As a graduate at the CIDA accredited Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, I have acquired a skill set including Broad understanding of construction documents and code research, a high proficiency of Auto CAD architectural software, software such as Sketch-up and Adobe Photoshop and Indesign, drawing/rendering, lighting design and current sustainable materials. I have a great work ethic and a passion for sustainable design. Research of new and exciting FF+E specifications is very enjoyable for me. Space planning is my specialty as I thoroughly enjoy problem solving, which a skill that translates to multiple other areas of my work. Communication is a strength of mine which enables me work very well with other people. I thrive in a team environment. I have a zeal for sustainable design which rides through every aspect of the the way I live. My greatest desire is to share the incredible benefits of a sustainable life with the others through design. Additionally, being a working artist has given me a more developed eye for composition and relationships of color within space.
Associates III, Denver, CO, US, Intern
Library intern, cataloging, organization.
Research of new sustainable materials.
Institute for Sustainable Studies, Intern
Developed on the future site plan of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design using AutoCAD and other design techniques.
Researched and evaluated the use and design issues of the site
Collaborated with a landscape architect during schematics
Sustainably redesigned student lounge
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO, US, Bachelors, Interior design- Green Emphasis
Green Design 1-3 - RMCAD- throughout time at school
Exposed to various aspects and applications of sustainable design.
Participated in an actual design charette which was used for the sustainable redesign of our campus.
Developed a extensive research library of sustainable information and sources.
Restaurant and Retail Design – RMCAD – Spring 07’
Worked in multidisciplinary team including interior and graphic designers with much success.
Performed the ability to specify the correct products that worked properly for the design concept.
Created presentation boards that clearly, and aesthetically communicated the design.
Office Design – RMCAD – Summer 08’
Successfully designed a 30,000 S.F. space using an ecological approach.
Developed a more comprehensive understanding of building codes and code research.
Gained knowledge of contemporary systems furniture options.
Construction Documents – RMCAD – Spring 09'
Continuing to develop better grasp of Auto CAD software and application of building codes.
Drafted details of large construction drawings.
Special Use - Fall 09'
Designed a 25,000 S.F. Retirement facility including memory care and assisted living
Utilized Evidence based design for deeper levels of research
Was familiarized with hospitality design and healthcare design
Senior Project - Spring 10'
Created a Transit Oriented mixed-use development.
Implemented social justice in neighborhood revitalization project
Gained a broader knowledge of urban planning and neighborhood reuse
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts- Painting
Gained vast working knowledge of color theory, composition, contemporary art/artists and art history.
Experimented with various medias.
Focused on painting, photography and installation art.