Emily Yee

Emily Yee

Objective

To obtain a challenging interior design position in which my considerable background and personal attributes will be best utilized.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Design Consultant

Thomasville

- Sold Thomasville furniture, accents, and custom window treatments based upon needs of the room.

- Maintained a client base through new business and referrals.

May 2010 - Jun 2011

Designer

Charles Sparks + Company

- Worked with a national client to specify roll-out remodels that fits in their design guidelines, create

  storeswith more local relevance, and specify for LEED certification.

- Specified and researched new trends for color and materials for retail spaces, based upon use,

  cost,performance, and availability. Presented materials to clients with use of boards and verbal

  presentations.

- Marked up drawings for finishes, and compiled and wrote specification books for contractors and

  clients.

- Met with vendors to learn about new products.Organized and updated resource library

- Inventoried and reviewed submittals and shop drawings for approval, rejection, modification, etc.

  and sent to appropriate contractors.

Sep 2006 - Jan 2009

Designer

Charles Sparks + Company

-Specified and researched new trends for color and materials for retail spaces, based upon use, performance, 

  cost, and availability. - Compiled and wrote specification books for contractors and clients. - Inventoried and reviewed submittals and shop drawings for approval, rejection, modification, etc., and sent 

  back to appropriate contractors. - Prepared sample boards for design presentations to clients.

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

Junior Designer

Rieke Office Interiors
-Space Planned spaces to fit custom furniture pieces, built-ins, workstations, and used furniture. -Quoted and specified areas for sales and clients. -Kept Design Express catalog current with specs and blocks to use in AutoCAD format
Apr 2006 - Jun 2006

Design Intern

Darl Grooters Ltd.
-Organized fabric and material library. -Fabric selections based on furniture or materials chosen. -Field measured spaces for dimensions. -Worked with designer and sit in on client meetings.
Sep 2002 - Oct 2005

Assistant Store Manager

Eddie Bauer

-Worked with store manager and management team to achieve store projections and key business drivers.-Developed staff in customer service to drive sales.-Managed P&L and shrinkage, secured store funds and keys.-Merchandised floor sets with plan-o-grams, and based on sell-through.-Interviewed and recruited candiates for sales associate positions and management positions.

Jul 2001 - Aug 2002

Store Manager

Crazy Shirts
-Worked with Regional Manager to create projections for the store to meet and exceed. -Created a schedule to staff stores, interviewed candidates for sales and supervisior position, and developed sales staff to become part of the management team. -Promoted store within mall and advertising. -Motivated staff to reach projected goals and oversaw sales floor to ensure excellent customer service. -Secured store funds and keys, lead inventories and managed P&L for store. October 2000 to July 2001 Assistant Manager promoted to Store Manager November 1996 to October 2000 Supervisor promoted to Assistant Manager April 1996 to November 1996 Sales Associate promoted to Supervisor

Education

Education
2003 - 2006

BFA

Illinois Institute of Art

CIDA accredited, formerly FIDER

1996 - 1999

Associate in Arts

Kapiolani Community College

Skills

Skills

Technical Skills

- Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, - AutoCAD 2006, - Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design,(CS3) - Basic 3D Studio Max, - Design Express, Global Shop Quote Management, - Rendering, Space Planning, and Perspective

Certifications

Certifications

NCIDQ certificate #26259

National Certification Interior Design Qualification