BIBA K DESIGN

Principal

August 2014 – Present

+  Perform client design and space planning consultations
+  Develop project concept boards, design presentations, floor plans and elevations

+  Source furniture, furnishings, fabrics and accessories
+  Manage and coordinate furniture installations, project styling and staging
+  Prepare project estimates, invoices and budgets

+  Develop project schedules and coordinate vendors and contractors

 

INTERIOR MARKETING GROUP

Project Manager (FREELANCE)

May 2014 – September 2014

+  Executed design concept through final installation of luxury real estate projects including $5 Million listing for model unit on the Highline

+  Sourced furniture, accessories, wall treatments, lighting and art installations while adhering to aggressive deadlines and strict budgets

+  Managed and directed project team, vendors and contractors

+  Supervised styling for real estate photo shoots

 

BETTY WASSERMAN ART & INTERIORS

Design Assistant

August 2012 – April 2014

+  Managed projects from initial concept to installation including all aspects of the FF&E process

+  Prepared client presentations, proposals, floor plans and design inspiration boards using AutoCAD, Photoshop and InDesign

+  Researched and specified products; sourced fabrics, hardware, furniture, lighting, and fixtures for high end residential projects

+  Built strong relationships and communicated extensively with clients, vendors and contractors

+  Developed project budgets; placed requests for CFAs, quotes, and invoices; performed QuickBooks accounting and bookkeeping

+  Conducted project site visits, recorded measurements and developed floor plans using AutoCAD

+  Developed and implemented marketing strategy including submitting completed projects to industry publications and award competitions

 

CLUB MONACO

Visual Display Associate (TEMP)

August 2013 - December 2013

+  Participated in monthly store flips, reviewed floorplans to ensure visuals were called out correctly

+  Participated in walk throughs with store management to ensure seamless execution of all visual standards

+  Assisted in the execution of window changes and the dressing and styling of all interior mannequins

 

EVETTE RIOS DESIGN

Project Manager

July 2011 – August 2012

+  Coordinated design of the Evette Rios for HomeGoods room vignette to benefit Housing Works Design on a Dime charity event

+  Provided executive-level administrative support including arranging travel, processing expenses and running various errands

+  Generated social media marketing ideas and branding strategies including developing design tip tweets and coordinating outreach for interviews featured on the Evette Rios website

+  Executed and developed events and design related projects including prop styling for photo shoots and designing a VIP picnic basket to benefit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA)

 

ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION

Event Designer & Project Manager

June 2008 – April 2011

+  Planned and organized various fundraising, donor appreciation and cultivation events such as the Robin Hood Big Benefit Gala: raised over $70 Million, 3,500 guests, over 200 volunteers

+  Directed and coordinated all aspects of event design including: print collateral, signage, décor schemes, lighting, tablescapes, layouts, venue scouting and A/V requirements

+  Managed budgets ranging from $300k to $5M; negotiated vendor contracts, prepared cost benefit analyses and financial projections; developed project plans, staff work flows and run of show schedules

 

ABYSSINIAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Real Estate Project Manager

January 2005 – June 2008

+  Managed the planning, logistics and execution of diverse projects and proposals including real estate RFP submissions, groundbreakings, community rallies and Town Hall meetings

+  Assembled and directed RFP submission team of real estate managers, architects, legal advisors, and lenders to win HPD propos al for a $20 Million affordable housing development

+  Coordinated pre-construction activities on residential, commercial and community-use real estate projects

+  Prepared construction project schedules, budgets, task databases, vendor contracts, financial reports and relevant research analysis

 

EDUCATION

+  PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Interior Design

+  NYU WAGNER, Master of Public Administration

+  NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, B.S., Communications

 

ASSOCIATIONS

+ American Society of Interior Designers
+ International Interior Design Association
+ Leadership Mentoring Networking Opportunity for A+D Professionals
+ Retail Design Institute

 

SKILLS

+ AutoCad

+ Revit       

+ Rhino 3D              

+ VRay

+ SketchUp

+ Photoshop

+ Adobe Illustrator    

+ InDesign         

+ Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project

+ MAC

+ PC

+ QuickBooks

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