Brenda Cruz B

Brenda Cruz

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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About me:

I am writing in response to the position of Kitchen Designer, advertised open with your company at this time in Winnipeg. I am an accomplished Office Manager and Lead Designer at 101 Countertops, with more than six years of experience leading Interior design and managing remodels projects for clients. 

For the past 5 yeas I been managing 101 Countertops company, as well as the lead designer roll in the company, designing kitchens for clients. During this time, I have worked undertaking and overview different projects at the same time from concept through completion. Some of my responsibilities at 101 Countertops is overview new contracts, find new suppliers, get estimates and scheduling installations. I am adept at working with architects, builders, project managers, subcontractors. As progressive professional with Revit and Adobe Pro experience, I believe that I can bring valuable contributions to your team.

I have enhanced my collaboration abilities and cultivated a reputation as a major contribution through innovation and planning. I am collaborative team player who is always searching for opportunities to impact valuable insights. I believed I am suitable candidate in view of experience and successful track record in Interior Design. 

Education:

Education:

Metropolitan Community College, 2012-2014 Associate’s Interior Design 

Interior Design Degree,

Bellevue University, 2008-2010 – Business Administration 

 

SKILLS: 

REVIT 

20/20

 

VOLUNTEERING:

Nebraska Women in Architecture – Member 

  • Habitat for Humanity – Housing for low Income Nebraska Residence 

ASID Nebraska

Experience:

Experience: 

101 Countertops & Vision Painting LLC – Project/Office Manager| Lead Designer 

      Jan 2017- July 2021

  • Assist Customer with Material selections (Countertops, Paint, Tile & Accessories)
  • Provide Estimates in Material cost, for Architects, Remodelers & Builders
  • Handling Multiple Projects Concurrently
  • Developing Effective Presentation Boards for Spec Homes
  • Rearranging Showroom – Selecting New Inventory for Showroom
  • Blueprint Reading, Schemas and drawings
  • Knowledge on Revit Drawings for Kitchen & Bathroom Design
  • Find new vendors for tile, countertops, paint & shop tools
  • Organize Inventory - Material Stock Room
  • Order new Material for shop and office
  • Manage Expenses & Payroll for the annual year
  • Skills in Microsoft Office, Sketch, Mac
  • Scheduled jobs for Installation, and templates
  • Bilingual Spanish & English – Visit Construction side- Communicate with project managers and labors.
  • Strong knowledge of Space Planning

 

Premier Countertops – Showroom Designer                                                                 May 2015 – Dec 2016

  • Assist Customer with Material selections
  • Provide Estimates in Material cost for Architects, Builders & Designers
  • Identify Clients needs 
  • Handling Multiple Projects Concurrently
  • Developing Effective Presentation Boards
  • Rearranging Showroom – Selecting New Inventory for Showroom
  • Skills in Microsoft Office, Sketch, Mac
  • Strong knowledge of Space Planning
  • Reading of Blue Prints

 

Internship at The Designer 12123 Emmet St Omaha, NE 68164                         Dec 2013- Feb 2014

  • Answering phone calls/returning phone calls
  • Ordering Samples (Tile/Fabrics/Carpet) from vendors
  • Rearranging Gallery Showroom
  • Mail Orders
  • Organize/Maintain/Rearrange Sample Room
  • Some marketing
  • Help on Holiday Events Floral Design

 

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