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.
Victoria's Secret, Los Angeles, CA, US, Customer Service Associate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Environmental Control I
Environmental Control II
Intermediate & Applied Mathematics
Architectural History: Modern Architecture II: 1900-presenet
Composition & 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
St. Andrew High School for girls, Kingston, JM, High School, Art & Design
Art & Design
JAPSS Awards, 1st Place
1st place in the island of Jamaica in the Unit 2 CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) for Art & Design.
JAPSS Awards, 2nd Place
2nd place in the island of Jamaica in the Unit 1 CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) for Art & Design.