Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough

Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough

Chicago, IL, US



Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough is a freelance designer and writer. She has academic and professional design experience in areas made up of editorial, environmental graphics, exhibition, and architecture. Working hand-in-hand with designing she also writes to connect, understand, explore and tell the relationships and stories embedded within or popping up in contemporary design and society.

Attending public school since kindergarten: Jamie holds a dual Master of Architecture and Master of Arts in Design Criticism from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) School of Architecture; a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design and Minor in Art History from Herron School of Art & Design (IUPUI) and Certificate in Museum Studies from the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI, or “ooey-pooey).

Jamie Evelyn's School Blog on Archinect:

Miss Misc. : Perspectives / Rememberings / Thoughts

A collection of perspectives, rememberings, and thoughts as a dual Master of Architecture + Master of Arts Design Criticism graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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DesignSmiths Architects, Traverse City, Michigan, Architectural Associate

Jul 2019 - Feb 2020

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Fall 2017
Arch 200: Architecture and Society
David Brown w/ Jackie Buckley

Spring 2017
Arch 372: Architectural Theory II
Ten Genealogies in Contemporary Theory and Practice
Zehra Ahmed w/ Andrew Jennings

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Graduate Research Assistant

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Architecture and Design Exhibition Research Intern

Feb 2017 - Aug 2017

Design Museum of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Exhibition Design Project Manager

+ serving on the Administrative Committee as a Project Manager for the Exhibit Design team
+ working closely with Administrative Director and Exhibit Design Director
+ liaison for coordination between exhibit design committee and fellow museum committees
+ creating and managing projected exhibit project schedule
+ coordinating and organizing volunteers to help w/ producing in-house exhibits

Oct 2014 - May 2017

Gensler, Chicago, IL, US, Environmental Graphic Designer

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Selbert Perkins Design, Chicago, IL, US, Environmental Graphic Designer

+ conduct research and analysis for entire project scope
+ conceptualize, design and implement environmental graphic elements for mixed use, retail, residential, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, education and transit oriented developments
+ design and documentation of all projects to a design intent level
+ specialization in wayfinding and development of signage programming plans and message schedules
+ production and construction administration tasks
+ coordinating client communication
+ create coherent and compelling client presentations
+ knowledge and awareness of materials, substrates, production, dimensional fabrication, ADA regulations and architectural standards and structures
+ ability to visualize design concepts in both two and three dimensional forms

May 2013 - Aug 2015

Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, US, Various Roles

Exhibition and Artist Services Intern:
+ hands-on experience in exhibitions, curatorial and arts administration disciplines
+ duties include artwork installation and management, organization and update of artist member blog, working one-on-one with artists, art handling for install and travel

Guest Services Representative:
+ responsible for representing the Art Center as first point of contact for all visitors
+ taking and directing incoming phone calls and sales
+ advising and registering students for Art Center classes via telephone and walk-in
+ promote, renew and register memberships
+ support for events, rentals, development, exhibitions, outreach and marketing departments
+ Broad Ripple Art Fair

Education Assistant:
+ assistant to Education Manager and Director of Education
+ prepared departmental documents including class schedules, faculty contracts, class paperwork letters, memos & notices to faculty, students and classroom monitors, data reports, evaluations, scholarship applications, waivers and mass-mailings
+ preparation of detailed semester and class schedules through coordination with education department, faculty and staff
+ knowledge and experience working in software program The Rasier’s Edge for entering, organizing and managing detailed class information
+ management of studio set-ups for classes

Jan 2012 - May 2013

Indiana Humanities, Indianapolis, IN, US, Visual Communication and Programs Intern

+ designed and produced graphic material for IH programs, including the Spirit of Competition Teacher Toolkit to coincide with the traveling Spirit of Competition exhibit
+ produced, planned, and managed Food for Thought exhibit and exhibit materials for travel
+ planned and presented re-design of interior office spaces

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN, US, Exhibition Design and Production Intern

+ concept development, design production and installation for You Are There: Ending Polio exhibition, a year long exhibit (three-dimensional typesetting, reproduction of original Eli Lilly sanitation booklet and quality control guide, homescreens on all interactive monitors, briefing room signage, time travelers stamp and medallion)
+ concept development, design and fabrication manager for Indiana Humanities point-of-sale display for Food for Thought: an Indiana Harvest, to travel on a book tour throughout Indiana during the fall of 2012

May 2012 - Aug 2012


University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Dual Candidate
Master of Architecture, 2020
Master of Arts Design Criticism, 2020

+ Designer, Editor of Fresh Meat Journal
+ Graduate Teaching Assistant
+ Graduate Research Assistant

Aug 2015 - May 2020

Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, US, Bachelors, Visual Communication Design

BFA Visual Communication Design
Minor Art History
Certificate Museum Studies

Study Abroad, 2010
Exploring Art in Italy

Aug 2008 - May 2013


Alpha Rho Chi Medal for Leadership, Service, Merit, Nomination

The Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal is awarded annually at accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada to honor graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership, service, and the promise of professional merit. The recipients of the medal are decided by the faculty of each school.


UIC School of Architecture Faculty Choice Portfolio Award, Award


UIC School of Architecture Year End Show Exhibition Graduate Studio Faculty Choice Award, Award

"One is Enough" 2017-2018 Final Graduate Research Studio project with Paul Andersen


Art Institute of Chicago Schiff Foundation Design Award, Nomination

"A New Chicago Cultural Center" Fall 2017 Options Studio project with Sam Jacob


University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor's Graduate Internship Award, Award


Art Institute of Chicago Schiff Foundation Design Award, Nomination

"Less Big, More Small" Fall 2016 Housing Studio project with Penelope Dean and Grant Gibson

"CCC: a (new) Chicago Cultural Center" Fall 2017 Options Studio project with Sam Jacob


UIC School of Architecture Student Choice Portfolio Award, Award


UIC School of Architecture Faculty Choice Portfolio Award, Award


Herron School of Art & Design Commencement Speaker for Graduating Class of 2013, Nomination


Herron School of Art & Design Visual Communication Outstanding Student, Honorable Mention


Herron School of Art & Design Reverand A.G. Fraser International Travel Scholarship, Scholarship


IUPUI Undergraduate International Experience Scholarship, Scholarship


Paul A. Wehr Memorial Scholarship in Visual Communication Design, Scholarship


Indiana Towing & Wrecker Association Scholarship, Scholarship


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