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Paige Ensminger 1040 Pennsylvania

Lawrence, KS 66044
785.550.8180
paigeens@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE To secure a design position with a fast-paced, commercial interior


design or architecture firm with opportunity for growth.

 Passionate and creative problem solver


QUALIFICATIONS
 Excellent listening and communication skills
 Leadership and management experience
 Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills
 Extensive experience in client and vendor relations
 Proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, MS Office Suite

EMPLOYMENT INTERIOR DESIGNER May ’09- present


Paige Ensminger Design
May ’09 - present Lawrence, Kansas
 Develop marketing strategies for client acquisition
 Provide solutions to design problems and generate design
alternatives
 Work with clients for product selection and pricing to best meet
client needs
 Perform bookkeeping and office management

DESIGN CONSULTANT, BUYER, VISUAL MERCHANDISER, SALES


Blue Heron Home Furnishings
January ’03 – May ’09
 Provided in-home design consultation
 Developed lasting customer relationships and increased
referrals
 Spearheaded promotional programs resulting in increased
traffic flow and sales
 Researched new merchandise trends, attended International
Gift Market in NYC
 Selected and ordered store inventory
 Improved communication with manufacturer representatives
 Regularly exceeded quarterly sales goals and organizational
objectives
 Synthesized clients design expectations and budgetary
requirements

PARK SERVICE COORDINATOR, Americorps


Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks
October ’00 – August ’01
 Led team in renovation of schoolhouse at Milford State Park
 Remodeled park headquarters according to ADA guidelines
 Researched foot bridge construction and alternative paving
methods for hiking trails
 Disaster Relief - assisted in tornado clean-up in Hoisington,
Kansas

OWNER
Pearl’s Custom Upholstery
May ’98 – January ’02
 Specialized in restoration of furniture for residential and
commercial use
 Custom
designed and built
pieces to meet
clients’ needs
 Oversaw all
aspects of managing
the business

FRONT END SERVICE


MANAGER
Paradise Café
August ’94 – August ’02
Lawrence, Kansas
 Supervised
host, wait, bus, and
dish staff, providing
seamless public
interface
 Recruited,
interviewed, hired,
and trained
employees to build a
dynamic team
 Coordinated
daily financial
operations for
accuracy and
accountability
 Facilitated
liaisons between
customers/wait
staff/kitchen staff
PAIGE ENSMINGER 785.550.8180

EDUCATION INTERIOR DESIGN August ’05 – May ‘09


Johnson County Community College
August ’05 – May ’09
Associate of Applied Science

ART HISTORY August ’86 – May ‘92


University of Kansas
August ’86 – May ’92 Lawrence, Kansas
93 hours completed towards BA
VOLUNTEER
HOST-PARENT FOR BRAZILIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT
August ’01 – June ’02
International Student Exchange Program
August ’01 – June ’02

GILLIS HOUSE
Home for At-Risk Boys
October ’07 – January ’08
 Designed remodel for main floor of West Residence Hall
 Generated drawings of alternative floor plans
 Specified appropriate finishes and furnishings
 Developed floor plan for better traffic flow

REFERENCES

JAN CUMMINGS
Interior Design Department Chair, JCCC
(913) 469-8500 ex. 3941
janc@jccc.edu

JEANIE WELLS
Co-op Trade Specialist, Equal Exchange
(785) 766-8454
jwells@equalexchange.coop

GALEN TARMAN
Owner (former), Blue Heron Home Furnishings
(785) 865-9845
twolooksaway@gmail.com

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