Evan Watson

Evan Watson

Chicago, IL, US



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.


creative director
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.

Design Associate
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 university
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.
  Election Coordinator
2008 Presidential Campaign  Chicago, IL  2008
Manage volunteer database, answer campaign calls, and assist voters in finding voting locations in their respective states.
  Baseball coach
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

Aug 2011 - current

Options Lab School, Chicago, IL, US, Multi-Media Instructor

Aug 2011 - current

ITT Technical Institute, Mount Prospect, IL, US, Adjunct Professor

Sep 2010 - current

FitzGerald Associates Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Intern Architect

Mar 2006 - Nov 2008


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2005

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2004

Areas of Specialization 


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