Interior Designer who is successful at listening to the needs of the client and collaborating on a creative vision. Brings a diverse knowledge and background as an instructor and designer who has a passion for working with people and improving personal and business living spaces.
Designed the interior/exterior of three Mi Amigos restaurants in Mesa and Phoenix, AZ
Independent business owner/consultant
Instructor for 1st place National FCCLA Title in 2012 Interior Design Student Competition
Instructor for 1st place State FCCLA Title in 2014,13, 12 for Interior Design Student Competition
Coordinated out of state trips to Los Angeles and New York for student design workshops and art/architecture studies.
Expertise in window treatments.
* Full service Interior Design Consultant for residential clients that included initial consultation and implementation of ideas for floor space planning, color selections, custom window treatments, bedding, upholstery selections and orders, lighting design, architectural detail, staging and finishing details with accessories. *Consulted with business owners for remodel of commercial business spaces and made selections in color, carpet, tile, window coverings, upholstery and accessories. *Performed duties as project manager for building codes and for all subcontractors scheduled on the site for installation.
Completed billing for time and materials for the designer.
*Interior designer for high end home furnishings boutique that specialized in home accessories. *Selected and installed accessories and billed clients appropriately. *Conducted professional presentations to clients through on-site appointments and implemented designs.
*Sales and Marketing director for all events. Responsibilities included meeting with clients to plan events, creating banquet orders, overseeing events, and billing clients. * Redesigned the banquet package, recruited new accounts with vendors and grew the catering business 400K over normal revenue profits * Coordinator for all wedding ceremonies held at Mesa Country Club site and ensured bridal desires were handled efficiently.
* Designed interiors for infants and children that included bedding, window treatments, wall coverings, murals, furniture, lighting, etc. Implemented juvenile safety codes in room designs. * Created proposals and presented designs to clients. Wrote purchase orders and managed design procedures.
* Collaborated with clients on style of window treatments most suitable for décor * Measured for fabric and hard window coverings. *Created designs and selected fabrics for soft window treatments, coordinated construction of items and managed installation.
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah 1979 * Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design
Mesa Community College 2010-present Instructor of Introduction to Interior Design (Int 105) Instructor of color and Design (Int 150) Completed 9 college Education Courses
Standard Certification for Secondary Education in Career and Technical Education
Adjunct Interior Design instructor for Mesa Community College
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
Interior Design, High School/College Instructor in Color Theory, Artist, Microsoft Office, Excellent Communication Skills, Billing, Proposals, Purchase Orders, Auto CAD, Space Planning, Drafting, Lighting Design, Kitchen/Bath Design, Textiles, Window Treatments Consultant, Project Manager, Marketing, Sales
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