Briana Steele
Architecture, United States
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Contact details
220 W St Paul Ave
Tel: 773 8170894
Brief Summary
Briana Steele
220 W Saint Paul Ave #2
Chicago, IL 60614
Cell: 773.817.0894
To obtain a challenging position with an organization that will allow me to use my education, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as my strong work ethic.
2007-Present SMH Development Chicago, Illinois
Interior Designer
• Design ultra high end homes that range in value of 2.5 to 8 million dollars in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. At time of project assignment, level of completions may range from ground breaking or framing to a completed house.
• Carry out all aspects of the design process from meeting with clients to walking through the completed punch list. Specific items include: gauging the scope of the project and assessing client needs, reviewing budgets and schedules, communicating with the architects, creating CAD elevations of bathrooms and kitchens allowing for a redesign and analysis of electrical and plumbing locations, formulate finish decisions based on SMH standards (tile, plumbing fixtures, millwork, countertops, cabinets, landscaping, paint, and ceiling details), compiling quotes for ordering materials and seeing them through to preparation and install., daily job site visits, and creating final punch lists.
• Select finishes for all spec homes from prestigious vendors including Ann Sacks, Waterworks, and Christopher Peacock Cabinetry which involves working with each rep in the showroom as well as on the job sites.
2005- 2007 Banana Republic Chicago, Illinois
Visual Merchandising Specialist and Sales Support
 Worked closely with the General Manager and Merchandise Presentation Manager to visually maintain the store according to Banana Republic standards.
 Designated Community Leader of the store and District Community Leader with the responsibilities of organizing events that encouraged community service and team building.
2005- 2007 Lake Villa School District Lake Villa, IL
Substitute Teacher
• Followed teacher lesson plans, practiced classroom management, and maintained an educational environment for grades K-8.
2004- 2005 Neiman Marcus Frontenac, Missouri
Home Décor Coordinator
 Managed a staff of 15 employees which involved but was not limited to coordinating and running events throughout the department, including set up, advertising, and customer contacts, and guaranteeing exceptional customer service while also keeping in contact with buyers and vendors on a daily basis for communication regarding specific products, special orders, transfers, and trunk shows.
2005-present Harrington College of Design Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design
Activities: ASID, NeoCon 2006 exhibit booth design, and Farr Associates.
1999-2003 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Major in Retail Merchandising and Concentration in Management
Activities: Swim Team, Retail Club, Assistant Producer of Lindenwood’s Fashion Show 2003.
• Hand drafting and hand rendering skills
• Autodesk 3-D Auto Cad and Viz
• Adobe Photoshop
• Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Office, PowerPoint)

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