Allyson McHarris

Allyson McHarris

Clinton, NY, US




Department of Parks and Recreation, Syracuse, NY, US, Intern

Historic Fire Barn Renovation to house different environmental education programs from
local community. Worked in a design team of two to develop a design concept for the
interior of the Fire Barn. Created and designed presentations, material research, space
planning, construction documents, and renderings

Sep 2012 - May 2013

Roly Poly, Syracuse , Waitress

Took orders and assisted customers in the restaurant. Organized large catering orders.
Trained new employees. Counted out cash drawer at closing.

Sep 2009 - May 2013

Ashley Whittaker Design, New York, NY, US, Intern

Worked directly under head designer and junior designers assisting them with five projects
in various phases of design. Helped in preparation for the House Beautiful September 2012
cover photo shoot. Generated meeting minutes at client meetings on room, furniture, and
material specifications. Met with contractors, architects, and electricians on site to oversee
and assist work being done. Conducted on site measurements. Created conceptual space
plans and furniture arrangements. Met with fabric and furniture vendors at the D&D building.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

McHarris Gifts, Clinton, NY, US, Sales Associate Assistant Manager

Designed store and window merchandise displays. Trained new employees. Responsible
for opening and closing store. Counted out cash drawer at closing. Provide assistance to
customers looking for specialty items and gifts. Went to gift shows and on buying trips to
New York City.

May 2005 - Sep 2011


Syracuse University, Bachelors, Environmental and Interior Design

Sep 2009 - May 2013

Areas of Specialization