sole proprietor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Interior Designer equipped with an excellent work ethic and capacity to effectively manage creative projects for high profile clients.

  • Studio management
  • Traditional fine art skills
  • Interior design
  • Graphic arts design
  • Project management
  • Outstanding color sense
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Simultaneously completed and met all deadlines for four high profile, successful, office design projects. Quest Diagnostics, Citigroup, New York, NY
  • Invited to study under late master, Richard Pionk,The Arts Student League, New York, NY
  • Recipient of the Interior Design Thesis Award, Retail Design, "Adrienne Vittadini Boutique" Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA
  • Featured in "Landscaping With Human Forms" Art Exhibition, Ebert Art Gallery, Wooster, OH. Created a series of paintings in watercolors, oils and mixed media, juxtaposing natural human form and trees to depict their similarities.
02/2004 to 06/2009
Sole Proprietor Bedrosians Tile And Stone Stapleton, CO,
  • Results oriented interior designer providing one day redecorating consultations with written design plans for private residential clients.
  • Focused on establishing a strong foundation and clear visual direction for clients' interiors.
  • Specialized in paint, color, lighting, window treatments, flooring, furniture, artwork, architectural finishes and accessories.
  • Provided "Move from-Move to" consultations for new home buyers.
  • Furnished clients' interiors with fresh, refined, and coherent looks.
  • Typical projects: ·600-3000 Sq ft·. NYC Residences; 3000 Sq ft. ·NJ Residence; 2700 Sq ft. ·Maine Residence;1500 Sq ft. NJ Town House.
2000 to 2003
Interior Designer Mastec Ashland, VA,
  • Sourced and specified innovative FF&E to meet industry standards.
  • Displayed excellent organizational skills for evaluating furniture inventory and refitting.
  • Contributed to the office design and implementation of Citigroup Bank and Quest Diagnostics chief executive officers.
  • Proficient in CAD creation of furniture plans for revision and approval.
  • Demonstrated outstanding work ethic completing projects with tight deadlines.
  • Typical projects: 5,000-25,000 Sq ft.
1999 to 2000
Project Designer Department Of Veterans Affairs New Albany, IN,
  • Consistently met project budget requirements for redesign of executive offices and demonstrated superb organization skills.
  • Conceptualized and redesigned a dynamic private executive dining room.
  • Praised by upper management for outstanding client relations.
  • Typical projects: 5,000-25,000 Sq ft
1997 to 1999
Project Manager Bedrosians Tile And Stone Bakersfield, CA,
  • Developed a thorough understanding of pipelines and specifications of Steelcase furniture integration.
  • Designed work stations for client efficiency, comfort and hierarchy.
  • Successfully supervised tradesmen for deliveries, installations and reconfigurations.
  • Typical projects: 5,000-50,000 Sq ft
1996 to 1997
Interior Designer Circle Jacksonville, FL,
  • Adapted to the established art style of the studio for consistency and quality purposes.
  • Sourced dynamic fabrics, furniture and materials for design schemes.
  • Contributed to the design and implementation of high profile client projects.
  • Accurately field-verified clients' homes for construction documents..
  • Participated in client photo shoots and staging.
  • Typical projects: ·925 Sq ft NYC residence: 1325 Sq ft NYC residence; 4000 Sq ft NY residence; 4000 Sq ft NY residence; 6000 Sq ft Florida residence; 5000 Sq ft LA residence.
1995 to 1996
Junior Designer Ferguson Albany, GA,
  • Adapted to the established art style of the studio for consistency and quality purposes.
  • Researched clients' design needs and compiled fresh and inspiring reference materials for future use.
  • Praised for outstanding color sense.
  • Creatively assembled concept boards for high profile clients.
  • Developed a clear understanding of how to design and manage projects in a rigorous environment.
  • Typical projects: · 845 Sq ft executive office, Universal Studios, LA; 5000+ Sq ft private compound, East Hampton, NY
1994 to 1995
Showroom Sales Associate Ferguson Altamonte Springs, FL,
  • Developed a thorough understanding of Kravet Fabrics and custom designed Kravet sofas.
  • Successfully ordered and purchased COM fabrics for custom furniture.
  • Demonstrated outstanding customer service skills with Interior Designers.
1993 to 1994
Showroom Sales Associate BEACON HILL SHOWROOM, The Boston Design Center City, STATE,
  • Developed a thorough understanding of Robert Allen Fabrics.
  • Demonstrated a superb attention to detail sourcing fabrics for the designers.
  • Created visual displays for new fabric collections.
1991 to 1993
Counter Manager/Make-up Artist PRESCRIPTIVES COSMETICS, Lord And Taylor City, STATE,
  • Engaged customers daily to buy cosmetics specializing in complimentary makeovers.
  • Successfully managed all sales, consistently exceeding monthly sales goals.
  • Collaborated with Regional Manager to enhance cosmetic counter offerings.
1984 to 1989
Mechanical Artist-Junior Art Director HILL HOLIDAY City, STATE,
  • Created and produced dynamic visual presentation boards working in a team.
  • Produced accurate mechanical art for final print.
  • Created inspiring concept layouts that developed into final print.
  • Critiqued illustrators' work and gave constructive feedback.
  • Successfully supervised photo shoots and printings.
  • Worked alongside the entire development team in an energetic and creative environment.
  • Typical projects: · John Hancock Life Insurance: Real Life Real Answers · Massachusetts State Lottery · Massachusetts State Tourism.
Expected in 2005
Certificate: One Day Redecorating
IRN, Interior Refiners Network - New York, NY

Trained in one day redecorating by pioneer Lauri Ward, owner of the Use What You Have Decorating, founder of the IRN (Interior Redecorators Network) and author of "Use What You Have Decorating"(1998); "Trade Secrets"(2002); "Home Therapy"(2005) and "Downsizing Your Home with Style"(2008).

Expected in 1995
Certificate: Interior Design
Boston Architectural College - Boston, MA
Expected in 1983
Bachelor of Arts: Studio Fine Arts
The College of Wooster - Wooster, OH
Expected in 1979
Preparatory School Diploma: AP Studio Fine Arts
The Taft School - Watertown, CT

Studied the traditional masters in drawing, oil painting, printmaking, and watercolor

under the late master Mark Winslow Potter.


Greece, United Kingdom, Japan, Turkey, Canada, Santorini, Mykonos, Mexico.


Greeting card design, gardening, target shooting, squash, art history, walking, reading.

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School Attended

  • IRN, Interior Refiners Network
  • Boston Architectural College
  • The College of Wooster
  • The Taft School

Job Titles Held:

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Interior Designer
  • Project Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Junior Designer
  • Showroom Sales Associate
  • Showroom Sales Associate
  • Counter Manager/Make-up Artist
  • Mechanical Artist-Junior Art Director


  • Certificate
  • Certificate
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Preparatory School Diploma

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