Kristi Sandford Resumé

Best Practices

Interior architecture and design, project management, marketing, resource management, public relations, architectural and design specifications, budget development, procurement, account management, construction management, client interface, green building practices, event design and planning, floral design, packaging design, sales, food and beverage, graphics art direction, branding.

Software proficiency MS office, QuickBooks Pro, CAD


Creative Director: Kristi Sandford Interiors and Inspired Events — 2000-Present

High end residential, commercial, retail and hospitality interior architecture and design with over 40 projects to date

Project and construction management with self-developed team of contractors and resources

Budget development and analysis, specifications of custom designed kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry and fixtures

Detailed CAD drawings for custom cabinetry, tile layouts, electrical plans, architectural elements and details

Finish selections for all surfaces, walls, stone, tile, flooring and furniture

Event design for private social gatherings, non-profits and corporations

Venue and vendor relationships throughout the bay area

Creation of themed events from invitations to “day of” coordination

Graphic design concepts, content development, press checks and delivery

Floral design and venue décor with superlative attention to detail

Event team coordination enabling smooth operations supporting extraordinary events

Senior Business Development Manager: Kimball Office Group — 1998-2002

Strategic planning and forecasting for AD market

Business plan development and implementation

Strong team leader for marketing and business development campaigns to drive $10M in team sales

Maintained large profitable client base while also developing new business relationships

Showroom design and management in SF, LA and Chicago

Marketing and graphic design team member with VP of marketing

Developed incentive travel with architects to tour manufacturing facilities worldwide

Manager Vertical Marketing and Design Team Liaison: KI Furniture — 1991-1998

Strategic planning and forecasting for vertical and architectural markets

Business plan development and implementation

Marketing and graphic design team member with VP of Marketing

Focused on education clients, UCSF, Stanford, SF State, SRJC, UC Berkeley, Hastings Law

Focused on Tech clients, Sun Micro Systems, Cisco, Oracle, Autodesk,

Developed relationships with AD firms, Gensler, RMW, SOM, HOK, Tsao Design Group

Responsible for $5M in direct sales annually

Developed standards programs and FFE specifications


California College of the Arts BFA



Marin Ballet Board of Directors, Design and Event Chair

Fair Housing of Main Boards of Directors, Event Chair

Image for Success Board of Directors, Event Chair

Branson School PA Board and Donor Event Chair