Colour Couture Client Portfolio

Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Owner/President, Color Trend Maven

Colour Couture

Unveil the future color, pattern, print, material, finish, and design forecasts 1, 2, 5, 10 years ahead to awesome corporate clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Pound the pavement so you don't have to! Research, spot, track, analyze, and manage consumer behavior, design, and color trends on the MEGA, MACRO, and MIRCO level. In cahoots for insider info with respected futurist services (in economics, politics, environment, culture, humanity, religion, world events, and global affairs). Be an ambassador. Continuously shop market, retail, and client competitors, attend trade and fashion shows, travel and participate in related organizations and associations, make TV and stage appearances speaking at industry functions and special events. Put everything together in a pretty package too! WOW with design inspiration and color direction visual (see it) tactile (touch it) and digital (keep it) storyboards establishing the communication of design and product intentions. Verbally express concepts through creative written trend presentations and marketing editorials. Get down to the details. Design and specify color palettes, patterns, materials, finishes and effects. Assist in product application for spectacular results at retail. Find it so you can make it. Source materials, pigments, additives, textiles and colors then convey client needs to designers and suppliers Visually and scientifically evaluate initial color and product samples for quality control Let ME be your tEaM motivator! Facilitate and collaborate on designer and buyer innovation workshops, cross-department internal meetings, and consumer focus groups then examine the qualitative and quantitative results through analysis. Handle all the business stuff. Manage budgets, schedules, creative direction, projects, staff, and consultants to execute within a timeline

2008 - Present

Partner, Executive Director

Sensational Color for Your Home

Co-created the only accredited professional color education program: Color for Your Home Color Certification Course for Interior Designers approved by IDCEC, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, IDC, and NKBA worth 8 CEU hours.

Co-developed the consumer product: Color Confidence – Color for Your Home Interior. Kit includes, 96 page full-color book, Color Gets Organized project planner pages, Color Confidence DVD.

2006 - 2008

Market Editor

Time Inc, Southern Progress Inc

Forecasted interior, fashion, and color trends.Incorporated trends into appropriate section of magazine.

Managed product introductions and attended interior markets, trade shows, and industry events

Implemented first references and products educating readers on eco-responsible “green” design

Produced decorating stories by brainstorming idea, designing project, and executing design

Found editorial voice by writing stories, scouting locations, and participating in issue planning meetings

2002 - 2006

Color Stylist & Interior Design Manager

Sherwin-Williams Company

Researched and developed color and trend forecasts. Produced seasonal color and trend presentations.

Designed color palettes, color cards, merchandising and marketing materials, named new colors for numerous paint lines

Developed new interior decorative wall finish techniques, i.e. Old World Plaster, Marble, etc.

Created and marketed Dutch Boy Designs it! program for Menards, Sears, OSH, Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Do It Best.

Expanded and managed retail program, including a design staff of four consultants across the Midwest.

2000 - 2002

Interior Designer

Don Hand Contracting

Remodeled residential homes using existing floor plans to create new plans using CAD.

Met clients, focused on the design process and client to create renewed living space.

Purchased materials and goods for the redesigned spaces within budgeting constraints. 

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science

University of Wisconsin Stout

Bachelor of Science: Retail Merchandising and Management, Concentration in Interior Decorating

Minor in Art with a Specialization in Interior Design, A FIDER accredited program

Minor in Business Marketing Recipient-Malcolm Baldridge Award

Skills

Skills

CAD Tools

Experience with numerous CAD programs on and off through out my career

Wordpress

PowerPoint & Presentation Creation

Photoshop/Illustrator