Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Owner/Designer @ FLA!R

Location
Santa Monica, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Industry
Design

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Kelly Johnson's Overview

Current
  • Owner at FLA!R ~ design for dwellings & other spaces
Past
  • Vice President, Marketing at Merisel
Education
Connections

458 connections

Websites

Kelly Johnson's Summary

Over fifteen years extensive experience in design industry, including large project management. Over ten years experience in marketing, including advertising, public relations, marketing communications, trade shows, corporate seminars and presentations.

FLA!R (design for dwellings and other spaces) February 2001 – present
Owner and Head of Design
• Direct all company design and architectural projects from inception to completion
• Manage and lead company project details: budgeting, designing/drawing, ordering, installations, site inspections; all client presentations, consultations and communications
• Plan, prepare and present budget proposals for design concept
• Oversee all subcontractors; suppliers
• Supervise four Design Assistants; two Design Interns
• Direct strategic marketing of the company
• Produce all company materials, profiles, logos

Specialties:

SALES/MARKETING ~ Management & Leadership, Marketing Communications, Distribution (Channel Marketing), Sales Promotions, Sales Training, Trade Shows, Corporate Seminars, Industry Forums, Sales Team Leading & Goals/Sales Presentations, Corporate/Parenting Speaking

DESIGN ~ Custom Menswear Styling, Wardrobe Consultant, Client Relations, Project Coordination, Remodels/Restorations, Management & Leadership, Color Selection, Space Planning, Design Industry Knowledge, particularly internet savvy

Kelly Johnson's Experience

Owner

FLA!R ~ design for dwellings & other spaces

February 2001Present (13 years 8 months)

Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica & Newport Beach design since 2001

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

January 2011September 2013 (2 years 9 months)

J. Hilburn Luxury Men’s Clothier January 2011 - September 2013
Style Partner, Santa Monica and West Los Angeles
• Manage and train Los Angeles and New Mexico sales teams
• Design custom men’s suiting
• Coordinate e-commerce and sales promotions with extensive customer base
• Promoted from Style Associate to Style Advisor to Style Partner in less than one year

J.Hilburn made their name offering luxuriously tailored custom dress shirts made from 100% Egyptian cotton. They source the very best in Italian shirting fabrics from Tessitura Monti, which has been producing fabrics in Italy since 1911 and today is renowned as a premier supplier to leading luxury brands globally.

Formal Wear ~ Tuxedos, Cummerbunds, Bow Ties (pre-tie & self-tie!) Stud sets. Three piece suits. And, new fabrics for our gorgeous tailored suiting collection, made-to-order in Europe with the finest luxury Italian wools. Personalized fit, individual styling & unrivaled quality. Also, seasonal cashmere, cords, outerwear as well as the best polo you will ever wear.

Specialties
luxury, custom, bespoke, suiting, fashion, shirts, ties, e-commerce, men's apparel, cuff links, jeans

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

January 2011September 2013 (2 years 9 months) Santa Monica, Westwood, Century City, Beverly Hills

• Managed and trained Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County and New Mexico sales teams
• Designed custom men’s suiting
• Coordinated e-commerce and sales promotions with extensive customer base
• Promoted from Style Associate to Style Advisor to Style Partner in less than one year

Director, Corporate Sales & Marketing (The Americas)

Baptie & Company

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

19971998 (1 year)

• Opened U.S. offices to facilitate executive connections and multi-cultural forums for international high-tech firms
• Directed all U.S. Sales & Marketing and liaison to Corporate Offices in U.K.
• Raised all U.S. Sponsor Sales
• Coordinated all Central & South American Sponsor Sales
• Americanized all corporate communications including website design and forum marketing materials

Vice President, Marketing

Merisel

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; MSEL; Computer Hardware industry

February 1982June 1987 (5 years 5 months)

VP Marketing (1986 – 1987)
Director of Marketing (1985 – 1986)
Marketing Manager (1984 – 1985)
Customer Sales Manager (1982 – 1984)
• Developed, managed and implemented all U.S. Marketing; oversaw world-wide Marketing
• Directed all divisions of Marketing including:
…..• Advertising
…..• Marketing Communications
…..• Public Relations
…..• Sales Promotions
…..• Sales Training / Tools
…..• Dealer Training / Promotions / Merchandising
…..• Vendor Relations & Promotions
…..• SofTeach (large, world-wide Dealer Product and Sales Training Seminars)
…..• all Company Publications world-wide
…..• all Trade Shows (Comdex & CES: “SoftSoles”)
…..• produced Softsel’s “The Hot List Awards” honoring the year’s best-sellers in hardware, software, games, utilities and education
• Managed U.S. inside Sales Team • Coordinated CA outside Sales Team
VP of Marketing, reporting directly to President Mike Pickett

Kelly Johnson's Projects

  • J.Hilburn

    • January 2011 to September 2013
    Team Members: Kelly Johnson

    J.Hilburn is changing not only the way men shop, but the way they look and feel about what they are wearing. J.Hilburn makes the most luxurious products in the world available at every day prices. Imagine custom luxury menswear without breaking the bank...even your casual wear can fit beautifully! And now, J.Hilburn introduces: Formal Wear. Tuxedos, Cummerbunds, Bow Ties. A nice balance with our Cotton Pima Tees, AG Jeans and sumptuous summer Polos.

Kelly Johnson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Dress for Success
  2. Team Leadership
  3. Luxury Brand Marketing
  4. Made in Italy
  5. Menswear
  6. Custom Casual
  7. Tuxedos
  8. Ties
  9. Bespoke
  10. Dress Shirts
  11. Designer
  12. Italia
  13. Men
  14. Color Consulting
  15. Polos
  16. Luxury Goods
  17. Cufflinks
  18. Styling
  19. Writing
  20. Coaching
  21. Lizard Belts
  22. Crocodile Belts
  23. Custom Show
  24. Space Planning
  25. Marketing Communications
  26. Interior Design
  27. Public Speaking
  28. Sales Management
  29. Online Marketing
  30. Marketing Strategy
  31. Concept Development
  32. Social Media Marketing
  33. Promotions
  34. Photography
  35. Customer Satisfaction
  36. Sales
  37. Leather Belts
  38. Team Building
  39. Product Marketing
  40. Marketing
  41. Direct Sales
  42. Italian Leather Belts
  43. Italian Fabric
  44. Textiles
  45. Wardrobe
  46. Apparel
  47. Trade Shows
  48. Advertising
  49. Personal Shopping
  50. Space planning

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Kelly Johnson's Education

Palisades High School

HS

Activities and Societies: swim

University of California, Los Angeles

BA, Communications

Activities and Societies: Delta Delta Delta, Beta Theta Pi Little Sister, worked at North Campus, worked at Carlos & Pepe's (Santa Monica)

University of Southern California

MA, Communications Management - Annenberg

Activities and Societies: internship at Home Box Office, worked at Carlos & Pepe's (Santa Monica)

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