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  • 1. Joseph Yam 1306 Arizona Avenue, Apartment ASanta Monica, California 90404310.995.0816E-mail: ExperienceCouristan 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 inresidential and commercial projects ERCO Lighting U.S.A., Edison, New JerseyNovember 2006 April 2008 Architectural Sales Manager Managed sales agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Salt LakeCity, 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 andSan Diego Old Police Headquarters. Established and implemented regional business strategies to increase annual revenue based on territorialneeds Developed and fostered productive professional relationships with architecture and design community Conducted product demonstrations and communicated company philosophy to architects, interiordesigners 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, constructiondocuments, 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 andCasino 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 withaiming and focusing of luminaries Internship (June 1999 September 1999) Designed and setup product catalog and information library Assisted in preparing presentation materials

2. Century City Shopping Center, Los Angeles, CaliforniaOctober 1994 May 1999 AccountantHandled 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 ProgramUniversity of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Bachelor of Arts Degree, Economics/BusinessAwards & 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, 2004Computer Expertise Adobe AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, InDesign 3. Project: Mikimoto Location: Beverly Hills, CA 4. Project: Steelcase Showroom Location: Santa Monica, CA 5. Project: Fiamma Trattoria Location: Las Vegas, NV 6. Project: Eight75 @ Beau RivageLocation: Biloxi, MS Project: USC Law School Cafe Location: Los Angeles, CA 7. Project: Windward Shopping Center Location: Oahu, Hawaii 8. Project: Foley Courthouse Project: Cal State University Los Angeles Location: Las Vegas, NV Location: Los Angeles, CA 9. Project: Waikiki Beach Walk Location: Oahu, Hawaii 10. Project: China Square Location: Singapore