Education

1988 - 1992
Ryerson Polytechnic University, School of Interior Design
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Awarded Bachelor of Applied Arts
Interior Design Degree
  1982 - 1985
Fanshawe College
London, Ontario, Canada
Awarded Architectural Technician Diploma,
Also completed first year of the Fine Art Program




Work Experience

An experienced, professional LEED accredited Interior Designer and Design Manager with an extensive background in all aspects of interior design; from concept to move-in on projects with a value up to US$500m each. Skilled in managing junior and intermediate staff to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and to meet clients' needs and aspirations. Also experienced in marketing and general business administration having worked to secure new clients, prepare and present fee proposals and ensure profitable projects.





DDL Studio Ltd.
(Interior Design)
August, 2011 - Present
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Position: Head of Interior Design

Responsibilities:
Senior Interior Designer for signature projects in the Cayman Islands. Also manage the interiors team and work closely with DDL Project Managers and Architects.

Projects:
  • Mourant Ozannes, Camana Bay
  • Aon, Camana Bay
  • Prosperity Capital Management, Camana Bay
  • Digicel Offices, Regatta Office Park
  • Anytime Fitness Expansion, Caymana Bay
  • Bodden & Bodden Lawyers, West Bay




KEO International Consultants
(Project and Construction Management)
June, 2007 - July 2010
Doha, Qatar
Position: Senior Interior Designer / FF&E Design Manager

Responsibilities:
Management of the architectural and interior design documents from signature architects for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate.

Direct, guide and inform consultants to ensure client and cultural issues are incorporated in all phases.

Evaluate consultants FF&E and signage tender submissions and ensure that the proposals are in accordance with the contract requirements.

Facilitate the tender process for FF&E packages with a value of $10million to $35million each.

Present methods and strategies to the client for implementing LEED on the Student Housing and Convention Center projects with a total built area of 110,000sq.m.

Responsible for managing the mock-up and evaluation process of a modular wall system design and procurement for a 600 room Student Housing project.

Temporary head LEED manager for the 70,000sq.m. Convention Center expansion project during construction. Attend meetings with the team and guiding them on best practices for achieving certification.

Projects:
Education City, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, aims to be the center of educational excellence in the region. The site covers 14 sq.km, has a value of $35 billion, and houses educational facilities of some of the world's leading universities.
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Student Center
  • Student Housing Project
  • Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
  • Qatar Foundation Headquarters
  • Central Library
  • RAND Qatar Policy Institute
  • Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • Social Development Center
  • Convention Center Expansion
  • Northwestern University

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Blue Ocean Design
(Commercial, Residential & Hospitality Design)
Sept. 2006 - June, 2007
Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands
Position: Principal and
Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager

Responsibilities:
Setting up and managing the design office. I implemented the business graphics, web site and marketing strategies. Was also responsible for managing projects through to invoicing.

Projects:
  • Eats Cafe (click here for photos)
  • Yoshi Sushi (click here for photos)
  • Monster Video (click here for photos)




OBM International,
(Grand Cayman)

(Interior Design & Architecture)
May 2003 - August. 2006
Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands
Position:Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager

Responsibilities:
Headed up the Interior Design department supervising up to 3 junior/intermediate staff. Was also responsible for managing client relations and writing fee proposals and contracts to ensure profitability. I provided design solutions and managed projects through to fruition with services including: design concepts, presentations, budgeting, specification writing, construction drawing production, scheduling, site administration and complete project management.

Projects:
  • British Caymanian Insurance
  • Private Office (click here for photos)
  • First Caribbean International Bank
  • Cable & Wireless
  • Highbridge Capital
  • Cayman General Insurance
  • Water Authority
  • Mosquito Research & Control Unit




Blueprint Interior Design
July 2002 - May 2003
Toronto, Ontario
Position: Interior Designer

Responsibilities:
Worked closely with the company owner in determining business strategies and completed various retail and residential projects.

Projects:
  • Nadeau Residence (click herefor project description)
  • Carusone Residence
  • Empress Walk Orthodontist




OBM International,
(Bermuda)

(Interior Design & Architecture)
June 2001 - June 2002
Hamilton, Bermuda
Position: Interior Designer

Responsibilities:
Provided design solutions and managed projects through to fruition. Managed executive offices projects including all coordinations with contractors & client.

Projects:
  • Bank of Bermuda (click here for photos)
  • Bank of NT Butterfield




Design Limited
(Corporate Interior Design)
June 1999 - June 2001
Hamilton, Bermuda
Position:Project Designer

Responsibilities:
Worked under the company principle on all aspects of corporate design projects.

Projects:
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Max Re
  • Hemisphere Management
  • Bermuda Housing Corporation
  • Nomura Securities (click here for photos)




Bullock Associates Design Consultants Inc.
(Corporate Interior Design)
1994 - 1999
1991 - 1992
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Position:Project Designer

Responsibilities:
Among other projects, I was principal designer and project manager for Towers Perrin new 20,000 sq.ft. call center in Mississauga, Ontario. I managed a team and was responsible for all aspects of the project from initial client meetings through to move coordination.

Projects:
  • Canada Customs 30,000 sq.ft..*
  • Bloomberg 2,500 sq.ft.
  • Royal Trust Investment Management 80,000 sq.ft.*
  • Daiwa Securities 2,500 sq.ft
  • British Airways Cargo 3,000 sq.ft.
  • Towers Perrin 20,000 sq.ft
*Indicates projects that were completed within a team.




Between 1987 and 1993 I was employed at various firms including:
  • Robert Johnston Designs Inc.
  • Anthony Meyrick-Eastick Design Group Inc.
  • Yabu Pushelberg Inc.
  • John C. Preston Limited
  • F.W. Woolworth Company




AFFILIATIONS

  • ARIDO, Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario
  • NCIDQ, (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Certification #016665, 2000




SPECIAL SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES


LEED Accredited Professional
Passed the US Green Building Council's LEED-NC accreditation exam in March, 2009 with a score of 186/200.

Web Site Design
Design, implementation and updating of Web Sites:
Designers Online 1996 to 1999
Founder of Designers Online, an Interior Designer Referral Service on the Internet.

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre 2010 - 2011
Provided volunteer Interior Design services for a full retrofit of the Centers' existing premises. Scope included design plans and 3D SketchUp drawings of all spaces. Fund raising team are in progress of aquiring funds to facilitate the design and construction as presented.

Habitat for Humanity 2001 - 2002
Volunteer for 'Habitat for Humanity' in Bermuda helping the underprivileged on renovations for various residential projects.

Sailing 1999 - Present
Part-Owner and crew of J24 sailboat, Bermuda, 1999 - 2002
Coastal Navigation course, Bermuda 2001
Marine Engine course, Bermuda 2002
Various sailing adventures in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

Scuba Diving
Certified PADI open water diver, 2003
Avid diver in Grand Cayman and other world-wide locations

CPR & AED British Red Cross, Cayman Islands Branch, 2005
Given the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illness until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Also trained on AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Self Employed Artist 1984 to present
I create signs, paintings, and drawings for various commissions.
Click here to view portfolio.

Computer Programs
Proficient in AutoCAD and MS Office
Google SketchUp
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Web design programs, HoTMetaL & Fireworks

Personal information
  • Non-smoker
  • Excellent Health
  • D.O.B. - 1963
  • Canadian Nationality
  • Permanent Residency with the the Right to Work in the Cayman Islands