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New York, NY
New York, NY
To work for a challenging and innovative design firm.
Interior & Fixture Design
education Philadelphia University, Philadelphia PA, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design Minor, Architecture and Marketing work experience aug. 2007 – may 2009 Macy’s Merchandising Group, Mgr of Shop Design - Coordinate and design top flagship stores as well as organize and layout roll out projects for 25 different private brands ranging between 2,500 sq. ft. to 50,000 sq. ft. - Oversight of the consultants working on the construction docs. - Develop new retail fixtures and FF&E for all Macy’s division - Design and oversight of the architectural shops - Space planning and layouts - Select color schemes, materials, and furniture. - Work on design development and presentations. sept. 2006 – aug. 2007 Designer Quad Group, Furniture Specialist - Coordinate custom millwork and furniture standards (ADA) (FF&E) - Develop Construction Documents for institutional and residential projects. - Develop and monitor project schedules, fee, budget, profit planning, and control. - Coordinated with Structural and Mechanical Consultants. - Participate in presentations and design coordination meetings. - Meet clients to review and approve project scope. - Programming, contract docs. and furniture standards coordination. - Review the final placement of all items and inspect quality, assembly, and function. - Over site of construction and contractor progress - Prepare punch-list at end of project for all items and follow through completion. apr.2006 – oct.2006 Cliff Young Ltd., Furniture Designer - Design company signature collection pieces and client pieces - Material research - Produce shop drawings - Concept sketches to home installation - Oversee project management (scheduling, contacts, etc,) - Lead company sponsored design competition - Lead product development meetings - Client presentations, floor plan space planning and color mapping - Specification and concept phase of new products nov.2004 – current Freelance - Select color schemes, materials, and furniture. - Conduct site surveys and convert data into floor plans and elevations. - Produce manual and computerized interior and exterior drawings and renderings. - Research new products. - Work on design development and presentations. sept.2004 – apr.2006 Maurice Villency, Assistant Design Supervisor - Oversaw and managed construction site and pertaining docs. - Drafted floor plans and elevations, hand renderings, preparation of presentation materials, field measurements, space planning, store display, and signage - Corrected and changed pricing - Commitment and flexibility to ensure deadlines are met - Contacted and discussed constraints with vendors summary of skills Computer Skills - Proficient in Cobalt, Graphite, AutoCAD, Vellum, and Rhino - Working knowledge of SolidWorks, Photoshop, and Illustrator - Professional and educational experience in Microsoft Office Model Making - Sculpting work with: wood, plastics, fiberglass, resin, and foam Design - Appreciation of a range of manufacturing techniques, as well as sound working knowledge of materials and processes - Sound understanding of fundamental theories - Ergonomic - Understanding of product design and concepts Visual Communications - Render in mediums of maker, colored pencil, watercolor, pastels, and computer programs - Produce user requirements specifications, storyboards, scenarios, and design prototypes to final presentation materials