Danielle Gerhardt, ASDID, CS

Kitchen & Bath Designer

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

I am an Interior Designer specializing in kitchen and bath design. My areas of expertise include 2020 Design, cabinetry sales, architectural drafting, and space planning. I earned my degree in Interior Design in 2005 and have won awards for my work.

PERSONAL SKILLS

As a designer I have a creative side, but what sets me apart from other designers is my analytical nature. I approach projects with a problem solving mindset and work to discover the best possible solution. My tactical methodology and organized nature make me versatile in a number of disciplines related to my experience in the construction industry and in life.

  Work Experience

Vice President and Co-OwnerJanuary 2012 – present
Total Digital Consulting LLC – Remote
  • Independent consultant providing design, drafting, measuring, and estimating services.
  • Sales, customer service, and technology support services as needed.
Online Kitchen & Bath DesignerDecember 2020 – present
The Home Depot – Design Connect
  • Kitchen, bath, and laundry room cabinetry design and sales.
  • Use customer and contractor sketches and photos to create floor plans, elevations, and perspective renderings in 2020 Design software.
  • Generate detailed estimates.
  • Conduct customer consultations.
  • Coordinate site analysis and site verifications.
  • Provide customer support throughout design, purchase, delivery, and installation process.
Kitchen and Bath DesignerJanuary 2006 – November 2020
Touchmark INC – Fairland, Indiana, USA
  • Site measures and as-built sketches.
  • Design and draft floor plans for kitchen and bath remodels using Chief Architect, 20/20, or AutoCAD/Draftsight according to NKBA guidelines.
  • Cabinetry, appliances, materials, fixtures, and finishes specification, pricing, ordering, and receiving.
  • Subcontractor bid requests.
  • Generate estimates and project schedules.
  • Client presentations and project management.
  • AP/AR using Quickbooks.
Kitchen DesignerJuly 2017 – July 2018
CliqStudios.com – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • Kitchen, bath, and laundry room cabinetry design and sales.
  • Use customer’s sketches and photos to create floor plans, elevations, and perspective renderings in a design packet.
  • Generate detailed estimates.
  • Conduct customer consultations via phone or screen share sessions.
  • Provide customer support throughout design, purchase, delivery, and installation process.
  • Use 2020 Design, Setster, Act-On, Microsoft CRM, OneNote, Skype, Excel, Foxit PhantomPDF, and Zoom software.
VOLUNTEER Interior Designer and CAD DraftspersonJanuary 2012 – January 2018
LDC Zone 5 – Remote
  • Design and architectural CAD of construction documents for residential construction style non-profit public buildings.
  • Provided technical support and training for the organization’s project management and personnel management website.
Designer & SalespersonSeptember 2008 – February 2009
The Cabinet Shop – Greencastle, Indiana, USA
  • Kitchen and bath cabinetry and accessories sales.
  • Kitchen & Bath Design.
  • Website design and maintenance.
INTERN Interior DesignerMay 2004 – August 2004
Kitchens by Teipen INC – Greenwood, Indiana, USA
  • Site measures and as-built sketches.
  • Design and draft floor plans using 20/20 and AutoCAD according to NKBA guidelines.
  • Cabinetry pricing, ordering, and receiving.
  • Subcontractor bid requests.
  • Generate proposals.
  • Showroom sales, samples and display inventory organization and maintenance.

  Education

Associate of Science in Interior DesignAugust 2002 – May 2005
IUPUI: Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
High School DiplomaJanuary 1996 – May 1999
Triton Central High School – Fairland, Indiana, USA
May 1999
Blue River Career Center – Shelbyville, Indiana, USA

  Awards

Shelby County Reads Short Story/Short Essay Writing Contest – 1st placeOctober 2016
Ronald C. Budny Interior Design Achievement AwardMay 2005
NKBA Indiana State Chapter Grand Champion of Student Design CompetitionOctober 2004

  Certifications

Cabinetry SpecialistJune 2021 – present
National Kitchen & Bath Association 
Kitchen and Bath PK CertificationJune 2021 – present
Home Depot—Store 2012 (Southport) Indianapolis, IN 

  Mentions

NKBA Badge Recognition ArticleSeptember 2021

  Reviews

Rebecca G.

January 2022

(Client)
 Danielle took all of my needs and worked my wish list into her plan for my kitchen. She is very polite and professional. Thank you Danielle for the care you have taken. 
Richard H.

December 2021

(Client)
 We are impressed by your work. To be quite honest with you, if you had not been so awesome my wife would have ruled out [provider redacted] completely. Again you have been outstanding and saved a customer for [provider redacted]. 

  Portfolio

Portfolio (partial list)

Architectural Drafting in AutoCAD

Original Construction Document
AutoCAD As-Built Drawing
AutoCAD Drawing
AutoCAD Elevation
AutoCAD Elevation
AutoCAD Elevation
AutoCAD Elevation
AutoCAD Elevation
AutoCAD Elevation

Beach House Kitchen

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Design
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Midwestern Master Bath

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Island Getaway

Before Photo of Proposed Kitchen Area
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Drawing
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Customer Provided Sketch

Lakeside Retreat

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Drawing
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Cabinetry Compilation

Design of Island and Refrigerator Cabinets.  Perimeter Cabinets Unchanged.
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Low Country Luxury

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Texan Turnaround

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Virginian Villa

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Navy on the Coast

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New England Nest

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House in the Hamptons

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Place in the Plains

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Little Laundry Room

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Upstate New York Upgrade

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Hurricane Recovery Remodel

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