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Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
My name is Melissa Franzak. 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 spending my report card money on curtains and bedspreads! After high school I moved to Fort Lauderdale to pursue my Bachelors in Interior Design. Over the past few years I have grown as a professional in the design industry developing my skills from furniture procurement to managing my own design projects from concept to completion.
I have also developed a love for travel, people, and their cultures. I have been fortunate enough to take advantage of a few opportunities to travel in Europe, Central America, South Africa, and back pack South East Asia!
The hospitality industry has been a huge help in funding my student loan payments and my days before I entered the design field full time. I have bar tended and served tables before I was old enough to drive. I appreciate hard work and dedication. I take pride in bringing joy to others lives whether it's though friendly conversation at the bar, a beautiful piece of furniture or a successful design solution.
My experiences through design, hospitality, and a traveler 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!
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Designer Couture Consigner
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.
Auto CAD, Photoshop, 20/20 Technologies, CAP Studio, Sketch-Up, Revit, Microsoft Suite, Team Design
01.11- Present M. Hanson & Company, Inc. www.mhansonco.com
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
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
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
Deans List Magna Cum Laude 3.9