MS Office 2002 to 2009.


H&M Hennes & Mauritz, Northridge, CA, US, Design Merchandiser, Sales Advisor

Responsible for merchandising the kids department every two weeks, for signing and merchandising by price point, for employees that have not yet obtained their responsible status regarding register routines. Assist guests with merchandise selection and purchase. Process call off and new production on a daily basis.
Merchandise new production into the theme the displays are set. Answer phones, maintain floor cleanliness. Assist guest with garment choices and retrieving other garments that may complement the chosen garment. Travel to open new locations, and train new employees.

Jan 2012 - current

KNA Interior Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Design Assistant

Assist project manager in a high speed design project. Purchased samples for the showroom and client reference. Maintained and organized architectural finish schedules. Maintained fabric selections, organized, ordered, swatches for specifications. Assisted other designers with tasks around the office. Shopped for products to meet the needs of clients and designers. Maintained correspondence and vendor relations.

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010

Dewitt Designer Ktichens, Studio City, CA, US, Design Merchandiser, Sales Advisor

Attended client meetings. Gave possible ideas and solutions during and after meetings. Created floor plans and elevations on AutoCAD. Input designer’s ideas, as well as any suggested additional ideas that would help meet the client’s specifications. Provided ideas and research products for kitchen and bathroom installation including tile, hardware, plumbing, fabric, and appliances. Purchased product and priced them for clients. Tracked the shipment of these products. Measured the client’s kitchens and bathrooms. Visited, and spent a great deal of time with client on the jobsite. Estimated materials, including client pricing for each job.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

USCB Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, It Support/assistant

Helped maintain the computer mainframe and domains for current employees and terminated employees. Maintained technology inventory and repaired unusable equipment. Ran daily reports on a mainframe for the IT management.
Helped with monthly reports for each collection department.
Answered phones, and assisted collectors with computer issues. Moved computer stations for department relocations, and new employees. Assisted IT Manager with any other issues.

Dec 2008 - Jul 2009

KNA Interior Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

Helped research conceptual design for projects. Put presentation boards together, organized sample library and book library, returned fabrics to the Pacific Design Center. Went sample shopping, helped organize photos for Photoshop adjustment, ordered samples for designers and pulled furniture pieces for projects.

Aug 2007 - Nov 2007

The Great Indoors, Burbank, CA, US, Design Merchandiser, Sales Advisor

Assisted designers with kitchen and bath design, understood clients needs, desires, budgets, and introduced them to products and services that met their objectives. Collected retainers and initialized the sale of remodeling projects,
explained design services about materials, designs and installations. Aided clients in decisions on cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring.

Mar 2007 - Apr 2007


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

Family Consumer Science, Interior Design

Sep 2005 - Dec 2008

Areas of Specialization