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Jen Strisower

Jen Strisower

North Hollywood, CA, US

 

About 

My Design Philosophy

"Nothing can more quickly reveal aspect of personality and character than the choice - or absence - of color."
- Van Day Truex

My designs are driven by my passion for and understanding of the psychological effects of color. Because our health and well-being is dramatically affected by our environment, I strive to create spaces that are filled with purpose and functionality.

 

Education & Organizations

  • March 2013 - I graduated from The Art Institute of Portland with a B.F.A. in Interior Design and a minor in sustainability.
  • March 2010 - I graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Online Division) and received my Residential Planning Diploma. 
  • I have done volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Albertina Kerr Centers. 

 

Hobbies

  • I love to paint, scrapbook, and draw.
  • When I get the chance, I also love to travel. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

The Space Healer, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Associate Designer

3D renderings, marketing, social media management

Sep 2013 - current
 

Marshall Design Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Staging/Design Assistant

Assist with staging projects, client meetings, proposals and agreements

Sep 2013 - current
 

WyzAnt Tutoring/Self-Employed, Los Angeles, CA, US, Tutor

AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, general computer, drawing, art theory, writing, English, grammar & proofreading.

Apr 2013 - current
 

VF Corporation: Contemporary Brands Coalition, 7 For All Mankind, Ella Moss, Splendid, West Hollywood, CA, US, Freelance Illustrator

Created 3D renderings of the retail store, Splendid (Robertson Blvd. location), using a combination of AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, SU Podium, and Photoshop to graphically communicate what the store would look like with new shelving displays.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
 

Good Work(s) Make a Difference, Los Angeles, CA, US, Visual Display Design Intern

Designed booth for MAGIC (trade show in Vegas), created several 3D renderings of proposed booth layout (SketchUp), made custom displays to showcase jewelry, ran errands, kept track of purchases made, used InDesign to create book cover for marketing featured ring.

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
 

Avon, Chico, CA, US, Independent Sales Representative

Attended district meetings, created a client base, contacted customers to sell and deliver merchandise product, kept inventory logs, submitted bi-weekly orders, and managed website

Sep 2009 - Mar 2012
 

Magic Moments & Keepsakes, Chico, CA, US, Employee

Opened and closed the store, cleaned, tracked inventory, ordered product, restocked, operated cash register, created weekly class kits (featured page layout), and participated in midnight crop nights.

Apr 2008 - Sep 2008
 

KFC, Chico, CA, US, Employee

Food preparation, customer service, multitasking as cashier for both drive-thru and front counter, clean-up

Aug 2007 - Feb 2008
 

DealHawk, Chico, CA, US, Sales & Marketing Agent

Computer work, customer service, advertising various items for sale online, packaging and shipping of merchandise.

Jul 2006 - Oct 2006
 

Education 

The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, OR, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Minor in Sustainability

Hospitality Design
Institutional Design
Retail Design
Commercial Design
Medical Design
Graphic Communication & Presentation
Rapid Sketching
Advanced Rendering
Digital Rendering
Digital Construction Documents
Internet Concepts
Drafting
Perspectives and Rendering
Building and Mechanical Systems
Materials and Sources
Codes and Regulations
Green Design
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Economics
Environmental Science
Intro to Sustainability
LEED-CI
Interior Detailing
History of the Environmental Movement
Revolutions in Society and Design
Human Factors and Universal Design
Ecology
Spatial Composition
History of Architecture & Interiors 2
Design, Media, Communication & Culture
Argumentation and Research
The Rise of Artistic Individuality
Lighting Techniques
Foundation Portfolio
Senior 1: Programming
Senior 2: Schematic Design

Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
 

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Residential Planning

Received my Residential Planning Diploma.

AutoCAD
Residential Design Studio
Drawing
Kitchen and Bath Design
Color Theory
Space Planning
Fundamentals of Design
Visual Communication
Professional Practices
Composition and Language 2
History of Furniture
Perspectives
Textiles
Psychology

Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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