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Mallorie McDowell

Mallorie McDowell

Broomfield, CO, US

 

About 

Hello Archinect World!

My name is Mallorie and I'm a young designer in Colorado. In 2014 I graduated from the Environmental Design program at CU with an emphasis in Architecture along with a minor in Technology, Arts & Media. My ENVD background has lead me to a full time position as a lighting designer for a small lighting showroom in Boulder. I've also had the opportunity to work as an interior design assistant, where my primary role was 3D modeling and spatial planning. 

In my free time I enjoy trail running, playing sports and experimenting with web development. I like to consider myself a well rounded team player who's always up for a challenge and learning new things.

Employment 

Splashlight Studio, Boulder, CO, US, Lighting Designer & Marketing Manager

Splashlight Studio is known to be an innovative lighting showroom. We work with home owners, contractors, designers, and electricians to help find the perfect lighting solutions for their spaces. Here strong problem solving skills are a must. Each project presents it's own unique set of restraints. For large scale projects I work closely with our clients on lighting layouts, estimates, and project organization. My background in digital design has given me the opportunity to take over the marketing and advertising for the company.

Mar 2015 - current
 

Haven Interiors, Superior, CO, US, Lead Design Assistant

My original role at Haven was primarily CAD modeling, as time has gone on I have proven my ability to take on more responsibilities. Depending on the client's needs, I assist with furniture selection, layout, and even contribute my own floor plan ideas for remodel projects. Keeping client folders organized is also one of my primary roles. From initial intake to final execution it is critical for us to keep a detailed record of what goes on throughout a project. With my web design background, I've been able to help with website updates and began managing the company Facebook page.

Mar 2015 - Jan 2018
 

Jusani Culture, Menifee, CA, US, Graphic Design Intern

Every month Jusani partnered with a different national pet shelter to help raise funds + awareness for their organization. My roll was to create graphics for social media pages, marketing material, as well as short videos to promos.

Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
 

YMCA of Boulder Valley, Boulder, CO, US, Youth Sports Official & Coach

As a referee I work with children on a regular basis organizing and officiate soccer games. As a coach I taught children ages 9-11 the proper techniques used in soccer, how to work as a team, and how to have fun in the process.

Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
 

Logo Expressions, Vista, CA, Graphic Designer

This opportunity allowed me to get my feet wet in the design industry. I reproduced client artwork, organized/shipped products, learned basic web design skills, and was a regular blogger.

Aug 2009 - May 2010
 

Education 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

The Environmental Design department at CU taught design and problem solving techniques across multiple facets. The program focused on landscape architecture, urban planning, and architecture and gave students the option to emphasize in one of these fields their senior year. They taught physical modeling, computer modeling, problem solving, sketching and design presentation.

The Technology, Arts & Media minor offered at CU taught the fundamental skills and principles necessary for graphic design and web design.

My degree emphasis is in Architecture and I also earned a minor in Technology, Arts & Media. I graduated with a 3.3 overall GPA.

Aug 2010 - May 2014
 

Awards 

AIAS Honorable Mention in Student Portfolio, Honorable Mention

School of Environmental Design at CU Boulder portfolio competition in which I submitted my online portfolio website.

2014
 

Dean's List for Academic Excellence, Award

An honor received for maintaining a GPA over 3.75 during a single semester. I was awarded Dean's List recognition multiple occassions throughout my time at CU.

2013
 

Chancellor Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Scholarship

The Chancellor Scholarship at CU recognized students who maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher in high school.

2010
 

San Diego County Fair Music Package Design Competition, 2nd Place

High school student design competition throughout San Diego County in which we were required to design a CD cover and t-shirt for our own music company.

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills