Christy Jobe

Christy Jobe

Berkeley, CA, US



3D Design, Space Planning, Marketing & Strategy, Strategic Occupancy Planning & Program Management

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  • Design Talent - Diverse track record of residential design, marketing strategy, management consulting and technology integration, with a passion for working at the intersection of technology and design.  Successful at integrating new technologies into existing design practices to help clients visualize their space, make decisions more quickly, and shorten the design-to-construction timeframe.  Proficient at interior space planning using 3D tools to ensure spaces are appropriate at a holistic level, with an emphasis on the detail orientation required by high-quality design.  
  • Client Relationship Management - Experienced in managing entire client relationship life-cycle, from retail or in-home sales through design, project management, vendor and contractor coordination.  Hands-on experience with construction techniques, project management tools and methodologies, diverse materials, and contractor business practices allows advocation for clients to help contain costs, and ensure the design intent is well-executed.
  • Process Management - Expertise in modifying and applying professional-level processes to design-related small businesses for more effective business practices, including more efficient estimation, staffing, forecasting, project management and time-reporting to maximize profits.  Effective at team-based design, facilitating groups to higher performance, and coaching colleagues to adapt to new processes and technologies.  Proven leadership at identifying manual time-intensive processes that can be moved to simple and user-friendly technology platforms for increased efficiency.


SJ&J Design, Berkeley, CA, US, Principal

- Residential design and remodeling projects in California, Washington, and Minnesota, including: Additions, Whole house remodels, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Attic conversions, Home theaters
-Developed 3D modeling techniques for rapid schematic design, design development, presentation and transfer to construction drawings for clients of SJ&J Design, Custom Spaces, and McCutcheon Construction.
-Designed case-work and cabinetry for Harley-Davidson of San Diego.

Jan 2004 - current

McCutcheon Construction, Inc., Berkeley, CA, US, Project Designer & Business Consultant

- Residential design and project management for East Bay green design/build firm.
- Participated in the Design Team for award-winning kitchen and bath project which was recognized in the San Francisco Chronicle, Women's Day Magazine, and won the NARI 2010 Bay Area Best of Show Award.
- Integrated 3D design into preliminary design and marketing processes
- Developed marketing plan and organizational strategy to adapt to rapidly contracting residential construction industry

Oct 2008 - May 2010

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, Minneapolis, MN, Marketing & Strategy Lead & Project Manager – RSP i-SPACE

- Led implementation of new strategic vision, including image, message, and branding, reflecting a change from technology to business-solutions focus, creating marketing materials, website, and messaging targeting specific industries
- Focused on utilization of technology to solve building-based business problems

Aug 2007 - Sep 2008

Ir2 - Interior Resource, Inc., San Diego, CA, Strategic Occupancy Planning & Innovations Lead

- Developed and refined Strategic Occupancy Planning Methodology and SpaceTrak>> © a proprietary web-enabled database tool, for complex data gathering, forecasting, interviewing, and adjacencies activities as well as analysis and synthesis of results.
- Designed and developed SmartDrawings ©, an integrated facilities management solution which connects facilities and Human Resources data directly with AutoCAD for live update of facilities drawings
- Implemented program management and pooled resource management across more than 20 design and facilities management projects internally
- Performed Gross Space Assessments, Strategic Occupancy Planning and Program Management for fortune 500 clients such as: Guidant Corporation (now Boston Scientific), IDEC Pharmaceuticals (now Biogen IDEC), Alaris Medical Systems (now CareFusion), Callaway Golf, dj Orthopedics (now DJO Incorporated, Ericsson Wireless, The City of Carlsbad CA

Feb 2001 - Jul 2004

Review of Financial Studies and Western Finance Association, Seattle, WA, US, Database Designer & Project Manager

Created scalable infrastructure for management of thousands of manuscript submissions, including multiple reviewers per manuscript, to support academic journal and academic conferences.

Sep 1996 - Jul 2000

The Bamford Group, Seattle, WA, US, Consulting Associate

Developed and implemented project management methodology, tools, and team development training for various clients in a Marketing Development and Research firm. Clients included: Mosaix, Inc., Shur-gard Storage, The Space Needle Corporation

Jun 1996 - Nov 1998

NCR Corporation, Dayton, OH and Seattle, WA, US, Consultant II

Developed and implemented multiple organization development projects (recruiting, performance management, project management, change management, career path design) as part of an effort to convert a technical services/product sales group into a full-scale professional services organization.

Jul 1993 - Aug 1996

Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Dallas, TX, US, Consultant

Performed Professional Education Consulting and Organization Development, as well as other professional services for fortune 500 clients such as: FedEx, Halliburton, NationsBank, JCPenney, Frito-Lay

Jan 1990 - Jun 1993


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, Masters Program in Architecture

2 years of study, incomplete

Jun 1996 - Dec 1998

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, US, Bachelors, English Literature & Philosophy

National Merit Scholar

Sep 1986 - Dec 1989

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