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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
- Interior Design – Durham College
- National Trainer for the United Way of Canada – Organizing and Governing Module
- Practitioner Tutor – Sir Sandford Fleming College
- Interior Design Student Advisor and Mentor – Fanshaw, Toronto Institute of Interior Design, Ryerson