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Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Master of Arts in Interior Design, June 2008


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Minor in Art History, May 2006




Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division 

Adjunct Interior Design Faculty- Residential Design Studio, Codes/Barrier Free Design, Basic Drafting, Institutional Design, Environmental Design, Commercial Design Studio, Office Design, Introduction to AutoCAD, Programming and Space Planning, Computer 3D Architectural Model Making, Interior Architectural Systems, Human Factors, Textiles, Lighting, Introduction to Design Applications, and Basics of Interior Design. 

January 2010-March 2019

Facilitate and helped develop online courses, provided supplemental course information, mentored, motivated, and guided students to meet course goals and objectives in an online environment. 


Olivet Nazarene University, Online 

Adjunct Interior Design Faculty- Building Codes and Lighting Design
January 2014-May 2014, January 2014-May 2016

Created course outlines and prepared and presented course lectures as well as project outlines through Joule Online Management System by Moodle Rooms. Provided critiques, facilitated group discussions, and helped foster student collaboration in online forum. Motivate, mentor and guide student to meet course goals and objectives 



McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

Adjunct Art Faculty- Art Appreciation

August 2022-Present


Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Durham, NC

Adjunct Interior Design Faculty- Lighting Design, Product Knowledge, Professional Practice. 

April 2010-October 2010 


Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL 

Adjunct Interior Design Faculty- Building Codes 

January 2010-February 2010 


International Academy of Design and Technology, Schaumburg, IL 

Adjunct Interior Design Faculty- Architecture and Interior History, Sustainable Practices, Basic Design for Interiors 

June 2009-February 2010 

Created course outlines and prepared and presented course lectures as well as project outlines and exams. Provided individual critiques, facilitated group discussions, and helped foster student collaboration. Motivate, mentor and guide student to meet course goals and objectives. 



Contract Residential Interior Designer , July 2015- June 2018

​Collaborate with clients all over the United States on Havenly’s online platform to decorate one room at a time. Sourced furnishings and décor and then created mood boards, room renderings and floor plans that met the client’s style, functional and budgetary needs.


Corporate Interiors & Sales, INC, Fayetteville, NC

Interior Design & Sales, June 2010-May 2011

In collaboration with colleague sold $1million net in Haworth office furniture to Military client. Conducted site visits and client interviews, spaced planned, prepared quotes and oversaw project installations. Utilized Haworth’s CANVAS and Giza programs to prepare presentation and installation drawings, prepared quotes in 20/20 Worksheet. Provided project management services by coordinating installs and finding solutions to client concerns and issues during and after product installation. 


Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz, Chicago, IL

Interior Designer I, July 2008- March 2009

Interior Design Intern July-December 2006

Select finishes and furniture pieces for commercial interior design projects; Maintain project budget; Draw and correct red lines on floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, furniture plans sections and elevations in Construction Documents; Create furniture schedules, lighting schedules; and finish schedules; Maintain and update firm’s materials/resource library; Collaboratively prepare graphic brochure and presentation boards for project proposals. 


Interior Image Group, Dyer, IN

Independent Contractor- Interior Designer: March 2009-April 2009; Interior Design Intern; November 2007-January 2008
Work collaboratively to develop conceptual design solutions for hospitality and healthcare projects; Prepare drawings in AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Sketchup, Create Finish boards; Maintain materials library; Contact vendors and order samples, and conduct site visits. 


National Office Systems, Savannah, GA

Interior Design Intern; September 2007-June 2008
Select finishes and furniture pieces; Research products and contact vendors; Prepare drawings in AutoCAD and Herman Miller’s Z-Axis; Maintain firm’s materials library; Meet with vendors; and attend client meetings 


Chicos FAS INC, Ft. Myers, FL

Chicos, White House Black Market, and Soma Store Planning Intern; June-August 2007

Review and correct construction documents to meet brand standards; Draw preliminary store layouts for new stores as well as proposed store renovations; Create Store Planning Standards Manual for White House Black Market; Research, gather, and order store finishes; Participate in store planning, construction, and merchandising meetings. 



Unstitched: McHenry County College with Diana Gabriel; November 14-December 16 2022

44th Annual Small Works Exhibition: Harper College, “Mother”; September 6-September 29 2022


Paper cuts Exhibition: Reeves House “Doily #4”, “Good Hair Day Series”; August 25th-October 23, 2022


Women's Work Group Exhibition: Reeves House;  "Doily #5", "Dollop", "Good Hair Day", "Radiance", "Sunset on the Lake 02", "Majestic 02"; July 8-September 5, 2021


SCAD Art Sales Open Studio, virtual exhibition; "Blush and Billow" and "City by the Sea 02"; May 2021

North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Juried by Chad Alligood at Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh NC. Sponsored by Raleigh Fine Arts Society; "Chaotic Splendor"; Mar 10 to June 9, 2019

10.10.10 Exhibition, Arts Council of Cumberland County, Fayetteville, NC; July-August 2018

Featured as 1 of 10 jury-selected Local North Carolina artists, 10 Linear feet of self-curated exhibition space.


Fuel For Fire: Arts Council, Fayetteville, NC September 2017

“Inferno”, 2nd Place Juried Exhibition


Public Works: Arts Council, Fayetteville NC; June 2017

“Delightfully Redundant”, People’s Choice Honorable Mention


Cabin Fever: Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville NC; February 2017

“Paper Lace Progression”


Griffin Carrick Design: Experiments in quilling, Etsy, 

August 2017- Present

Artist and shop owner











20/20 GIZA






Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Interior Design and Construction Accredited Professional

December 2008



What Women Create, Winter 2022

Our State Magazine, January 2021

Jealous Curator, September 2020 

Etsy Design Awards, Inventive Décor Category Finalist, 2019

All Things Paper, February 2018 

Design Sponge, September 2017


Savannah College of Art and Design:

Graduate Fellowship Recipient, December 2007-June 2008


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee:

Member of Women’s Cross Country and Track Team: August 2002-May 2006

Four year Scholar Athlete and Athletic scholarship recipient

Two year UWM Cross Country and Track Team Captain

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