Jen Strisower

Jen Strisower

North Hollywood, CA, US



My Design Philosophy

"Nothing can more quickly reveal aspect of personality and character than the choice - or absence - of color."
- Van Day Truex

My designs are driven by my passion for and understanding of the psychological effects of color. Because our health and well-being is dramatically affected by our environment, I strive to create spaces that are filled with purpose and functionality.


Education & Organizations

  • March 2013 - I graduated from The Art Institute of Portland with a B.F.A. in Interior Design and a minor in sustainability.
  • March 2010 - I graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Online Division) and received my Residential Planning Diploma. 
  • I have done volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Albertina Kerr Centers. 



  • I love to paint, scrapbook, and draw.
  • When I get the chance, I also love to travel. 



Neoteric Luxury, Santa Monica, CA, US, Design and Production Assistant

Create AutoCAD drawings, concept sketches, marketing materials using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, SketchUp & LayOut, create/update spreadsheets and tear sheets for several hundred products, generate quotes & invoices in LightSpeed, request freight quotes, reach out to vendors for sample requests and orders, organize server files, handle shipping, keep track of and order all office, warehouse, and shipping supplies, manage/update inventory of material samples, manage/update documents for reps, update website (in progress), update catalog (hard copies coming soon)

Mar 2014 - current

WyzAnt Tutoring/Self-Employed, Los Angeles, CA, US, Tutor

AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, drawing, proofreading.

Apr 2013 - current

Marshall Design Group, Los Angeles, CA, US, Staging/Design Assistant

Assist with staging projects, client meetings, proposals and agreements

Sep 2013 - May 2014

The Space Healer, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Associate Designer

3D renderings, social media & website management, marketing, on-site client consultations with the lead designer - took measurements, notes, and photos of each space.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2014

VF Corporation: Contemporary Brands Coalition, 7 For All Mankind, Ella Moss, Splendid, West Hollywood, CA, US, Freelance Illustrator

Created 3D renderings of the retail store, Splendid (Robertson Blvd. location), using a combination of AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, SU Podium, and Photoshop to graphically communicate what the store would look like with new shelving displays.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

Good Work(s) Make a Difference, Los Angeles, CA, US, Visual Display Design Intern

Designed booth for MAGIC (trade show in Vegas), created several 3D renderings of proposed booth layout (SketchUp), made custom displays to showcase jewelry, ran errands, kept track of purchases made, used InDesign to create book cover for marketing featured ring.

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013

Avon, Chico, CA, US, Independent Sales Representative

Attended district meetings, created a client base, contacted customers to sell and deliver merchandise product, kept inventory logs, submitted bi-weekly orders, and managed website

Sep 2009 - Mar 2012

Magic Moments & Keepsakes, Chico, CA, US, Employee

Opened and closed the store, cleaned, tracked inventory, ordered product, restocked, operated cash register, created weekly class kits (featured page layout), and participated in midnight crop nights.

Apr 2008 - Sep 2008

KFC, Chico, CA, US, Employee

Food preparation, customer service, multitasking as cashier for both drive-thru and front counter, clean-up

Aug 2007 - Feb 2008

DealHawk, Chico, CA, US, Sales & Marketing Agent

Computer work, customer service, advertising various items for sale online, packaging and shipping of merchandise.

Jul 2006 - Oct 2006


The Art Institute of Portland, Portland, OR, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Minor in Sustainability

Hospitality Design
Institutional Design
Retail Design
Commercial Design
Medical Design
Graphic Communication & Presentation
Rapid Sketching
Advanced Rendering
Digital Rendering
Digital Construction Documents
Internet Concepts
Perspectives and Rendering
Building and Mechanical Systems
Materials and Sources
Codes and Regulations
Green Design
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Economics
Environmental Science
Intro to Sustainability
Interior Detailing
History of the Environmental Movement
Revolutions in Society and Design
Human Factors and Universal Design
Spatial Composition
History of Architecture & Interiors 2
Design, Media, Communication & Culture
Argumentation and Research
The Rise of Artistic Individuality
Lighting Techniques
Foundation Portfolio
Senior 1: Programming
Senior 2: Schematic Design

Oct 2010 - Mar 2013

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Residential Planning

Received my Residential Planning Diploma.

Residential Design Studio
Kitchen and Bath Design
Color Theory
Space Planning
Fundamentals of Design
Visual Communication
Professional Practices
Composition and Language 2
History of Furniture

Oct 2008 - Mar 2010

Areas of Specialization