about me

I am a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Interior Design and a minor in Architectural History. I also studied at the SCAD campus in Lacoste, France. 

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What skills do I have to offer? 

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CONFERENCES ATTENDED AS SCAD STUDENT

LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL, San Diego, CA

Awarded by the IALD Education Trust to attend key industry events, seminars and conferences at LIGHTFAIR, the world's largest architectural lighting design conference and trade show.

ASID LAUNCH February 26-28, 2016 Hosted by SCAD, goal to enhance students understanding of the impact of design on people and their environments. The interactive experience will include top notch break-out sessions, hands-on engagement opportunities, professional development, and networking events. 

ASID GO PRO October. 15-16, 2015, Brooklyn, NY  Specifically developed for emerging designers within their first few years of practice and graduating design students, GO PRO 2015 invites 100 attendees to learn from industry thought leaders and connect with peer design professionals to inspire their work and launch their career.

Design:Retail Forum 2014 Sept. 18-20, 2014

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Ga. As the longest-running event of its kind in the industry, the design:retail Forum covers topics and discussions of the most pressing issues among thought leaders in the retail design community

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ASID Georgia Chapter Conference Atlanta, Georgia

 
 

 

 

CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

JAMES MICHAEL HOWARD Interior Design Internship with Phoebe Howard- Residential Interior Designer based in Atlanta, Georgia and Jacksonville Beach, Florida

  • Assisted in client meetings, materials reviews, and on site visits

  • Researched initial precedent images, materials and FF&E based on direction given by the client
  • Selected and arranged presentations of fabric selections and finish palettes
  • Creates AutoCAD floor plans, furniture plans, and elevations of proposed plan
  • Obtained quotes from vendors, organized order forms and invoices
  • Created and maintained budgets specified by client
  • Wrote FF&E and finish specs sheets
  • Researched details for furniture selections and finish cost estimates to coordinate with senior designer specifications
  • Coordinated details with vendors and company warehouse (deliveries and scheduling)
  • Selected furniture and artwork from warehouse, store space planning, and created visual displays for stores (Mrs. Howard and Max & Co.) 
  • Hands on customer service experience while interfacing with clients, consultants, vendors and senior designers
  • Aided customers in purchases of furniture and accessories from store displays
  • Completed technical drawings of specific casework and millwork based on the direction of senior designers

MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA HOME EDITORIAL & PRODUCTION DESIGN INTERN

  • Intern for Kevin Sharkey, VP, and Lorna Aragon, Home Editor of Martha Stewart Living Magazine

  • Worked from beginning to end of production for a new test kitchen for Martha Bakes, video production, and editorial use (in the October ‘14 issue)
  • Created AutoCAD floor plans and 3-D model of proposed space plan on Google Sketch-Up
  • Completed technical drawings of cabinet details and fixtures based on the direction of senior designer
  • Worked efficiently under a short two month time frame to design, overview construction, and style the set in accordance to MSLO standards
  • Preliminary hand line sketches of inspiration for specific organization callouts for the kitchen to consider in the space plan and overall design
  •   Attended and participated in several Macy’s buy meetings for the MS home goods line   
  • Working on numerous set design projects and editorial photo shoots
  • Sourced items from (in-house) prop house as well as from outside prop houses
  • Coordinated with in-house wood shop team in construction of finished plans, specifications, and material selections required
  • Coordinated details with vendors and company mail services (deliveries and scheduling)
  • Organized, shopped, and propped shoots and presentations
  • Wrote editorial content for Martha Stewart Living Magazine
  •  Created specification lists of products and props used in production organized in binders and on digital Excel spreadsheets

ADAC FABRIC SHOWROOM INTERN

  • Worked with interior designers and set designers selecting, coordinating, and ordering fabrics at Dogwood FabricsHands on customer service experience while interfacing with clients, consultants, vendors and showroom manager
  • Assisted on business side with order forms, sourcing, and supply paperwork and company marketing
  • Helped the showroom to research trends in the fabric market and implement visual display changes of the fabrics
  • Coordinated details with clients and local company warehouse (deliveries and scheduling)  
  • Organized product resource library, as well as memo sample deliveries and returns