Creative retail professional experienced in managing the design and construction of store environments for world class retailers. I excel in analyzing consumer insights and market research to identify opportunities that improve the consumer experience and increase sales. Specialties: Research Consumer Insights Strategy Design Autocad/3D modeling Prototyping/Testing Manufacturing Implementation Construction Project Management Client Relations

Work Samples

  • WFM-Jackson MS

  • WFM-Jackson MS

  • Target-Portrait Studio

Work History

  • Sr. Store Design Lead

    • Whole Foods Market
    • Dec 2013 - Present (9 months)

    Creating exciting new store experiences by delivering innovative concepts and a unique localized design direction for each store. Responsible for driving the store design process from initial market research and conceptual plan development through construction documentation. Direct coordination with executive leadership, department coordinators, construction, equipment/fixture purchasing, decor, marketing, architecture firms and creative agencies.

  • Decor Manager

    • Whole Foods Market
    • Oct 2012 - Dec 2013 (1 year 2 months)

    Creative management of internal partners and architecture/design agencies to develop interior design for new stores and remodels in Whole Foods Market's South Region.

    Responsibilities include;
    -Creative direction
    -Project management
    -Specification of paint, tile, flooring, lighting, fixtures, furniture, millwork, decor and signage.
    -Management of budgets, timelines, fabrication and installation

  • Visual Merchandiser @ The Home Depot

    • Big Red Rooster
    • Nov 2010 - Oct 2012 (1 year 11 months)

    In-house agency responsible for developing new merchandising standards, concepts and solutions. Coordinated directly with VM, RCM, Merchants and Marketing groups to design new in-store merchandising programs. Combining strategy with environments, products, fixtures and signing to create stimulating displays that drive sales.

  • Fixture Designer

    • Target
    • Dec 2007 - Nov 2010 (2 years 11 months)

    Collaborated with internal teams and vendors to design and implement new prototype store fixtures and partner business environments. Projects included Beauty, Home, Pharmacy, Photo and Optical departments.

  • Production/Manufacturing Designer

    • Accent Signage
    • Jan 2005 - Nov 2007 (2 years 10 months)

    Managed the design and production of environmental graphics for healthcare, hospitality, educational, residential and retail environments.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • BFA - Industrial Design Art and Design
    • 2000 - 2005

    BFA with an Industrial Design concentration

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA, RDI, POPAI

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