To acquire a position with an enthusiastic furniture and or design boutique that can fully utilize the unique abilities of a well rounded sales professional/designer who has a very eclectic (yet proven and successful) background.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Bloomingdales Home - Chicago, IL Interior Designer/Furniture Consultant
2009 - Present (PT)
Interiors by Gina – Hinsdale, IL Interior Designer/Merchandiser
2001- Present (freelance)
I work various entities including restaurant, retail and residential. My job consists of merchandising, design and decorating. I currently hold student ASID and IIAD affiliations. Growing up in a family of architects, designers, carpenters and artists I have the natural ability to achieve the design goals of the very basic to the most eccentric design seekers. My finished product almost always awards me a repeat client as well as a new referral.
Examiner.com Freelance Writer / Social Networker
2007 - Present
I have been a freelance writer for the Examiner.com since September 2007. I contribute to the home and lifestyle section on Entertaining. I also contribute to various neighborhood newspapers, company newsletters and websites by lending creativity to their content development.
I have experience in internet social networking, viral marketing and currently belong to the following online social communities; Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Meetup.com, Inkpad and Blogger.
Claire’s Boutique Merchandise Manager
August 2005 – June 2009
I was responsible for combining products, environments, and spaces into stimulating and engaging displays to encourage the sale our products and services. I managed a team that helped with displays and training of merchandise placement to staff. I also worked closely with DM’s and Regional managers in order to implement and set forth company visions.
LA Weight Loss Regional Manager
April 2001 – June 2005
The main priority as regional manager was overseeing the Chicago/Indiana Region and to make sure that all sales goals within my region were met. Based on successful online marketing techniques I was able to bring new clients to my region. I had to be extremely organized as well as posses superb administrative skills as my area consisted of 15-25 centers. My responsibilities included managing the overall operations of the multi retail area.
In addition to recruiting, training and developing of the sales staff, achieving regional sales goals and increasing revenue, I was actively involved in daily activities at the center level which enabled us to hit goal every month. As regional manager I was responsible for not only driving the business but also running various reports on a daily basis, setting goals and forecasting and developing training manuals. I held workshops twice a week, orientations once per month and constant training on sales techniques, which included building new relationships as well as maintaining existing ones.
College Of Du Page AAS Marketing and Creative Writing
Harrington College of Design BA (completing) Interior Design
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