Rich Hands

Rich Hands

Chicago, IL, US



As a designer and aspiring architect, I strive to improve on how I design and how I work. I bring with me an excellent work ethic, LEED training and accreditation, essential field experience and a willingness to learn to a take criticism. I also have a very strong background in Revit and sketchup as well as incredible comfort in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I continually adapt my views on design and will always be punctual and professional with my work. Regardless of the task or tasks given, I will work as hard as I can to finish them on time and with minimal errors.



W.B. Olson, Inc, Northbrook, IL, US, Intern

I am currently redesigning W.B. Olson Inc.'s RFQ documents as well as assisting in construction management and drawing coordination on North Park University's campus for their new Science and Community Life Center.

May 2013 - current

RHands Design, Various Locations, Graphic Designer

Branding for "Fern Chicago" and "CAH.Coaching", among other various graphic works.

May 2011 - current

M&E Architects + Engineers, Milwaukee, WI, US, LEED Designer and Project Assistant

Assisted in project documentation for all phases of design.
Designed marketing materials for clients and for M&E Architects.
LEED Green Designer

Aug 2011 - Jan 2013

Tri-North Builders, Madison, WI, US, Intern

Assisted with LEED documentation for the Urban League of Greater Madison had the opportunity to observe construction first hand from foundation to finish materials.

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - current

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2011

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