Dawn Donnell

Freelance Interior Designer & Document Designer

Location:Pueblo, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
July 2011 – Present
Independent Design Professional (Walter E. Smithe / Contract) Virtual
?Conceptualize and present visual presentations of rooms/projects to clients
?Determine clients’ needs and finding solutions to clients’ projects
?Network from home to meet prospective clients
?Research which vendors to use so that deadline and budget are met in a timely and effective manner

December 2008 – July 2011
Senior Designer / Sales (Walter E. Smithe / Part Time) Chicago, IL
?Conceptualized and presented floor plans and rendering of rooms/projects to clients
?Determined clients’ needs, provided project and budget solutions
?Proofread contract with client for order accuracy and legal purposes
?Coordinated with vendors to update catalogs
?Interacted with client at the store and performed home consultations
?Designed and developed a personal website to be used as portfolio
?Assisted in training newly hired designers when the managers were not available

May 2008 – October 2008
Marketing Coordinator (Property Solutions Group / Contract) Chicago, IL
?Coordination of proposals, information packages and printed materials
?Created CAD drawings (site plans and floor plans)
?Created and proofread marketing materials
?Created and maintained priority lists / status reports / open item lists

October 2006 – February 2008
Showroom Manager (3Day Blinds / Full Time) Niles, IL
?In-charge of training showroom staff
?Helped clients pick color schemes and advised what product is best for their needs
?Organized and managed files and records and coordinated resource products
?Provided status updates of projects
?Conceptualized ways to improve business and implemented marketing strategies
?Provided excellent customer service and created a great experience for clients
?Created schedule for In-Home Design Consultants to maximize business opportunity

December 2004 - October 2006
Data Entry/Abstract Reviewer (Portfolio Solutions Group/ Part Time) Chicago, IL
? Data entry for Lease Management company
? Reviewed documents/contracts
? Provided various office support needed in different departments

April 1991 - August 2002
In-House Architect/Interior Designer (Prime East Properties/Full Time) Philippines
? Reviewed and approved all submitted documents concerning on-going projects
? Developed design concepts, planned and designed spaces
? In-charge of furniture layout and design, selection of vendors and bidders

October 1998-August 1999
Project Manager / Design Consultant (SKRENE Properties / Contract) Philippines
? Coordinated the meetings twice a month and created accurate time sheets
? Reviewed and approved all documents submitted
? Reviewed cost estimates and worked schedules for contractors

February 1998-July 1998
Architect (Heaven’s Gate Memorial Gardens / Contract) Philippines
? Designed schematic drawings for a memorial park, integrated layout with topography
for minimal soil disturbance and movement
? Evaluated and verified for accuracy all work reports and time sheets submitted


? Excellent presentation skills
? Skilled in planning and designing interior projects, meticulous with details
? Knowledgeable in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook, Adobe
InDesign, Live Interior 3D rendering, website creation and design
? Ability to work with less supervision
? Fast learner, very flexible and can greatly adapt to various situations and environment
? Possesses a can do attitude and willing to learn new skills
? Great team player, ability to get along with other people with ease
? Excellent analytical thinker and great in multi-tasking and problem solving


?Bachelor of Science, Architecture (University of Santo Tomas, Philippines)
?Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design (Philippine School of Interior Design, Philippines)


?ARE Candidate (California Architecture Board)
?Registered Architect (Philippines)
?Registered Interior Designer (Philippines)
Skills (2) Rating
Interior Design
Document Design