Ian Blue

Ian Blue

Madison, NH, US



Innovative architectural designer and graphic problem-solver.

Well-versed in development of design concepts, technical drawings, graphics, and digital visualizations. Core competencies include:

• Design Presentation
• Conceptual Layout
• Rendering/Computer Graphics
• Construction Documentation
• Construction Administration
• Digital Prepress and Production
• Ability to work collaboratively

Specialties: Architectural design, 3D computer modeling/rendering, graphic presentation, digital graphic production, and listening to the client.

Computer Knowledge: Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2008/2006 NCS, Sketch-Up 7.1 Pro, Podium, Form-Z, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat Professional), HTML, CSS, QuarkXPress, Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Flexi-Sign Pro. Highly fluent in Macintosh and PC operating environments.

Equipment and Post Fabrication Experience: Large-Format Digital: Idanit 162 AD, Scitex Vision Grand-Jet, Encad 48" roll-fed, Roland 48" roll to roll, HP DesignJet 800 42" roll-fed. Vinyl: Graphtec 36" and 48" plotters, Zund tiling plotter. Vinyl application/installation, cold/hot lamination, UV clearcoating, media cutting, shipping/recieving.



Complete Portfolio:




North Country Auctions, Sales/Marketing Coordinator

Utilize internet, social media, and public networking to generate sales leads for nationally recognized auction company. Provide retail and technical support during auction events.

Aug 2011 - current

Syntese Rendering, Architectural Design and Graphic Presentation Specialist

Utilize 3D modeling, graphic presentation and visual analysis to develop compelling design packages for light commercial, residential, and campus properties.

Noteworthy Projects:
• Adventure Suites, North Conway, NH - Developed multi-level renovation designs for 2 existing suites in theme-based hotel. Used 3-D modeling and visualization
to illustrate potential of experiential effects based on optimal room layout and prop placement. Construction to begin August of 2011.

• Patten/Grenzeback Residence, Kreger Design-Build, Santa Fe, NM - Assisted architect with 3-D digital analysis of site, solar orientation, and relationship between interior
and exterior spaces of 2,400 sf residence.

• Southwestern College Campus, AM+A Design, Santa Fe, NM - Collaborated with architect in masterplan design proposal for existing 2 acre art therapy college campus. Developed parking, pedestrian, and construction phasing strategies based on lot size, traffic patterns, parking/operational requirements, school calendar, and teaching methodologies.

Aug 2009 - current

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S), Advanced Architectural Intern

Collaborated in design of K-12 Schools, Multi-Family Housing, Master Plans, and Adaptive Re-use projects. Streamlined conceptual communication through comprehensive 3-D modeling/graphic and CAD support. Contributed exensively to all stages of architectural development and construction documentation, and provided full construction administration.

Noteworthy Projects:
• Villa Loma Estates Market Rate Housing, 32 townhomes, 60,000 sf, Albuquerque, NM
Client: private developer, design development, construction date tbd.

• Zocalo Phase IV-A Market Housing Design by Ricardo Legoretta, Santa Fe, NM
Client: Tishman Development Group, design development and construction documentation. Constructed 2008.

• North Star Elementary 8-Classroom Addition, 10,800 sf, Albuquerque, NM
Client: Albuquerque Public Schools, design development, construction documentation, construction administration. Project completed and occupied September, 2008.

• Miyamura High School, 130,000 sf, Gallup NM
Client: Gallup-McKinnley School District, concourse stair, railing, and ramp design, design development, and construction documentation. Constructed 2010.

• Summit Apartments Rennovation, 52 units, 28,000 sf, Roswell, NM
Client: YES Housing non-profit, developed tax credit package for submission to NM Mortgage Finance Authority. Renovated 2009.

• Gallup Middle School Renovation, 14,700 sf, Gallup, NM
Client: Gallup-McKinnley School District, Phase II - existing facility utilization study, Phase III - design development, construction documentation. Renovated 2010.

Feb 2006 - Aug 2009

A Sign of the Times, Graphic Designer

Provided high-impact interior/exterior graphics in customer service in retail setting using Graphtec vinyl plotters and HP large-format digital printers.

Feb 2002 - Aug 2002

Fineline, Digital Graphic Art Manager

Designed/produced wide array of graphics and wayfinding systems to exact customer specifications using Roland and Encad digital printers. Successfully developed and implemented cost-effective design/print production through ongoing dialogue with printer and print media manufacturers.

Jun 2001 - Dec 2001

GreatBigColor, Production Manager

Acted as production supervisor of large-format digital graphics in high-volume output setting with Idanit 162 AD and Scitex Vision Grand Jet Digital printers. Performed regular printer and software maintenance, testing/calibration, maintained equipment/consumable logs, and worked directly with manufacturers to resolve technical issues and ensure best printer performance.

Mar 1999 - Jun 2001

Event Promotion Supply, Digital Output Technician

Produced large-format digital graphics in test market setting, utilizing Idanit 162 AD digital printer. Worked with manufacturer during printer and software set up/calibration, performed and logged parameter changes and results based on manufacturer-recommended adjustments.

Nov 1997 - Mar 1999

Quicksign and Banner, Graphic Layout Artist

Designed and produced environmental graphics in point of sale setting using Graphtec roll-fed plotter and Zund tiling plotters. Prepared digital artwork files for screen printing and vinyl graphic applications.

Jul 1996 - Nov 1997

Allen Screen Printing, Prepress Graphics Technician

Prepared camera-ready and digital artwork for screen printing applications. Performed post fabrication and shipping of printed deliverables within time-sensitive environment.

Sep 1992 - Jun 1996


The University of New Mexico, MArch, Architecture

Architecture, Urban Design Theory

Aug 2002 - May 2006

Maine College of Art, M.E.C.A., Bachelors, Graphic Design, Fine Arts

Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, 2D and 3D Design.

Sep 1987 - Jun 1991

Areas of Specialization