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Summary

Analytical and creative professional. Strong organization and computer skills, effective communication skills and well-rounded design skills in various markets.

Work experience

Mar 2010Present

Owner/Artist

Red Sable Arts

      As a freelance artist, I specialize in four areas of art : 

Fine art on canvas - portraits, landscapes, abstract graphics.

Residential historical or decorative finishes & painted ornamentation. 

Interior wall murals.

Hand-painted natural stone tiles - custom themed designs or scenes from client travel photos.

Nov 2010Present

Certified Custom Framer

Micahel's Arts & Crafts

CUSTOMER SERVICE / SALES - Sell Custom Framing by guiding customers in mat, frame & presentation choices.

LOGISTICS - Plan the production of orders, place material orders, maintain frame shop.

Awarded bonus for 100% customer satisfaction by secret shopper.

Apr 2009Jan 2010

Design / Sales

Michigan Tile & Carpet

CUSTOMER SERVICE / SALES - Assist customers with flooring selections by educationg them on the characteristics of materials:  carpet, tile, glass, wood, laminate, vinyl, cork, bamboo, etc.DESIGN - Use interior design elements and principles to create appealing layouts, colors, and material combinations for kitchen backsplashes, shower walls, etc.

Aug 2005Jul 2007

Certified Kitchen Specialist

Carter Lumber

CUSTOMER SERVICE - Analyze & evaluate residential kitchen/bath problems. Create design solutions within budget constraintsTECHNICAL / COMPUTER - Produce computer-aided floorplans, elevations, perspectives with installation instructions in 20/20 CAD program. Maintain NKBA guidelines in design. COMMUNICATION - Develop manufacturer representative, contractor and customer relations.

LOGISTICS / SCHEDULING - Order and arrange delivery of kichen/bath products from various manufacturers.

MANAGEMENT - Manage kitchen department resources

Aug 2003Jan 2005

Certified Kitchen Specialist

Trimbilt Kitchens, Inc.

CUSTOMER SERVICE - Analyze & evaluate residential kitchen/bath problems. Create design solutions within budget constraintsTECHNICAL / COMPUTER - Produce computer-aided floorplans, elevations, perspectives with installation instructions in 20/20 CAD program. Maintain NKBA guidelines in design. COMMUNICATION - Develop manufacturer representative, contractor and customer relations.

Feb 2000Apr 2001

Resource Librarian/Design Assistant

Fanning Howey

ORGANIZATION - Organize & manage design resource libraryDESIGN - Assist designers with presentation boards & AutoCAD drawings

Jul 1989May 1998

Decorative Painter/Restoration Artist

Various Restoration Companies

In-paint missing sections of original decorative artwork,Clean original decorative artwork,Uncover original decorative artwork and/orCreate new decorative artwork for..........   Highpoint Furniture Market, NC  Private Client, NC  Georgia State Capitol, GA  Michigan State Capitol, MI  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Detroit, MI  Wickham-Valentine House Museum, Richmond, VA

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Education

19982001

Associates

Lansing Community College
19881989

Certificate

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College