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CATHRIN VIVIAN

Interior Designer

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About me

With over 5 years working in the furniture, textiles and homewares industry, and a postgraduate diploma from BAID with distinction, I’m building the skills needed to work as an Interior Designer. Loyal, honest and hardworking, I benefit from a creative, process-driven environment and work equally well in a team and independently. Managing clients and bolstering trade relationships comes naturally to me, and I approach each project with enthusiasm and a detail-driven philosophy.

Skills

  • Space Planning
  • Bespoke Furniture
  • Interior Textiles
  • Design
  • Google Sketchup
  • Autocad Vectorworks
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Purchasing
  • Mac OS
  • Microsoft Suite

Work history

2015

Production Co-ordinator

Robert Langford Ltd

Feb 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Full Time
  • Managing the production process of trade client orders from design to completion, helping clients decide on product specifications based on their brief, creating simple hand drawings, consulting on space planning, checking measurements and going to site. Solving manufacturing issues, arranging samples, advising on upholstery, wood finishes and bespoke product designs, as well as monitoring of production scheduling and managing all COM logistics between the warehouse and multiple factories/suppliers worldwide.

2012

Production Co-ordinator

William Yeoward

Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
  • Full Time
  • Maternity cover. Worked with textile manufacturers, including Designers Guild and in-house product designers to facilitate the design process of new furniture, accessory, textile and cushion ranges. Office management and support to the Director. Played a key planning role in the shoot and launch of the William Yeoward Aranjasa range.

2011

Assistant Buyer

Worldwide Homewares

Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
  • Full Time
  • Sourcing and advising on a wide variety of kitchen and home products from Europe and Asia for clients – notably, for one of South Africa's largest retail chains. Supporting the client's own buying teams to ensure requirements on product range, trend, style and budget were met within their own kitchen and homeware departments.

Education

2016

Graduate Diploma Interior Design

British Academy of Interior Design

Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Design , Graduated with Distinction

2007

Marketing Communications and Advertising

Red and Yellow School

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007
  • Postgraduate Management Diploma in Marketing and Advertising Communications, Graduated with Distinction

2006

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature ad Political Philosophy

University of Cape Town

Jan 2003 - Dec 2006