Interior Design Resume
Lauren has always had a passion to decorate, design, organize, stage and clean. She is obsessed with interior design and fascinated with architecture. She is constantly working to clean, organize and stage her home and others in the Dallas area. She is also constantly challenging herself to continue educating herself in design and art through books, internet and social media. Lauren is very passionate about continuing her education and networking with others. She loves to explore new areas of design outside of residential design for restaurants, lounges, condos, lofts, apartments, offices, gyms, playrooms, senior living, tiny houses, lofts, etc., bringing the outdoors in and very much apart of sustainability, renewable resources, and cutting back on waste.
Lauren was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She first attended The University of Texas at San Antonio and studied her core classes and business there. She later transferred in 2010 back to Dallas and transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington, there she studied visual arts and earned a Bachelors of Arts and minored in business in 2013. She then successfully passed the RIDE exam, Residential Interior Design Certification Exam in 2014. Currently married for three years but together for over twelve years now, and enjoying raising their fifteen month old baby. Lauren has immersed herself with experience for design, organizing and staging for many years and then was teaching art at a Montessori School for close to two and a half years. She is now ready to go back into the design field and fully embrace being a interior designer for a firm in Dallas, Texas and later open to relocation for the firm.
•Stay At Home Mom, Oak Cliff, Tx. April 2019-Present
Our first baby was born last April, staying home the last few months in search of a design career.
At Home Nanny, Oak Cliff, Tx. January 2017-June 2019
Nanny for two girls at my home and at theirs weekly.
Casa De Paz Montessori, Oak Cliff, Tx. January 2017- April 2019
Art Teacher, teaching 3-6 year old painting and ceramics.
Peacock Park Design, Dallas, Tx. June 2013-January 2018
Wholesale Showroom Sales Representative assisting buyers in the process of product selection, taking the clients' orders of the available products and work with our showroom staff in the arrangement and decorating the showroom from start to completion.
Old Space New Space, Dallas, TX. October 2017- December 2017 (Seasonal)
Professional Home organizer and Subcontractor for the Elfa System from The Container Store. Organize and then arrange clients belongings in new storage system.
DIRT and House of Dirt, Oak Cliff,Tx. October & November 2017 (Seasonal)
Outdoor Fall Produce Decorator in Bishop Arts District District.
Flower Arranging for a Dallas Event at The Belo Mansion.
Home Staging, Dallas, Tx. March 2016-June 2017
Worked closely as a interior designer and home stager from start to completion with, Janice Parson, Contractor, Designer, Decorator, Stager, Realtor.
Hovas Interiors, Dallas, Tx. February 2016-February 2017
Interior Design assistant to run errands at the World Trade Center or Design District. Check in on current housing rennovations, coordinate with deliveries and pick ups, electricians, plumbers, demo team, clean ups. Sketching furniture and objects for placement in houses on blue prints. Working together and staying in contact with clients and showroom sale representatives and in charge of all orders to file, copying and keep organized of our vendors and orders.
Pottery Barn, Dallas, TX. January 2015-February 2016
Retail Visual Associate for the store Pottery Barn on Knox Street. Maintained and executed visual and merchandise standards, including merchandise presentation, according to corporate floor sets in each zone of the store. Before opening the store in the morning and closing for the night, I would complete the floor sets in the store, all of the decor for presentation, stocking the floor with extra merchandise and ensured the stock room was organized.
Pottery Barn, June 2014-January 2015
Retail Sales Associate and In Store Designer at Pottery Barn. Always worked to provide the most sincere and friendliest customer service and demonstrate a clear comprehensive product knowledge of the Pottery Barn brand merchandise, including features and benefits, while always maintaining knowledge of current sales and promotions. I worked with my team to provide help with guests to locate merchandise, make a order online or through catalog and in store, create returns, exchanges and create registries too.
As a design specialist I assisted with In Home Designers from Pottery Barn to drive to customers homes and to help plan their spaces, answer any questions they may have regarding decor or planning their space and then reconnected by email, phone and in store to show items and ideas for inspiration.
Kiddin’ with Greg, Dallas, TX. October 2013-October 2014
Wholesale Apparel Sales Representative for Kids Apparel Markets at the showroom at The Dallas World Trade Center.
Displayed clothing on clothing racks and wrote orders from the buyers for clothing ranging in sizes from newborn to size 16 in juniors for girls and boys.
Desert Diggs, Dallas, TX. July 2013-August 2013
Wholesale Showroom Space Planner and Store Assitant to Lenore, the showroom owner. I worked with orders and customer service issues.
Organized office and stock room. Planned out the original and new showroom floor plan spaces. Looked through catalogs from the distributors to search for new furniture to add to the display in the showroom.
Interior Designer, Irving, TX. March 2012- May 2014
Designed and renovated a 3 bed/3 bath plus living room and office at a house.
Home Staging, The Dallas Metroplex, March 2012-July 2013
Staging homes for homeowners with their own furniture. I cleaned the spaces and minimized the homeowners belongings in order to sell the space to someone who could the space as theirs. Employed by Sally Perez Arevalo, a Keller Williams Real Estate Agent.
Nanny, Garland Texas January 2009-2014
Nanny for one girl daily after school for pick up and take home to do art work, homework, play and cook dinner.
Nanny for one girl weekly after school and take to after school activities and home for school work and dinner.
Gatlin Education Ed2Go Cengage Learning
Residential Interior Design Certification (August 2014)
University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Concentration: Art Education and Art Therapy (July 2013)
Minor in Business Administration and Concentration: Spanish (July 2013)
Tile and Molding Certificationﬁcation (October 2013)
Lauren has sales experience with successful sales on her track record.
6+ years sales experience and interior design experience in furniture, decor, lighting and luxury wholesale and retail sales.
Established relationships with contractors, painters, electricians, landscape designers and real estate agents.
Highly self motivated in design, strong presentation skills and very organized with all work.
Ability to build client relationships, confident while engaging with clients, interacts comfortably and can lead a design meeting from concept to completion.
Maintains outstanding follow up and closing skills.
Excellent time management skills and computer skills.
Proficient in Rivet, Sketchup and Interior Design for IPad
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
Deborah Austin- ------------ Peacock Park Design Showroom Manager
Gina Galvin- ------------ Showroom owner at Peacock Park Design
3. Jan and Greg Morgan- ------------ Showroom owners Kiddin' With Greg World Trade Center in Dallas
4. Janice Parson- ------------ ------------ Contractor, Designer, Home Stager, and Real Estate Agent for Dave Perry Miller
5. Elizabeth Hovas- ------------ ------------ Residential Interior Designer
6. Sally Perez Arevalo- ------------ ------------ Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams
7. Charles Oglesby- ------------ Visuals Manager at Pottery Barn
8. Catalina Murcia- ------------ Casa De Paz Montessori & Mother of the daughters Lauren has been a nanny for.
9. Alison Thompson- ------------ ------------ Old Space New Space
10. Sonya- ------------ DIRT and House Of Dirt
11. Terri and Steve Odom - nanny for their daughter 2009-2013
12. Mrs. Jackie - nanny for their daughter 2013
Lauren Burton Melton, nanny, Professional Organizer, residential interior designer, home Stager