To obtain a position within a company that can provide long term stability and opportunities for advancement.
MAJOR WORK EXPERIENCES
Robb & Stucky Intl. Jan. 2016 – Present
? Residential & Commercial Designer, complete designing scope concepts.
Interior Designer June. 2014 – 2015
La-z-boy Inc. Miami, FL
? Interior Designer and Retail Sales Consultant, delivering In-Home Consultation Closings for the company, performed 3D Design Board and PowerPoint Presentations to clients. Home visits included, consulting with clients in finding out what life style they are looking for and transforming it into a model presentations. Accomplishing a 100% closing ratio.
Interior Designer & Home Staging Jan. 1999 – 2015
Interiors by Barbie LLC. Coconut Grove, FL
? Residential & Commercial Designer, Complete Interior Designing Services from start to finish.
? Space planning in commercial, residential and Real Estate/Home Staging. Specialized in, coordinating interiors and exterior color combinations, designed fabrics to wall coverings.
? Purchasing agent, bookkeeping, payroll, inventory upkeep/library, custom furniture design, custom window treatments design.
? Developed and monitored internal financial budgets, preparation of board design projects.
? Maintained store front design firm and window display designs.
? Visual Merchandising, Purchasing Consultant, Model Merchandising, Real Estate Staging.
? Kitchen and Bathroom Designer.
Interior Designer/Sales Consultant Nov. 2000 – Feb. 2001
Pottery Barn Inc. Miami, FL
? Retail: Helping clients putting their rooms together from our showroom floor to there homes, accessorizing from lamps, pictures, rugs, plants, linens, curtains and much more. Complete designing services.
? Working with vendors checking inventory/stock room, Worked closely with clients in making their homes a dream come true.
Hospitality Industry Coordinator/Designer Jan. 2001 – Aug. 2013
Drop Anchor Resort and Marina/Boutique Hotel Designer Islamorada, FL
? Hotel Administrator: Marketing in all aspects of advertising media, internet presentation, marketing design, public relations, payroll, management in housekeeping, maintenance department, trained front desk staff to operate hospitality software, responsible for customer service presentations. Cost affective sales maintenance.
? Designed all art logos and web pages for the company, Designed each room in different theme of the Caribbean, Interior, exterior walls and building colors also design lobby area, and exterior beach spaces, up keep of all room decoration and design.
? www.dropanchorresort.com Portfolio; (virtual tour of each room both interior and exterior)
Timeshare Salesperson March 1997 -1998
Marriott Vacation Club Orlando, FL
? Timeshares Sales, in Latin America areas of specialty in Honduras, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Columbia, Yaquis Guatemala, implemented closing cost sales, developed presentations for individual clients.
? Purpose is to sell Marriott timeshare at Orlando Florida to overseas clients that vacationed one plus weeks in the United States as a functional investment on their returns yearly. Responsible in preparing expense reports when returning to the United States.
Salesperson and Interior Decorator/Designer April 1995 - 1997
US-Homes Development Corporation Ft. Myers, FL
? Hotel/Condominium Real Estate Sales, project consisted of 274 units, coordinated and designed turnkey furniture packages. Sold out project in a year.
? Prepared all sales contracts, worked directly with mortgage brokers, conducted customer closing dates, and finalized punch list completion. Decorated each room as a turnkey package, Model showcasing/Conversion into rental programs.
AUTO CAD & ADOBE PHOTOSHOP Present
John Bown High School New York 1980
New York City Real Estate Tech. Real Estate Salesperson /Licensed New York 2005
Fashion Institute of Technology Interior Designing/Decorating Certificate/AA New York 1982
Parsons School of the Arts/ Masters New York 1985
Maryland College of the Arts Architecture/ Masters Maryland 1989
Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, (Student in) CAD 20/20, 3D Design, Excel, Power Point, Windows 8, Word Perfect, Typing 65 wpm, Design Software, Color Wheel Painting, Filing, Switchboard Inn, Hotel Software: Inn-Soft, Computer Drafting, Drawing, Painting.
? Fluent in English and Spanish Speaking.
? I have extensive experience and knowledge in design and coordination of luxury event and travel design and coordination. I enjoy the thrill of a fast-paced business development and service environment and have knowledge on dealing with luxury designing providers.
? I am very good at identifying potential problems and those I manage often come to me for direction.
? I am collaborative mindset, strong in negotiation skills and adaptability will serve me well in assuring successful interactions and negotiations with varied vendors and service providers.
? People acknowledge me for my organizational abilities, and ability to successfully problem solving and consistently achieve goals.
Multi-lingual (English and Spanish)
www.dropanchorresort.com Portfolio/ Boutique Hotel Interior Design