Jennifer Oliver

Jennifer Oliver

Watkins Glen, NY, US



Over 15 years of Design Experience.  Beginning my Design Career as a CAD Drafter I excelled in AutoCAD and Chief Architect.  Incorporating my Drafting knowledge into Interior Design was a natural evolution- while Designing Residential and Commercial Interiors allowed me to gain real world experience while working with clients of all kinds.  Living in Sarasota, Florida I worked as a Set Designer for Theater and loved the live energy and performance that brought my Designs to life.  Moving to Los Angeles, California I began Designing for Film and Television as a Production Designer and Art Director in Hollywood.  Getting to work on so many amazing projects with so many amazing people allowed me to experience life to its fullest.  Now- returning back to my roots in upstate NY, Finger Lakes Region I am designing with Barn Livin' llc.  Building and Designing Rustic Barn Homes allows me to Design from Concept to Completion- while staying true to my love of Green Living and Green Design.       


JenO Designs, Chemung, NY, US, Freelance CAD Drafter/ Designer

Design and CAD Draft for proposed clients on a wide array of projects. From local businesses needing a re-design or code enforcement updates to residential home expansions for clients- I cover all bases needed in any field of Design. Specializing in 3-D CAD and rendering I can polish any project for presentation time and absolute visual understanding.

Apr 2001 - current

Chemung County Library District, Elmira, NY, US, Freelance Designer

Designed the newly updated Youth Services Performance Space for the Elmira Public Library. Worked alongside many board officials involved at the library to compromise and propose solutions to space needs and problematic layout. Designed the overall package in phases to ensure plan met budget and time constraints. Successfully Drafted and presented all working drawings needed for construction, demolition and completion of project in a timely manner.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Watkins Glen International Speedway, Watkins Glen, NY, US, CAD Drafter

Worked as a freelance CAD Drafter- drafting required drawings needed in the Restroom Facilities expansion. Shower houses on location needed to be enlarged to comply with coding and accessibility. Responsible for producing all working drawings in completion of this project. Arranged and managed meetings to be had by all parties involved in process to ensure proposed time completion.-

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012

Glen Valley Apartment, Watkins Glen, NY, US, CAD Drafter

Worked as a Freelance CAD Drafter assisting in the exterior facilities, property office and courtyard alterations- all complying with Accessible codes. Completed all CAD drafting needed for demolition of existing properties as well as new proposed construction elements.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Teaching Assistant; CAD

Assisted the Teachings of G.B. Stephens at the University of South Florida for the CAD classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012. Responsible for attending every and all classes to assist students needing extra help, plotting needs and overall teaching support. Excelled in CAD by independently studying advanced CAD and rendering techniques.

Aug 2010 - May 2012

University of South Florida; Steve Mitchell, Tampa, FL, US, Assistant Set Designer

Assisted Steve Mitchell in the Set Design for the Theater Production of Rossum's Universal Robots- RUR. Responsible for completing and presenting all working drawings needed for construction of the set and decor. Worked with and led student participation classes throughout the construction and design process. Completed all scenic painting needed and designed key elements of propaganda posters in a timely manner.

Dec 2011 - Apr 2012

American Stage Theatre, Clearwater, FL, US, Set Designer

Designed the set for the Summer Tour Production of Stuart Little for American Stage Theater. Attended all production meetings and worked along side fellow directors, designers and actors to achieve desired performance style. Supplied Drawings and Renderings as needed to complete the Scenic Painting needed in the Design. Accepted and enjoyed the challenge of designing for a touring production based in puppetry.

May 2011 - May 2011


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, Bachelors, Theater Set Design

Excelled in the areas of Design and Drafting. Creating an array of classes allowing for me to explore all realms of Design I focused on the area of Entertainment Design. Studying and learning how to visually express emotion and mood I became involved with the Theater and many main stage performances. Already having experience in CAD I took this opportunity to boost my CAD education and independently studied advanced CAD while participating in a TA position assisting fellow students CAD I and CAD II. Exploring Model Building, Scenic Painting, Advanced Drawing, Carpentry- Construction, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Prop Making broadened my experience of the overall requirements that Design needs to be successful. My education and experience gained at USF has made me into the well rounded designer that I am today and I look forward to the next learning chapter wherever it may be.

Aug 2010 - May 2012

Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY, Interior Design

Studied Interior Design while completing all my general education classes. Enjoyed the experience of creating and presenting design ideas to a group of fellow aspiring designers. Excelled in the layout and materials specifications regarding specific design projects. Explored areas of Art while gaining understanding through presentation and mediums. Sculpture, Drawing, Painting and Metal Working all play a part in conveying proposed designs in my life today.

Aug 2001 - May 2006

Broome Occupational Career Education Services, Binghamton, NY, Computer Aided Design

Participated in an off campus educational opportunity at a local BOCES to study AutoCAD and Drafting. Enjoyed the professional atmosphere and structured classes that were project based. Excelled through the use of CAD and proposing creative ideas. Managed my studies while participating in sports and clubs.

May 1999 - May 2001

Maine Endwell Senior High School, Endwell, NY, High School, General Studies

Attended all classes required for a High School diploma while participating in an off campus educational program studying CAD. With numerous years of perfect attendance my driven aspirations were evident at a young age. The elective classes I took were always in the Art field- Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, CAD and Painting all helped me express my Design visions.

May 1998 - May 2001


Talent Grant, Scholarship

Awarded the Up and Coming Talent Grant through the University of South Florida.


Perfect Attendance, Award

Awarded with One Year Perfect Attendance through the BOCES school I attended as an off campus educational program.


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