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JACQUELYN B. LEAHY


Objective:

To use my design skills and communication abilities to maximize customer satisfaction and sales as part of the Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse Kitchen Design Team.

Capabilities:

Kitchen design, custom home decoration, space planning, lighting design and specification, color coordination as well as excellent drafting skills. Creative, honest, hard working, goal oriented, work well with people, artistic, meet deadlines, articulate, conscientious, mature.

Experience:

Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, Conyers, North Alpharetta and Madison, Georgia (October 2000 - Present) Kitchen Designer

Responsible for design and specification of custom kitchens. Works with customers to develop kitchen designs that are not only highly functional but also aesthetically pleasing and surprisingly affordable.

Sears, Gwinett Place, Georgia (March 1998 - October 2000). Custom Home Decorator.

Responsible for sales of Sears complete line of custom window treatments including shutters, blinds and draperies as well as coordinating home fashions.

Brecher's Lighting, Louisville, KY ( March 1995-July 1996). Sales Associate.

Sales to residential and commercial accounts. Residential lighting design. Analysis of space and lighting requirements. Specification of lighting bill of materials. Operation of automated inventory system.

KFC, Louisville, Kentucky (March-June 1989). Design Assistant, Facilities Department.

Externship involving drafting, space planning and design details at corporate headquarters.

U.S. Post Office, Okolona, Kentucky (1989). Designed Philatelic Shop.

Kentucky Wood Floors, Louisville, Kentucky (1988).

Designed floor tile for competition, one of two designs put into production.

Weston's Shoppers City, Painted Post, New York. (September, 1973-March 1975) Department Manager - Ladies Sportswear, Store Display Manager.

In charge of sportswear department sales, personnel, scheduling, training, inventory and transfers. Coordinated and executed all in-store display activity.

Fashion Fabrics Limited, Christiansburg, Virginia. (March, 1972-August, 1973) Assistant Manager.

Responsible for sales, ordering, payroll, bank deposits, inventory and store displays.

Education:

Paris, France 1989-1993: Courses in Art and Architectural History. Extensive touring of European Museums and Antiquities (United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Spain)

Louisville Technical Institute, Louisville, Kentucky. Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design, June 1989. GPA 4.0

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. Bachelor of Science in Home Economics - Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design, June, 1971. GPA 3.0

Indiana University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 12 hours Accounting and Business Law, 1982-1983. GPA 4.0

Other:

Designed family home in Oxford, GA. Worked extensively with builder and subcontractors.


 

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