CAD Designer, SF, Solano, Napa

CAD Designer, SF, Solano, Napa

Post by Elvia A » Sat, 22 Feb 1997 04:00:00



ELVIA ALVAREZ
707/452-0469 [HOME]
510/835-1766 [fax]

PROFILE:

A highly qualified CAD Technician proficient in AUTO CAD 12.0,
thoroughly  versed in all aspects of remodeling, electrical, structural,
landscaping, plumbing, grading, and architectural design. Extensive
knowledge of building and fire codes.  Hands-on experience working with
municipal agencies and local government. Exceptional ability to
creatively develop promotional  graphics for presentation of projects at
public hearings.  Creative flair for rendering, generating new ideas,
and solving design problems.  Reputation for  seeing a task through to
completion under stressful conditions.  Proven ability to manage and
maintain productivity. Competitive, efficient, hard working,  
articulate, and enthusiastic.  Portfolio of current, forward, and
innovative projects.

DRAFTING EXPERIENCE

TECHNICAL/COMPUTER SKILLS

Effectively utilize AUTODESK AUTO CAD release 12.0 on IBM 486SX in
conjunction with all necessary output hardware: SUMMAGHRAPHICS
SUMASKETCH PLUS digitizer, HEWLETT PACKARD LASERJET  SERIES II printer,
CAL COMP CCL 600 laser printer, CADMATE MODEL  8510 VERSATEC plotter,
PRINT VAC 194 OZALID plotter, EAGLE V.32  DATA/FAX modem, and RICOH FAX
60. Good working knowledge of  WINDOWS 3.1 operating "shell".  Stay
a* of design industry's  technological trends via trade magazines
(i.e. CADalyst Magazine).

PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING

Proven effectiveness in maintaining a solid working relationship with
planning commissioners throughout Northern California.  Special talent
for establishing rapport with city hall personnel, legal professionals,
the EPA, citizens' groups,   and local environmental agencies.  First
hand experience communicating with   contractors via modem; familiar
with electronic transfer of drawings to clients' corporate
headquarters.  Good at details with a broad perspective of performing
site visits with project manager.  Accurate at detail work necessary in
photographing and measuring prospective project sites. Proven ability to
professionally make inquiries to clients regarding facility
specifications,   equipment  layout (i.e. location of dispensers,
shelving, parking, electrical  panels, etc.).  Dedicated professional
attitude when contacting suppliers for sample boards/swatches.

SUPERVISORY

Effectively handle positions of major responsibility on a continuous
path of  professional advancement, including the occasional supervision
of up to seven CAD technicians.  Expert trouble-shooter with ability to
analyze and solve problems in a constantly changing work environment.
Broad perspective of  routine operations of design firm from concept to
completion.  Successful in   design and implementation of new
specifications worksheet format accepted as new company standardized
form.  Work well under pressure and thoroughly  enjoy an extremely well
organized work place.  Special talent for quickly assessing needs and
priorities.  Offered "job captain" position various times.

GRAPHICS

Highly effective in preparing renderings used in presentations in legal
cases involving government agencies and insurance companies.
Resourcefully and  intuitively provide strong visual sense and talent
for coordinating colors,  fabrics, and accessories.  Strong product
knowledge of structural materials.   Conceptual talent in reviewing,
evaluating, and modifying drawings as needed.  Infectious enthusiasm for
3-D drawings.  Extensive experience with creating blocks/templates.

GENERAL DUTIES

Proven ability in managing and maintaining current knowledge of
announcements within company and clients' memos and newsletters.
Attend  monthly meetings with vice president and co-workers.  Directly
responsible for contacting courier services, and preparing documents for
shipping via FEDEX, DHL, or UPS.

WORK HISTORY

1995 to Present
Designer
ELECTRODESIGN
Petaluma, California

1987 to 1995
CAD Technician
ROBERT H. LEE & ASSOCIATES                                        
Petaluma, California

1986 to 1987
CAD Technician        
DWIGHT N. SMITH
Oakland, California

EDUCATION:

1984 to 1986
FASHION INSTITUTE of DESIGN and MERCHANDISING
San Francisco, California
AA Interior Design

1982 to 1984                        
REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Career Development Center
Richmond, California
Certificate of Proficiency, Industrial Drafting

REFERENCES:

Robert H. Lee & Associates
Dan Callison
(707)765-1660

Robert H. Lee & Associates
Andrew Pwalaski
(707)765-1660

ElectroDesign
Phil Mitchell
(707)775-2842