OBJECTIVE Seeking gainful opportunity that will allow me to utilize and cultivate my knowledge in the field of architecture graphic design, and the allied arts.
LITTLE BLACK PEARL Chicago, IL 2011-Current
Collaborate with Executive Director and Marketing Specialist in creating flyers, posters, and web base marketing for events, advertisement, and general information. Creative director and principle artist for Little Black Pearl quarterly magazine.
Options Laboratory School Chicago, IL 2011-Current
Instruct high school students in graphic design and architecture using software such as Adobe programs and SketchUp. Create curriculum maps and lesson plans to meet state standards while collaborating with colleagues. Conduct after-school youth program workshops and lessons on the business of art.
ITT-Tech Mount Prospect, IL 2009-Current
Instruct the associates, undergraduates and graduates in the school of Drafting and Design. Create and collaborate on design curriculum, plan lectures, and administer examinations.
West Elm Oak Brook, IL 2011-Current
Sell furniture and interior finishes that fulfill the client’s needs and wishes by applying good design principals within the constraints of budget and taste. Projects range from home to office furnishings. Adhere to company design standards.
Fitzgerald Associates Architects Chicago, IL 2006-2009
Managed preliminary work processes including measuring buildings; conducting site and code analysis; completing working drawings; and designing sketches, presentation drawings, diagrams, and schedules. Project managed punch list, reviewed contracts, and prepared change orders. Maintained accurate project and personnel records of time expended during each workday.
B.A. Taylor & Associates Chicago, IL 2001-2006
Responsible for designing, construction documents, meeting with clients, constructing models, securing building permits, selecting interior finishes, organizing files, and general fieldwork.
University of illinois at urbana - champaign
Urbana, IL — Master of Architecture, 2005
Tuskegee, AL — Bachelor of Architecture - Cum Laude, 2004
Youth worship service and bible study
AME Quinn Chapel Chicago, IL Current
Lead teaching of the Bible to pre-teens and teenagers, create and select curriculum and worship, and work with other instructors for all youth events.
2008 Presidential Campaign Chicago, IL 2008
Manage volunteer database, answer campaign calls, and assist voters in finding voting locations in their respective states.
Broadview Park District Youth League Broadview, IL 2007 - 2008
Coach youth baseball. Teach game fundamentals, teamwork, and fair play.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. — Correspondence Secretary and District Scholars Bowl Coordinator, Current
INOMA (Illinois National Organization of Minority Architects) — Member, 2004-2008
University of Illinois Black Graduate Association — Member, 2004-2005
Tuskegee University American Institute of Architecture Students — President, 2004-2005
Proficeint in Mac and PC Operating Systems, including software such as Autodesk Impressions, AutoCad, Revit, and 3D Max, and SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office. Skilled in freehand sketching and hand rendering with various media.
REFERENCES Available upon request
Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, Chicago, IL, US, Creative Director
Options Lab School, Chicago, IL, US, Multi-Media Instructor
ITT Technical Institute, Mount Prospect, IL, US, Adjunct Professor
FitzGerald Associates Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, MArch, Architecture
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, US, BArch, Architecture