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Interior Designer

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
December 05, 2018

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Vanessa

Grant-

Samuel

Junior Interior Designer

Vanessa Grant-Samuel

Phone

410-***-****

E-mail

ac7vl2@r.postjobfree.com

Skills

AutoCAD

Advanced

Revit

Intermediate

Adobe Suite, Photoshop & InDesign

Expert

SketchUp

Intermediate

Project Management Skills

Expert

Familiarity with codes

Advanced

Creativity and Conceptualization

Expert

Space Planning

Expert

Prepare construction documents,

consisting of plans, elevations, details,

and specifications to illustrate power

and communication locations,

reflected ceiling plans and lighting

designs, materials and finishes,

millwork and furniture layouts

Expert

Junior Interior Designer and aspiring Architect, who continues to evolve. With over 7 years of Hospitality, Commercial, Retail and Residential Design and a variety of transferable skills. Experienced and familiar with high-end projects and clients, including large scale design built & renovation projects below or over 85,000 sq ft. from concept to implementation. Very passionate about design will overcome any design challenge.

Experience

2016-04 -

2018-10

IKEA Design Coworker

IKEA

Apply design knowledge to ensure up-to-date room settings and other store media that exceed our visitors’ expectations.

Stimulate and increase the interest for home furnishing through constantly displaying new and inspiring solutions that motivate people to visit the IKEA store frequently.(Layouts done in AutoCAD.)

Use the IKEA product range to show distinct and different styles that appeal to many individual tastes and needs.

Reflect the IKEA Brand identity by creating visual impact in all commercial, sales support and co-worker areas.

2014-01 -

2016-01

Junior Interior Design

Emotive Architecture

Coordinate project design.

Develop creative design concepts for Commercial & Multifamily Housing projects. Under limited supervision, develop design solutions based on industry standard construction techniques and engineering principles. Prepare presentation and design drawings.

Under general supervision made client presentations. Assist with the estimation of material requirements and costs for interiors projects. 2010-12 -

2013-12

Kitchen & Bathroom Designer and Sears Home Products Specifier

SEARS Home Improvement Division

Adhere to both Sears and the Clients guidelines and meet deadlines within budget for each project. Maintain knowledge of Sears products and resources. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of work to completion and to the client's satisfaction. Actively manage client budgets, schedules and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments.

Maintain professional affiliations ASID, IIDA

Promote a collaborative team atmosphere.

Assists with the estimation of material requirements and costs for interiors projects including Kitchen & Bath. Specification of HVAC units per sq. footage, Doors, Windows & Roofing.

Prepare Kitchen & Bath design drawings during in home consultations (4 hr. appointments) using Chief Architect CAD related product. ( Floor Plan, Elevation, Lighting and 3D drawings).

2005-09 -

2010-05

Junior Designer

DCI International

Select and specify furniture, fixtures, equipment and millwork, including layout drawing and detailed product descriptions, and provision of contract documentation to facilitate pricing, procurement, and installation of FF&E. Select color palettes, materials and

finishes to appropriately convey the

design concept, provide functionality,

life-cycle performance considerations,

and address environmental and safety

concerns.

Expert

Ability to field measure and document

building conditions

Advanced

Time management and task

completion skills.

Expert

Select color palettes, materials and finishes to appropriately convey the design concept, provide functionality, life-cycle performance. considerations, and address environmental and safety concerns for Hospitality, Commercial & Retail projects.

Prepare construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, details, and specifications to illustrate power and communication locations, reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs, materials and finishes, millwork and furniture layouts. Conduct field measurement and document existing building conditions. Complete the construction administration process.

Work both independently and effectively with team collaboration. Strong time management and task completion skills. Education

2006-09 -

2010-05

Caribbean School of Architecture- Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Bachelor of Art in Architecture

1990-09 -

1993-04

Bauder College, Fort Lauderdale CIDA Accredited

Associates of Science in Interior Design

Certificates

2016-01 Construction Project Management

Conferences

2017-11 Healthcare Design Expo

2015-06 Neocon

2018-05 Hospitality Design Expo

2014-06 ASID Chapter Leadership Conference

2015-07 ASID Chapter Leadership Conference

Publications

2015-01 Home & Design Magazine - Historic Preservation Award ASID Design Awards - Maryland Chapter

Interests

Healthcare Design, Photography & Ink Drawing of buildings and Sketches, Karaoke, Travel & Cooking

LEED Certification, ARE & NCIDQ within 6 months

Projects List:

MOORE’S RESIDENCE 2010– Built Design project:

Prepared and performed site analysis and evaluation complete with construction report for renovation of existing structure. Formulated presentation boards to illustrate design concept. Space planning for 8,000 sq. Ft tri-level residence. Approval of plans and design concept, preliminary selection of FF&E. Research development for landscape design for Outdoor. Custom designed gourmet kitchen completed with custom designed marble tile pattern layout. Developed outdoor entertainment design concept. Prepared preliminary working drawings for all areas contracted. Re-designed entry façade including entry façade stairwell. Developed custom design for home theater. Preliminary HVAC recommendations for energy efficiency requirements. MILLSBOROUGH TOWNHOME DEVELOPMENT 2010 – Luxury homes: Planned, organized and specified interior furnishings, finishes, accessories and equipment for fifteen (15) 5, 000 sq. Ft high end townhomes. Developed three (3) design options for customized bathroom and kitchen design. Designed and developed three (3) flooring options to include tile pattern layouts and a variety of hardwood floor options. Liaised with suppliers to request samples. Designed custom cabinetry and entire selection of appliances for 3 different kitchen designs

(contemporary/hi-tech/traditional). Designed and specified custom window treatment options. Sketched, rendered and developed 3d vignettes, elevations and floor plans using Sketch Up. Organized and created presentation boards for client’s approval. ACROPOLIS CASINO 2006 – Built Design project:

Designed cashier’s station and specified materials and finishes. Designed restaurant buffet station and specified finishes. Completed color selections and finishes for dining area, cashier’s station and restrooms. Formulated presentation boards with floor plan layouts and rendered elevations, lighting layouts including furniture selections illustrating concept for the casino. Liaised with slot machine and gaming furniture vendors. Coordinated meetings with general contractors. Attended site meetings. Created and distributed site meeting minutes. Distributed site instructions. Consulted with engineers, cost estimators and architect. Specification of all plumbing and restaurant equipment and fixtures.

OTHER HOSPITALITY/COMMERCIAL PROJECTS:(all project responsibilities available upon request)

SpringHill Suites: Renovation - South Carolina 2014 The Envoy Lobby: Renovation - Boutique Hotel/Multifamily Housing

2014 Grand Lido Hotel: Design Build & Renovations - Negril, Jamaica

2004 Norman Manley International Airport: Renovation - Duty Free Shops Layout, Custom Design for various Kiosks. Kingston, Jamaica 2004-2009

Sandals Resorts: Design Build &Renovations - (ANTIGUA, JAMAICA, BAHAMAS)

2004 -2010 Couples Hotel: Renovation - Ocho Rios, Jamaica 2000

Holiday Inn: Renovation - Montego Bay. 2001

FEDEX Headquarters: Renovation - Kingston, Jamaica 2004

First Global Bank: Design Build – Montego Bay, Jamaica

2006 US AID Corporate Offices: Renovation – Kingston, Jamaica 2001



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