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  • Melissa Franzak

    Design Professional

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

I currently live and work in the South Florida design and hospitality industries. Since I was young I've had a passion for design. Rearranging my parents living room countless times and wandering through construction sites! After high school I moved to Fort Lauderdale to pursue my Bachelors in Interior Design. Over the past several years I have grown as a professional in the design industry. Developing my conflict resolution skills along with my industry knowledge through practicing as a design professional and office furniture dealer. In my experience I have learned the value of exceptional customer service and building lasting relationships. I appreciate hard work and dedication. The hospitality industry has improved my confidence as a speaker which has positively impacted my communication and presentation skills. I share my passion for design with travel, people, and their cultures. I have grown as a person and learned many valuable lessons while spending time in Europe, Central America, South Africa, and South East Asia! I take pride in bringing joy to others lives whether it's though friendly conversation, sourcing a beautiful piece of furniture, or providing a successful design solution. My experiences through design, hospitality, and travel have helped mold me into the individual I am today. I am always up for a challenge and look forward to all that life brings along the way!

Work Samples

  • Jazware's Inc. I

  • Designer Couture Consigner

  • Shula's Steakhouse

Work History

Design inspires me with each new challenge and design solution. As Designers we have the ability to transform one’s vision into reality. To utilize creativity through our design solutions to overcome obstacles and problem solve. There is a great reward in positively impacting people’s experiences and our environment. Design is ever changing and constant. There will always be space to learn, to grow, and to improve. SKILLS Auto CAD, Photoshop, 20/20 Technologies, CAP Studio, Sketch-Up, Revit, Microsoft Suite, Team Design EXPERIENCE 01.11- Present M. Hanson & Company, Inc. www.mhansonco.com Associate Lead workplace space planning and furniture procurement. Work with clients to develop budgets and timelines. Educate companies and clients in workplace ergonomics and maximizing their office space to enhance productivity. Utilize CAD/ CAP to generate furniture plans and 3-D drawings for installations. Build specifications for systems furniture. Manage point of purchase contracts creating proposals, purchase orders, site visits, and installation documentation. Participate in community events and organizations to stay current with industry standards and business practices. 01.12- Present Cindy Wilson, Inc. www.cindywilsoninc.com Design Professional Work directly with clients to develop budgets, timelines, and design solutions. Create story boards utilizing sketches, drawings, and materials to communicate design concepts to clients and colleagues. Prepare construction documents and specifications to assist in design development. Collaborate with architects, project managers, contractors, and vendors to achieve successful project completion. Ensure specifications are met, timelines maintained, and budgets balanced. Utilize knowledge of furniture, fixtures, arts, and codes to maximize design. Meet and exceed client’s expectations through exceptional service, quality design, and attention to project details. 03.08- 01.12 Cindy Wilson, Inc. www.cindywilsoninc.com Junior Designer Team with licensed Designers throughout the design process. Responsible for organizing construction documents, creating specifications, and assisting with design presentations. Collaborating with industry professionals to communicate design intent. Utilize Auto CAD to space plan and detail drawings. Maintain and organize project documentation and design library. Create design concepts through designers directive. Research industry to keep current with design trends, new products, and inspiring design solutions. 10.06- 05.07 Arquitectonica www.arquitectonica.com Interior Design Intern Assist design team throughout design process. Communicate with project managers to develop design concepts. Collaborate with vendors and manufacturers to research products, processes, and current events in the design industry. Manage sample log and library to maintain organization and assist in timely submission of all tasks. Utilize Photoshop, Sketch-Up, and CAD to assist designers with sketches and models


  • The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

    • Bachelors of Science Interior Design
    • 2004 - 2007

    Deans List Magna Cum Laude 3.9





Magna Cum Laude Deans List Daughters of American Revolution Award