Summary

Honor student with experience in sales, marketing, merchandising, and business. Interested in working at an architectural firm and learning as much as possible. Also interested in furniture and textile design and showroom design/merchandising. Passionate and willing to learn and work in all fields of design whether it's architecture, interiors, graphic, or industrial.

Work History

Work History
2004 - Present

Designer & Painter

Freelance Custom Painting
  • designing and painting hand-lettered signage for restaurants, sororities
  • custom designs and faux finishes on furniture for residential and commericial clients
Jul 2009 - Present

Designer, Sales Associate

Bruno's Furniture & Accessories
  • Selling average of $25,000 in merchandise monthly
  • Formulating new client relationships and maintaining faithful clients of the 58 year old business
  • Assisting customers in design and purchase decisions through in-store sales and in-home consultations
May 2008 - Feb 2009

Designer, Sales Representative, Production Manager

Vintage Spirit
  • Organized company operations and products for the wholesale branch of Antique Garden
  • Created a new product and managed production time efficiency
  • Designed logo, catalog, and other promotional signage to create a company identity
  • Conceived and arranged merchandise booth displays
  • Voted Best Booth Display in Collegiate Finds at Dallas Home & Gift Market, June 2008
  • Sold products at trade shows, including Dallas Market Center
Aug 2002 - Feb 2009

Assistant Manager, Panhellenic Marketing Director

Antique Garden
  • Managed retail and inventory operations in excess of $2000 on a daily basis
  • Trained and delegated necessary tasks to 2-5 employees
  • Contributed to buying decisions by voicing opinions and making orders at Dallas Market Center
  • Collaborated with staff in innovation and arrangement of merchandise displays
  • Expanded target market to sororities and their parents; coordinated and managed related events
  • Formulated a marketing strategy and ordering system for major sorority events, thus increasing sales and customers

Education

Education
2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Fine Arts

HONORS

  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges--Spring 2009
  • Outstanding Student in Design--2008
  • President's Honor Roll--Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Spring 2007
  • Dean's Honor Roll--Fall and Spring 2006
  • Class of 1929 Scholarship--2007

INVOLVEMENT

  • Symphony Designer’s Show House—Spring 2009; team leader of 8 students that implemented designs for two rooms in a Show House to benefit the Oklahoma City Orchestra League, featured on Fox 25 News
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society—Spring 2009; members are top 10% of class
  • Golden Key International Honor Society—Fall 2006-Present
  • Gamma Beta Phi Society—Fall 2006-Present; Senator 2008-09

              --Organized dinner for Ronald McDonald House, Spring 2009

              --Raised over $300 for Relay for Life, Spring 2009

  • American Society of Interior Design, UCO Chapter—Fall 2005-Present; Senator 2008-09

Skills

Skills

Apple iWork

Proficient with Pages and Numbers Familiar with Keynote

Microsoft Office

Proficient with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher

Adobe Creative Suite

Familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator Comfortable with Acrobat Pro Some use of Dreamweaver  

AutoCAD/AutoCAD Architecture 2006 or higher