Tara Turnage

Freelance Architectural Illustrator & 3D Graphic Designer

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Location:Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Phone: 3144483401
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/taraturnage
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PROFILE

A Certified Interior Designer (NCIDQ certified #021400) and Architectural Graphic Designer with 14+ years of professional experience, including architectural design, interior design, space planning, facilities management, construction administration, and architectural illustration.

EDUCATION

MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN MARKETING –
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ONLINE
Graduated June of 2011 – 3.7 GPA

MASTERS OF MANAGEMENT – FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY
Graduated August of 2006 – 3.86 GPA

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE – NETWORK ADMINISTRATION
Sanford-Brown College – Graduated March 2000 – 3.7 GPA Dean’s List

BACHELOR OF INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Architecture, Planning, and Design – Graduated May 1997
5-year program

Emphasis: Interior Architecture, Architecture, Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Project Management, Facility Management

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Major Studies: Computers (latest software updates), Art, Facility Management, Public Speaking and Professional Presentation, Workplace Safety, Ergonomics Design and Lighting Design.

Studying for LEED NC certification Testing Fall 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Stevens Institute of Business & Arts St. Louis, Missouri
Interior Design / Business Adjunct Instructor
Systems Administrator

Millikins, LLC St. Louis, Missouri
Marketing Coordinator

Thomas Roof Inc. (TR,i Architects) Clayton, Missouri
Project Manager / Graphic Designer (Commercial)

Kuhlmann Design Group, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri
Project Manager (Commercial)

Amato/Reed Associates, Architects St. Louis, Missouri
Project Designer (Commercial Exteriors/Interiors)

Answers, Inc. Ballwin, Missouri Project Manager (Commercial Interiors)

Renovation of Historic St. Louis City Homes Independent Projects
Jeffrey D. Henty & Associates Architects
Intern Architect Responsibility: Residential Architectural design, Space Planning, Product selection and specification, Product research/update and Graphic Design Implementation

Interior Design Associates of St. Louis (Kansas State University curriculum 9-month internship)
Intern Interior Designer Responsibility: Space Planning, Marketing presentation development including related architectural illustrations, Product information update, and Computer software update, installation, and organization.

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITY

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis

~ 2008 JeffVanderLou (JVL) Build Corporate Sponsor Build Volunteer
~ 2009 JeffVanderLou (JVL) Build Religious Youth Group Sponsor Build Volunteer

DEVELOPED SKILLS

~ Developed schematic plans and design development presentations to express innovative design solutions for the client/user.
~ Facilitated various corporate and healthcare renovations by coordinating strenuous moves under strict after-hour deadlines while minimizing departmental “downtime”.
~ Developed move coordination and furniture asset tracking with spreadsheets for corporate renovations using Microsoft Excel, Project and Access.
~ Followed all phases of Corporate, Retail, Casino, Telecommunications, and Healthcare projects from Programming through Construction Administration.
~ Developed interior design packages, including space planning illustrations, product selections, finish/material information and selection, and cost estimating spreadsheets.
~ Developing high-end glossy graphic presentations and marketing packages with the use of Adobe Photoshop CS5, InDesign CS5, Illustrator CS5, Adobe Acrobat and Reader.
~ Utilized freelance graphic design experience for interior and exterior directional signage, corporate imagery, and the development of professional logos.
~ Advanced in AutoCAD 2012 (over 14 years of experience). Also advanced in Windows7/Windows XP/Vista, Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, and Publisher), and Autodesk 3DS Max and Revit Architecture Trained.

PERSONAL ASSETS

~ The ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects.
~ The ability to communicate and problem solve effectively.
~ The ability to work well on a team, or independently, and adapt to change.
~ The ability to effectively train and assist co-workers on proper office and computer procedures.
~ Self-motivated, quick learner, energetic, friendly, and professional.