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FALLON LOVING

6527 Rosemont Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772


202.297.0206 (Cell)
fallon.loving@gmail.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Experienced, creative, and self-motivated professional with a keen eye for detai
l, complemented with a broad-based background in interior design. Demonstrate gr
eat work ethic and strong interpersonal skills; communicate with professionals a
t all levels. Core competencies include material selection, presentation techniq
ues, and space planning. Performance-driven and exceptionally competent; simulta
neously perform multiple tasks within fast-paced environments.

SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS


- Successfully administered three individual resource libraries and resour
ces; monitored updates in the library and maintained it well-stocked with resour
ces and samples of all kinds
- Worked collaboratively with designers and sales team in the completion o
f various design projects within time and budget constraints
- Oversaw inventory of fabric and paint samples, binders, and cut cards, a
s well as numerous design resources
- Efficiently functioned as design assistant for HGTVs â⠬ŠDesigned To Sellâ⠬Â

CAREER PATH
STORE MANAGER ~ Next Day Blinds, Largo, MD 2010
- Developed a strong background in custom furnishings including window tre
atments and acquired substantial knowledge of design principles while utilizing
measuring skills related to window coverings;
- Assisted customers throughout the product selection process, including c
oordinating and ordering of blinds for any room in the house
- Employed comprehensive knowledge of Hunter Douglas window fashions and d
rapery
- Assumed full responsibility in developing specifications of products and
measurements
- Developed and coordinated quotes, delivery schedules, and measurements
- Demonstrated sales skills and understanding of managing the sales proces
s, from prospecting to closing and after-sale follow-up
DESIGN CONSULTANT ~ Kincaid Home Furnishings, Waldorf, MD 2009
- Accounted for greeting customers, identifying their needs, and presentin
g home furnishing merchandise
- Successfully generated high level of sales by serving customers, selling
products, and meeting customer needs
- Worked closely with customers and assisted in the selection of home furn
ishings and furniture through the efficient utilization of the design process
- Served as key contributor in selecting and coordinating colors, fabrics,
and accessories throughout the home
DESIGNER ~ American Office, Washington, DC 2007-2008
- Demonstrated exceptional performance in space planning for commercial sp
aces of 1,000 to 5,000 sq ft
- Worked closely in using various software programs, including AutoCAD 200
8-2009, 20-20 CAP Studio, Z-Axis, Architecture Desktop, Google SketchUp, Illustr
ator, and Photoshop
- Generated installation drawings and developed reconfiguration plans, 3D
drawings, and renderings
- Employed in-depth understanding of drafting, sketching, and rendering te
chniques
- Provided outstanding furniture layout for various residential and commer
cial projects
- Analyzed and interpreted construction documents as well as furniture and
equipment specifications
- Utilized broad knowledge of commercial systems / contract furniture prod
ucts and applications, including Herman Miller, Geiger & Steelcase
DESIGN CONSULTANT ~ Blinds To Go, Falls Church, VA 2007
- Delivered utmost customer service in supporting clients during the blind
s selection in accordance with styles, colors, and textures
- Established and expanded strong client base to generate additional leads
resulting in increased company sales and profit
- Acquired and developed broad knowledge of current home dà ©cor and style with u
nderstanding of window coverings
DESIGN CONSULTANT ~ Havertys Furniture, Bowie, MD 2006-2007
- Acquired substantial knowledge and commissioned sales success with resid
ential furniture and accessories
- Maintained sales goals and selling standards as specified by management;
reinforced customer selections and ideas (closing)
- Ensured the delivery of utmost service in following up with customers on
a timely basis after delivery
OFFICE AUTOMATION CLERK ~ Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC 1999-200
5
- Functioned as the receptionist for Corporate Learning and Development Of
fice
- Acquired proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, P
owerPoint, and Outlook
- Retrieved data from various databases and ensured the safeguarding of al
l information

EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERIOR DESIGN: 2007
Howard University, Washington, DC

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
Allied Member, American Society of Interior Designers