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Passionate designer who is driven by client satisfaction with a keen eye for detail and organization. Focused on meaningful contributions based on teamwork and effective problem solving in many cross-functional roles.

  • Effectively manages multiple project timelines
  • Recognized as a quick learner with a sharp attention to detail in gathering and organizing information.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and follow-through with clients.
Expertise includes:

*Interior store design

*Space productivity of stores

*Architectural document analysis

*Store design feasibility studies

*Sales productivity analysis

*Database management

*Customer Service

*AutoCAD 2004-2006, 2009

*Microsoft Office applications

*Written and verbal communication

Work experience

Oct 2007Nov 2008

Store Planner

OfficeMax, Inc.
  • Produced and distributed accurate floor plans with clear and concise instructions to help achieve store execution, company sales, profit and inventory goals.
  • Developed visual representations, via Photoshop and AutoCAD, of recommended changes to store environments.
  • Facilitated cost-saving opportunities with internal management during all phases of construction.
  • Regenerated the documentation of ongoing processes that support the effective execution of floor plans in stores.
  • Initiated new Exterior Signage Program, including the setting and maintenance of standards to be used by outside vendors for future design development.
Mar 2007Sep 2007

Store Planner

  • Maximized space productivity of interior store layouts for Kmart locations throughout the U.S., with a focus on fixture placement and department adjacencies.
  • Offered strategic planning solutions with merchandising, executive and architectural teams throughout the store planning process for over 20 remodel locations within a six-month period.
Apr 2004Mar 2007

Design Services Associate

Expo Design Center
  • Qualified an average of 15 new clients per week for Kitchen, Bath, and Drapery projects which produced $1,000-$200,000 each in profit for company.
  • Administered design project sales reports and appointment setting between clients and designers.
  • Assumed additional responsibilities and challenges in order to make design staff duties run more smoothly.
  • Participated in general design training programs and worked multiple showrooms to diversify product expertise.
May 2000Apr 2004

Media Analyst/Placement Coordinator

  • Optimized problem solving through sales productivity analysis of various markets throughout the United States in order to provide recommendations which directly affected clients’ media buying outcomes.
  • Initiated database efficiency practices under demanding timelines, as appropriate for individual clients.
  • Efficiently fulfilled advertising placement orders for the AT&T Corporation in newspapers across the U.S., while successfully communicating with vendors regarding rate negotiations and billing discrepancies.

Retail Design - OfficeMax, Inc.

Retail Design-Sears/Kmart

Harrington College Projects

Harrington College Projects

Harrington College Projects

Harrington College Projects


May 2004Dec 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts

GPA: 3.7/4.0

Concentration: Space planning, AutoCAD Detailing, Green Design

Active Member of Harrington Alumni Association

Aug 1996May 2000

Bachelor of Science

Western Illinois University

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Minor: Sociology

Honors Scholar, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List

Member of Psychology Club, Psi Chi

Volunteer member of Hotline Organization