Elisa Strange

Elisa Strange

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

non degree

Phoenix College

Beginners course in Revit 2010 Software

Summary

Commercial Interior Designer for corporate, government, educational, and medical facilities from tenant improvements to new construction. Interior design professional with over eight years experience and proven technical skills in space planning, systems furniture, and project management. Extensive experience with healthcare and commercial design. Self motivated and enjoys challenges and responsibility. Seeking an opportunity to be your Contract Interior Designer.

STRENGTHS

* Experienced Interior Designer                                                   

* Managing projects from inception to completion

* Working in fast-paced environment                                       

* Field Measures & Site Inspection

* Managing a variety of project types, sizes & complexities   

* Excellent communication & documentation skills

* Customer Focused                                                                   

* Meets deadlines & budgets

* Creates collaborative team environment                               

* Delivers satisfied clients & successful projects

* Creative, hardworking, and detail-oriented                         

* Responsible, reliable, & ethical

* Interior Design programming, space planning, furniture /finish selections                 

*Proficient in AutoCad, MS Software, and Revit

*Prepare Construction documents, quotes, & Bill of Materials

Custom

Menu of Services

Letter of intent

Design Services  - Quoted/hour

Design Process

  1. Feasibility
  2. Programming
  3. Schematic (space planning & drafting)
  4. Design Development (space planning & specifications)(field measures)
  5. Construction Documents (drafting & specifications)
  6. Bidding & Negotiation
  7. Construction Administration (project management)
  8. Post Occupancy

Selecting Finishes, Furnishings, & Equipment -Quoted/hour

Project Management - Quoted /hour

General Meetings after initial consultation - hourly + travel time

General Drafting tasks - Quoted/hour

Will submit detailed bills of invoice.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Dec 2010

Contract Interior Designer

Tehan Design

* Facilitate meetings with clients and assess needs and requirements for proposed projects

* Plan spaces and specify products for proposed projects

* Organize and develop meeting notes and project information for use throughout the project from initiation toinstallation of product

* Maintain client satisfaction with frequent communication and job site visits

* Develop furniture layouts for Tehan Design’s internal use and for use by third party architects for contract documents using AutoCAD software

* Provide expert recommendations for specifications, space planning, and color coordination with systems furniture.

* Projects range from small workstation reconfigurations to construction projects up to 8,000 sf

* Clients include: Mesa Community College

Dec 2010 - Dec 2010

Contract Interior Designer

@ The Office

* Plan spaces and specify products for proposed projects

* Take inventory and organize existing furniture for future retail use

* Develop furniture layouts for At The Office’s internal use and for use by third party architects for contract documents using AutoCAD software

* Provide expert recommendations for specifications, space planning, and color coordination with systems furniture.

* Projects range from small workstation reconfigurations to construction projects up to 5,000 sf

* Clients include: DHL, Nutrition

Feb 2010 - Sep 2010

Team Lead Lessons Learned & Best Practices

Vangent, Inc.

Team Lead Best Practices & Lessons Learned, Scanner Operator for U.S. Census Project

* Facilitate focus groups among all departments of the Data Paper Capture Center concentrating on best practices and lessons learned during the 2010 U.S. Census project.

* Act as liaison between management and staff when presenting best practices and lessons learned.

* Interface at all levels with all departments in the facility.

* Organize and track simultaneous action items in various stages of completion.

* Responsible for proper operation of IBML scanner, including loading and unloading of forms, clearing jams, and adjusting scanner to optimize image production.

Nov 2005 - Nov 2008

Project Interior Designer III

Goodmans Interior Structures

* Managed up to 20 projects on a consistent basis. Developed cost estimates, evaluated bid proposals, reviewed construction documents, participated in on-site construction visits, conducted pre- and post-occupancy evaluations, and developed standards for efficient space management for all clients.

* Facilitated meetings with clients and assessed needs and requirements on a project specific basis.

* Planned spaces and specified products for commercial, government, and healthcare industries.

* Organized and developed meeting notes and project information for use throughout the project from initiation toinstallation of product.

* Maintained client satisfaction with frequent communication and job site visits.

* Developed furniture layouts for company’s internal use and for use by third party architects. This objective included programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics.

* Projects ranged from small workstation reconfigurations to construction projects up to 18,525 sf.

* Clients included: Banner Health Systems, Goodwill of Central Arizona, Desert Schools Credit Union,

Arizona State Retirement Systems, St. Joseph’s Hospital, J.C. Lincoln Hospitals, and Indian Health Systems.

Jun 2003 - Nov 2005

Contract Hardware Detailer

Mulhaupts Inc.

* Managed up to 10 large projects on a consistent basis.

* Analyzed construction documents and derived bills of material for contract hardware and doors from third party architects’ contract documents.

* Utilized Interior Design knowledge of ADA codes and Fire Codes to confirm proper specification of contract hardware, thereby preventing serious installation and inspection issues on each project.

* Operated Protech software to organize information from construction documents and created contractor submittal packages for the bidding process.

* Solicited quotes from product representatives and provided timely cost estimates for product to ensure profit for the company in the bidding contracts.

* Projects included new construction in educational buildings, colleges, commercial buildings, hospitals, and penitentiaries up to and exceeding 55,500 sf.

* Clients included: Purdue University, Ivy Tech State College, Logansport State Hospital, and Tippecanoe County School Corporation

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2009 - Present

National Council Interior Design Qualification

National Council Interior Design Qualification
Oct 2010 - Oct 2013

Project Management Certification (PMP)

Project Management Institute