Work History

Work History
Feb 2005 - Dec 2008

Project Interior Designer

Cooper Carry Inc.

Project Interior Designer, Retail Studio - Worked on various regional mall renovations across the United States. I had a lead role in the design of Retail projects including Green Acres Mall, Stones River Mall, The Westchester, Fashion Mall, Phipps Plaza, and The Village at Venetian Bay among others.  Other projects include the Dunes Preview Center, The Mercato office buildings, The Strata at Mercato condominiums and The Northern Trust office lobby. Gained broad experience in all phases of design from schematic, design development, and construction documents, as well as construction administration.  Developed greater role in project management and managing staff.  Served on the EDGE, CAD support and Microstation Development committees to improve office infrastructure.

Jan 2004 - Feb 2005

Tenant Coordinator

Cousins Properties Incorporated

Tenant Coordinator - Involved with all aspects of development and construction of retail Lifestyle Centers. Reviewed plans and supervised/coordinated all aspects of Tenant construction. Work closely with Leasing, Legal, Development, and Property Management departments to address construction issues relative to specific properties. Develop a close relationship with consulting Architects, Engineers, Designers, and Contractors for overall coordination of the project. Communicate with local City or County officials to review code issues and assist Tenants with obtaining permits. Attend to other issues as necessary such as Tenant Allowance disbursement, legal notices, liens, assisted in bidding process with contractors, and tracking schedules of stores under construction. Work with Property Managers to maintain design and appearance of property and tenant stores.

CAD - Developed a CAD system using Microstation V8 for maintaining and making changes to Lease and Site plans as necessary. Utilizing graphic skills integrating CAD with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other software for marketing and presentation purposes. Coordinating drawings between various disciplines (civil, architectural, site, landscape) to track revisions.

Sep 2001 - May 2003

Tenant Coordinator

Jones Lang LaSalle

(Self-Employed Consultant/Independent Contractor)

Tenant Coordinator - Reviewed plans for stores opening in malls around the country. Negotiated with tenants and architects about design issues. Checked for code compliance. Worked with mall management to monitor construction through until opening. Assisted development team with interior mall renovations.

CAD - Used Microstation  to develop lease plans, "LOD's" and perform other CAD functions as related to the properties.

Computer Graphics/ Marketing - Develop computer renderings, colored plans, and other projects as necessary.  Designed marketing materials for multiple properties and departments.

Education

Education
Sep 1996 - Jun 2001

BFA

http://www.scad.edu

Completed BFA degree in Interior Design and had a double major with Fiber Arts. 3.5 GPA

Skills

Skills

Google SketchUP

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Revit

I have recently taken several Revit training classes as well as practiced with some small projects on my own.

AutoCAD2010

I have been using AutoCAD since 1998.

Microstation

I have extensive experience using Microstation on a daily basis, in both 2D and 3D applications  

Objective

Experienced Interior Designer seeking a commercial design position as a lead designer where I will be an asset to the project team and satisfy the client’s needs.

Interest

Clermont Hotel Design Competion        July 2009

Worked with a group of architects and designers to complete the competition entry. Requirements included a design for the lobby, a guestroom, and a rooftop.  My efforts we centered primarily on the lobby. Please view my portfolio to see images of the submission.

Memberships

IIDA- Professional Member since 2006- Serving on the Board for the Georgia Chapter as NCIDQ Chair and Retail Forum Rep the past 2 years.

ASID- Member from 1998 as a student through professional level until 2007

Georgia Alliance of Interior Design Professionals (GAIDP) member

Retail Design Institute (RDI) member

SCAD Atlanta Alumni Association- Served on the Board from 2001- 2007

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild (CHG)- member and instructor since 2001. Board member since 2007. Member's Show Director 2007-2008. Programs Chair 2008-2009.

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2007 - Present

LEED AP

USGBC
2006 - 2010

Certified Interior Designer

State of New Jersey
2007 - 2010

Licensed Interior Designer

State of Florida