Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Twenty years of experience in Store Planning and Design with proven expertise in providing Creative Direction, Strategic Planning, Brand Management and Leadership.
  • Project management
  • Effective leader
  • Consistently meet goals
  • Staff training/development
  • Design development
  • Permitting and administration knowledge
  • Budget development
  • Strong knowledge of design trends
Work History
Design Coordinator (Director), 05/2016 - Current
Kering Group Paris, TX,
  • Lead the Design and Equipment Purchasing teams in creating innovative, on budget, on schedule new stores and remodels that brings the vision for store design of company Leadership to life.
  • Responsible for all design coordination with internal partners and design consultants.
  • Lead the approval process for all design directives.
  • Responsible for construction document development.
  • Responsible for finding cost savings through Equipment Purchasing, Vendor Selection and Value Engineering. 
  • Responsible leading the team to have on budget, on time delivery of all equipment for all projects.
Store Design Manager, 06/2013 - 2016
Leaffilter North, Llc Springfield, OR,
  • Lead the design development of new retail stores.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects including inherent expectations with diverse stakeholders.
  • Managed a creative team towards a singularly focused target operational objectives.
  • Collaborated with Real Estate and Construction partners to develop budgets, ROIs, entitlement schedules and store opening dates.
  • Managed Architectural Due Diligence to establish design and code restrictions, expectations and permitting requirements from the AHJ and/or Developer.
  • Managed the execution of construction documents, design budgets and change directives.
  • Created new and innovative approaches to problems and discussed them with project managers.
Manager of Architectural Design, 05/2011 - 05/2012
Durr Systems Inc Muscoda, WI,
  • Managed the Architectural/Engineering scope and services for retail buildings including prototype document management, construction document management, change management/value engineering processes and AE budget management.
  • Interfaced and communicated with others to ensure the final product was consistent, timely and accurate to company standards.
Store Planner, 11/2005 - 06/2010
Leaffilter North, Llc Springfield, VA,
  • Responsibilities included the development of site adapted Grocery Store Fixture Plans and all supporting documents required to begin construction documents.
  • Managed the development of Architectural Construction Documents and all change directives.
  • Managed the design development of a new concept store, Giant Eagle Express - a 13,000 square foot supermarket and fuel station.
  • Responsibility included market research, store design, construction documents, coordination of visual marketing consultants and site signage development.
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Installation Project Manager/ Project Manager, 10/2003 - 10/2005
Leaffilter North, Llc Starkville, MS,
  • Managed POP and fixture installations for major national clients such as BP and Pep Boys.
  • Managed production process for print and fixture manufacturing.
  • Coordinated contractors, shipping, schedules, budget, training and pick lists for 1500 site re-imaging roll out.

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  • Managed production process for print and fixture manufacturing.
  • Coordinated contractors, shipping, schedules, budget, training and pick lists for 1500 site re-imaging roll out.
Store Planner, 06/2000 - 10/2003
  • Formulated and implemented design strategies that maintain Target's brand identity for special projects.
  • Worked with internal customers from Merchandising, Architecture, Real Estate to produce Fixture Plans for remodels and unique new stores.
Store Planner, 07/1998 - 05/2000
Target Corporation City, STATE,
  • Responsible for fixture layouts, finish and lighting plans, merchandising planograms, budgeting and the bidding and purchasing of fixtures and materials.
  • Designed interiors and storefronts and specified architectural elements.
  • Managed the design of a new prototype geared towards a youth market (See AWARDS).
  • Restructured the layouts and designed fixtures for Waves Music and NRM to increase focus on expanding product lines and to stimulate better customer traffic flow.
Associate of Applied Science: Interior Design, Expected in 1995
Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

BBA: Business Administration, Expected in 1990
Geneva College - Beaver Falls, PA
Business Administration
BBA: Business Administration, Expected in 1988
Berry College - Rome, GA
SPECIAL TRAINING ___ Toyota Production Systems Disney Innovation

NARM 1999 “Best Special Media” for Music X      

“Heavy Lifter” Team Award for the 2004 Prototype Store – Target Property Development, 2003      

Team Achievement Award for Giant Eagle Express Concept Development, 2007  

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