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Israel Rodriguez

Israel Rodriguez

Pasadena, TX, US

 

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About 

Eccentric in thought, focused in initiative; I have always believed that it is essential to pull and learn from everything in my life. I surround myself with people that I very much look up to, with work that I strive to parallel, a supportive environment, and anything that entices my imagination.

My upbringing has taught me to be strong, passionate, and focused. My family, my mentors, my friends have all entrusted values of hard work and determination, and to strive for success. I seek to push my potential and to give it my all.

I would very much like to utilize my artistic skills to pave a path that allows me to be creative and imaginative to create work that provides something of value to the world. I would like to define myself through my art and the way that think. I believe the world needs imagination and people to push what is impossible.

I have a strong passion for solving architectural, environmental, urban, and economic problems through a very broad spectrum of information that I have acquired throughout my life, and through a thoughtful and visionary process. I have experience in architecture, design layout, graphic design, furniture design, rigorous in-depth research, and problem solving.

I am currently seeking to continue my design career as an intern with an experienced and well-respected design team.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Gant Architects, Houston, TX, US, Architectural Intern

I was hired and worked as an intern, primarily working on construction documents and occasionally asked to do some minor design work.

In my position here I was allowed insight into the workings of the architecture world. Although small, the firm allowed me ability to work with engineers to optimize the design and to properly allow the implementation of systems into the building.

Definitely a learning experience.

Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
 

Education 

University of Houston, Houston, TX, US, BArch, Architecture Program

Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
 

Awards 

Scholastic Art and Writing Event, Honorable Mention

Received a scholarship based on the merit of artistic ability, with the majority of the earnings going to the HLSR Organization based on the the auction price of the artwork. Price at which the artwork was auctioned: $16,000.

2010
 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Auction Competition, Scholarship

Awards were presented to individuals based on the merit of artistic ability in a specific category of medium as well as the Artist's ability to present and describe the artwork itself. Winners were awarded a State Gold Seal for their accomplishments. Artwork was displayed at temporary exhibit.

2010
 

Visual Arts Scholastic Event, Honorable Mention

Entries were juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

2010
 

Pasadena Rodeo School Art Competition, 1st Place

Received Best of Show title, awarded scholarship, as well as invited to the Pasadena Rodeo to sit with the Rodeo Organization. The award was given based on the merit of artistic skill.

2009
 

ABC Dental - Smiles On Wheels Art Logo Contest, 1st Place

Award was presented to the artist who could efficiently capture and represent the organization and what it does. The contest winner was awarded a scholarship as well as logo copyrights.

2009
 

Dog Show Art Contest, Honorable Mention

Winners were displayed at Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows as well as awarded scholarships. Awards were given based on artistic ability.

2009
 

Youth Art Month, 1st Place

Winners were chosen to show at Discovery Green art exhibition. Winners were chosen based on merit of artistic ability in a specific medium.

2009
 

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