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Buffalo, New York, United States
September 13, 2018

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DANIEL A. MACDONALD • 818-***-**** • LinkedIn: Design Portfolio: Senior Interior Designer

A Polished Senior Interior Designer, Design Studio Manager, Project Manager with 19 years of progressive experience in: Hotel, High-End Residential, Commercial, Hospitality & Medical projects from conception to installation. Ten years’ experience with Outdoor furniture Design, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Foundry services, Powder-coating, Sales, Marketing, Showroom Etiquette, Showroom Layout, Business Development and Sales. RECENT EXPERIENCE & SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Senior Interior Designer, Atlanta, GA December 2006 – present

Client projects vary in classifications between commercial to high end residential interior design projects. Complete client residence or commercial projects which entail new build homes, new purchase homes or renovations/remodel projects. I have also consulted/supported other design firms/designers or as an independent designer, PM & contractor. Other titles include: Workplace Designer, Space-planner or Office Designer. I have a broad background in construction: estimating, budgeting, cost evaluation, supervisory, trades-contractors relationships, construction phase inspection, scheduling. Exceptional services are offered with: design, multifaceted planning, procured merchandise and installation among other necessary or desired work tasks that fall outside of the interior design umbrella. Some examples:

■ Freelance/Support (Franke Fowler an Interior Design Studio) –Acting as the Consulting Interior Designer & PM decreased the scheduled time frame of a high-end residential two million dollar, 3000 sq. ft. beach front remodel property by 3 months with overseeing: contractors, sub-contractors & as an ID drafted furniture pieces or merchandise for manufacture.

■ Private Client Residence: As the Interior Design person for all design and projects within, on construction, maintenance and concerns associated with a private 6000 square foot residence and property grounds, including the client’s three additional residences outside the state of California. As the Project Manager for this client I decreased the general overall cost by 30% to this client by suppling them with my services such as diagnosing faulty past structural issue and residence repairs. Commercial Apartment Complex: As a PM reduced cost over other larger restoration companies by 20% by being more cost effective and through experienced researcher and problem solving with history restoration where I was able to oversee all Construction, Renovation, Restoration on a ten unit 1920’s building, garages & grounds, selecting all period correct merchandise, source tradespeople and materials while negotiating repair costs.

■ Private High-end Residence: As a PM, reduced cost to client by 15% with coordinating shipping & installation of a 200 square foot greenhouse, two 200 square feet garage/storage buildings and through supervising work such as: hillside excavation, drainage requirements, retaining wall, buildings, electrical and landscape.

■ Project Manager: Andrade Studio Architects: - Oversee construction documentation on a hotel/theme park project in Dubai, Saudi Arabia including: meetings with participating co-companies involved with the project. check their project status, address information changes, plans, and drawings or related to corporate level CEO and project architects to keep project on track. Results were 10%: better time management, 10% reduced hours and paperwork.

■ Kitchen & Bath: designed client’s kitchen and bath areas for either new build homes or renovations/remodels. Work also consisted of sales for cabinetry, sinks, facets and counter-tops, appliances, ancillary products and installations services.

■ Project/Estimator: Undisclosed Millwork/Cabinetry Company: As a PM, manage projects from bid to completion. Serve as a liaison between customer, contractors, engineering & manufacturing. Tasks include: estimating, submitting proposals, creating shop work orders using AutoCAD, managing subcontractors, and ensuring on-time delivery. Estimate project scope, with regards to capacity requirements, materials overview, project requirements, budgets and cost.



Project Management • High-end Residential Design • Hotel Design • Multi-Family Design • Problem-solver • Leadership FF&E • Furniture Development/Manufacturing • FF+E • Space-planning • Strategic Decision-Making • Detail Oriented Budgeting & Scheduling • Executive & Team Collaboration • Operations Oversight • Cross Functional Collaboration Relationship Cultivation • Day to Day Operations • Budget Oversight & Negotiation • Leadership • Instructor Business Development • B2B •Product Marketing • Business Intelligence • Documentation Daniel MacDonald Resume – Page2

Interior Designer/Project Manager January 2017 – December 2017 Steelcase Dealership, Atlanta, GA.

■ Systems Furniture Design: Increased productivity 15% through: aggressively pursuing and controlling billable design hours, project design completion times using design software (AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-Up, CET), satisfied stalled design projects, assisted sales/project managers (PM) through knowledge of current products selections to determine product solutions & applications to meet client needs, savaged sales projects that were thought to be unattainable. Coordinated with PM/Sales/Lead Installers the details of order/delivery /installation/ phasing/schedule, attends construction meetings as required. Saving company time with: individually on site verification, site measuring of client’s spaces with use of my extensive & accurate experience, years of usage using measurements instrumentation and dimensioning skills, with communication on site understanding client’s actual needs. Adjunct Interior Design Instructor

Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA September 2008 -June 2010

■ Taught Interior Design concepts to freshman college students and professional tradespeople to prepare them for further design classes or general knowledge.

■ Created an Interior Design program within the architecture program at this community college where classes were linked to other local Universities for lateral transfer credits and to expand this Interior Design program at my time of employment. Results for the students were an opportunity to transfer credit when an opportunity was not offered before.

■ Subjects of study were: Lighting, Space-planning, Dimensions, Fabric & Materials, FF&E among others, preparing them to either: continue in an Interior Design program, transfer credits, continue with more advanced classes or as simply adult education. Education lessons were taught through: lectures from diverse design professionals in the industry, tours of local design centers: Pacific Design Center/LA Mart/showrooms and design trade shows/events. Result was a university education within a community college budget. Production Strategist

Tortoise Industries, Los Angeles, CA January 2007 - January 2008

■ Reorganization of the company’s production processes.

■ Streamline antiquated manufacturing drawings and reviewed dimension on all products. The results were improved manufacturing reference points, greater effectiveness, efficiency, and reduction in project cycle time by varying percentages from 20% to 40%.

■ Design new working and production drawings for projects, scrutinizing detail, correcting dimensions resulting in improved productivity, minimum miscommunication and faster lead times by varying percentages from 20% to 40%.

■ Reorganized order handling system and order processing systems saving 10% by reducing costly hours.

■ Worked with department supervisors to: ease production schedules, systems flow, increased quality control, and develop current inventory records.

■ Organize physical materials locations, updated current storage systems and machinery locations saving 20% cost on material s waste and time.

Senior Interior Designer

DDA, Inc., Los Angeles, CA May 1998 – December 2006

■ Lead Interior Designer (ID) and Project Manager on a wide variety of projects in varying capacities: High-end residential projects, Commercial projects such as: Hotel/Casino/Resorts, Health Clubs, Surgery Centers, Dermatology Center, and Private Practice Offices. Complete client residence or commercial projects which entail new build homes, new purchase homes or renovations/remodel projects.

■ Produce project budgets, quotes, invoices and finally purchasing of merchandise.

■ Responsible for: construction documentations, FF&E, workplace design, space planning & lighting plans.

■ Responsible for: contracts, client needs, client meetings both on and off site and in and out of state.

■ Collaborate with team members: junior designers, architects, and engineers, and have the capability to produce documentation as well as delegate and manage the work.

■ Prepare and develop interior elevations and detail interior architecture.

■ Present designs and communicate effectively with clients and user groups.

■ Provide technical knowledge required to effectively specify materials and products.

■ Manage time and fee on projects and work within project budget.

■ Develop project schedules in conjunction with Project Manager. Coordinate work with in-house team.

■ Produce project budgets and P&L’s.

Daniel MacDonald Resume – Page 3

Vice President of Operations

The Arroyo Collection Inc., Los Angeles, CA May 1998 – Dec. 2006

■ Handled all business aspects of a start-up high end furniture line building sales of $1,000,000.

■ Researched and developed opportunities to improve furniture structure and quality which incorporated new concepts of design into the furniture line.

■ Worked with the A&D community to build relationships of product to increase furniture visibility and sales.

■ Worked with showrooms assisting them with quotes, sales, standards, volume sales and custom order, pricing.

■ Scheduled Marketing events, training classes, seminars to increase awareness of products and product knowledge.

■ Secured nine new showrooms throughout the United States & increasing market focus and sales.

■ Design & Layout of Furniture Catalogue, Business Cards and Website.

■ Overall increase of 1000% in market visibility, sales and product line. EARLY CAREER

Design Assistant Beth Hakes Interiors- Los Angeles, CA Lighting & Sales Consultant Home Depot, West Seneca, NY Lighting Design Consultant Buffalo Light and Supply, Buffalo, NY Showroom Manager/ Design Consultant Restoration Works, Buffalo, NY Self-employed Contractor Daniel MacDonald, Buffalo, NY EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, MBA

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, BS in Interior Architecture Villa Maria College of Buffalo, Cheektowaga, NY, AA in Interior Design Southern California Edison Lighting Academy


● AutoCAD ● Sketch-up ● CET ● 20/20 ● Revit ● Adobe Suites ● Google Docs ● Outlook ●

● Photoshop ● Sketching ● Drafting ● Mathematical ● Mentor ● PowerPoint ● VOLUNTEER/MENTORING

● Steelcase Mondo Materials Design Award ● CERT ● Red Cross ● Red Cross Disaster Services ●

● FIDM Chairing Styles (Mentoring Furniture Design Program) ● Los Angeles City Mission ●

● Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) ● HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles) ●

● Woodbury University studio design award (2 semesters) ●

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