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Jackie Salazar McCallion

Jackie Salazar McCallion

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Jackie Salazar McCallion is an independent designer and strategist. She received her B.A. in Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College and her M. Arch 1 from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Her interests in urbanism, architecture, design and writing have led her to a dual career in architectural design and brand development. She has worked on residential, educational, and hospitality architecture projects throughout the Los Angeles region, and has produced print, web, and three dimensional marketing materials for architecture firms, restaurants, and wellness providers. She has extensive experience in developing interpretive theming for spaces, events, and services in both creative and managerial roles. Additionally, she has practiced interior, environmental, and custom furniture design for a variety of clients. She is a world traveler, a lover of languages, and a global citizen. She is fluent in both Spanish and English, and has lived in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the UK, Southern California and New England throughout her life.

In her free time, Jackie enjoys waking up early, reading, yoga, cooking, and going on walking adventures with her little mutts Paco and Dancer.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

JSM, Los Angeles, CA, Independent & Interdisciplinary Designer

As an independent and interdisciplinary designer and strategist, JSM has designed and fabricated custom storage furniture, created interior design concepts and vignettes for restaurants, bars, public venues, and offices, served as a creative ideator at product innovation strategy workshops, and acted as a consultant, designer, and writer on many graphic identity projects.

May 2014 - current
 

Studio Shamshiri, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Architectural Designer

+ prepared construction documents for luxury hospitality and residential projects
+ prepared details for a vast array of interior architectural elements
+ conducted in-depth design research and prepared documents and drawings for millwork and custom furniture construction
+ prepared highly detailed renderings to communicate total design intent to clients, team, and consultants

Feb 2017 - Dec 2017
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Media Assistant and Archivist

+ analyzed video and audio content to write descriptive synopses for SCI-Arc Media Archive
+ assisted head of Media Department with camera and audio setup for lectures, meetings, and events
+ operated camera for live stream and archival purposes
+ engaged in event hosting activities (bartending, general support to event coordinators)

Jan 2014 - Apr 2016
 

Heyday Partnership, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Design Intern

+ schematically designed site plan for small lot subdivision project
+ revised and managed construction drawing set for small lot subdivision project
+ graphic design, web design, and copywriting for marketing and web content
+ designed project sales websites
+ built architectural models

May 2013 - Aug 2013
 

JSM, Los Angeles, CA, US, Independent Brand Consultant and Copywriter

+ acquired a client base of restaurant and health-oriented businesses
+ identified challenges and opportunities for small brands to develop overarching brand strategy
+ wrote and edited content for web, print, and social media use
+ managed collaborative teams of branding and design professionals

Aug 2011 - Oct 2012
 

CWArchitects, Pasadena, CA, Architectural Design Assistant

+ prepared construction drawings and renderings for single-family homes and educational projects
+ retrieved documents from Los Angeles and Pasadena DBS
+ researched on-site conditions, codes, policies, and product specifications

Feb 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture 1

Sep 2012 - Sep 2016
 

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, Bachelors, Urban & Environmental Policy

+ distinguished research career, which led to two published original research articles
+ youngest Richter Scholar in the history of Occidental College (2008)
+ year-long direct enrollment study abroad program in Puebla, Mexico (2009-2010)
+ award of distinction for senior comprehensives project (2011)
+ Art Center College of Design exchange student (2010)
+ Academic Minor in Art History & Visual Arts (Studio Art emphasis)

Aug 2007 - May 2011
 

Awards 

Richter Scholar, 1st Place

Competed for and earned a Richter Research Abroad grant to conduct an entirely independent original research on nationalism and urban design in Edinburgh, Scotland, becoming the youngest recipient of a Richter grant in Occidental College’s history. I produced an academic paper for the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research, at which I presented in November of 2008.

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills