resume

Education

Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science,

The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL

Major: Interior Design

Software

Windows Platform, AutoCad, AutoDesk, AutoDesk Impression, Sketch Up, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Quickbooks

Experience

Retail Space Planner, Forever 21 Corporate Headquarters - June 2011 - Nov 2012
Los Angeles, CA 
www.forever21.com
Create fixture plans for new and existing stores
Use knowledge of building codes, accessibility standards, and fixture standards to create
shopping experiences for new and existing national and international stores between
10,000-80,000 square feet
Collaborate with the Visual team on initial project space planning and visual design
elements to ensure preliminary schematic plans are consistent with Forever 21 prototypes,
space allocations and design standards
Provide Visual Team and other departments with room and fixture finishes
Review plans to ensure all visual design elements are included in fixture plans
Update and inform Visual Team of architectural drawing updates and room finish changes
Update and maintain an archive of fixture plans and store photos
Maintain materials library and file management
Create purchasing forms and fixture inventory grid sheets for stores

Office Admin/Design Intern, Materials + Applications | Didier Hess - Dec 2010 - May 2011
Los Angeles, CA
www.emanate.org
Worked directly with designers to draft construction documents for public art installations
Generated diagrams, prepared illustrations and photographs, and filled out paperwork for
successfully prepared and submitted RFQ’s and RFP’s for new business development
Applied personal knowledge of construction and digital fabrication techniques to
complete public art installations
Responsible for multiple business accounts and office admin and accounting duties

Personal/Design Assistant, Kari Whitman Interiors - September 2010
Los Angeles, CA
www.kariwhitmaninteriors.com
Coordinated and implemented professional as well as personal daily schedule
Performed all office administration duties
Pulled material samples

Small Business Owner, Precious Metals Dealer - Aug 2009 - Sept 2010
Birmingham, AL
Traveled as a liaison to appraise the value of precious metals
Successfully planned and operated fund raising events for churches, schools, and other
non-profit organizations
Organized buying events for home owners and business owners to generate contacts and
promote business

Merchandising & Space Planning Specialist/Inventory Control, Best Buy - March 2005 - Nov 2009
Hoover, AL
Responsible for conceptualizing, designing and maintaining promotional and seasonal displays
Devised, implemented, and executed effective merchandising strategies
Trained and developed new employees along with organizing department work schedules
Assisted with coordination and completion of periodic inventory counts for district stores
Accustomed to adhering to tight schedules and sales goals

Assistant Manager, Pier 1 Imports
Alabaster, AL
Allowed to diverge from standards to independently create window and floor displays
utilizing knowledge of pattern texture and color to create moments based on seasonal
elements and current trends
Planned and prioritized tasks and responded to customer feedback and concerns

hours & location

Monday/Friday  9am - 6pm

Saturday  by appointment only

Sunday  closed (it's the Lords day, ya'll)

I currently work out of my humble little apartment in Silver Lake.