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Brooke Dexter

Brooke Dexter

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

While my studies have focused on architecture, publications and graphic design have always been significant components of my education. As Editor in Chief of the University of Michigan Michiganensian yearbook, an editor for a student-produced journal of architecture, Dimensions, and a graphic artist, I seek to contribute to the architecture and design discourse via involvement with publications and documentation of the most compelling work being produced today. Paired with my ambition to work within the field and become a licensed architect, I hope to work across a range of scales as a designer.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

James Corner Field Operations, New York, NY, US, Marketing Assistant

Sep 2018 - current
 

SITU, Brooklyn, NY, Graphics Associate / Designer

- Leads effort to translate core values and company brand across SITU’s digital and printed matter, from portfolios and presentations to website and social media presence.
- Serves as main point-person/resource for processing and organizing project documentation so the company's diverse experiences and unique processes are captured and can be a powerful tool in PR & marketing initiatives.
- Leverages design experience and perspective within marketing team to inform and spur new ideas for visual materials and communication strategies.
- Contributes to and participates in innovative design solutions.

Oct 2016 - Sep 2018
 

BRUSH, Denver, CO, Installation Intern

Design-build internship for construction of three large-scale, complex geometric installations with integrated interactive digital media in the Denver area.

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
 

STPP Graduate Certificate Program | Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graphic Artist/Assistant to the Director

• Designing a promotional brochure for the STPP Graduate Certificate Program.
• Designing a series of promotional materials for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference.
• Collaborating with another student graphic designer and Jeanne (STPP Project Coordinator) on the newsletter design.
• Started work with STPP as the graphic designer, with added responsibility for assisting the Director with tasks related to incoming students, approved course lists, events and promotion and other program coordination.

Jul 2013 - May 2016
 

Michiganensian Yearbook | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Designer

• Contributing to an overall design agreed upon by the design staff; producing various design examples to determine the appropriate design for the current yearbook.
• Designing pages by compiling copy, photos and captions in a way that reflects the design of the current yearbook.
• Working to promote the yearbook through various marketing hours; advertising and selling books to students through various forms of media.

Aug 2014 - Apr 2016
 

IwamotoScott Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, Extern

• Worked as a visiting intern for one week during spring break, assisting with current projects in the office that included 3D modeling in Rhino, producing renders of facade studies and editing renders in Photoshop.

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
 

Alpha Rho Chi, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graphic Design Consultant/Designer

• Updating the APX Iktinos chapter's history book into a digital version for the centennial celebration.
• Updating the design of the book to add content that can be displayed visually, including dates in a timeline.
• Scanning documents and artifacts from the Iktinos chapter and Michiganensian volumes back to 1914.

May 2013 - Sep 2015
 

Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, MA, US, Extern

• Worked as a visiting intern for one week during spring break, primarily shadowing and occasionally assisting with current projects in the office.

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
 

ArcStart | Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Residential Counselor

• Assisting students with familiarizing themselves with the campus and its resources and ensuring their safety as a live-in counselor in the dorm with the high school students.
• Planning evening and weekend activities to complement in-class assignments, including software tutorials, pick-up basketball and capture the flag games, movie nights, library nights, and more.
• Being a resource for students to ask questions about the architecture program, applications, campus, and more.

For more information: http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture/high-school-programs/arcstart

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Michiganensian Yearbook | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Editor in Chief

• Managing and overseeing an editorial staff of 25 members and organizing communication between copy, design and photography.
• Editing pages to be submitted to the printing plant and editing proofs before final submission.
• Hiring staff and editors to oversee and manage sections. Directing individual talents in order to meet project deadlines.
• Promoting staff collaboration and efficiency through various working methods.
• Serving ex-officio on the University of Michigan Board of Student Publications.
• Meeting with prospective publishers during the procurement process in order to set up a contract with a new publisher.

May 2012 - May 2014
 

Spector Group, New York, NY, US, Extern

• Worked as a visiting intern for one week during spring break, helping with various projects, including a site visit to produce plans in AutoCAD, renders using VRay, Rhino 3D modeling and assisting interior designers in the office.

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
 

Cordogan Clark & Associates, Chicago, IL, US, Extern

• Worked as a visiting intern for one week during spring break, helping with projects by primarily working in AutoCAD.

Mar 2013 - Mar 2013
 

Michiganensian Yearbook | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Designer

• Contributing to an overall design agreed upon by the design staff; producing various design examples to determine the appropriate design for the current yearbook.
• Designing pages by compiling copy, photos and captions in a way that reflects the design of the current yearbook.
• Working to promote the yearbook through various marketing hours; advertising and selling books to students through various forms of media.

Aug 2011 - May 2012
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, M.Arch

Sep 2014 - May 2016
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, B.S. in Architecture

Minor in Urban & Community Studies

Sep 2010 - May 2014
 

Awards 

Student Architecture Exhibition, Award

Selected as one of three students from the "Obstacle" Propositions studio (with Thom Moran) to display our work for the student showcase.

2016
 

CGIS Photography Contest | First Place, 1st Place

University of Michigan's Center for Global & Intercultural Studies (CGIS) holds a yearly photography contest for all students who have participated in a CGIS study abroad program. My photo from Santorini was selected for the first place award.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills