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.
Kitchen DesignerDecember 2020 – present
The Home Depot – Southport, Indiana, USA
  • 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 

  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
Before Photo of Proposed Kitchen Area
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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Customer Provided Sketch
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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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Customer Provided Sketch

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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