Detail-oriented Interior Design Consultant skilled in the use of color, texture, cabinetry, lighting, flooring, and sustainability. Excels at building relationships and effectively selling the whole project.
Responsible for hand drafting and 20/20 drawings to assist in visual presentation and construction phase of kitchen and bath projects. Participate in material selection ensuring accuracy of client orders being received and delivered. Site visits to include initial inspection, quality control, and final walk. Successfully assisted clients in choosing furnishings that were consistent with their preferences and budget.
Managed team of 42 of associates. Carefully interviewed, selected, developed and retained qualified associates, as well as trained all new associates. Expertly planned, coordinated, organized and directed all Front End operations. Directed the installation of improved work methods and procedures to achieve company objectives. Provided thorough supervision of staff for day-to-day operations in accordance with set policies and guidelines. Regularly evaluated employee performance, provided feedback and assisted, coached and documented associates as needed. Corresponded with associates to ensure key customer service and goals were met and exceeded regularly by 11% for last year.
Programmed client's need from schematic design to the construction document phase and installation. Created professional presentations to creatively communicate design and direction. Maintained accurate specifications for each project. Reviewed project costs, budgets and adherence to schedules.
Designed floor plans, elevations, and 3D perspective views for presentation to the client, with an emphasis on high-end kitchen and bath remodels. Successfully assisted clients in choosing materials, including cabinetry, customer tile applications, sandblasted shower door designs, appliances, fixtures, countertops, and furnishings that were consistent with their preferences and budget. Visited home sites frequently to ensure quality control and fulfill customer needs.
3.8 GPA. Internship with Expo Design Center for one year assisting Kitchen and Bath designers with drafting, hand selecting materials, preparing sample boards, writing orders, and preparing construction drawings. Designed several vignettes during Internship to assist with sales. Coursework includes drafting, AutoCAD, perspective drawings, residential and commercial design, textiles, and lighting.
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