With over 10 years of experience in commercial interiors & product design, as well as starting and running an Interiors & FFE business from the ground up, I believe I can add a tremendous value to a future talented group.
With regard to my experience specifically, my path has been non-traditional. I have been around all forms of design, from product to interiors to architecture to temporary exhibits, both nationally as well as internationally, for the past 15 years and have gained a tremendous amount of experience in multiple categories. Most recently I have been working/running a company I started 8 years ago called Flags Of Origin; a design studio focused on custom interiors & architecture. Focusing mainly on hospitality, we have completed both small and large restaurants, food halls, offices, and mixed-used spaces with budgets that range from $200k — $7M. I am very proud of the work that has come out of this studio yet believe now is the time for a new challenge.
Lastly, I have the experience of starting a design firm at a young age and fighting to grow it over 8 years in a competitive marketplace; during that time learning how to develop business, create trends, build relationships with makers, coordinate budgets, manage job sites, coordinate permitting, as well as how to develop a profitable studio. I believe those skills directly translate to what it takes to collaborate, manage and lead for any future company.