To find opportunities to use my years of experience and skills, talent and abilties in assisting help clients and companies achieve higher standards with their key projects and to incorporate their particular brand into their interior renovation, expansion or new construction projects.
painting, drawing, photography
travel to unexplored places
designing objects, spaces, and anything that influences the relationships that people have with interior environments
30+ years experienced designer with empasis on retail and commercial design. I have 22 years of experience for 4 major retailers, totaling over 200 outlets nationwide.In addition, I have managed new office and existing interior renovation projects. My responsibilities have included space planning, FF&E specifications, corporate graphics and brand management. I develop and maintain excellent client relationships.I am skilled in both the creative process and in working with clients to complete their projects on time, on budget, and in working with them to achieve all of their goals within the project framework. I strive to bring artistry, practicality and design integrity together in finding solutions for my customers and clients.
Nov 2009 - Present
Coordinator for high end custom home renovation contractor. Responsible for design, sourcing, procurement and project management for multiple residential remodeling projects.
Mar 2008 - Apr 2009
Senior Designer managing commercial projects, including tenant planning, design and acting as key client contact. Notable projects and clients included SunTrust Banks, CBRE, J. A. Thomas, Wendy's-Arby's Group, and AT&T
Jun 2006 - Jan 2008
Interior Design and project management for the Atlanta Office of international architectural and interior design firm. Notable clients and projects included Aetna, Omnicom/Fleishman-Hillard, Sprint, and the Bank of America
Nov 2004 - May 2006
The Home Depot
Store Planning and design for both prototypical and non-prototypical stores for retail home improvement chain with emphasis on new stores. Responsibilities included execution of store layouts, coordination of merchandise adjacencies, fixture plans with supporting documents,, coordination with architects on base building plans, production and delivery of completed space plans to project managers. Developed and maintained master template for prototypical 115,000 square foot stores
Jun 2001 - Oct 2004
Assistant VP/Project Manager
Management of renovation projects of 3M+ square feet of office space for large southeastern bank within the Corporate Real Estate group and coordinating with Corporate Space Planning. Responsibilities included design development, estimating and budgeting for major projects, bid negotiation and project management
Mar 1998 - Apr 2001
Assistant to Store Planning Director for 100+ outlet retail home furnishings chain. Managed a task force to further develop the company brand. Responsibilities included concept development and fabrication of in-store graphics and signage, concept development for store audio systems, store layouts, merchandising palns, design, fabrication and purchasing of store fixtures and project management
May 1988 - Mar 1998
Director of Store Planning for 26+ outlet home furnishings retailer with stores throughtout the Midwest and Florida. Set up the Store Planning deparment and directed store layouts, specifications for fixtures, interior and exterior finishes, interior and exterior signage, lighting design, in-store graphics, and graphic design for company fleet. Designed and project managed corporate office relocations for the comany in 1995.
Jun 1979 - May 1988
Store design and merchandising for stores throught southeast. Responsibilities included store layouts, merchandise plans, management of remodeling and new store projects, purchasing of decorative accessories and portable lighting