Solange Gutierrez

Solange Gutierrez

Carle Place, NY, US



Hello, my name is Solange Gutierrez. I am a performance-driven, self-motivated and resourceful designer and merchant seeking innovative ideas, sustainable options and to utilize communication skills in a fast paced and challenging environment. Additionally, I am in search of an opportunity to grow both professionally and personally with an established company. I'm also interested in networking and freelancing opportunities.


DC Safety, Hauppauge, NY, US, Engineering Assistant

• Project Manager for Army Reserve assignment
• Team leader and designer
• Created all documention; Bill of Material, drawings, and assembly methods for Production
• Evaluated production requirements prior to build
• Held interdepartmental meetings to monitor progress, address concerns, and discuss improvements
• Assist in product development through team meetings, AutoCAD drawings and Adobe renderings
• Verify product quality and maintain design specifications through methodical inspections
• Work with Design Manager to control customer documents, monitor changes and maintain all master files
• Process and distribute all revision changes due to design, inventory, recalls, or customer requests
• Communicate with overseas factories and vendors with feedback on samples and product improvement
• Submit First Article for customer approval
• Design packaging and establish shipping requirements within customer guidelines
• Provide all Production documentation and labeling templates
• Reverse engineer existing product for sampling

Sep 2012 - current

Becker Electronics Inc, Ronkonkoma, NY, US, Administrative Assistant

• Address customer service related concerns while producing and maintaining production schedules
• Enter new orders, process returns, handle expedited entries, and confirming delivery dates are met
• Partner with production team on all orders, while ensuring parts are purchased in a timely manner
• Review and revise all assembly documentation based on drawings and technical information

May 2012 - Sep 2012

Apple, Garden City, NY, US, Specialist

· Provide extraordinary customer service and form lasting relationships while upholding the Apple brand and culture
· Help preserve the appearance of the retail environment through visual standards and organization
· Investigate basic issues while redirecting technical concerns to more knowledgeable associates
· Engage customers in technology and help them discover how Apple can enhance their lives
· Present enriching experience while familiarizing the customer with their products

Jul 2010 - Sep 2012

Reiko Design Inc., Amagansett, NY, US, Assistant Interior Designer

· Work alongside Owner and Project Manager on all phases of interior projects
· Produce detailed AutoCAD drawings for series of residential and commercial projects throughout NY and NJ
· Conduct site surveys for both residential and commercial interiors and composed full CAD plans and elevations from preliminary survey
· Generate Feng Shui reports based on initial analysis to present to clients with ideas and recommendations of their space
· Contact all vendors for information on items, pricing, and lead time to develop master spec sheets
· Gather samples and prepare design and presentations boards to be presented during client meetings
· Oversee construction regularly while verifying quality of work through attention to detail

May 2011 - May 2012

Luxottica Group, Port Washington, NY, US, Customer Relations Agent

· Assist customers, billing department, and top accounts with placing orders, return authorizations, and invoices, and other customer service related concerns
· Verify shipping order accuracy through cross referencing system reports
· Employ knowledge and experience in the optical industry to analyze product questions and make appropriate substitutions when necessary

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Correia Designs, Carle Place, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

· Revise AutoCAD drawings, compose renderings, and draft window treatments for residences
· Accompany assistant designer with selection of final materials for residential projects
· Prepare purchase orders, create proposals, build invoices, and assist with light clerical work
· Negotiate with companies and place sample orders for residential projects

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

BBGM, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

· Review and revise redline drawings and other various AutoCAD drawings
· Assist with writing specifications and furniture selection of large scale commercial and hospitality projects
· Organize library, order material samples and meet with representatives
· Collaborate with team members on hospitality projects, conduct site surveys, and prepare presentation boards
· Compile research for conceptual design stage and redesign renderings using Adobe Photoshop

Sep 2008 - Jan 2009


Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010


Sophomore Retail Interior Design Competition, 2nd Place

· Rewarded to students whose graphic presentation stands alone in explaining design concept while establishing a complete concept in terms of floor plans, ceiling plan, sections, and perspectives, in addition to meeting essential program requirements


Areas of Specialization