Spanning a fifteen-year career my CV represents all aspects of the creative process. I have experience working in a variety mediums.My work has been nominated for a 2009 James Beard award and received the 2009 AICP award , I received two 2007 silver ADDY’s and the 2005 British Design and Decoration award for Interior Show Home of the year. All of these involved using design skills as well as the ability to work well with people and under pressure. I believe I have the assets to enhance any project. My flexibility and positive attitude are a result of the passion I have for my career.
Connections in Design Ltd. London, England September 04 to present
Interior stylist, designer and project manager for high end show homes
Responsibilities include project management. Developing scheme with sales manager to fit clients needs. Buying accessories and props throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Budgeting costs. Coordinating deliveries of furniture and accessories to site. Making sure all lighting fixtures, wall covering, window treatments and flooring arrives and to Connections In Design standard. Working directly with developers and site manager to coordinate timely execution of plumbers, electricians, painters and laborers to obtain opening goal. Styling of entire space while managing assistants and troubleshooting possible challenges. Photo styling for brochures. Maintaining inventory and stock control. Awarded Design and Decoration Awards 2005, Showhome Interior Of the Year.
Ideas magazine for Home Base London, England 2002
Photography stylist, prop stylist and activity designer
Responsibilities include propping and styling home furnishings, domestics and food for entire spread. Creating activities pertaining to article for readers to execute at home.
Mervyns department store San Francisco, CA 1996 to 2002
Photography stylist /Set dresser
Responsibilities include styling / set dressing in digital and film photography for packaging and weekly tabloid of home furnishings, domestics, tabletop and light food for store lines; Sierra Home, Alison Kent, Caress, Celebration, Hillard and Hanson and @home. Prop scout and stylist for specific historical periods. Using antiques, artwork, rugs, etc. to create an environment in replica of certain genre.
Macys department store San Francisco, CA 1994 to 2000
Photography Stylist and Visual Display
Responsibilities include photography styling of fashion, domestics, home furnishings, tabletop and light food for Weekly tabloid. Visual merchandising, window and in-store display for home furnishings department.
Private residential clients London UK , Nice France, SF CA 1997 to present
Interior designer, consultant and home staging
Responsibilities include conceptual design of space. Buying furnishing and accessories. Coordinating carpenters, painter and other laborers. Staging of home. Keeping within budget while achieving desired outcome.
Tesco stores London UK 2003
Food stylist, art director, photo shoot coordinator and recipe development
Responsibilities include conceptual design of video in store promotions. Creating recipes. Coordinating shoot. Propping and styling for videos.
The Haggin Group Mill Valley, CA 1996 to 2006
Food and wine stylist and prop stylist
Responsibilities include food styling for Safeway (USA), Mrs. Fields, Nabisco, Hickory Farms, Starbuck’s, Mission Orchard, Gerlings and Wade and The American Beef Company. Prop scouting and organizing for relevant company.
C.K. Corbet Wine San Francisco, CA 2002
Conceptual design, art direction and food stylist for catalogue
Responsibilities included working with photographer to come up with concept of look for catalogue to suit client. Designing shots and layout. Food and wine styling. Sourcing props. Photo editing with photographer.
19/20 London, UK 2003
Recipe development and menu planning
Responsibilities include developing recipes from concept to execution. Creating menu to match clientele and restaurants feel. Budgeting food costs.
Williams Sonoma Home San Francisco, CA 2004
Responsibilities include meeting with art director to interpret Williams Sonoma Home launching catalogue image. Sourcing wardrobe. Dressing models for shoots. Being present on set to style models.
Tony Stone Stock Agency San Francisco, CA 1998 to 2002
Fashion stylist and art direction
Responsibilities included developing concept to match stock agencies idea along with photographer. Casting models. Hiring makeup talent, wardrobe. Styling models. Props and styling. Art directing.
The Gap inc. San Francisco, CA 1999 to 2001
Responsibilities include styling on form and lay down for websites and catalogue. Working with The Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy.
San Francisco Moda Magazine San Francisco, CA 1997
Responsibilities include conceptual development with photographer. Casting models. Sourcing wardrobe and designers to reflect magazines article. Scouting props. Styling models and props for front cover and eight page layout.
Villains San Francisco, CA 1989-1994
Buyer and Manager for clothing and shoe stores
Responsibilities include managing staff, buying from over 50 major companies, shipping, receiving, inventory control and merchandise layout. Head of interior and exterior visual displays, all advertising, fashion shows and promotional events.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois
San Francisco Art Institute; San Francisco, California California Institute for Integral Studies; San Francisco, California
Connections in Design (UK)
Interior styling/designing and project managing for St.James Homes, Barrett Homes, Laing Homes, Royal Oak, St. George Homes. Berkeley Homes, Ryan Homes, Swan hill, Higgins Homes, Beachcroft Homes
Food styling and shoot coordinating for in-store video campaign.
Fashion styling for new branch Williams Sonoma Home.
Food styling for Safeway magazine.
Home Base (UK)
Styling for Home Base Magazine Ideas.
Prop and set styling for international advertisement
Prop souring for product packaging
The Gap Inc. including The Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy
Fashion styling on figure, lay down and on-form for websites and catalogues.
Photo styling for packaging, tabloids and in store promotions.
Photo styling for weekly tabloid. Visual merchandising for home furnishings department.
The Travel Smith
Researched and propped authentic furnishings for specific genre.
Photography styling of domestic packaging.
Photography styling of domestics and home furnishings for in-store promotions, packaging and weekly tabloids.
Photography styling for annual domestics catalogue.
Styling lay down fashion for website.
San Francisco Moda Magazine
Art direction, shoot coordinating and styling for holiday front cover and eight-page layout.
Tony Stone World wide Stock Agency
Art direction, shoot coordinating, styling and photo editing of lifestyle fashion.
Props for annual calendar.
C.K. Corbet Wine
Art direction and food styling for wine catalogue.
The Broadway Stores Inc.
Styling of food, domestics and home furnishings.
The Haggin Group agency:
- Nabisco – food and props for catalogues and regional advertisements.
- Hallmark – coordinated and executed image for retail and industry catalogues.
- Hickory Farms – stylist and coordinator, props and food for catalogues.
- Starbucks – food and props for catalogues and websites.
- Mission Orchard – food and props for catalogues.
- Sea Bear – food and props for catalogues.
- Gerlings and Wade – food and props for catalogues.
- The Nature Company – props, lay down fashion and on-figure for catalogues.
- Wells Fargo – lay down fashion and on-figure for catalogues.
- Habitat For Humanity – lay down fashion for catalogues.
- Garden Botanika – cosmetics for catalogues.
- Murad – cosmetics for catalogues.