Former media sales/mktg rep and McGraw-Hill Construction Sweets rep. 2nd career with honors degree in interior architecture and design. Greatest strengths are in concept/vision, space planning, surface and material applications and project mgmt. Currently working for personal clients, on contract for designers, as graphic designer and for a regional interior, industrial and architectural design magazine. Hospitality, retail, commercial offices and residential are where my creative visions shine. Working on a residential projects while proposing several innovative, new to global market plans. Seeking every opportunity.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio

  • Current Projects / Additional Work

  • Residential Remodel

Work History

  • Interior Designer

    • Independant Interior Designer
    • Jan 2011 - Present (3 years 7 months)

    Residential and commercial remodel projects

  • Marketing Chair

    • Interior Design Collaborative Oregon
    • Jul 2011 - Sep 2012 (1 year 2 months)
  • Design Assistant

    • Kate Byer Interior Design
    • Jul 2010 - Feb 2011 (7 months)

    Handled vendor relations, purchase orders and estimates, on site measuring, AutoCAD drawings for spaces and custom cabinetry and furniture, cataloging/filing and all drawings and renderings for tailors and seamstresses.

  • Account Manager

    • Pamplin Media
    • Oct 2005 - Dec 2007 (2 years 2 months)

    Responsible for new business development, account maintenance
    and growth across multiple business categories

    Created radio, web and cross marketing advertising and brand
    development for businesses without agencies

  • Account Manager

    • McGraw-Hill Construction
    • Dec 2003 - Jul 2005 (1 year 7 months)

    Responsible for accountant maintence and growth and new
    business development

    Managed $1.3M bank of CA, AZ and UT building product
    manufacturer accounts for McGraw-Hill Construction resources
    and services

    Consulted daily with extensive team of architectural specialists for
    account strategy and custom service solutions

  • Account Manager

    • Cahners Publishing
    • May 2002 - Oct 2003 (1 year 5 months)

    Responsible for new business development for two new high end home design publications in greater bay area

    Secured highest number of new business accounts

    Worked with clients on advertising design and acted as liason between production team and client for approvals and alterations

  • West Coast Sales Manager

    • Experience LLC
    • Jan 2000 - May 2002 (2 years 4 months)

    New launch magazine and website for Ivy League colleges

    Managed print and online advertising and promotions for five
    western states

    Conducted sales calls with agencies and manufacturers for cross
    promotional media programs

  • District Sales Manager

    • Ziff-Davis Publishing
    • Jan 1992 - Jan 2000 (8 years)

    Responsible for account management, new business development
    for new Ziff/Disney co-owned magazine, Clients included top automotive, technology and lifestyle brand companies and their agencies

    Worked with a large team of marketing, promotion and sales
    professionals members as well as with the teams of sister
    publications for larger cross promotional and sales programs.

Education

  • The Art Institute of Portland

    • BFA honors Interior Design
    • 2008 - 2010
  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    • BA Mass Communications
    • 1986 - 1990

Specialties

Affiliations

IIDA, ASID

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