As an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill I have a broad liberal arts education focusing in art historical studies. Analyzing the formal qualities of art has trained my eye to recognize the most appealing color combinations and lighting scenarios. My internships have provided me with opportunities to merge the organizational and intellectual skills from my classes with my innovative and creative eye for design.
An education distinguished by courses in global issues and contemporary African art, combined with world travel, has instilled in me a desire for ingenuity and imaginative thinking. These motivations have translated into my passion, interior design, to inspire creative environmentally-conscious design schemes and space planning that range from the conservative to most modern of tastes. My global awareness is a catalyst for design that is innovative and diverse.
Most recently, from my experience with West Elm as a visual merchandising manager I learned to balance responsibilities across multiple roles while maintaining both my visual eye for design and the development of associates to drive business results. I developed a focus on visual merchandising which taught me to fuse creativity with corporate brand aesthetic. Immersed in a world defined by profit and loss, I absorbed knowledge ranging from long-term business strategy to in-the-moment problem solving skills to stimulate hourly profitability.
While currently managing an architecture firm, I am exposed to innovative design and thought processes on a daily basis. Specifically, I support three Principal architects and an interior design department while developing my marketing skills by creating architectural and engineering proposals.