Following the completion of a two year furniture design and manufacturing school, I began working for Studio Amerika in Atlanta, GA . The focus of their business was two fold. They offered a high end product line of free standing furniture as well as custom-made free standing and built-in pieces. During the five and one half years with them, I worked mostly on the custom works -- utilizing my furniture engineering skills and understanding of complex structures to convert presentation drawings into working furnishings. Toward the end of my time with them, I served as assistant manager while continuing to produce the custom work.
In the summer of 1992, I started a sole-proprietorship under the name A.K. Artistry. Since then, I have enjoyed providing high end works of furniture to both residential and commercial clients.