May 2020 - Jun 2021 (1 year 1 month)
Consulted with clients from initial meetings through project completion while staying within a variety of budget parameters
Managed multiple projects for new construction & remodels, including kitchens, pantries, bathrooms, living rooms, laundry rooms, closets, outdoor areas, etc.
Prepared 2D & 3D computer aided design drawings from various applications, including detailed construction drawings for contractors/installers & visually accurate designs to assist in client presentations
Traveled to job sites and measure actual spaces with accurate precision Produced product spreadsheets, estimates & contracts along with bookkeeping & billing for multiple projects, aided by a vast product knowledge accumulated from years of experience
Lead Interior Designer
Horizon Tile & Stone
Jul 2017 - Apr 2020 (2 years 9 months)
Lead client meetings & managed multiple projects as lead design consultant, assisting home/business owners, designers, builders/contractors and installers with product knowledge, & leading them through the design process to create functional & aesthetically pleasing spaces * Scheduled meetings and met with vendors for product knowledge & pricing featuring finish selections pertaining to hard surface applications focused on tile, porcelain, ceramic, glass, marble, granite & other natural & man made stones
Prepared specification packets with finish selections, space planning & size factors, including 2D & 3D drawings, pricing estimates/contracts & timeline layouts Manage & consult with workers & builders for delivery, installation & follow up
Written & oral communication skills to help collaborate any needs necessary with clients, builders, vendors & colleagues
Floral Designer & Crochet/Craft Instructor
Micheal's Arts & Crafts
May 2013 - Jul 2017 (4 years 2 months)
Designed & arranged creative floral arrangements for everyday and seasonal applications as well as displaying them in a organized & accessible way Managed the floral department including, stocking merchandise, assembling displays, cleaning, assisting customers in locating items, product knowledge & recommendations pertaining to flower types with fillers, color options, accessories, tools, adhesives, pricing & trending styles
Scheduled & taught classes pertaining to crochet & various crafts, from beginner level experience to expert
Assist other workers in customer service, constructing & designing intricate seasonal displays while incorporating our own creativity in a budgeted & timely manner
Track sales goals & pricing objectives
Decorate Interiors Inc.
Jan 2006 - Mar 2013 (7 years 2 months)
Assisted clients in designing spaces & selecting materials for residential & commercial design projects, including various types of window coverings, curtains, valances, shades, fabric selection, room darkening treatments, wallpaper, paint color options, flooring, carpet, hard wood, engineered wood, paneling, laminate, vinyl, tile, glass, ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, granite, marble, countertops, etc.
Traveled to clients homes or business for assessing design needs, take measurements, discuss products, evaluate color choices & plan budgeting * Created spreadsheets, design packets & formal estimates for clients, including 2D & 3D drawings, space planning layouts, product selection, pricing & alternative choices when necessary