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Reshma Shah Westfield, NJ 07090 rs5ed348@westpost.

net OBJECTIVE To achieve a long-term career and embrace new challenges within the Interior Des ign field which will allow me to fully encompass my extensive leadership, consul ting, and interior design expertise. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Head Designer/Consultant 2001a.. Medical/Beauty Spa Pisataway,NJ a Design and Execution of a medical and Beauty Spa included as a turn key projec t , Including flooring, electrical layout ,wall finishes , equipment selection , furniture layout,soft furnishing, esthetics as well functional results. Residences in Hong Kong, Hong Kong China a Created comfortable and well-organized areas for family life and guest enterta inment. Implemented all carpet, paint, fabric, and other building material palet tes for clientas interior bedroom and living room design Santa Cruz House, Santa Cruz CA 2001-2008 a Completed this renovation of an elite house to include an entertainment area r enovation to transform an uninviting space into a modern, fully integrated bar w ith the public living space. Design elements included rugs, couches, curtains, b ar stools, and other smaller decorative elements Designs for Harmony Diamonds, Manhattan, NY 2005 a Headed this high-end project; a diamond firm in Manhattan, NYC from start to e nd. Designed the floor plan layout, furniture layout, electric and ceiling plans , and made all material color selections a Worked closely with the client to make this project a key turn-around project for the firm. Established and maintained major security measures for the in-hous e designer showroom. Interacted frequently with the contractor to ensure adheren ce to specifications at all times Design Division, Dubai, U.A.E. Assistant Designer Jun 1997 a" Jul 1999 a Worked within the in-house Architectural and Designing Division for the Dubai Royal Family. Lead some of the more challenging projects, including the full des igns of the Personal and Private Court rooms, Nursery rooms, and outhouses for t he Royal Family servants a Served as the primary resource to the team, and provided clear direction to se veral field associates, designers, and production staff a Fully designed all floor lay-outs for each of the projects. Was in charge of a ll material selections and purchases Dry Flower Business, Dubai, U.A.E. Small Business Owner Feb 1997 a" Aug 1998 a Owned and lead a successful business in dried flowers; in partnership with ano ther capable and experienced designer a Worked with partner to purchase raw materials from some of the most artistic d

ealers in India. Then, worked with co-owner to finish the beautiful and innovati ve designs in our design studio a Served clients that included famous Royal associates who utilized the decorati ons in their residences and offices a Built a unique and well-recognized client base which included Hotel Hyatt and other well-known hotels a Participated in the Dubai Festival and purchased supplies to be included in th e designs from the surrounding regions Elysee Designs, Dubai, U.A.E. Head Interior Designer Nov 1994 a" Feb 1997 a Supervised work such as the gamut of design, selection, purchase, costs and bu dgeting processes of each project a Introduced clients to the team and managed all client interactions. Coordinate d room lay-outs with ready-made furniture and specifically fabricated, self-enha nced designs a Managed sales correspondence in local and overseas markets; delegated duties a nd responsibilities to increase efficiency and productivity of each project Parekh Sahani & Associates, Mumbai, India Associate Designer Jun 1991 a " Nov 1994 a Marketed proposed designs to clients and executed designs using most renowned, high-end materials a Carefully completed budget and cost analysis, including book-keeping and accou nting for each project ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Aptech Institute of Computers, Dubai, U.A.E. 1989 ate Rachna Sansad Academy of Architecture, Bombay, India a" Interior Design Gradu 1988 a" 1990 Bombay University, Maharashtra Board, India - Bachelor of Commerce with Major in Management 1986 a" 1989

TECHNICAL SKILLS Complete knowledge and experience with designer and graphic software application s including Illustrator, Photoshop, and AutoCAD. Impressive portfolio of sup ervised projects and print graphics are available upon request.