Savannah Mason

Savannah Mason

New York, NY, US




I am a motivated, organized individual willing to thrive in business, where environments are often high-powered. I graduate from the University of South Florida (USF) with my Bachelors concentration in Architecture spring 2018 with an additional 72 credit hours of Graduate coursework. 

My variety of experiences with design at USF, & office management here in Midtown, Manhattan have prepared me to be a productive member of any design process, or business structure. I have a passion for collaboration, & I am eager to participate in compelling conversation about design & business solutions with experienced professionals who have shown excellence in their field. Throughout my design studies I have been hardworking & focused on practicing my computer skills, & subjects concerning the manifestation of architectural design through illustration, model building, photography, & language. I am forever seeking the skill set needed to practice independently as a designer by expanding my knowledge & understanding of design for personal & creative achievement. 

I have been running my own studio, called Studio Evelyn for 6 years now working mostly in graphite, ink, & oil paint to create engaging, unique imagery that blur the lines between the real & imagined. Incorporating theories of built space, human frailty, mystery, & forms inspired by nature that seem to be peering out from an alternate universe. Through passion & practice I want to make connections that bridge design theory & the care of making to our stark reality. 




Blue Ocean Capital / Foundation for the Support of the United Nations, New York City , Office Manager & Receptionist

- Prepared client meetings, & maintained the schedule of 4 main conference rooms
- Maintained a clean, well curated office, even furnished executive offices
- Maintained a responsible weekly expense budget for supplies, & reconciliation records of company bills
- Served clients & executives lunch, and greeted all guests with a beverage of their choice
- Maintained office schedules and confirmed meetings for 3 executives
- Often arranged flights, travel visas, & car services to and from China
- Developed graphic content for investor presentations, and the company brand
- Edited media and editorial content for company website and products
- Created company policies & procedures for onboarding new hires, reimbursement, PTO, & time off requests

Jun 2018 - current

Art Conservatory for Teens, Saint Pete Beach, FL, US, Administrative Assistant

- Reached out to at-risk teenagers, and placed them in art programs that empowered them through art education
- Processed billing statements, expense records & payroll for full-time employees/contractors
- Maintained a clean, organized office, as well as 6 classrooms for the various art mediums
- Maintained attendance records for students, and set up daily transportation needs for students to be picked up and dropped off at home
- Planned fundraiser events, gallery openings, and various talent showcases

Jan 2017 - May 2018

The Venture Compound, St Pete Beach, FL, US, Curatorial and Venue Designer

- Designed and transformed interior spaces and the exterior landscape of an old warehouse for mixed use to accommodate performance space, and art gallery shows for local talent, and talent from all over the world
- Developed ways to incorporate space for artist studios, and recording studio space for musicians
- The Venture Compound is one of longest running nonprofit art organization in the Warehouse District of Saint Petersburg and the first of it's kind to sponsor experimental music, and birth its own subculture around art that isn't considered commercially viable

Jan 2017 - Mar 2018

University of South Florida, School of Architecture + Community Design, Tampa, FL, US, Teaching Assistant

- Helped entry level students with their application into Graduate school and helped elevate their portfolios to match Graduate requirements
- Designed tutorials for students on Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCad, and Revit
- Worked with professor to assist with grading, and sat through student presentations to critic student work

Aug 2014 - May 2015


University of South Florida - School of Architecture and Community Design, Tampa, FL, US, Bachelors, Architecture Concentration

- Study abroad - Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Florence, Barcelona, & Zurich
- 72 credit hours of Graduate course work complete
- Attended a month workshop at Florence University of the Arts with the collaboration of Architect Giulio Vinci
- Participated & Curated for AA Projects in Berlin, Germany, for The Urban Activation March; a Urban Living Design
- Organization created by Architect & Curator, Kristen Ring and her Self Made City research + Teaching Assistant

Aug 2015 - May 2018

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