Robert Soussana

Robert Soussana

Redondo Beach, CA, US

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Over 25 years of experience in home furnishings, design and product development for both Domestic and Import businesses. A comprehensive understanding of multiple product categories including case goods, accent furniture, lighting, accessories and outdoor furniture. Proven experience leading creative departments, design teams and product toward projected revenue goals. 
Specifically, my expertise is in the following areas but not limited too... 
Furniture Design Conceptualize ideas based on trends  Understanding of martials to capture the beauty and the integrity of design concept Understanding buying patterns of retails to insure clear direction of design focus The basics – Sketch, cad and rendering  Sales involved with this process to insure sell through                
Project management  Specifically check and balance on the necessary steps for project vision Understanding price points margins and buy into product categories Domestically - Doing all the front-end work (Cads, materials, specs, cost full scale drawings, etc.)    Overseas sample review process – Check all samples for finish, size, engineering, cost and  specs to insure design integrity Sales involved with this process to insure sell through
Customers buyers and trends Customers - A clear understanding of buying practices of major retailers and design to fulfill their retail/consumer needs  Buyers – Experience in personalities and what they gravitate towards when buying Trends – Clear on the trends that are dominating the current market place as well as emerging trends...  • Global Modern • American Contemporary • Industrial Modern • Bling • Urban Clean • Traditional
Leadership and people skills on teams I have managed • I lead by example nothing I ask to be done I have not done before • Furniture designers, project managers, art directors, showroom designers, sales, Owners, etc.  • Positive attitude, clear direction, a true cheerleader for entire team • Love for the job and true sincerity
Robert Soussana  562 472 6452 robearsoussana@    



Modus Design Group, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Creative director

Modus furniture (100 million annually) Los Angeles California 11/17 – 2/20 Case  goods home furnishing Manufacturer importer (Living spaces, Macy’s, City,  Urban barn etc.)  Managed a 12 person team of designers project managers and freelancers   * Managed staff through mentoring, motivating and focused team  building skills.   * Managed and reviewed all sketches rendering & cads before proto  approval   * Delegated all workload to designer and project managers , which  included managing their daily task, and overview workload   * Gather market data on fashion, trends, fabrication, materials, color  schemes and designs for annual introductions  Personal Design responsibility   * Sketches, 3D rendering, cads, and all material selections   * Manage all aspects of the “fine art” product development process   * Insure all samples meet all cost/margin goals.   Import & design responsibilities  * Vietnam, Indonesia & China travel to communicate to our factories all  necessary information for best execution of samples for our mass-market  customer presentations.   * Reviewed/approved all drawings from vendors   * Reviewed and fine tuned all prototype samples for production   Showroom responsibilities   * Plan layout of all merchandising for all 2 showroom layout   * Pre-mercindised all staged vignettes   * Physically set up showroom   * Educated sales on all new market intros  

Nov 2017 - Feb 2020


Arizona State University, Tempe Camp, AZ, US, BArch, Interior Design

Studied Interior design with a Architectural background

Sep 1986 - Jun 1990

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