Resume

OBJECTIVE

Obtain employment in creative surface design, interior architecture, product design, or another creative field that compliments my experience and educational endeavors.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Motivated with a unique sense of design and a passion for art and architecture with a history of outstanding performance on team-focused interior design projects in retail, restaurant and the corporate workplace, with the proven record to work independently, productively, and effectively with all levels of management.
  • Developed a variety of custom carpet patterns for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Mannington Tx:Style Design Challenge.
  • Demonstrated ability in conceptual development and presentations, space planning, product knowledge, specification and drafting techniques for high-caliber corporate clients.
  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® Accredited Professional.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

NedGraphics of Tennessee, Charlotte, NC; Sept. 2010 – Present, Business Development Support Specialist

  • Manage customer and partner satisfaction issues, while serving as a resource on marketing material development, software presentation and product offerings.
  • Act as Interior Design liaison utilizing market expertise to serve as a resource on procedures, and product offerings for internal and external customers.
  • Represent firm at industry events and trade shows interacting with potential and current clients.
  • Demonstrate initiative in building new business and business relationships.
  • Organize tradeshow set-up and presentations including booth design and various marketing materials.

Tobin Starr + Partners, Charlotte, NC; Apr. 2009 – March 2010, Interior Designer

  • Assembled multiple finish pallets and presentation boards for a variety of project types including restaurants, office upfits and university student centers.
  • Developed conceptual presentations including image studies, brand and prototype development, renderings and finishes for a variety of clients and project types, including UNC-Charlotte Prospector Dining Hall Renovation, Carolina Premier Bank, Zoe’s Kitchen, Kick Back Jack’s, Feisty’s, Pet District, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, and The Kickin’Chicken.
  • Developed design documents and construction drawings for projects including finish schedules, floor pattern plans, furniture plans and schedules, construction details, elevations and sections.

LITTLE® Diversified Architectural Consulting, Charlotte, NC; Feb. 2007 – Feb. 2009, Junior Designer, Financial and Corporate Interiors

  • Utilized a team-focused design methodology to effectively respond to the interior design needs of clients that included Bank of America, Wachovia, Regions Bank, Founders Federal Credit Union, and Food Lion.
  • Assisted with developing strategies for space measurement and organizational movement through the use of Revit® Architecture building design software.
  • Developed conceptual presentations for 201 N. Tryon lobby renovation, FFCU and more.
  • Worked with leadership team in developing, pursuing, and winning new projects utilizing a variety of presentation skills consisting of boards, books, and Powerpoint® presentations.
  • Created space plans, selected furniture, fabrics, fixtures and finishes for corporate offices.

Central Station Interiors, Inc., High Point, NC; 2006 Summer Design Internship

  • Created prototypes and final sample box for this custom furniture manufacturer.
  • Designed and produced their product catalogue—including the entire concept, design, photography and production.
  • Produced a company video for distribution.

Larry Laslo Designs, New York, NY; 2005 Summer Design Internship

  • Assisted in space planning and specifications for both residential and commercial clients.
  • Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, In-Design, Revit, LOFT, Easy Map, Texcelle, AutoCad, SketchUp (3-D Modeling), FormZ, MS Office

Acted as key liaison between vendors and project manager.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

EDUCATION

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), B.S.,Interior Architecture, Dec. 2006; 3.5 GPA in major; 3.3 overall GPA.
  • Penland School of Crafts, NC; Body Conscious Seating (furniture design); Woodworking in Three Dimensions, Glass Blown Sculpture/Breaking All the Rules, Forged Lighting Fixtures, and Unlocking the Potential of Cork (furniture and accessories), summer 2004, 2005, 2008
  • Glasgow School of Art, Scotland; International Field Study of Interior Architecture, fall semester abroad 2005
  • UNCG/Virginia Tech, semester abroad 2003. Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, and France.
  • Resnick Thermal Lab, Chapel Hill, NC; Glass Blowing, September 2004-Present
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; Pre-college program, summer 2000.

AWARDS

Finalist – Mannington Carpet Design Competition, Mar 2010; Carpet featured at NeoCon 2010.

Finalist – Mannington Carpet Design Competition, Mar 2009; Carpet featured at NeoCon 2009.