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Kelly Ridenhour: Product development specialist Education

Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture University of Georgia, Athens, GA Apprenticeship in the art, science, and ritual of herbal medicine Sept. 2012– March, 2013 Sacred Plant Traditions, Charlottesville, VA

August, 2007 – May, 2012

Experience

704.564.1601 www.forestthings.com www.l-o-r-e.com kellyride11@gmail.com 1008 Richland Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22903

Business Owner/Founder Forest Things LLC Charlottesville, VA • Product & brand development & research • Oversee consumer, retailer, and wholesale relationships • Packaging research, design, printing, & sales • Social media managing, photopgrahy, and website managing October 2013 – present Catering Creative Coordinator & Manager Chef Tony Catering, Charlottesville, VA • Customer support & daily operations of a catering start-up • Manage books, calendar, and business documents • Graphic support, social media managing, photography & website August 2012 – Dec. 2012 Landscape Architecture Intern The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, Charlottesville, VA • Garden design for CHP using native & historic plants • Researched historic plants & materials • Garden & greenhouse work. Potting, planting, seed packaing, etc. June, 2009 – August, 2012 Barista & Baker Espresso Royale Cafe/Jittery Joes Coffee, Athens, GA May, 2011 – August, 2011 Landscape Architeture Intern Charleston County Parks & Rec. Planning Department, Charleston, SC • Early American historic gardnes & grounds landscape architecture support • Graphic support for landscape plants, historical research, and AutoCAD March 2013 – present


GRAPHICS: Pages 3-4

PRODUCT DESIGN: Pages 5-12 PHOTOGRAPHY: Pages 13-14


LORE

NACC Logo design for LORE foodblog Made in Adobe illustrator & photoshop February, 2013

GRAPHICS

Logo design for North American cementeries conservation Made in Adobe illustrator June, 2013


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Logo design for Craig Waters Blues Band Made in Adobe illustrator July, 2013

New logo design for Forest Things LLC Made in Adobe illustrator January, 2014


Box templates designed for Forest Things solid perfumes.

PRODUCT DESIGN


AN EXOTIC PERFUME THAT IS MADE TO SMELL LIKE A NATIVE WOODLAND PLANT CALLED SPICEBUSH. INGREDIENTS: Organic sweet almond oil (prunus dulcis), local beeswax (cera alba), & organic bergamot essential oil (citrus bergamia), organic clove essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum). Handcrafted in Charlottesville, VA Contains .25 Ounces www.FORESTTHINGS.com No parabens, no synthetic ingredients, non-GMO

BERGAMOT & CLOVE BERGAMOT & CLOVE

External use only. Not intended to treat, cure or diagnose. Consult your doctor before using essenital oils while nursing or pregnant. Has not been evaluated by the FDA.

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FOREST THINGS

Sample of a rendered box template for Forest Things Solid perfumes. The following two pages are collages of completed packaging from these templates.

SOLID PERFUME:


Made to be : ADVENTUROUS * ETHICAL * UNIQUE

Tin is the most efficient raw material to recycle, making it a responsible environmental choice for packaing. All labels are 100% post consumer recycled kraft brown lables.


AMERICAN

MADE UNIQUE

RECYCLED

GLASS

BOTTLES


PERSONALITY

STYLE ETHICS

BRAND

IDENTITY

MARKET


PHOTOGRAPHY


Thank you for looking! - KELLY


Product development portfolio