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Name : Nicole Dobson
Industry Type : Interior Designer
City & State : Orlando, FL
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Architects
Objective : Willing to relocate
Resume :  
Interior Design Architecture Professional with 11 years of increasingly responsible experience with the advantage of gaining a broad-base perspective in working for a world renowned interior design firm, the largest regional residential developer, commercial architects, commercial and residential interior space planners, systems furniture manufacturers and sales companies. Expertise in translating architectural concepts into complete construction documents, managing design projects from creation through installation, facilitating customer manual publications, and executing professional space relocations. Demonstrated success in contributing to corporate savings and increase in sales revenue by problem-solving design development procedures. A convincing and credible communicator, able to establish solid working relationships. Additional strengths include:
BS degree in a FIDER accredited HIDM program
Generates complete construction documents
FF&A and finish selection skills
Corporate liaison with outside architects and engineers
Resource collecting & problem-solving
Project management
Highly creative, self-directed and flexible
Computer skills
Utilizes AutoCAD and Revit to modify and create plans
Insures building code compliancy

_____________________________SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS______________________________
High Velocity Restaurant (Orlando, FL) selected FF&A and finishes, completed specifications and construction documents.
Westin Aruba (Aruba) selected FF&A and finishes, completed specifications and construction documents.
Mohegan Sun Phase 3 (Uncasville, CT) created concept presentation including FF&A and finish selection, space planning of typical guestrooms, and creation of presentation boards.
Various MVCI projects completed timeshare unit furniture and finish plans, completed specifications, and conducted construction administration including submittal review and approvals.
Sheraton Broadway Plantation (Myrtle Beach, SC) completed construction documents for various unit types for a large timeshare property. Space planning, specification completion, and construction administration were all completed.
Grand Harbor/Oak Harbor Developments (Vero Beach, FL) developed model home plans and ensured completeness of construction documents in order for permitting.
ABC Television (Manhattan, NY) selected, purchased, and installed furniture for nationally syndicated television programs.
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (Manhattan, NY) purchased and installed furniture for offices nationwide.
Department of Defense (Sterling, VA) space-planned regional office in the former Yugoslavia.
WinStar Telecommunications (Seattle, WA and Miami, FL) space-planned, specified, purchased, and installed systems furniture for offices nationwide.
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Maryland) purchased and installed furniture for Maryland offices.
Dulles Town Center (Dulles, VA) selected, purchased, developed a custom finish, and installed benches for this Mall.
Have familiarity with Government Contracts (GSA).
Whos Who of American Interior Designers Nominated for the 1999 issue by an executive industry professional.
Affordable Interior Systems designed the showroom display for NEOCON (national) convention.
National Rural Utilities Commission (Virginia) purchased and installed furniture for Virginia office.
Lyric Theatre Restoration Project (Blacksburg, VA) Created and presented a conceptual plan.
Jack Nicklaus 18 hole Golf Course Clubhouse developed the conceptual plan.
AT&T (Phoenix, AZ) Developed a space plan and specifications.

______________________________PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE__________________________________
WATG (Wimberly , Allison, Tong & Goo), Orlando, FL
Interior Designer - FF&A and finish selections, completion of specifications, complete construction documentation and construction administration (including submittal review and approvals). Space planning of hotel and timeshare guestroom units and restaurants. Interpreting client request to establish complete space planning and FF&A and finish selections that meet the client needs with in a stated budget. Created custom casegoods and upholstery items to meet project requirements and style. Compiled and completed budgets and matrices. Completion of specification and presentation packages.

Designer Responsible for FF&A and finish selections, complete pricing documentation, specifications, and completed construction drawings for military installations. Selected FF&A and finishes to meet requirements of each project.

Designer - FF&A and finish selections, space planning, and complete construction documentation for education and military facilities. Supported architecture team with AutoCAD and ADT space planning support.

AutoCAD Designer Interpreting engineering notes and redlines into complete structural engineered drawings ready to submit to the building departments for permitting. Creation of custom residential and commercial projects beginning with client interview for requirements, creation of space planning designs, revisions per client requests, and completion of structural drawings upon consultation with structural engineer.

Design Consultant Programming of client requirements for commercial interior space planning. Introduction of interior components into design planning of various projects was added to the curriculum of the design staff. Completed research and outlining of site development requirements using ArchiCAD drafting program, and interpreting city and county codes. Construction management became an integral aspect of my duties. Project budgeting, bidding, and outsourcing with
subcontractors were a daily activity.

Designer Utilized AutoCAD to create customer individualized plans, for residential and commercial projects, per options selected by homeowners and design committees. Space planning of extensive
renovations, additions, and new construction were completed.

Plans Coordinator Reviewed all architect and engineering construction documents for the largest full-service developer of two high-end master-planned communities, became liaison between construction
division and architects and engineers with regard to modifications in plans, utilized AutoCAD to create customer individualized plan, including electrical plans, per options selected by homeowner.

Designer Conducted training presentations for furniture dealers and coworkers for nationally recognized economical office furniture company, conducted computer aided drafting, customer service, space planning, extensive client interviews to evaluate specific needs of projects for clients nationwide, selection of fabrics and finishes for special showroom display projects for furniture dealers and representatives nationwide, generated competitive analysis information for all major systems furniture manufacturers.

USBI, Phoenix, AZ
Designer Duties include computer aided drafting, specifying, and space planning for major corporate business environments, Steelcase furniture design and specifications, construction of presentation
boards, general consultation of interior furnishings, fabric, and finishes.

Procurement Project Manager Project management, client meetings, fabric and finish selections and suggestions, coordination of deliveries and installations, budgeting and bid processes, space planning, manufacturer interaction, and customer service, punch listing of complete projects, interviewed and conducted presentations with clients.

Sales Assistant Project management, client meetings, fabric and finish selections and suggestions, coordination of deliveries and installations, manufacturer interaction, customer service.

Florida Interior Design License #ID 5353
NCIDQ Certificate #023298
Bachelors of Science, Housing and Interior Design Management, Concentration: Interior Design (FIDER Accredited), Virginia Tech, June 1997. Course work included such project areas as health care, retail, corporate, hospitality, residential, gallery design, stadium and support facilities design and programming, presentation board assembly, presentations, and generation of programming booklets.
Software applications: InDesign, Microsoft Office 2007, SpecSources, WordPerfect, Mac Write, PowerPoint, PageMaker, PhotoShop, Microsoft Excel, Claris Works, Head berg, Team Design (DOS and Windows Versions, Microsoft Project, Lotus Notes, Win2 Accounting Program, Microsoft Outlook, Citrix
Design Programs: Revit 2008; AutoCAD Release R12 through 2007; Architectural Desktop 3.3; ArchiCAD 7.0 and 8.1; Soft Desk 8; CAP Specs; Giza 2020; Design Express.
International Interior Design Associate, Professional Member
Whos Who of American Interior Designers, 1999

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