Objective

To provide expert professional interior design and construction management services to clients, ensuring that their wishes for their personal space are carried out to the letter, efficiently, cost-effectively and in advance of any deadlines, if possible.

 

Professional Experience & Selected Accomplishments

Hulsman Style Inc. Incorporated 2011; blog begun Sept. 2010 at hulsmanstyle.com

WHDecor, Palm Beach, Florida, 2005 to 2011: Interior designer of high-end luxury homes, project manager
Key areas of responsibility

  • Managed budgets ranging from $200,000 to $1.1 million; total $3.8 million; averaged $550,000
  • Directed all trades and crafts workers to achieve the creation of unique, one-of-a-kind designs that reflected clients’ individual desires
  • Supervised all installers of stone, granite, tile, wall coverings, carpet, lighting, and decorative plumbing fixtures; decorative painters; audio-visual equipment contractors; cabinetmakers
  • Ensured that all project deadlines were met, on or ahead of schedule
  • Selected all materials to be used in my design, such as: architectural interior details, paint colors, decorative paint, fabrics, wall coverings, window treatments, furnishings and lighting
  • Interviewed architects and contractors for recommendation to client

Key accomplishments

  • Determined budget scope and came in at or below budget every time
  • Completed all jobs to the satisfaction of clients, who then referred me to colleagues and associates all over the country
  • Created designs for individual clients that reflected their individual tastes and desires
  • Repurposed clients’ existing furniture whenever possible to help stay within budget
  • Maintained relationships with all trades and crafts workers and professionals to assure mutual respect and harmony at the job site

 

William Hulsman, Inc., Boston, Mass., 1998 to 2004: Manager of interior design firm and high-end curtain workroom

Key areas of responsibility

  • Managed budgets ranging from $50,000 to $1.7 million; total $3.4 million; average project $675,000
  • Worked as head designer in charge of up to 4 concurrent projects
  • Managed staff in 2 states, with weekly staff meetings
  • Selected all decorative furnishings, lighting, carpeting, fabrics, wall coverings and fixtures for all projects
  • Directed all vendors and trades and crafts workers, electricians, painters, plumbers and cabinetmakers for all projects
  • Supervised all installations of wallpaper, window treatments, decorative painters, tile and stone
  • Maintained relationships with clients, contractors and professionals involved in all aspects of the projects

Key accomplishments

  • Determined budget scope and came in at or below budget every time
  • Completed all projects on time to my clients’ satisfaction and was referred to their colleagues and associates
  • Featured on TV, “New England Dream House,” twice in spring 2003
  • Featured on HGTV’s Homes Across America, fall 2002
  • à Published for Junior League show house in the John Quincy Adams reserve, spring 2003 Brunschwig & Fils “Up Close” coffee table book
  • Developed strategic business plan for William Hulsman, Inc., for investors; $1.5 million annual gross income
  • Designed line of upholstered furniture and case goods for Bill Hulsman home retail stores
  • Marketed products for two Bill Hulsman Home stores
  • Established corporate offices, including offices for staff of 5, for William Hulsman, Inc.
  • Trained 4 selected individuals for specific product manufacture
  • Established manufacturing facility
  • Designed/developed procedures for employees
  • Instituted and maintained relationships with wholesale and retail clients
  • Developed and designed product line of lighting and accessories
  • Researched fabrics in Europe for collection