Mahaffey Design Associates, LLC - OUR EXPERIENCE - Suwanee, GA
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Christina Mahaffey's
Experience...  
 
With 25 years of Design, Space Planning, Specification, Project Management, and Office Furniture Dealership experiences, Christina is well established in the Atlanta Market.  After receiving  her Interior Design Degree from the Art Institute of Seattle, she developed a strong passion for the office furniture industry.  Her employment history contains a combination of many years at the manufacturer level and over 16 years at the dealership level.  During her experiences, she has mastered the techniques required to present an exceptionally professional and customized  presentation package to your clients.  Along with her design associates, she is excited to put her decades of expertise to work for you and deliver her service offerings to projects of all sizes!
 
 
Work History:
 
9/2003 – Present  
Mahaffey Design Associates, Suwanee, GA - Owner/Operator
Utilize my experiences and product knowledge to operate a contract design business that specifies various manufacturers.  Create AutoCAD drawings, specifications and 3D’s per customer’s requirements.  Also create color schemes for floor plans and provide assistance in product selection. 
 
9/2004 – 8/2008  
Innovative Office Solutions, Atlanta, GA
Kimball Dealership
 Senior Associate
Managed all aspects of design and project management departments.  Operated as Office Manger and handled all functions related to operation and management of dealership including order entry, IT functions, invoicing, accounting, design, project management and coordination of vendors. 
 
3/2003 – 9/2004  
Business Resource Group DBA Office Interiors, Atlanta, GA – Project Manager/Designer
Project management, design and space planning of Customers Facilities using AutoCAD.  Ensure accuracy of design and layout specifications; provide installation quotes; select fabrics & finishes; and discount products. Work with contractors, vendors, installation companies, project management groups, architects and internal personnel to coordinate the successful installation of a project. Attended construction meetings.  Coordinate with general contractors, electricians, and data companies to ensure smooth installation. Manage Install crews at construction sites, conferred on electrical furniture issues, electrical layouts and distribution along with furniture codes. Accounts included Havertys and GA Tech furniture coordination/installations. Responsibilities also included field measuring, location floor core locations and other various furniture-related needs. 
 
10/1999 - 6/2001 
Atlantic Business Systems, Lawrenceville, GA – Dir. Of Project Management Services
Responsible for management and development of five member Project Management Department as well as many major national accounts. Facilitated the absorption of the Order Entry function into the Project Management department.  Established processes/procedures and policies for Project Management/Order Entry function. Responsible for the daily handling/coordination of order placements - personally responsible for entering orders, corrective action orders, reviewing all project managers orders for accuracy, tracking shipments, scheduling installations and ensuring the customers ultimate satisfaction.  Responsibilities also included reviewing project manager’s work and quality levels on projects.  In addition, I worked daily on service issues, selling company services to customers both locally and out of state.  Responsible for the development of the project management department, their growth, accuracy on projects, training, staffing needs and daily management of individuals.  Accounts included Worldcom, Inc. furniture move and installation - Managed $1.62 Million project personally.   Ernst and Young furniture coordination/installations in various locations throughout the United States, requiring weekly travel to coordinate installations with local installation companies, furniture punches and corrective action completion’s. Responsibilities also include field measuring, location floor core locations and other various furniture-related needs. Customer Evaluation:“Christina made Mountains appear for us when we didn’t have dirt to make a mole hill!” 
 
10/1996 - 10/1999 
Haworth, Inc., Holland, MI – DealerLink Administrator
Responsible for daily administration of Haworth's Intermarket program, initiating and supporting projects/activities to ensure its success.  Conduct continuous review and analysis of Intermarket program and recommends expansion/development of additional program capabilities.  Support managers and various departments in assuring successful deployment, marketing, administration and execution of Intermarket programs and services.
 
Customer Service Mockup Coordinator
Solely responsible for tracking, expediting and shortages on all Haworth Mockup orders within the United States and Canada.  Coordinated shipping arrangements between customers and distribution to ensure guaranteed delivery times.  Worked with members on a daily basis in various parts of the company - Distribution, Management, Planners, Schedulers and Customer Service Coordinators. Responsible for Mockup Reporting, administration and execution of Mockup programs and services.  Ultimately responsible for ensuring total customer satisfaction. Manager's Evaluation:" You have done more for the Mockup Program/Department than past employees have….you do an outstanding job!" 
 
1/1992 - 10/1996 
Facility Resource, Inc., Seattle, WA – Senior GSA Designer/ Space Planner
Applied Project Management/Customer Service skills, on projects and on product/services offered to GSA/State customers.  Applied extensive knowledge of GSA/State contracts, discounting,  product availability, lead times and contractual obligations to aid customers to meet their facilities requirements. Facilitated the establishment of Military/Federal GSA order and tracking procedures.  Responsible for compiling monthly and year-to-date reports tracking booked and invoiced GSA Sales.  Designated as official contact for customers, vendors and manufacturers regarding GSA orders, questions, information and concerns. Manufacturer Evaluation:”   I have been impressed by the leadership role taken by Facility Resource in the Government Sales program.”
 
Designer/Space Planner
Designer/Space Planner, for Military, Federal, State Agencies and Commercial business.  Work on an individual, or group basis, to help customers meet their design needs.  Provide detailed presentations of floor plans, perspectives, and pricing of furniture layouts.  Interview clients to determine spacial and storage requirements, as well as workstation needs. Assist in color, fabric and finish selections. Coordinate, schedule delivery and installation of product between manufacturers, warehouse personnel and customers.  Customer Evaluation:” We were well taken care of...Very pleasant to work with and quite skilled.” 
 
9/1989 - 1/1992 
Facility Resource, Inc., Seattle, WA - Intern
Design intern for company, assisting them in all facets of daily operations, as needed 
 
11/1988-1/1989
Haworth Inc, Seattle,WA – Intern
Design intern for company, assisting them in all facets of daily operations, as needed 
 
Education:
 
3/1989  Art Institute Of Seattle, Seattle, Washington  Associates of Applied Arts, Interior Design Associate Degree


Whitney May's Experience...  
 
With 6 years of experience in the Contract Furniture industry, Whitney has held a position in the Commercial Design industry as an Interior Designer.  After receiving her B.S. in Interior Design from Mississippi State University, Whitney went on to pursue the field of Interior Design with a commercial furniture dealership in Memphis, TN.  Whitney is an N.C.I.D.Q. certified Interior Designer.  Whitney is self-motivated, hard-working and detail oriented with a strong background in Auto CAD, CAP, space planning and furniture specification.  Her love for the industry shows through her creative space planning, finish selections and specification documents.  Whitney thrives with large and challenging projects, while also being accurate and efficient.
 
 
Work History:

February 2015 – Present
Mahaffey Design Associates
Bremen, GA
Interior Designer
Assists in creation of Auto CAD drawings and CAP specifications per customer’s requirements for design firm.
 
July 2001 – July 2005
Business Interiors by Staples (formerly Corporate Express)
Kimball & Allsteel Dealership
Memphis, TN
Interior Designer
Designed commercial office spaces in the education, healthcare and private company markets.  Met with clients to program company’s needs.  Space planned and designed spaces using Auto CAD.  Specified, priced and quoted furnishings using CAP.  Completed accurate installation drawings and worked with project managers on job sites.  Completed multi-million dollar projects for clients including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC and Smith-Nephew.  Worked on multiple projects for St. Jude, Smith-Nephew and University of Memphis in several of their buildings on their campuses.

June 1999 – July 2001
Mills Morris Office Furniture (purchased by Corporate Express) Allsteel Dealership Memphis, TN
Interior Designer
Designed commercial office spaces in the education, healthcare, government and private company markets.  Met with clients to program company’s needs.  Space planned and designed spaces using Auto CAD.  Specified, priced and quoted furnishings using CAP.  Completed accurate installation drawings.  Designed several commercial interior spaces with complete interior renovations and provided presentation boards for clients.  Clients included Trammell Crow, Shelby County, City of Memphis and several others.  Designed and maintained a 10,000 square foot in-house showroom, floor inventory and samples.


Education:
 
May 1999   Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, a FIDER/CIDA accredited program.


June-July 1998, Louisiana Tech University, Rome, Italy; Art & Design Study Abroad Program.


Certifications:

 NCIDQ #018977


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