Shalee Wilkins

Shalee Wilkins

Chicago, IL, US



I graduated from Harrington College of Design in 2010 with a Bachelors
degree in Interior Design. I am currently the in-house designer/drafter
at a custom mill-work and cabinetry shop. Through this position I have
been able to developed and strengthened my skills as a designer. I
currently hold two awards from ASID for a custom designed kitchen.
Please take a look at my work!



Hylan Design Ltd., Chicago, IL, US, Designer, Drafter, Part Time Project Manager, Office Manager, Social Media Coordinator

Project Manager: 2015 - Present
- Acting Project manager due to employment turnover
- Coordinate and maintained excellent relations with clients and vendors
- Support and work collaboratively with Master Craftsman
- Researched, purchased and archived relevant specs for each project
- Report and track all PO’s and time associated to current projects

Marketing and Awareness Coordinator: 2015 - Present
- Update and enhance existing company website and social platforms (,, Houzz)
- Designed and built a website for a new division of the company: Great Lakes Metal Coating (
- Expand company awareness in the A&D field; took leadership in developing, designing and executing an open house
(ie: designed invitations, signage, email blasts, social media posts, brochures and delineated specific product samples to be exhibited)

Designer: 2013 - Present
- Comprehend client’s desires and budget restraints to develop concepts
- Attend and document client meetings and site dimensions to ensure correct engineering and installation
- Generate full 3-D renderings
- Oversee entire project from concept to installations working with company owner, project manager, shop foremen, lead finisher, sub-contractors, vendors and clients

Office Administrator: 2012 - Present
- On-going staff development in processes and procedures
- Established procedural structural systems for: ordering and receiving, project data, verifying bid accuracy, HR practices, office management and maintained office and shop equipment

Drafter: 2010 - Present
- Increased efficiency and doubled profits in drafting and engineering
- Engineered and produced complete shop drawings for build and install
- Work on multiple projects simultaneously

Jan 2011 - current

M.S. Designs Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Design Assistant, Drafter

Presentation Prep Support: 2015 - Present
- Maintain an on-going relationship with designer/owner
- Provide extra help when needed to prepare presentation documents and boards
Design Assistant/Drafter: 2010 - 2015
- Create full concept drawings of all elevations, plans and perspectives
- Gather, archive and arrange all materials for specific projects
- Research and select furniture and decor pieces
- Prepare all necessary documents and displays for presentations

Sep 2010 - Jan 2015


Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Interior Design

May 2007 - Aug 2010


ASID Design Excellence Award, 1st Place

First Place
Category: Industry Partner Award
Firm: Hylan Design, Ltd.
Designers: Ted Schultz, Industry Partner of ASID; Shalee Wilkins
Custom Kitchen & Cabinetry Design, Burr Ridge, IL: This spectacular kitchen, having undergone 20 design revisions before approval, hosts the best hardware and finest American Black Walnut veneers and solids. The cabinets were given the leading role since the house addition revolved around them. Custom layups provide a flawless look and the concealed luxuries never cease to amaze.


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