Janet Chi

Work History

Work History
2013 - 2015

Designer

Antonia Hutt & Associates

Mandeville Canyon Residence, Santa Monica, CA – Four-bedroom home for a mother with two children 

  • Lead Designer – handled all project management, including budgeting, quote requests, purchasing, installation and follow-up 
  • Collaborated with the Principal and Client in selecting all furnishings, fabrics and accessories 
  • Conducted regular client meetings to ensure Client satisfaction throughout the process 

Guest Room for a Roland Coate House, Holmby Hills, CA – Guest room for two teenage girls 

  • Lead Designer – handled all project management, including budgeting, quote requests, purchasing, installation and follow-up 
  • Collaborated with the Principal and Client in selecting all furnishings, fabrics and accessories 

Modern Architectural Estate, Beverly Hills, CA – 10 bedrooms, plus a four-bedroom guest house and wellness center 

  • Assisted the Lead Designer with inventory and budget management, quote requests and creating purchase orders 
  • Collaborated with the Principal in re-selecting furnishings and fabrics 
  • Oversaw inspections of all completed furnishings and goods, and assisted with the installation of the project
Feb 2010 - Jan 2013

Production Manager

Hendrix Allardyce
  • Collaborated with the Principal and Clients to help their customized furniture visions come to life 
  • Managed multiple vendors through all stages of furniture production to ensure quality and timely delivery of products
  • Increased profits by nearly 20% through optimizing cost efficiency, while determining the appropriate selling price points
  • Improved quality control processes by implementing new forms and protocols to ensure products were produced to requested specifications
  • Implemented new protocols to more effectively document order histories through all stages of production, as well as for tracking frames, fabrics and trims associated with orders
  • Restructured tracking management of stock frames, samples, accessories, etc. to avoid losses
2009 - 2010

Independent Contractor

Christopher Gaona, Inc.
  • Assisted principal in the development of design concepts
  • Generated 2-D AutoCAD drawings and 3-D SketchUp renderings, as well as design presentation boards
  • Worked with vendors to verify pricing, availability and specifications
2008 - 2009

Junior Designer (2008-2009), Intern (2008)

Darrell Schmitt Design Associates

The Montage, Beverly Hills, CA – Model Residential Condominium Units 

  • Assisted with the completion of the units, from design to installation
  • Facilitated furniture and fabric re-selects and accessory selections 
  • Worked with vendors to ensure products were within budget and were received within the client-required six and a half month lead-time

2008 - 2008

Intern

KNA Design
  • Prepared presentation boards for client presentations
  • Conducted product research, ordered materials and maintained fabric library
2006 - 2008

Special Projects (2008), Manager (2006-2007)

Formosa Rentals
  • Collaborated on furniture selections for hotel within Formosa Rentals' properties
  • Provided graphic design services
  • Administered profit and loss analyses
  • Managed accounts receivables and payables for multiple commercial properties
2002 - 2006

Sr. Business Analyst

Meridian Health Care Management
  • Designed, maintained and distributed financial and management reports for all departments
  • Maintained day-to-day operations of BusinessObjects and InfoView for the company, including providing training and technical assistance for all staff
  • Customized and redesigned the BusinessObjects and InfoView training manuals to better fit company necessities

Education

Education
2005 - 2008

Professional Level Interior Design Certificate

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Extension
1996 - 2000

B.S., Finance; B.S. Management

Achievements

  • Nominee in the 2007 James R. Northcutt Scholarship for Advanced Students
  • Nominee in the 2007 Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship

Skills

Impact; AutoCAD; ArchiCAD; Google SketchUp; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional; Quicken, QuickBooks, Money; Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote; BusinessObjects, InfoView