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This week I’m excited to kick off a series of exclusive interviews conducted with Harrington Alumni from each of our design programs: interior design, digital and commercial photography and communication design. Read each day as our alumni answer the same series of questions around their career as well as offer some advice for design students still in college.  Follow each day for some great advice from those that know best!

ANNIE HOUSTON
AAS Interior Design, August 2009
Company Name: Ebanista
Job title: Showroom and Territory Manager

How did you get this job?
I worked as a design intern and then design assistant for Frank Ponterio Interior Design. That firm sourced Ebanista a lot, and I developed a great relationship with the showroom. I have a sales background and was looking to apply my sales experience with my passion for fine furnishing and design. I was recruited by Ebanista last summer and joined their team in Chicago as a sales associate. I was then promoted to Territory Manger in October 2010.

What do you do?
Showroom Manager and Manage a territory of 11 states

Biggest piece of advice to further job seekers at Harrington:
NEVER GIVE UP! I’m a firm believer that if you work hard good things will happen and the right opportunities will present themselves. I had to work at Restoration Hardware for three months before my break at Frank Ponterio, which lead to my dream job now. Staying positive is key!

Recorded March 1, 2011

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