Hi! Nice of you to take a look... My name is Vikas and I am an Interior Designer with experience in the Retail and Exhibit industries. I have a previous business marketing background and have experience working with both small and large scale client projects across different disciplines and for varying budgets. I'm always interested in meeting new people and working through challenges to develop projects with great success. Let's work together and create something amazing!

Work Samples

  • Cleveland Indians Proposal

  • Ducati Exhibit Design

  • Graphic Work

Work History

  • Designer

    • Macy's Inc.
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Apr 2015 - Present (1 year 8 months)

    Contribute high level design skill to the development of a variety of SPACE Projects to include New Store and Remodel Capital Projects, Minimum Standard and Customer Facing Upgrades, FOB New Initiative Development and Rollouts.

    -Design function for Capital Projects from scope and block plan development through design and color/material development meeting schedule and budget priorities.
    -Design project management including task prioritization, meeting and workload management, coordination and successful communication.
    -Contribute to the store brand design development efforts for implementation by consultants and by internal team.
    -Collaboration with Merchants, FOB Directors, Visual and Merchandise Execution partners in the development and execution of scalable FOB Initiatives.
    -Collaborate to identify improved sustainability opportunities that improve the shopping experience while driving down operational costs.
    -New product research and on-going development of skill sets.

  • Senior Interior Designer- Retail

    Responsible for design creation and implementation for various clients across multiple disciplines. Lead client work sessions, manage daily client interactions and, responsible for execution of deliverables and maintaining high level of design standards for maximum client ROI. Keep a vast knowledge of products and material applications and sustaining relationships with vendors and end users alike. Part of design team responsible for pitching and winning large amounts of work for company. Work well with many well respected industry professionals and have fun doing it.

  • Exhibit Designer

    Executed multiple designs and options for a wide range of clients. Had to conform to multiple show regulations yet still maintain strong level of design presence. Used 3D models to determine best viewing angles and placement of branding elements. Worked in a fast-paced environment with a small team of great designers and visionaries.

  • Environmental Graphics/Interior Designer

    • Vocon
    • Cleveland, OH
    • Nov 2009 - Jul 2010 (8 months)

    Internship turned full time position. Designed, created, and executed small and large scale graphics, interior and exterior renderings, edited photos, and developed concepts. Had the opportunity to learn a great deal about the daily designer and client interactions and put my skill set to use. Blended marketing and design background and skills together to increase client responsiveness.

  • Freelance Designer

    Short term contract opportunity to help on a specialty project to develop pitch materials and help secure large national client.

  • Designer

    Studied interior architecture and focused on commercial, retail, hospitality, specialty/creative environments. Learned invaluable lessons from successful working professionals including hand and CAD drafting and drawing, computer modeling and rendering, graphic design and typography. The program and school were heavily focused on artistic techniques, history, and the practices of producing stimulating visuals that convey design and intent.

  • Assistant Manager

    • U.S. Bank
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Feb 2003 - Jun 2006 (3 years 4 months)

    Working part time while completing my BBA in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Began as a teller, promoted thru the ranks to the point where I was the assistant manager of the third busiest branch in the state. Left to pursue design as a career.

Education

  • Cleveland Institute of Art

    • BFA Interior Design; Glass
    • 2006 - 2010
  • University of Cincinnati College of Business

    • BBA Marketing, Real Estate
    • 2001 - 2005

Specialties

Affiliations

ASID, RDI, IIDA

Awards

** First Place 2013 IIDA Product Runway - Cincinnati, OH ** Multiple projects featured in design magazines/ARE awards ** Sharon Lynn Kumin Scholarship for Excellence in Interior Design (2009-10) ** Cleveland Institute of Art- Transfer Scholarship (4 years) ** Volunteer Artist in American Diabetes Association Celebrity Art Auction...
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