Interior Designer versed in all aspects of interior architecture with over fifteen years of experience in commercial and residential design. Over twenty years of experience in retail sales, merchandising and customer service support. Looking to re-enter the full time work force after several years of child rearing and part time employment as a freelance interior architect.
Marlaina Stone Studio, 2011
933 S. Eton Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
Designed 3,000 square foot high-end jewelry studio and workshop from concept to completion in three months. Job included but was not limited to, complete deconstruction of previous studio and implementing all existing inventory into space plans from old studio into a fresh, fun and highly organized work space and showroom. Designed floor plans, elevations, 3D perspective views and material boards for both in-house review and presentation to the client. Coordinated all contractors and oversaw installation to ensure the collective vision was completed to the clients satisfaction in a timely, cost efficient manner.
Established a client base in residential and commercial design in Minnesota, Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Michigan while living in those respective locations. Completed Interior design projects for mixed use residential and commercial spaces. Services included design concepts and execution of such concepts into space, color, lighting, electrical, mechanical and furnishing plans. Management and coordination of all aspects related to the completion of interior design projects efficiently and within budget to the clients satisfaction. Responsible for all administrative duties and customer service throughout the scope of all projects.
Interior designer and sales consultant for a government contracted agency who developed design concepts, space plans, color schemes and furniture specifications for many government offices, barracks, restaurants and apartments for several factions of the United States Government. Responsible for sales and customer service on hundreds of orders simultaneously.
Worked with clients to develop furniture plans and color schemes; guided the selection and purchasing process according to clients tastes, lifestyle and budget parameters. Sold over $200,000 worth of high end-furniture and carpet for residential use. Responsible for all orders from time of purchase through installation and follow-up care.
Sold over $300,000 of casual and outdoor furniture through successfully assisting customers with furniture selection based on space plans and color schemes and communication skills. Maintained accurate records for all customers and there orders to successfully handle customer relations from time of purchase to after installation.
Assisted head buyer with inventory selection of furniture and accessories to represent quality and style. Responsible for furniture plan and staging of 16,000 square foot showroom to showcase inventory in a functional and appealing atmosphere.
Programmed clients needs from schematic design to the construction document phase and installation. Designed floor plans, elevations and 3D perspective views and material boards for presentations to communicate design intent and direction. Responsible for furniture specifications and created custom furniture designs maintaining accurate specifications and records for each project. Ensured that the project vision and design intent were executed to the clients satisfaction within budget and time constraints.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, June 1999
Cumulative GPA 3.5/4.0
Related Coursework includes: Interior Design and Space Planning, AutoCAD, Architectural Rendering, Architectural Detailing and Construction, Architectural Drafting and Technical Systems, Perspective Drawings, Experimental Furniture Design, Color.
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