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- Dynamic Leader who offers a background in Multi-Project Management, Design / Space Planning, Merchandise Operations, Trends Tracking, On-Site/ Field Measurements, Client Needs Analysis / Assessment, Process Optimization, Procurement, and Workflow Prioritization, and exhibits a proven ability to see the big picture in evolving markets.
- Top Performer who boasts above-average career results, and who can make decisions to reflect positively on project / design operations in alignment with a company s vision, value, and goals to attain a significant competitive advantage.
- Excellent Communicator who builds and sustains synergistic relationships with senior-level management, project teams, business / operational professionals, vendors/ suppliers, clients, and customers; who excels in both autonomous and collaborative work environments; and who leads resourceful staff by example and with integrity.
Led project rollouts for Michaels stores, including queuing into existing stores, expanding high-performing departments using space from low-performing departments, and serving as a CORE Team for JDA floor planning.
Recognized for job performance excellence with 2010 s World Class Employee Award and September 2005 s Create Award, and further served as a Project Captain for department resets and standardized existing stores.
Spearheaded redevelopment of a design library as a Project Manager for Studio West, including demonstrating experience with meetings with diverse clients (e.g. municipal, healthcare, banking, corporate).
Personally specified and coordinated large-scale furniture bids for public works, and supervised all installations.
Successfully revamped a design library as a contracted Designer for PWCRA and HDR of Xxxxxx to allow new Green alternatives while specifying furniture, artwork, and plantscapes for public bids and HCA as per projects.
Participated in the detailed design of Mitchell Design Group s new Irving office as a contracted Designer, and further boosted efficiency by implementing new software and SOP within an established work environment.
Capitalized on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking design and 3D software implementation used to specify DIRTT, including contributing experience in using DIRTT for manufacturing interior construction rather than drywall.
Strategically steered floor planning initiatives for this well-established arts and crafts retailer, including leading all fixture and merchandise planning for new, relo, and relay stores, as well as promoting rollout of new merchandise.
Demonstrated experience in leading all facets of space planning, concept boards, sample boards, and presentations for a nationally known architecture firm with an emphasis on dynamic healthcare, municipal, and corporate work.
Led projects ranging from interior finish-outs to design build while leading innovative design and documentation.
Led targeted decision-making across an interior design firm with the mission to elevate the spirit and energy of the workforce while promoting project initiatives among a client base of municipal, healthcare, banking, corporate, legal, restaurant, and technology-driven companies to direct all phases of projects from early project conception.
Effectively met with potential clients through construction administration, space planning, concept boards, sample boards, presentations, design documentation, and construction documentation, as well as acquiring custom furniture.
Collaborated with construction teams during meetings and traveling to job sites to achieve multi-project goals.
Cost-effectively led procurement of furniture for private firms and supervised overall seamless installations.
Expertly led challenging design initiatives within a steelcase dealership, including drawing architectural shells from on-site measurements, as well as exhibiting comprehensive proficiencies toward specifying key finishes and furniture.
Directed details-oriented site visits, handled accurate field measurements, performed installation drawings, and facilitated integral sample boards, along with using CAPStudio for project lists and parts lists for optimal efficiency.
Maximized design success for this family-owned store concept firm, including leading nationwide work in design; space planning; and specification of various interior, equipment, and furniture packages to meet design objectives.
Contributed solid communications skills toward liaising among clients during on-site visits to assess project goals, along with handling all preliminary concepts, sample boards, concept documents, and computer color renderings.
Promoted a strong companywide image with regular participation at industry-leading nationwide conventions.
Played a vital role in leading preliminary concept design while facilitating detailed sample boards, concept documents, and presentations, as well as cost-effectively selecting essential materials and furniture to complete design projects.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Emphasis in Interior Design)
AutoCAD 2013 / 2007 / 2002 / 14 / 13 / 10 ￨ AutoCAD LT
MicroStation ￨ Arris 7.0 ￨ Corel Suite ￨ Adobe Suite ￨ Microsoft Office
Volunteer ￨ D cor / Designer Red Heart Ball, American Diabetes Association
Excellent Professional References Provided Upon Request
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