Paige Lyons

Paige Lyons

New York, NY, US



I am fascinated by the  intersections between community, land, and the arts.  My main passion lies in the compounding benefits of public space.  Public space not only provides numerous environmental services to the community, but also social value. 

I am eager to gain experience at a design firm before attending graduate school to earn my MLA.



MHR Development, Norwalk, CT, US, Analyst and Graphic Designer

• Assist CEO in the development, planning, and implementation of clean energy projects including the production of RFPs
• Conduct client research, analyze utility bills and create presentations and clean energy proposals
• Develop company’s graphic content including website, logo, and brochures
• Foster and create relationships with the surrounding community and potential clients

Nov 2017 - current

Independent Contractor, Graphic Designer

• Clients Include: Highstead Arboretum, Sacred Waters, Wilton Pollinator Pathway, and Catamount Wealth Management
• Independently design and develop print and online graphic layouts
• Create technical illustrations utilizing a blend of Photoshop, Illustrator, and hand renderings

Feb 2017 - current

Manatuck Hill Parteners, Westport, CT, US, Administrative Assistant

• Conduct general office administration tasks
• Conduct company research

Feb 2017 - Nov 2017

Allen Centennial Garden, Madison, WI, US, Student Director of Arts Programming

• Designed and installed participatory art projects to creatively engage audiences
• Planned community events in the garden to foster working relationships and collaborative projects
• Supervised volunteer training

May 2016 - Dec 2016


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Design Discovery in LA

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, US, Bachelors, Environmental Sciences

Sep 2012 - May 2016


Garden Design Winner, 1st Place

In September 2015, I entered into a competition with a small team of undergraduates to design a sustainable garden on campus. "A Moment in Thyme" is a green medicine garden that is comprised of medicinal plants. However, the focus on the space is on mental health. We highlighted the stress relieving qualities of nature by making it a barefoot space and providing grass landform seating. We also showcased tiles made by members of the community that show the stress relieving nature that art has in its creation & existence in the space.

Our design was selected and we were awarded $5,000 to see it through to fruition.