Xinlei Chen

Xinlei Chen

Chicago, IL, US

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I'm a recently graduated student from SAIC with four years of architecture focus study experience, currently seeking some job opportunities to gain some experience at the professional level in the industry before proceeding further in the higher level education. I'm desperately looking for jobs right now, and opened to both full-time, part-time, and intern jobs that are available!


Employment Design Education, Chicago, IL, US, Graphic Desinger

•Prepared ecosystem focused “The Available City Workshops” and city walking tour for 30+ local high school students to highlight the importance of the Chicago River and green space in the city
•Served as mentor for CAB 21 The Available City Workshop attendees guiding increased understanding of the environmental impact of city design on Green City Park and Chicago River.
•Created Instagram, Facebook and YouTube posts for CAB 21 The Available City Workshop yielded 25% increase in viewer engagement
•Collaborated with co-intern to compose two web-based journal entries on furniture design, modern house, and design process, and provided visual media for additional journal entries to be posted on the website

Aug 2021 - current


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Course Highlights:
Architecture: Studio1-5, Capstone Studio, Arch/Inarch: Design Drawing; Matter & Material; Light and Space; Eco Design, Physics: Topic in Motion; Topic in Acoustics

Architecture: Undergraduate Studio4 Class Project: Grocery Store Design
•Served as task lead for a team of 3, providing guidance on project phase schedule, deliverables, and due dates
•Mitigated challenging team dynamics to lead team members to achieve project schedule milestones and deadlines
•Utilized software modeling suite (Rhino, Illustrator, Lumion, Photoshop, InDesign) to create flow and layout of the project board to present design focused on the customer flow through the grocery store for improved customer experience

Aug 2018 - May 2022

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