Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Results driven, self-employed (30 years) Construction Manager and Interior Designer. Also a former professor of Interior Design and Architecture at Montgomery College. Skilled in people management, all aspects of business operations and customer service.

Likable problem solver with excellent supervisory skills. Driven to maintain and increase efficiency and skilled at following procedure. Knowledgeable of different management styles and able to take direction when needed and take control in a managerial position.

Results-focused Supervisor offering 30 years of experience leading talented personnel. Successful at engaging with staff by discussing performance, maintaining accountability and acknowledging excellent performance. Driven to maintain service standards by supporting staff in handling service issues and customer communications.

Adept at providing solutions for customers and building productive relationships between employees and clients, Motivate to increase repeat business and recommendations to potential customers.

  • Merchandising
  • Company organization
  • Personnel recruitment
  • Employee Development
  • Scheduling
  • Benefits and compensation
  • Budgeting
  • Employee Relations
  • Creating management processes
  • Growth planning
  • Managing retail build outs
  • Training
  • Staff supervision
Work History
03/2005 to Current
General Contractor Super Service Today Dedham, MA,
  • Monitored customer industry trends to determine best approaches and solutions
  • Provided close customer contact and provided thorough reports throughout project
  • Assessed building project plans, spoke with clients or designers and visited job site to better understand project scope and client desires
  • Improved operations and boosted profits by streamlining procedures, controlling waste and bringing in new clients
  • Maintained optimal cost controls by making affordable supplier purchases and negotiating lower prices
  • Managed talented teams of electricians, carpenters, plumbers and other craftsmen on commercial and residential projects
  • Handled all scheduling of subcontractors to ensure that projects would be completed within required time frames
  • Supervised labor, materials and equipment for large commercial projects with budgets in excess of $6M
  • Monitored, coached and supervised team of 35 employees in 2011 - 2018
  • Determined project schedule, including sequencing all construction activities for optimal efficiency
04/1990 to Current
Interior Designer Bhdp Architecture Charlotte, NC,
  • Assisted clients with budget considerations and made recommendations for furniture, wall hangings and all interior and exterior design elements items
  • Consulted with clients to determine architectural preference to meet overall design goals
  • Created professional presentations manually to creatively communicate design intent and direction
  • Participated in furniture selection and documentation of specifications
  • Developed key client relationships by providing design solutions that met needs and budgets without compromising quality or design intent
  • Interfaced effectively with design team members, including contractors and vendors to resolve issues and discuss ideas
  • Researched trends in area of green building and environmental design to incorporate into business and residential projects
  • Originated and developed creative design concepts that exceeded client expectations
  • Developed space planning concepts, color palette selections and textile presentations
  • Translated complex concepts and data into compelling visuals for media outreach
  • Consulted with clients to discuss preferences, styles, and ideas for commissions
  • Managed 44 residential clients and 6 commercial clients simultaneously with projects ranging from $30,000 - $600,000 for several years
07/1996 to 05/1999
Adjunct Professor Marquette University Milwaukee, WI,

I developed curricula for the Interior Design and Architecture programs, taught up to 12 credit hours per semester, worked with students individually and organized presentations and exhibitions of my students work.

  • Tutored and coached students to help achieve personal and academic goals
  • Implemented different teaching styles to meet needs of diverse student population
  • Developed and adjusted course syllabus according to curriculum and university guidelines
  • Wrote and filed reports detailing course activities and student progress
  • Designed exams, lecture material and writing assignments
  • Created lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering all required topics and learning objectives
  • Assisted students in achieving completion of learning objectives
  • Presented Interior Design, Space Planning, Lighting, Kitchen and Bath Design, Stage and Theater design, Drapery Manufacture, Architectural History and Color Theory courses to undergraduate students and created lesson plans, tests and assignments to ascertain how well students were retaining class material
Expected in 12/1994
Associate of Arts: Interior Design
Montgomery College - Rockville, MD

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