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Rachael Smith

Summary

Enthusiastic Designer with a passion for creating aesthetically appealing and functional spaces. Offers excellent communication and problem-solving skills to build strong relationships and client satisfaction. Recognized for outstanding teamwork, flexibility, and attention to detail.


Overview

20
20
years of professional experience

Work History

Designer

C&M Home Builders
2020.10 - 2024.04
  • Established strong relationships with clients by maintaining open lines of communication throughout the entire design process.
  • Managed multiple concurrent projects while meeting strict deadlines and maintaining attention to detail.
  • Conducted site visits to ensure adherence to design specifications, addressing any issues promptly for seamless project execution.
  • Enhanced client satisfaction by providing tailored design solutions for residential and commercial projects.
  • Sourced high-quality materials and fixtures within budget constraints to meet client needs
  • Collaborated with project managers and architect on floor plans and elevations
  • Submitted change order request documents

Interior Decorator

Self-employed
2018.10 - 2020.06
  • Advised clients on styles, layouts, budgets, and overall designs.
  • Transformed outdated interiors into stylish, modern spaces that met clients'' aesthetic preferences and functional needs.
  • Enhanced client satisfaction by delivering personalized and creative interior design solutions.
  • Met with clients to discuss project scope and desires for spaces.
  • Documented costs, tracked purchases and administered client budgets.
  • Sourced unique materials and furnishings, creating one-of-a-kind environments tailored to individual tastes.

Event Manager

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center
2019.12 - 2020.10
  • Managed budgets and negotiated contracts with vendors, ensuring cost-effective event execution.
  • Implemented innovative event themes and designs to create memorable experiences for attendees.
  • Increased client satisfaction by consistently delivering well-executed events within budget constraints.
  • Adapted quickly when faced with unexpected challenges or changes in plans, maintaining composure while finding effective solutions.
  • Established positive relationships with clients, ensuring their needs were met throughout the event planning process.
  • Recruited, trained, and managed staff to assist with event operations and logistics.
  • Uploaded time records into computer system and made adjustments to create accurate database for payroll processing functions.

Registration Coordinator

Lorman Education Services
2004.06 - 2019.12
  • Increased attendee satisfaction by addressing concerns promptly and professionally.
  • Streamlined communication with attendees by creating and distributing clear, concise event information via email and live chat.
  • Lead training sessions and developed training materials for new team members on the registration process.
  • Facilitated seamless registration transitions by maintaining accurate records of all participant details.
  • Proactively identified potential challenges within the registration process, implementing solutions prior to any negative impact on events or guests'' experiences.
  • Evaluated post-event feedback from attendees and made adjustments to improve future experiences.
  • Advised customers on continuing education courses to maintain license requirements
  • Audited all marketing emails for accuracy


Education

Early Childhood Education

Fox Valley Technical College
Oshkosh, WI

Skills

  • Client Communication
  • Interior Styling
  • Space Planning
  • Team leadership and supervision
  • Schedule Management
  • Buildertrend Software
  • Organization abilities
  • Design Trend Awareness
  • Excellent attention to detail

Timeline

Designer

C&M Home Builders
2020.10 - 2024.04

Event Manager

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center
2019.12 - 2020.10

Interior Decorator

Self-employed
2018.10 - 2020.06

Registration Coordinator

Lorman Education Services
2004.06 - 2019.12

Early Childhood Education

Fox Valley Technical College
Rachael Smith