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Elizabeth Justyna Bernacki




Phone: (919) 358-6503

Professional Information


I am seeking full time employment in North Carolina in Architecture, Design, Project Management or a related field.  I have a very diverse set of skills that I hope to be able to both grow and employ.  These skills, coupled with my leadership experience and problem solving abilities make me uniquely capable and able to adapt to any scenario.

Work Experience

Project Manager

DARRAN Furniture, High Point, NC -

August 2017 - present

  • Coordinated designers, vendors, and production to develop, prototype, and launch new product

  • Evaluated and improved existing product lines based on user feedback and industry development

  • Managed the digital library of all catalog items, options, and models (2D and 3D)

Project Manager and Design Lead

Sensitile Systems, Ypsilanti, MI -

January 2016 - July 2017

  • Managed over 185 successful projects through the design, production, and installation support phases

  • Collaborated with clients to ensure proper project design and detailing prior to production

  • Preformed material take offs from architectural and construction drawings

  • Assist with material design and installation and lighting detailing

  • Created and redlined shop drawings for production and installation purposes

  • Coordinated between 6 departments to ensure the timely completion of projects and proper resource flow

  • Provided customer support, keeping clients informed and resolving any concerns

  • Documented and reformed production practices to increase efficiencies

Director of Graphics and Social Media

Ellis Jewelers, Concord, NC

October 2013 - January 2016

  • Design and distribute mailers, flyers, and digital content

  • Maintaining the store's graphic image and social presence

  • Administer and organize the store website

  • Assisting clients with purchases and repairs

  • Inventory management and merchandise display


Research Assistant

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

September 2012 - May 2013

  • Research and compilation of data with an emphasis on the artifice of the elevator

  • Digitization of analog files

  • Organization, refinement, and formatting of files


Research and Design Assistant

Southern Cities Studio, Staunton, VA

Fall 2010 - Spring 2012

  • Research of the history of buildings and sites

  • Identification and evaluation of site assests and liabilities

  • Devise and design new appearances and uses for existing spaces and buildings


Teaching Assistant (Folk Dance)

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

May 2011, May 2010

  • Teaching of various dances and contra basics

  • Coordination of location, costumes, and transportation for performances

  • Assistance in the creation of the syllabus, quizzes, and assignments

  • Research and compilation of dance notes for all dances taught in class

Program Skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop

Analog Drawing & Modeling





Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)



Sketch Up


Catalog Express

2020 Cap


General Skills


Attention to Detail

Customer Service

Conceptual Design

Critical Analysis

Customer Support

Data Compilation

Data Management


Graphic Design

Inventory Management

Merchandise Display


Pattern Recognition


Problem Solving

Product Development

Project Management


Quality Control



Shop Drawings

Spatial Reasoning

Website Administration

3D Modeling

Proficient in both Mac & PC        interfaces


2010 - present

2010 - present



Masters of Architecture, May 2015

     University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

      Top 6 Architectural Masters Thesis

      Graduate Research Assistantship

      Graduate Teaching Assistanship

      Building Bridges Wrokshop (Prague, Czech Republic)

      Study Abroad: Architecture and Landscape in Scandinavia


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Studio Art, May 2012 

     Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

      Majors: Mathematics and Studio Art with an emphasis in drawing, Graduated with Honors

      Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honors Society

      Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society

Academic Achievements


University of North Carolina at Charlotte

      Top 6 Architectural Masters Thesis

       May 2015


     Teaching Assistantship

       Spring 2015


      Graduate Assistantship

       Fall 2012 - Spring 2013


Mary Baldwin College 

     Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG)

      2008 - 2012


     Honors List

      Fall 2009 - Spring 2012


     Leadership Initiative Scholarship in Mathematics and the Sciences



     MBC Bailey Scholarship

      2008 - 2012

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