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Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Born in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, and raised in the small but busy town of Kingston, Kristen Ashley Moore (who goes by Kristen Ashley) always dreamed of becoming a Designer. Working from a very tender age to foster the development of her natural talents, she grew up building play houses out of the popular Lego pieces, to sketching dresses on stick figures. From then on, her concentration throughout her years of Preparatory and High School remained focus on Art & Design.

Kristen has been enrolled at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia pursuing her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Architecture. Throughout her studies so far, she has acquired an extensive understanding of traditional architectural concepts and design, graphic concepts, CAD resources; which include but is not limited to Autodesk AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop, and designing for sustainability. As an upcoming designer, Kristen takes pride and pleasure in creating designs that appeal to a variety, personifies functionality and pure beauty, and paves the way for an appropriately overwhelming but memorable experience. Her ultimate goal is to only further nurture her maturing skills to improve this ability, to help uplift and contribute to the successful progression of any company, firm or association that she becomes involved in.

Employment 

Chinese Laundry, Los Angeles, CA, US, 3rd Key Holder

Currently employed at this prestigious women's shoe boutique where I assist in the sales of quality, stylish, trending and unique shoes sold by the store, as well as oversee sales, transfers and returns within the store and is also responsible for the opening and closing out of the store.

Jan 2014 - current
 

Couture Press, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern/Assistant Graphic Designer

Currently working at this start up online magazine, which is quickly and diversely growing, as the Assistant Graphic Designer. My duties include assisting the Lead Graphic Designer with a number of different tasks and projects.

Aug 2013 - current
 

Architectural Planner/Graphic & Fashion Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Designer

Employing my design skills and guidance in the fields of architecture, fashion design and graphic design.

May 2013 - current
 

Victoria's Secret, Los Angeles, CA, US, Customer Service Associate

Supports the customers and their needs, including processing transactions or sales, maintain awareness of all promotions, encourage purchases of items and help build customer loyalty base by assisting customers in opening their own Victoria's Secret Angel cards.

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Chinese Laundry, Los Angeles, CA, US, Sales Associate

Currently employed at this prestigious women's shoe boutique where I assist in the sales of quality, stylish, trending and unique shoes which include, flats, heels, boots and sandals sold by the store.

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Fine Things Under 20, Savannah, GA, US, Sales Associate

Held a position at this retail accessories store for approximately 1 year assisting in the sales of unique and fine accessory items sold by the store.

Jun 2012 - May 2013
 

Daydreams Unique Boutique, Savannah, GA, US, Sales Associate

Held a position at this retail clothing store for approximately 3 months assisting in the sales of unique clothing items sold by the store.

Mar 2012 - May 2012
 

Ralph Gilbert Museum, Savannah, GA, US, Intern Architect

Held an internship position at this Civil Rights Museum, where my responsibilities included assisting in the redesign of an existing part of the building to make it as energy efficient and sustainable as possible.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Plexus Limited (Architects & Planners), Kingston, Jamaica, Intern Architect

Held an internship position at this architecture firm where my responsibilities included, revising project floor plans mainly through AutoCAD, as well as architectural space planning and electrical and furniture layouts for a small retail space. This internship enabled me to work with all personnels in this firm and most exclusively, on a one and one basis, with the Managing Director and the Chief Architect of the company accompanying him on site visits, where I helped gather the necessary information needed for project developments.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Every Blooming Thing, Kingston, Jamaica, Floral Assistant

(One of Jamaica’s leading Florists/Event Planners/Decorators. Enjoyed many successes, resulting in winning the most prestigious “The Jamaica Observer” Event Stylist of the year Award for several years. This company boasts the honor of working for distinguished clients as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, King Juan Carlos II and Queen Sophia of Spain, among other distinguished Jamaicans.) Had the privilege of doing Summer employment with this company in the Floral and Events Planning Department, assisting in putting together floral arrangements and hand making other necessary accessories for formal events, and assisting with on location events co-ordination.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2004
 

Education 

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Introduction to Architecture
Architectural Fundamentals I
Architectural Fundamentals II
Architectural Fundamentals III
Construction Technology I
Graphics for the Building Arts
Electronic Design I
Architectural History: Modern Architect I: 1750-1900
Structures I
Architecture Design Studio I
Architecture Design Studio II
Architecture Design Studio III
Architecture Design Studio IV
Architecture Design Studio V
Architecture Design Studio VI
Construction Technology II
Structures II
Environmental Control I
Environmental Control II
Intermediate & Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Architectural History: Modern Architecture II: 1900-present
Composition & Literature
African-American Literature
Survey of Western Art I
Survey of Western Art II
Design I: Elements & Organization
Design II: 3-D Form in Space
Drawing I: Form & Space
Introduction to Anthropology

Sep 2008 - current
 

St. Andrew High School for girls, Kingston, JM, High School, Art & Design

Art & Design
Intermediate Mathematics
Applied Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
English Literature
English Language
Spanish
Technical Drawing
Communication Studies

Sep 2001 - May 2008
 

Awards 

JAPSS Awards, 1st Place

1st place in the island of Jamaica in the Unit 2 CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) for Art & Design.

2008
 

JAPSS Awards, 2nd Place

2nd place in the island of Jamaica in the Unit 1 CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) for Art & Design.

2007
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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