A position with a dynamic company that will allow me to utilize my problem solving and creative skills to enhance the environments of their clients.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division
B.S., Interior Design, 2010
*2009 ASID Student Gold Award Winner – ASID Design Awards – Wisconsin Chapter
*2008 ASID Student Chapter President, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division
*2007 ASID Student Chapter President-Elect, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division
*2002 People’s Choice Award – “Best Patriotic Symbol”, Northwest Wisconsin Woodcarver
*AutoCAD *Hand Drafting *Model Construction
*Perspective Drawing *Mixed Medium Rendering *Programming *Space Planning *Universal Design *ADA Compliancy *Color Theory *Materials & Specifications *Codes *Environmental Design *Faux Finishing *Furniture Finishing
*Trompe l’oeil *Murals *Microsoft Excel
*Microsoft Power Point *Adobe Photo Shop *Construction Trade Knowledge *Marketing *Communication
AUTHENTIC INTERIORS, HARTLAND, WI
Owner, Interior Designer 9/2011 – Present
Residential and commercial design services including design consultations, home assessments for those with disabilities, remodeling, historic restoration, space planning, construction documents, faux finishing and mural artistry.
DIRECT SUPPLY, MILWAUKEE, WI
Selection Coordinator 8/2010 – 8/2011
Assist customers with the interior design of senior living communities by guiding selections of materials, furniture, fabrics, finishes, artwork, accessories, and lighting. Provide space planning for common areas, resident rooms, and administrative areas. Provide showroom tours and host customer visits. Create efficiencies for current position.
Interior Design Intern 11/2009 -8/2010
Assist designers by creating legends and schedules, presentation boards, and specification binders. Also assisted with fabric selections, furniture selections, art selections, ordering of memo samples, and AutoCAD drawings.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS, PEWAUKEE, WI
Assistant Manager - 8/2008 – 11/2009
Actively participate as part of the management team to help the store achieve its goals including the daily operations servicing customers appropriately to meet their needs. Other duties include; marketing, financial/credit management, and human resources management. I also promote the environmentally friendly paint products Sherwin Williams offers.
Decorating Specialist – 11/2007 – 11/2009
Assist customers with color and paint selections for the interior and exterior of their homes and businesses. Create digital images of possible color selections of customer building exteriors. I also teach mini paint technique classes.
WALLS OF WONDER, HARTLAND, WI
Owner/Artist – 11/2003 – 12/2007
Created custom borders, faux finishes, and murals for clients as well as assisting clients with
Color selections. I have taken several classes in faux finishing as well as furniture finishing
at some of the premier decorative finishing schools in the United States, including the Decorative Finishes Studio under Martin Alan Hirsch, the Academy of Faux Painting & Decorative Finishing under Kelly S. King, and Modello Designs under Melanie Royals.
WESSEL’S WOODLAND ART, HARTLAND, WI
Owner/Artist – 6/2001 – 10/2003
Pyrographic wildlife art on wood and leather. Won the People’s Choice Award in 2002 at the Northwest Wisconsin Woodcarvers Exposition where my work was the only pyrographic piece among approximately 40 carving entries.