Elise Spearing`

Elise Spearing`

Vancouver, BC, CA



I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design with honors, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. For the past two years, I've held an ever evolving roll at EKISTICS Town Planning. My work has given me the opportunity to perform both project management and technical analysis for complex development projects, from compact urban centers to complete community plans. My multifaceted role includes liaising with Clients, monitoring sub consultant work, coordinating public consultation strategies, and supporting all stages of the design process, from preliminary data analysis to graphic communication.

I am very comfortable working collaboratively with a small group and managing a diverse range of responsibilities. Much of my current work involves graphic design of communication materials, due to my advanced skills with Adobe programs and a keen eye for detail, balance and color. With deadlines consistently demanding efficient organization and high performance under pressure, I am well versed in the fast-paced atmosphere of studio work. 

Outside of the office, I play on several competitive and recreational soccer teams, and try to integrate fitness into my daily life, including running, working out, and biking. I also enjoy hiking, snowboarding and wake boarding. A lifetime of athletic activity has allowed me to become a dedicated team player. 



Urban Rec, Vancouver, Event Coordinator

Supervise and monitor play in outdoor soccer leagues across Vancouver

Facilitate a positive and social atmosphere for all participants

Set up field equipment, organize teams and start matches on time

Ensure schedules, stats and scores are recorded each night

Act as an ambassador for Urban Rec

Mar 2013 - current

EKISTICS Town Planning, Vancouver, BC, CA, Planning + Design Technician

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary design team to develop a wide range of planning products, including Official Community Plans, Neighbourhood Plans, illustrative Master Plans, internal project milestone summary booklets + project proposals

Manage direct client relationships, overall project communication, subconsultant coordination, as well as public presentations and stakeholder engagement

Coordinate logistics behind compilation, production + transportation of official document submissions + presentation materials

Handle graphic design of project materials, including development of mapping figures, diagrams, timelines, type hierarchies, color palettes + page layout

Conduct preliminary project research into site context, relevant regulatory documents + precedents

Mar 2012 - current

URS Flint Energy Services Ltd., Calgary, AB, CA, Administrative Assistant

Maintained filing of legal documents

Organized digital archives for the legal department

Arranged conference trips for the Executive team

Completed monthly employee credit card reconciliations

Handled all reception duties when needed

May 2010 - Aug 2011

Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, US, Chemistry Tutor

Conducted one-on-one tutoring sessions with first and second year Rollins College students

Oct 2010 - May 2011


The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, Bachelors, Environmental Design

"The Bachelor of Environmental Design is a four-year undergraduate, honours degree program. The program focuses on the study of design through environmental, theoretical, technical, and studio courses. ... The program is anchored by a core design studio sequence aimed at providing students with the context and knowledge to examine and critically respond to the complex relationships between humans and their natural and built environments."

Received President’s Entrance Scholarship

Member of Environmental Design Student Society

Member of Cross-Country and Track teams

Aug 2011 - May 2013

Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, US, General Studies

Received Deans, Centennial and Athletic scholarships

Received Chemistry Achievement Award

President’s List + Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Member of Women’s NCAA Soccer team

Member of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Aug 2009 - May 2011

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