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


  • Member IIDA, ASID
  • 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