Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2018 - Present (3 years 1 month)
-Lead design of high-end multi-unit residential interiors projects through all phases of design.
-Develop and maintain client relationships through thorough presentations, timely communication, and a clear understanding of their design needs.
-Create deliverable schedule through all design phases by evaluating of construction timeline, staff availability and client needs.
-Enhance clarity and delegate tasks to design team through clear communication of responsibilities, timeline, consultant and vendor needs, and drawing redlines.
-Adhere to client budget and VE guidelines through product research and pricing, finish specifications, contractor communication, and creative design solutions.
-Assert and increase company expertise through knowledgeable and effective communication and drawing coordination with all trades.-Improve productivity by developing new construction documentation, specification, and project scheduling standards.
-Establish a healthy learning environment by conducting thoughtful and constructive employee reviews, consistent feedback and transparency.
Senior Interior Designer
The Design Agency
Los Angeles, CA
2018 - 2018
-Organize and prioritize project tasks through various phases through evaluation of client & consultant needs, staffing availability and deliverable schedule.
-Aid partners in developing client relationships and establishing company expertise through feasibility and competition studies.
-Contribute to the design of hospitality and residential projects through development of concept, SD, and DD presentations and interior architectural drawings.
-Enhanced clarity within design teams across multiple offices through clear communication of tasks, timeline, drawing redlines, client and consultant needs.
-Adhere to client budget and VE guidelines through product research, vendor and procurement communication, and finish and FF&E specifications.
Hospitality Interior Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 2016 - Dec 2017 (1 year 10 months)
-Lead design of interiors projects through all design phases from concept to construction administration.
-Create elevated hospitality and retail design through collaboration with architecture, engineering and other trade professionals and consultants.
-Maintain business relationships and clarity of information as direct point of contact for brands, clients, purchasing agents, vendors and contractors.
-Contribute and collaborate on RFP and SOQ responses, work plans, schedules, staff and hiring needs.
-Provide clear purchasing guidelines for architectural materials and FF&E through research, pricing, vendor communication, shop drawings and specifications.
-Maintain project profitability and meet project deadlines through effective time management, team collaboration, and task prioritization.
-Bring design concepts to fruition through client and brand presentations, renderings, research, pricing, construction documentation, and specifications.
2014 - 2016 (2 years)
-Develop prestigious hospitality interiors through research, collaboration and documentation through all design phases from concept to construction administration.
-Establish clear purchasing guidelines for architectural materials and FF&E through research, pricing, vendor communication, drawings and specifications.
-Maintain reputation and client loyalty by meeting and exceeding all project deadlines through effective time management and task prioritization.
-Implement and illustrate clear concept and design aesthetic to clientele through CAD plans, elevations, renderings and presentations.
-Enliven interior environments through development of custom case goods, upholstered goods, graphic components, carpet, artwork, and finishes.
Design Project Manager
2013 - 2014 (1 year)
-Project lead for custom one-of-a-kind hand-made wooden furniture, architectural finishes, furnishings, carvings, and accessories.
-Oversee and facilitate each project from initial concept, design, raw material and product sourcing, through manufacturing, delivery and installation.
-Product design and collaboration with designers and architects to provide strategic solutions that meet budget requirements and achieve design intent.
-Review specifications and answer technical questions related to design, budget, material, and fabrication methods.
-Successful completion of worldwide prestigious projects with an increase in projects won throughout project management role.
-Foster lasting relationships with and act as liaison between worldwide clientele, project support staff, manufacturing teams, and partner companies.
-Strategic planning and assistance of company standardization and efficiency efforts
Design Project Coordinator
2010 - 2013 (3 years)
-Aid in the fabrication and installation of projects won through CAD plans, elevations, factory orders, shop, appliance, electrical, and construction drawings.
-Improve client visualization and business portfolio by rendering elevations, floor plans, and 3D models.
-Collaborate with designers, architects and contractors to develop custom and hand-made kitchen environments that fit within budget and spacial parameters.
-Develop comprehensive pricing proposals with corresponding design options for single and multi-unit residential and retail kitchen environments.
-Improve company cohesive branded appearance and identity through market research, market strategy, graphic images, stationery, and showroom graphics.
-Raise public awareness and promote showroom, products and events through graphic imagery, SEO, and contact with media outlets, editors, and writers.
2008 - 2013 (5 years)
-Improve student retention through graduate and undergraduate classroom instruction, and lab teaching assistance and private tutoring.
-Reduce teacher workload by updating assignments and lectures, critiquing and grading student work.
-Improve class pace and instruction flow by fielding student inquiries during instruction primarily for CD courses.
-Better student understanding of design process by assisting with hand drafting, perspective, drawing, and rendering development.
-Improve quality of bachelors and masters college program curricula by assisting students with questions regarding computer related assignments.
2008 - 2010 (2 years)
-Increase developer and investor visualization of space by creating elevations, plans, sketches and 3D CAD models for now completed restaurant project.
-Develop restaurant facade, entry, and front bar, seating, and waiting area through custom millwork, cabinetry, custom steel door and window design.
- Presentations, interior finish research and sample procurement throughout building conversion from public library to restaurant and multi-unit residential use.
- Expedited multiple unit residential renovation through kitchen, bath and electrical planning, layout, CAD plans and elevations.
Hue Painting Inc
2007 - 2009 (2 years)
-Increase project workload, budgets and scopes due to increased professional credentials through onset of sole design assistant role.
-Site measurements, space planning, custom case good, mill work, and banquet design for completed bar, restaurant, and residential projects.
-Assist in obtaining city of Chicago permits by creating building site plans and ADA compliant drawings.
-FF&E and interior finish research, presentations, pricing, and sample procurement.
-Improve clarity of design intent and construction by creating CAD plans, elevations and construction documents.
-Collaborate with owner to develop design proposals for clientele who are renovating or building new bar and restaurant establishments, and/or housing.
Design librarian / Freelance Designer
2007 - 2008 (1 year)
-updated design library enabling easy reference for designers.
-aided in design presentations by hand rendering elevations for designers.
-cad plans, details and elevations for furniture fabrication.
-met with product representatives to gather information and samples of products for design library.
-assisted designers in day to day sample procurement and return for ongoing residential design projects.