Jay Taranella

Jay Taranella

Jupiter, FL, US



I am a design professional with 10 years experience in design and project management.  I recently started my own company, Jaybird Design Studio specializing in furniture design, cabinetry and fitted interiors.  I am always open to new opportunities and collaborating with creative people.



Jaybird Design Studio LLC, Jupiter, FL, US, Creative Director

* Creating, developing and managing new/current projects for a full service design consultancy
* Collaborating with external designers, engineers and consultants
* Combining technical knowledge, human factors and creativity to create practical, yet innovative solutions
* Product design and development from concept to three-dimensional models to production details
* Seeking out and developing new business relationships
* Executing formal and informal presentations to individuals and organizations
* Preparing clear, persuasive project estimates, proposals and schedules

Aug 2011 - current

Teleperformance, North Lauderdale, FL, US, Account Manager

Lead and managed 200 professionals including Technical Support Agents and Supervisors
* Achieved account cost, revenue and profit margin goals
* Liaised with all internal stakeholders, Workforce Management, Human Resources to ensure the required operational performance levels were met or exceeded
* Attended and actively contributed to the client and internal management meetings to assist in continual improvement?
* Prepared and submitted reports/statistics in line with center requirements to track individual and team performance

Mar 2010 - Jul 2011

Beaches Woodcraft, Atlantic Beach, FL, US, Designer/Project Manager

* Managed over $1M annually in high end residential kitchen and bath design projects
* Led all aspects of project design and production from conception to completion
* Consulted with clients on products, design concepts, solutions and challenges while adhering to budget specifications
* Prepared detailed proposal drawings based on project meetings, field measurements & material and finish selections
* Produced construction documents and CAD files for CNC routing and product assembly
* Supervised on-site installation to ensure a flawless, finished project

Mar 2005 - Feb 2010

Mercer General Works, Pennington, NJ, US, Project Manager

* Coordinated and supervised multiple construction projects in New Jersey and New York
* Led proposal efforts including initial client contact, design development, and complete project estimating
* Designed and developed all graphic representations, marketing materials and signage
* Prepared and tracked submittals and transmittals
* Communicated and corresponded with clients, design professionals, local officials and inspectors

Jan 2004 - Mar 2006


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Industrial Design

Sep 1997 - May 2002