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PROFILE

Passionate about the creative process and working with clients to realize their vision, I’m a confident and experienced designer; creative, focused and solution oriented. I possess well-honed communication and people skills, and bring a wide range of experiences including senior design management, new build and renovation expertise and strong visual and conceptual skills.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Purchased a 30 year old interior design company, rebranded it, increased scope of services offered, broadened client list and achieved a media presence over an additional 15 years. Appeared on national TV (Cityline) as an interior design expert on Design Thursdays; I was chosen as one of Canada’s top 3 designers by HGTV, appearing on the 7 week Designer Superstar Challenge series; I hosted an interior design segment on Newswatch at 5:30 CHEX TV for 5 years. Published in West Coast Homes and Design and Our Homes magazines with full feature layouts of my projects, as well as several other local publications. Employed and mentored interior design students from various Ontario colleges and universities for 15 years. Two years of cultural studies in Mexico, exploring art and architecture.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ETHAN ALLEN INC.

JUNE 2013 - AUGUST 2017 Ethan Allen is globally recognized as a premier house of luxury furnishings and interior design services. We offer local and international clients high end and high quality custom residential furnishings, including professional interior design services. Since beginning my tenure at EA as Design/Sales Project Manager we have lead our design team to consistently rank as the top achievers in the company, worldwide.

DESIGN / SALES PROJECT MANAGER VANCOUVER/WEST COAST

Lead, coach, motivate, supervise a high-energy design team of 17 designers and their assistants and oversee all interior design projects. Ensure that client/company relationships are maximized, encouraging continuous reach out and client relationship development. Design and develop formal training during all stages of employment. Lead the team by example, to ensure client satisfaction. Problem-solve customer service issues. Ensure client satisfaction.

DESIGN CENTRE MANAGER TORONTO

Manage the interior design team, visual and administrative teams in all aspects of job performance. Responsible for all hiring. Ensure training programs, new initiatives, policies and procedures are being followed and benefit is maximized. Ensure that all weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual reports are accurately submitted. Support the team to keep clients personally informed throughout every step of their project. Train, motivate and support the team. Manage all aspects of design centre and work closely with regional and district management.

SIMONE LAMONT DESIGN INC./MISS PEARL….rustique chic boutique

APRIL 2012 - JUNE 2013 Provided consultation services to full product provision, including custom furnishings and custom window treatments for residential clients in the Greater Toronto Area. Miss Pearl, my pop-up boutique, offered French furnishings, refreshed antiques, one of a kind home accessories from around the world. Mexico 2010-2012.

HUMPHREY INTERIORS INC.

1994 – APRIL 2010 A leading Interior Design company in Toronto/Kawartha Lakes area, with residential and commercial clients in Canada, Taos New Mexico, New York, Chicago, Turks and Caicos.

PRESIDENT/OWNER

Created all forms of interior and exterior cosmetics, product choices, layouts, floor plans and design styles, working closely with both residential and commercial clients to achieve desired results. Rebranded and led company from local to continental markets. Appeared on TV regularly, both national and local, radio co-host weekly and print ad campaigns. Worked closely with clients one on one. Managed large client portfolio. Worked closely with trades to ensure timely, budget conscious completion of projects. Accountable for all aspects of design, training, HR management, and professional trade relationships.

EDUCATION AND ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

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