I want to make spaces that enhance how people live, work, play and relax. I believe that design can positively change how people interact and function. Health care interior design is of particular interest to me, because healing can be positively fostered through lighting, texture, color and materiality. Both residential and commercial interiors are a focus. Evocative hand rendering and drawing supplement my crisp digital renderings and AutoCAD work. I am also an illustrator, specializing in traditional and mixed media, including watercolor, pencil and digital methods.
Sharon P. Crockett
OBJECTIVE To pursue professional opportunities in interior design and freelance illustration
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN, New York, NY
Associate of Applied Science, Interior Design, May 2009
Dean’s List. GPA - 3.7.
Certificate of Interior Design, February 2008
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
MBA, Finance/Business Economics, May 1987
Citibank Fellow. Managing Editor, Columbia Journal of World Business.
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, MD
BA, Economics, May 1985U
niversity Honors. Dean’s List. GPA - 3.7.
SKILLS AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PastPerfect, hand drafting and rendering, model making, laser cutting.
Fluent in French; Conversational Spanish.
Freelance Interior Designer, May 2011-October 2011; August 2012 - Present
Completed FF&E specification, contract negotiation and furniture budget for L.A. advertising agency office renovation. Furniture specification and budget for Soho internet start-up firm's office renovation.
BARBARA OSTROM ASSOCIATES
Junior Interior Designer, April 2011 - June 2012
Projects: 2012 Mansion in May Showhouse great hall site survey, CAD drawings, project management; 2012 NJ Designer Showhouse; Kips Bay Showhouse room installation; Hamptons, NY new construction interior plan hand drawings; NJ senior residence clubhouse lobby project management, CAD drawings and furniture layouts. Responsibilities: Digitally draft plans from site measurements; develop furniture layouts; select and source materials, paint, wallcoverings and new and antique furnishings and lighting; place custom orders; confer on-site with craftspeople and workrooms; meet with clients and sales reps; manage projects and assist in installation of high-end residential and commercial projects.
MANITOGA/RUSSEL WRIGHT DESIGN CENTER, Garrison, NY
Senior Research Assistant, October 2009 - April 2011
As part of historic mid-century modern furnishings restoration project, independently oversee identification and cataloging of over 500 furnishings and artifacts missing from museum collection through research of archival images, video and documents, including original blueprints and renderings. Structured oral history project, developed release forms and set up interactive online photo identification site for use by living descendants and former colleagues of Russel Wright. Conduct extensive curatorial research on collection artifacts. Assist in structuring written historic furnishings report in support of determination of period of significance for interpretive purposes and interiors re-installation.
TPG ARCHITECTURE, New York, NY
Summer Intern, May - September 2008
Created materials boards for a pre-built commercial project, built a model of a custom retail shelving design, ordered materials samples, assisted in the selection of materials for projects, met with materials vendors, assembled imagery and physical furniture samples, fabrics and hard materials for an internal presentation of NeoCon 2008 award winners.
WESTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT, New York, NY
formerly CITIGROUP ASSET MANAGEMENT, New York, NY (merged in 2005)
Senior Portfolio Research Analyst, Structured Finance, Fixed Income Desk, 2003 - 2007
CENTRE GROUP, New York, NY
Vice President, Finance and Planning, 2000 - 2003
CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE (CIBC) WORLD MARKETS, New York
Executive Director, Asset Securitization, Originations and Structuring, 1996 - 2000
STANDARD & POOR’S RATINGS GROUP, New York, NY
Director, Structured Finance, Asset Backed, 1994 - 1996
Associate Director, Structured Finance, Asset-Backed, 1992 - 1994
Rating Officer, Structured Finance, Asset-Backed, 1991 - 1992
BARCLAYS BANK PLC, New York, NY
Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Management Unit, 1989 - 1991
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK, New York
Financial Analyst, Credit and Capital Markets, 1987 - 1989
Manitoga/Russel Wright Design Center, Board Member
American Society of Interior Designers, NY Metro Chapter, Affiliate Member
The Center for Health Design, Member
Health Care Facilities Symposium & Expo 2007 Conference Attendee
Open House New York (OHNY), 2007 & 2009 OHNY Weekend Volunteer
Arts Engine, Advisory Council Member, 2003 - 2007