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Furniture / Interior Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Through my previous work experience and coursework I have learned all stages of design: from a conception of an idea to its execution. Most importantly I am familiar with materials, finishes, upholstery, and manufacturing processes. I am very passionate about all stages of designing interiors and furniture, from a concept sketch on the napkin to the finishing touches on a final project. To me it is one of the most rewarding feelings to watch a design on paper grow into a finished product.
SUMMARY Motivated, resourceful, and enthusiastic individual seeking a position in the furniture / interior design industry. Driven team player with a positive “can-do” attitude and a pleasant demeanor. Extremely organized, detail-oriented, and deadline sensitive attributes will be a great asset to any company. Ability to work with many different styles and preferences, while incorporating a unique and creative touch to any project. Other skills include: •Great at verbally and visually communicating ideas through sketching, rendering, and model making •Extremely knowledgeable in 20th century furniture styles, designers, and manufacturers •Ability to lead, excite, and motivate a team while achieving top results •Skilled in carpentry, upholstery, finishing and studio furniture making •Polished communication with high-end clients and exceptional customer service •Efficient supervision of jobsites and communication with contractors •Computer skills include CAD, Rhino, Sketch Up, QuickBooks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Suite, Social Media WORK EXPERIENCE •Mod Shop By Room Service (Manufacturing Facility) Gardena, CA Production Coordinator November 2011 - Present --Planned and controlled the manufacturing process of custom furniture orders --Monitored staff and work operations to ensure quality, safety, and time sensitive deadlines --Managed weekly production to achieve scheduled completion -- Traveled to overseas factory for quality control and vendor sourcing •HGTV's Design on a Dime Series Los Angeles, CA Design Assistant June 2011 - May 2012 --Collaborated in concept design and project development for room makeovers --Executed completion of projects and set design --Responsible for furniture shopping, returns, and budget tracking --Closely worked together with producers, contractors, and the design team to complete a makeover on a very tight deadline •Barclay Butera Inc. Los Angeles, CA Product Development / Sales Aug 2010 – Nov 2010 --Worked directly with CEO to create look books for a new fabric line --Researched trends and ideas for a new accessories line --Collaborated with the graphic designer to create a website blog --Assisted with walk in clients and sales in the showroom •Jean De Merry Showroom West Hollywood, CA Furniture Draftsperson/ Designer Dec 2006 – Jul 2008 --Assisted in a design process of custom furniture pieces --Created CAD drawings for custom furniture and JDM furniture line --Provided high end customer service to clients and walk-ins --Managed organizational aspects of the showroom --Managed and organized sample inventory •Compas Architectural Stone and Tile West Hollywood, CA Interior Design Assistant Dec 2005 – Nov 2006 -- Assisted in client meetings and shopping -- Created spec sheets, purchase orders, and invoices -- Coordinated with clients, vendors, and other professionals -- Assisted with walk in clients and sales -- Created and/or modified floor plans, elevations and presentation boards -- Produced detailed technical drawings on CAD for custom projects •A. Rudin Showroom West Hollywood, CA Stock Clerk Nov 2002 – June 2005 -- Kept track of sample inventory -- Helped out clients with samples -- Assisted sales reps with organizational projects EDUCATION •SDSU/ San Diego State University San Diego, CA Bachelor of Arts in Applied Design with Emphasis in Furniture Design GPA: 3.7 Graduation Date: May 2010 •FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles, CA Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design GPA: 3.8 Graduation Date: June 2005
San Diego State University Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising