Shelby Bourke

Shelby Bourke

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I am a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute looking for a full-time position in interior design. Since graduating I have taken time to develop my portfolio, revisiting design projects from school and exploring my interest in fine art mediums such as painting, drawing and collage. During the pandemic I worked as an essential worker at a local grocery store and volunteered with NYCares distributing meals across all boroughs.  



Digital Output Center - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Monitor

Supervised and maintained 18 large format printers, 4 standard printers and a Roland printer. Acted as student mentor for all printers to help take projects from the digital to the physical. Educated and assisted students on printing work flows for 10 different paper types, multiple fabric types and acetate. Daily maintenance tasks included changing large format and regular paper types, troubleshooting printer errors, organizing print queues and replacing ink. Operated and educated students on the Roland machine which could cut score and print a variety of different shapes, ink type and textures. Managed paper pricing and printing board as well as student charging accounts.

Aug 2019 - May 2020

Connecticut Muffin, Brooklyn, NY, Barista

Learned and prepared a menu of coffee and espresso drinks, weighing and grinding the beans. Prepared
all food items and readied food prep station. Opened the cafe daily by baking pastries, taking inventory, restocking condiments and coffee and managing food deliveries. Closed the cafe daily by cleaning equipment and floors, restocking cups, counting bills, replacing register tray and prepping leftovers.

May 2019 - Sep 2019

Fine Arts Wood Shop - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Tech Monitor

Taught students how to safely operate machines including table saw, chop saw, band saw, router, planar, sanders, drill press and lathe. Maintained the shop by way of sharpening chisels and implementing proper cleaning techniques on tools and machines such as band saw blades, changing and cleaning table saw blades and replacing and cleaning sand paper on belt and disc sander. Monitored main wood shop floor, plaster work area and spray booth. Determined work flow for student projects. Built custom storage units to house tools in the shop such as the Japanese pull saw cabinet, Japanese tool box, sand paper shelf. Worked summers to install new table vises, replace work surfaces, paint gallery walls and wood shop floors, and build furniture or equipment for other departments.

Mar 2016 - May 2019

Front Studio Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assisted in the design and construction of the TEDxNewYork 2014 event space which included building a custom TEDxNewYork logo for the main stage and creating a unique experiential conference space. Managed Front Studio's materials library including updating product lines from paint samples to hardware specs and photographic archive. Observed vendor-designer relationships as well as contractor-designer relationships. Serialized construction documents.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Jan 2015 - May 2020

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, US, Foundation Studies

Aug 2013 - May 2014

Fashion Institute of Technology,FIT, Pre-college

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013


Presidential Merit Scholarship - 2013- 2020, Other