Joseph Yam
                                          1306 Arizona Avenue, Apartment A
                                    ...
Century City Shopping Center, Los Angeles, California                                October 1994 – May 1999
Accountant

 ...
Project: Mikimoto
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Project: Steelcase Showroom
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Project: Fiamma Trattoria
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Project: Eight75 @ Beau Rivage
                               Location: Biloxi, MS




Project: USC Law School Cafe
Locati...
Project: Windward Shopping Center
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Project: Foley Courthouse   Project: Cal State University Los Angeles
Location: Las Vegas, NV     Location: Los Angeles, CA
Project: Waikiki Beach Walk
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Project: China Square
Location: Singapore
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Resume & Portfolio

705 views

Published on

Published in: Design, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Resume & Portfolio

  1. 1. Joseph Yam 1306 Arizona Avenue, Apartment A Santa Monica, California 90404 310.995.0816 E-mail: j.yam24@gmail.com Experience Couristan Incorporated, Los Angeles, California Contract Specialist June 2008 – December 2008 • Collaborated with interior design clients to develop custom carpet designs • Managed 3 in-house carpet designers to create designs based on clients’ meetings • Oversaw projects’ progress to ensure timely arrival of carpet • Developed new business in Southern California through cold calling and presentations • Researched business journals and trade magazines for new leads and potential projects • Garnered $100,000 of hospitality project specifications in less than 6 months • Spearheaded expansion of business beyond hospitality sector, resulting in $25,000 specifications in residential and commercial projects ERCO Lighting U.S.A., Edison, New Jersey November 2006 – April 2008 Architectural Sales Manager • Managed sales agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Reno and Albuquerque • Reduced $150,000 in payroll by taking over territories of departed sales managers • Brought in 1/2 million dollars of specifications with long term projects including Red Bull Stadium and San Diego Old Police Headquarters. • Established and implemented regional business strategies to increase annual revenue based on territorial needs • Developed and fostered productive professional relationships with architecture and design community • Conducted product demonstrations and communicated company philosophy to architects, interior designers and lighting designers • Reviewed design concepts with clients and recommended possible solutions • Analyzed pricing with sales agencies to secure orders Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Lighting Design, Los Angeles, California June 1999 - October 2006 Lighting Designer (September 2003 - October 2006) • Managed 30 projects annually to completion through schematic, design development, construction documents, and construction administration phases • Designed and managed over 100 projects which brought in $6 million in fees. • Projects including Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino Steelcase Showroom and Mikimoto Showroom • Oversaw a 3-person design studio • Collaborated with architects and interior designers to develop lighting design concepts • Ensured success of projects through constant communication among owners, contractors and architects • Presented clients with recommended lighting solutions • Prepared potential project proposals • Increased firm exposure through networking events Project Manager (October 1999 – August 2003) • Produced AutoCAD drawings and luminaire specifications • Coordinated mock-ups and demonstrations to ensure successful outcome • Visited jobsites (domestic and international) during construction to review installation and assist with aiming and focusing of luminaries Internship (June 1999 – September 1999) • Designed and setup product catalog and information library • Assisted in preparing presentation materials
  2. 2. Century City Shopping Center, Los Angeles, California October 1994 – May 1999 Accountant • Handled Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable responsibilities • Reconciled multiple monthly bank statements • Produced balance sheet and income statements Education University of California Los Angeles Extension Program, Los Angeles, California Interior and Environmental Design Program University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Bachelor of Arts Degree, Economics/Business Awards & Publications 2004 IIDA Calibre Design Team Award – Univision, Los Angeles, California 2005 IIDA Calibre Design Team Award – Mikimoto, Beverly Hills, California 2008 IESNA International Illumination Design Award – Zlote Tarasy, Warsaw, Poland Interior Design (April 2004) - Mikimoto, Beverly Hills, California Interior Design (April 2004) – Fiamma, Las Vegas, Nevada Contract (December 2004) – Steelcase WorkLife Center, Santa Monica, California Affiliations Designers Lighting Forum - Board Member, 2001 – present National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions – Lighting Consultant, 2004 Computer Expertise Adobe AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, InDesign
  3. 3. Project: Mikimoto Location: Beverly Hills, CA
  4. 4. Project: Steelcase Showroom Location: Santa Monica, CA
  5. 5. Project: Fiamma Trattoria Location: Las Vegas, NV
  6. 6. Project: Eight75 @ Beau Rivage Location: Biloxi, MS Project: USC Law School Cafe Location: Los Angeles, CA
  7. 7. Project: Windward Shopping Center Location: Oahu, Hawaii
  8. 8. Project: Foley Courthouse Project: Cal State University Los Angeles Location: Las Vegas, NV Location: Los Angeles, CA
  9. 9. Project: Waikiki Beach Walk Location: Oahu, Hawaii
  10. 10. Project: China Square Location: Singapore

×