Patricia LaRocque Bettger
I am a well organized self-starter with the ability to multi-task a variety of challenges at a time. These abilities enabled me operate a successful business for the past eighteen years.
Experience Interior Design Consultant – 1989 to Present
PEL Interiors, North Providence, RI
Self-employed interior design consultant working in all aspects of the job, starting with design concepts, estimating, spatial planning and organization, design implementation and seeing the job through to completion.
- Duties include working with customers in choosing materials and colors, demolition, building and remodeling, drywall, plastering, tiling, painting, faux painting, murals, custom window treatments, and furniture design and build.
Designer, Spatial Planner – 2005 to 2006
Garage Mirage, Cumberland, RI
Responsibilities included working independently in a sales/design capacity. I worked with customers at their homes to design and reorganize garages, basements, sheds, etc. Along with these duties I also work 8-10 trade shows per year and was responsible for the set-up, design, and layout of the product and literature.
Kitchen Designer – 2001 to 2004
Douglas Lumber, Smithfield, RI
Working with clients independently, contractors and vendors in developing a functional and attractive design plan.
- Duties included assisting clients with material choices for kitchens, baths, office, entertainment/bar rooms such as colors, countertops, tile, carpet and optional back splash materials.
- Assisted with design and layout of the RI Home Show & South County Home Show booth.
- Member of NKBA
Kitchen Designer, Peer Trainer – 2000 to 2001
Home Depot, Attleboro, MA
Responsibilities included designing kitchens and baths, responding to time sensitive issues, updating vendor publications, scheduling measures and appointment, writing employee schedules, and maintaining department appearance.
- As peer trainer I worked one on one to develop design technique with all new employees.
Education – BFA, Visual Design, Minor: Photography & Typography – 1989
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA Major courses of study: Graphic Design, Photography & Typography
Certificate, Interior Design – 2003
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Studies included Drawing for Interiors, Building Systems, Office & Spatial Planning, History of Architecture & Interior Design Styles, and Portfolio development.
Certificate, Real Estate – 2005
Mass Real Estate, Auburn, MA