BR Design Associates
Associate | Design Director
April 2011 — Present
Design Director (2015-2018)
-Directed and mentored design staff in variety of commercial design projects, while offering leadership and guidance on a regular basis to ensure design quality in a fast paced environment.
-Created and trained the team on interior design standards, internal systems and policy as well as organizing individual design reviews and provide constructive feedback.
-Participated and guided the team on design presentations and conceptualization of unique design concepts, including sketching and 3D rendering techniques.
-Worked closely with the Principal on identifying new employment needs, recruit and interview candidates to support work load.
-Engaged in marketing and business development efforts by developing strong business relationships with clients and outside partners.
-Tailored numerous RFP, participated in pitches responses and successfully won client business.
Senior Interior Designer (2011-2015)
-Performed as a lead designer on variety of commercial design projects varying from 2,000 SF to 75,000 SF, that include programming, conceptual design, schematic design, design development and construction documentation.
-Participated in pre-lease phase to interview and compile program summary to determine square footage required for functionality, future growth and generating test fits for considered spaces.
-Created conceptual design and generated presentations with graphics and visualization to effectively communicate design ideas.
-With strong knowledge of furniture, finishes, lighting and color selections, I participated in selection and specification of appropriate products to generate finish and lighting plans and presentations while using my relationships with exterior vendors and local reps.
-Generated full construction documentation for bidding, filing, landlord review, etc.
-Attended weekly construction meetings and at times managed the projects until completion.