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Jessica Edge

Jessica Edge

Metuchen, NJ, US

 

About 

• Confident Designer with over five years of freelance experience in Landscape Design which includes but is not limited to Planting Plans, Garden Design and Presentations
• Several years as a Web and Graphic Designer
• AutoCAD, Revit, Solidworks, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
• Excellent hand-drawing, hand-drafting and Scale Model Building skills.

I often think of design as the interaction between spaces. By spaces I mean, the placement of furniture in a room, the breathing room between typography, the placement of a series of benches next to a path, an open sky versus a canopy. I think in many ways design is a feeling or a kind of intuition. How the tension feels between spaces, and the possibilities are endless entirely depending on the intent. The relationship between these spaces could be a variety of things like a change in material, a grade change, color difference, or distance. Overall, I believe design to be a process of exploration. It’s trying to convey an idea using visual and spacial relationships.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Perth Amboy Board of Education, Perth Amboy, NJ, US, Substitute Teacher

Permanent Substitute – William C. McGinnis School 5-8 grades
Substitute Librarian – Dr. Herbert M. Richardson Elementary School K-4 grades

Oct 2009 - current
 

ETM Associates LLC, Highland Park, NJ, US, Graphic and Web Designer

Project based:
Website Re-design, designed and updated all marketing material prepared print templates and PowerPoint presentations.

www.etmassociatesllc.com

Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
 

Back to Nature Ecological Design and Development, Oldwick, NJ, US, Assistant to the Landscape Architect

Design development, hand drawn presentation drawings and sections, site surveying, research, container design and field work.

May 2007 - Sep 2007
 

Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Gardener/Landscaper

Maintained the integrity of the Gardens, assisted in the implementation of new features in the Garden, and aided with planned events.

May 2005 - Sep 2005
 

Gregory Raith Landscaping, Nantucket, MA, US, Gardener/Crew Leader

Annual container design and perennial garden maintenance.

May 2002 - Dec 2003
 

Chaitime.com, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graphic and Web Designer

Designed web pages; managed content online and in print; assisted in the start up of a graphics team onsite in Bombay, India.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001
 

Education 

CDM Institute, AutoCad, Revit

AutoCad 2010/11
Revit 2010/11
Solidworks 2009/10

Sep 2011 - Nov 2011
 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Bachelors of Science in Environmental Planning,
Landscape Architecture Option (Professionally Credited Degree)

Jan 2005 - Dec 2009
 

Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US, Graphic Design

Typography studies, advertising, marketing, photoshop, illustrator, Quark, and print training.

Apr 1997 - Dec 1999
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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