Denise Johns

Denise Johns

Gloucester, GB



I currently run my own business, My Space Designs in the UK, and although it has been successful, it has been a real challenge and a stepping stone for my professional development.  I believe that building your own business from the beginning builds character and more appreciation in the effort that is required.  It has taught me that I prefer working within a team rather than on my own.  It has definitely made me a stronger individual with the passion for environmentally responsible design within the confines of presented boundaries.



My Space Designs, Gloucester, Business Owner and Architectural Designer

As business owner, I see each project from start to finish as project manager. I also have to manage accounts, advertising, marketing and coordinate trusted tradesmen. I meet with clients and help them with their design requests from small detail to large spacial solutions. I also submit to local planning authorities and am involved in the local community.

Dec 2012 - current

SportBeat Limited, Gloucester, Design Director

The SportBeat Festival held at Oxstalls Tennis Centre was the first of its kind in Gloucester and I was the design director of the project. It was my job to manage the interns, submit applications to the county and city councils, organise volunteers, trouble shoot technical difficulties, design the site layout and organise vendor locations.

Jun 2012 - current

XA Architecture, San Diego, CA, US, Project manager

As project manager in a 5 person firm, I was responsible for a variety of tasks in order to help with a wide range of projects. I worked on a Hotel in Palm Springs, a tile showroom and warehouse, residential projects and Fedex offices at Dallas Ft. Worth.

residential . restaurants . health and fitness . offices . universities . airports . hotels . industrial .

construction document production . coordination with clients engineers designers and builders . designing . product research . 3D imagery . presentation drawings . planning applications . field measuring . file organization . website development

Sep 2003 - Dec 2006

SMALLWOOD, Atlanta, GA, US, Architectural Intern

As an Architectural intern, I input data entry using AutoCAD and assisted the firm in whatever way possible to ease workload for the architects.

Dec 2001 - Dec 2002


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, BArch, architecture

6 year architecture degree. Crew team for 5 years including full scholarship. Dean's list. Scholar Athlete.

Sep 1996 - May 2002


Most Inspirational, Award

I was awarded Most Inspirational on the World Beach Volleyball tour.


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