Click to view map
November 27, 2013 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Pacific Beach Hotel
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
$20.00 Lunch, Free Parking
Linda Collard, Executive Director

elizabeth-makarraElizabeth Makarra's Overview

  • Mount Royal College
  • Alberta College of Art and Design
  • Institute of Interior Design

1 person has recommended Elizabeth


185 connections


Elizabeth Makarra's Summary

Greatest strengths include the ability to empathize with others and to maximize any situation through strategy and project management.

A “big picture” person, I understand what is needed and thrive while collaborating with others, making , implementation and following through to completion. These attributes have been exhibited through nine years as an interior design consultant, as a current member on the Alliance Board of the Boys and Girls Club Hawaii as Secretary and as Marketing and Development Specialist at Waikiki Health.

A confident public speaker and communicator, I have been a member of Toastmaster’s International and have taught groups of 40 and more people in seminar settings how to furnish their homes effectively.

Through the coordination and management of projects, communications plans and community relations, it is my goal to creatively contribute to the success of an organization in a synergistic team environment.

Elizabeth Makarra's Experience

Marketing and Development Specialist

Waikiki Health Center

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

February 2013Present (10 months) Honolulu, Hawaii

Sales and Interior Design Consultant

Honolulu Design Center

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Retail industry

July 2008January 2013 (4 years 7 months)

At Hawaii's most leading edge centre for contemporary and modern furnishings, design services are provided to ensure correct scale and proportion for home and office environments.
• Create and maintain on-going customer/client relations
• Convey and share knowledge of furniture, placement and design
• Coordinate and provide in-home consultations
• Provide space planning services while creating floor plans
• Specify finish and fabric selections
• Results driven, consistently meet and exceed monthly sales targets
• Assisted in set design for Lost and Hawaii 5-0 television series
• Created and managed interactive tradeshow booth at 2012 Great Aloha Run Expo
• Website content contributor
• Wrote a credited published magazine editorial (circulation 20,000 +)
• Exclusively selected to represent Inspiration Hawaii at B&B Italia Advanced Training, May 2012, New York City, NY
o Specified $140,000 of B&B Furniture for New Design Loft Showroom

Interior Design Consultant

Chintz and Company

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Design industry

20042008 (4 years)

Specializing in fabric selection, upholstery, color consulting and design, I've had the delicious job of putting the icing on many beautiful "cakes".
•Develops solutions within budget, presents clients several functional proposals
•Initiates and maintains on-going client relationships
•Designs custom draperies, bedding and slipcovers
•Establishes client needs through in-home consultations
•Manages and coordinates several projects at one time, within deadline
•Organizes logistics of project components (fabrics, hardware, workrooms)
•Supervises installation, ensures client satisfaction, provides follow-up services

Elizabeth Makarra's Skills & Expertise

  1. Space Planning
  2. Public Speaking
  3. Furniture
  4. Furnishings
  5. Draperies
  6. Customer Service
  7. Interior Design
  8. Event Management
  9. Negotiation
  10. Event Planning
  11. Public Relations
  12. Writing
  13. Interiors
  14. Window Treatments
  15. Sustainable Design
  16. Microsoft Office
  17. Word
  18. Visual Merchandising
  19. Space planning
  20. Space-planning

View All (21) Skills

Elizabeth Makarra's Education

Mount Royal College

Certification, Feng Shui



Alberta College of Art and Design

Advanced Color Theory



Institute of Interior Design

Correspondence Study, Interior Decorating



Lethbridge Community College

Diploma, Advertising and Public Relations



Elizabeth Makarra's Additional Information


Interior Decorating / Design Feng Shui Sustainable Design Public Speaking Seminars Community Involvement Renewable Resources

Groups and Associations:

Toastmasters International Boys and Girls Club Hawaii, Alliance Board Member, Events and Programs Committee Member.