Objective
• To obtain a career position in a commercial interior design firm where I may utilize my design skills
and continue to expand my understanding of the industry
Education
• Dakota County Technical College (DCTC), completed May 2004
Interior Design, FIDER Accredited AAS Degree, 4.0 GPA
Invited to attend the Leadership Academy at Dakota County Technical College
Secretary of the Student Dakota Design Group
Co-President of Scholarship in the DCTC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa
• Inver Hills Community College, Winter 95/96-Summer 97
Drawing, Painting, Pottery and General Education classes
• University of Minnesota, Fall 94-Spring 95
General Education
Qualifications
• Ability to work through all phases of the design process competently and efficiently
• Accomplished in visualizing imagined and sketched designs as a three dimensional space
• Accomplished in drafting by hand and AutoCAD in either two or three dimensional drawings
• Accomplished in Excel, Project, Photoshop, Power Point and other computer needs
• Demonstrates innovation by suggesting and creating new tools and resources
• Experienced in sales and customer service
• Strong communication skills- works comfortably with clients and co-workers
• Committed to client satisfaction
• Passionate about commercial design
Work History
Sept 2006-Present
• Freelance Interior Designer and Seamstress
Design and manufacture of seat covers, linens, draperies, pillows and other home needs
Jan 2007-Sept 2008
• Freelance Seamstress for Greentree Weaving
Lay out cutting diagrams to make best use of hand woven fabrics, to be then cut and sewn Manage Greentree Weaving booth at Ohio and North Carolina Renaissance Festivals at need
May 2005-Sept 2006
• Mosaic Design Studio, Intern & Commercial Interior Designer
Selection and implementation of design decisions from programming through installation and punch list
Creating AutoCAD furniture plans, finish plans, finish schedules and details to provide to builders and clients
Project management throughout the design process including procurement and resource management
Accompanying senior designers to and conducting client meetings and on-site inspections
Designed and implemented timesaving procedures including automatically linked cut sheets and timesheets
Winter 2004
• Freelance Costume Design
Researching historically correct patterns and materials for Renaissance and Civil War Eras
Selection of appropriate materials and implementation of designs including custom fitting and hand embroidery
Nov 2004-Jan 2005
• Freelance Residential Interior Design for Theresa Powell
Move management and spatial arrangement of furniture
Assist in fabric selection and implementation
Sept 2004-Nov 2004
• Jones of Columbus, Assistant Residential Interior Designer
Assist head designer in making client selections and layout decisions
Creating AutoCAD layouts to provide to builders and clients
Accompanying lead designer to client meetings and on-site inspections
May 2004-Sept 2004
• Stone Holding Company, Showroom Assistant
Assist clients in choosing appropriate stone selections for kitchen and bath areas
Assist clients in selections relating to and affecting stone selected (wood finish, hardware, appliances)
Following through client order with fabricator and installers to ensure client satisfaction
Fall 2002-May 2004
• Work Study at Dakota County Technical College
Assist instructors in preparing for FIDER accreditation visit
Re-organization of the resource library and administrative assistance tasks
Spring 2003-Fall2004
• Independent Consulting for Christine Berchem
Spatial planning for living room, dining room and kitchen including purchase and installation of furnishings
Custom roman shade- research, patterning, sewing and installation
Design and execution of large scale custom artwork as living room focal point
Fall 2003-Present
• Freelance Costume Design for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Creation of pattern based on client station and occupation, selection of materials and fabrication of piece
Fall 2002-Spring 2003
• Brunschwig & Fils, Intern position
Arranged new samples on showroom floor and maintenance of current samples
Checked samples in and out for clients and maintained memo room
References available upon request