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elizaehlen interior design portfolio

resume 419.779.4776 1726 Greentree Meadows Dr Lebanon, OH 45036

education University of Cincinnati

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Interior Design Class of 2021


work experience p r o fe s s i o n a l ForrestPerkins Interior Design Intern

Washington, DC January - December 2017

Render images in Photoshop Select concept imagery, materials, & accessories for various projects Put together material boards & spec binders Participate in design discussions Communicate with Sales Representatives for samples & product info

Kappa Delta Sorority 2018 PanHellenic Delegate Fall 2017 House Manager

International Interior Design Association

2016 - Present

skills Revit Rhino AutoCAD Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Office Hand Drawings

references Kathy Chisholm

ForrestPerkins Designer 202.239.4565

part-time Rally House

Sales Associate Cincinnati, OH July - December 2017

Help in store layout & organization Interact with customers Log inventory & shipments

Great Wolf Lodge

Lifeguard Mason, OH July 2013 - June 2017

Communicate effectively to guests & coworkers Work as part of a team Willing to take most effective role at all times Maintain waterpark organization & cleanliness

selected works




the cyclist



project description

materials my role

additional team members

To finish our first year in the School of Architecture and Interior Design, we were tasked with designing and building a folly. My group was placed in the center of our location, so our goal was to make the 8’x8’x8’ structure be inviting from any point of view and be a place of rest & relaxation. pine, MDF, canvas Participated in design discussions, drafted roof plan, planed and joined wood, stretched canvas, and helped in construction Jordan Novak, Matisse Grootmyers, Nolan Dalman, Trenton Walker, Faith Denny, Shannon Malone, David Prentice and Trista Davis

floor construction on-site

floor construction plan Adobe Illustrator

roof construction plan Adobe Illustrator

roof construction 1/8� = 1’ model

The Queen’s Map is a map made by industrial design students, Joel Beeby and Samuel Cook, who were in their fourth year at the University of Cincinnati at the time. This map was made to show the best restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and activities to go to/do in Cincinnati. They set up a pop-up shop in Over-The-Rhine and asked if my team and I could install our folly into the shop to use as a focal point and sitting area with their map applied to it.

In addition to building a folly, each group was also required to create a film about their folly using one of any provided precedents. My group chose Bridges-Go-Round by Shirley Clarke and incorporated Freddie Joachim’s songs “Shoulder Kiss,” “Return,” and “A Maze.”

carraway by forrestperkins

project description

This project is a multi-residential building in Harrison, NY, which is approximately a 45-50 minute drive from midtown Manhattan.

concept/ color story

The Suburban Sanctuary Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, residents are welcomed home to the casual sophistication of their residential oasis

my role

Rendered images for the first concept presentation, selected & ordered fabric samples, collected fabric information, selected stones for a stone wall that would closely match those on the exterior

additional team members

Emily Woods, Jennifer Beggiato, & Kaitlyn Pratt from ForrestPerkins


project description


For this project, I looked at the Alms Building, one of the buildings that makes up the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning on the University of Cincinnati’s campus, and “inserted” a new space that students could occupy to it. DAAP lacks outdoor seating, so I added a multi-purpose space on the exterior to sit and enjoy nice weather, allowing students to choose to sit there or in the grass.


10’ wide by 12’ tall, four 18” rises, three 4’ runs, 27’ shaded platform


concrete, dark wood


homework, studying, field sketching, relaxation, gathering space

Right: form studies Left: final form modeled in Revit & rendered in Photoshop

the cyclist project description

For this project, I was asked to design a start up campaign office/headquarters for Jordan Moser & Eddie Franklin in Cincinnati, OH that does not exceed 10’ x 20’. Their platform consists of creating a better environment for urban bike riders with less potholes & more bike trails, with “take it to the streets” as their slogan.


I located the office in a storefront just outside of Cincinnati’s Washington Park, central to many other popular destinations, with easy access to shared bikes, the Cincinnati street car, & parking.

programs used

Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator



2015 UC grad with a degree in health science active lifestyle people person, energetic, & great public speaker


take it to the streets

red bike station

street car stop

2005 CLEVELANDstate grad with a law degree loves to ride bikes with his family around cincinnati detailed, organized, & creative


plan proposal 1

plan proposal 2

photography A collection of photographs that I have taken over the past couple of years, each taken with intent, whether that be for compositional purposes, showing contrast between elements, showing a detail, or to show the effect of lighting.

thankyou 419.779.4776

Eliza Ehlen Interior Design Portfolio: 2018  
Eliza Ehlen Interior Design Portfolio: 2018