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Creative Design Consultant
- Innovative Design Professional with over 5 years of experience developing and implementing effective design concepts.
- Proven ability to oversee all aspects of day to day business operations, focused primarily on staff management, financial processes and deploying successful marketing strategies.
- Dynamic communication skills, instrumental to forming lasting relationships with clients and vendors.
- Regarded for strong experience sourcing and branding unique products.
Business Operations Management
Retail/Visual Merchandising Remodels
Runway Show Design
DHD Ventures, Rochester, NY 2015-Present
Design Coordinator/Creative Advisor to CEO
Leverage strong creative abilities to successfully develop and maintain design portfolio, while providing consulting to company CEO.
Skillfully identify client needs and develop innovative, individualized solutions.
Utilize organizational management skills to resourcefully budget for kitchen and bath remodels, as well as appliance purchasing for multi-family developments.
Strategically design company sample library, using design expertise to develop inspiring ideas for kitchen and bath concepts.
Collaborate extensively with Project Managers regarding all construction phases, ensuring on time, within budget completion.
Cultivate positive vendor relationships, key to maintaining bottom line company cost throughout negotiations.
Key Projects Completed Include:
Restaurant/bar design; bathroom design and selections; lobby renovations; vanity selection for multi-family developments; cabinet, countertop and appliance selection and budgeting for multi-family projects containing 35-104 units; commercial office building hallway renovations;
Air Venice on the Beach Hotel and Apartments, Venice, CA [Westlake Capital Advisors] 2014
Operations/Leasing/Property Management Consultant
Assumed key role contributing to marketing and leasing operations for short-term rental properties, with associated responsibilities including interior remodels, providing top notch customer service and vendor management.
Spearheaded process improvement initiatives throughout organizational structure and scheduling.
Strategically oversaw concierge staff, while implementing effective training and development processes.
Resourcefully enhanced web presence throughout launch of new website, as well as promoting increase in online ratings and reviews.
The Hoodie Shop, New York, NY 2010- 2014
Fulfilled key role as sole proprietor, focused primarily on building out retail store, designing all merchandising tools and conceptualizing retro club house interior.
Envisioned, designed and deployed effective branding strategies for logo creation, brand colors, product labeling, social media tiles, event flyers and e-commerce banners.
Demonstrated strong leadership skills throughout hands on management of team of graphic designers and social media assistants.
Chief responsibilities included purchasing, inventory control for 50+ brands and social media management.
Resourcefully conducted market trend analysis, key to remaining cutting edge throughout product development.
Contributed extensively to all aspects of event coordination, including outdoor pop up shows, corporate media events, record release parties and magazine launch affairs.
Developed highly effective seasonal campaigns throughout successful management of photo shoots, models and photographers.
Press: Daily Candy Best New Boutiques of 2012 , NY Mag Best of New York 2013 , Racked Best FNO Parties in NYC 2012 .
Bachelor of Science, Fashion Merchandising Management, Fashion Institute of Technology,
New York, NY; 2004
Associates in Applied Science - Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Institute of Technology,
New York, NY; 2002
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