Lead Furniture Designer
Luxe Decor Global
Dec 2019 - Present (2 years)
-Designing new mirrors, clocks, lamps and furniture to bring to mass market.
-Trend forecasting to present to clients with proposed products taking inspiration from high end European design, trade shows, competition
-Choosing/buying products from our trade partners in China and Mexico to present to our clients in North America
-Coming full circle and designing packaging to go with each product making use of QR codes to draw customers to our Instagram
-Utilizing Solidworks/Keyshot and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop to create realistic product mockups
-Updating the Luxe website with new products regularly
-Interacting online with customers over Instagram and Facebook posting regularly to our target market
-Store visits to seek out new design trends
-Design and Project management of showroom for High Point Market, North Carolina, USA 2020-2021
During the Covid Pandemic my company pivoted and created Luxe Health Plus. Set up to source and supply hand sanitizer products to our partners across North America.
-For me this meant switching lanes into packaging design for hand sanitizer and setting up a squarespace and shopify site to sell wholesale sanitizer.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Apr 2018 - Sep 2019 (1 year 5 months)
-Designing and producing Contract CAD drawings for kitchens, bootrooms, utilities with articad, autocad and illustrator
-Creation of full tender documents with costs, project planning, specs etc
-Meeting with clients onsite to survey, discuss project design and considerations
-Team meetings regularly with large clients like Ballymore Group in London for projects like Good luck Hope and City Island
-Revising documents and using document control software to share comments on drawings with clients to ensure a smooth flowing project
-Designing brochures for presentation to prospective clients
-Utilizing photoshop to edit kitchen photographs
-Updating the company website with current offers, project photographs, pricelists
-Maintaining an organised up-to-date file library with all revisions
Telephony Inbound Mortgage Consultant
Lloyds Banking Group
Belfast, United Kingdom
Jan 2017 - Apr 2018 (1 year 3 months)
-Help customer through the process of changing the terms of their mortgage ie. Interest rate, term, early repayment etc.
-Needed to stay up to date with security and FCA training.
-High level of customer service communication was needed.
Mono Bespoke Furniture
May 2016 - Nov 2016 (6 months)
Completed my placement year with a bespoke furniture company in Monaghan, Ireland.
-Designing sofas, chairs, beds, tables and bespoke upholstered goods. A great deal of the projects were unique and involved great attention to detail.
-Creating current trend guides to bring forward new designs and products
-I was in charge of all aspects of the design process from initial ideas, to CAD, ordering materials, overseeing manufacture and final photography to go towards advertising. -Solidworks was used extensively while Utilizing sketchup to envision the piece in the clients homes
-Responsibility for design of brochures, magazine ads
-Updating the business website with new products
-Managing social media platforms and running competitions to further reach
Everything Everywhere (EE LTD)
Jun 2014 - Aug 2016 (2 years 2 months)
-Advised customers on the most suitable phone based on their budget and needs -Up-selling with further, tablets, home internet, accessories -Worked well in the team to achieve store targets -Carried out end of day till reconciliation