Project Manager • Designer • Art Consultant

ABOUT ME

A brief introduction of myself

Finding help where you need it:

Rebuilding or refurbishing a home, office, lobby? I can help with the over-arching dialogue that can help you see the details from the start to the finish. Send me an email at Gina @ BaconKerrDesign.com or through my Contact page.

New furniture? Creating a plan to buy new pieces, or refinish/reupholster old pieces, and desire help selecting furnishings, or a complete design package? Let's talk. Give me a call at 808-381-4668.

Artwork -- don't know where to start!!? Finding the perfect work for your walls, easily achieved! Virtual, or in-person meetings possible to begin finding the perfect fit!

GINA BACON KERR
Project Manager   •   Designer   •   Art Consultant

Specialty: Owner's representative during planning and construction meetings where a strong aesthetic signature needs to be maintained through supply and value engineering process.

Having journeyed through countless projects, from small residential, through giant hospitality renovations, I have found a focus in design advocacy, within the challenging arena of building deadlines, supply lead times, economies of scale, and budget concerns.

To learn more about my services, please click here > Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

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Call with Confidence

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PROJECT Development

Senior Level Experience...

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Interior Design

Commercial, Residential, Hospitality...

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ART Consultation

Public & Private Spaces...

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Owner’s Representative

Impartial Advocate...

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Project Management

Coordination of All Needs...

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Devil’s Advocate

Test Decisions and Alternate Outcomes...

MY RESUME

Agile, Collaborative, Process Veteran, Professional

work experience

my professional background

2013
2005
Philpotts & Associates, Inc.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER (click for project list)

Senior Project Manager with responsibility for as many as five hospitality renovation projects at once. Lead interface with associated trades: Owners’ representatives, architects, mechanical and electrical consultants, general contractor and sub contractors. Mentoring project staff for production of furnishings specifications, and coordination with architectural services for production statistics, and procurement. Vendor review - quality capabilities, design drawings and sample examination; negotiate iterations based on project needs, design direction and economies of scale. Manage varying coalition of staff to maintain focus and meet milestones. Budgets primarily for our scope - to 1.2 million. Particular specialty - lead interface for public area art development, collection development. Projects: Big...

2005
2003
Brookfield Homes
INTERIOR FINISHES SPECIALIST (CLICK FOR MORE INFO)

Coconut Plantation Development Designed Interiors Showroom for planned development, with budgets, selected palettes, and upgraded costs. Created process for defining specifications of development construction, offering options for personalization. Created process for developer, general contractor, realtor, and lender, to estimate and sell finishes wrapped in mortgages – to include all milestones and formal approvals....

2003
2001
Armstrong Builders
HOME DESIGN AND INTERIOR FINISHES SPECIALIST

Accompanied lead architect to all meetings with role of defining use of space, coordinate budget with scope and size of dwelling, all interior finishes, and all budget discussions. Coordinated with architect, estimator, and realtor for construction loans and timelines. 15 private residences....

2001
1987
Access Lifts of Hawaii, Adams Design
PURCHASING AGENT / INSTALLATION COORDINATOR

Procurement and installation of furniture,or equipment, for all levels of residential projects, and small hospitality renovations. Originated documentation system for carrying design decisions forward through the construction and furnishing process. Coconut Plantation Development Designed Interiors Showroom for planned development, with budgets, selected palettes, and upgraded costs. Created process for defining specifications of development construction, offering options for personalization. Created process for developer, general contractor, realtor, and lender, to estimate and sell finishes wrapped in mortgages – to include all milestones and formal approvals....

EDUCATION

MY EDUCATION

1976
1973
University of Hawaii
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction

A strong interest in process and beauty led me through the art curriculum and finally into the weaving program.  Technical and strongly bound by the restrictions required for stability, the weaving program taught planning, patience and wild possibilities for a rich variety of outcomes....

CONTACT ME

GET IN TOUCH

Honolulu, HI

808.381.4668

gina@baconkerrdesign.com