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Ellen Ashbourne Summary Completed studies for BSc in Landscape Architecture with Ecology. Semester abroad in Illinois, USA. Experienced in life drawing, oil painting, and watercolour. Computer literate. Good knowledge of Sketchup and Autocad. Proficient in Vectorworks and Adobe packages. Bilingual. International background with facility to adapt to new environment. Cooperation and team work sustained over long periods. Self-sufficient. Confident public speaker with good presentation skills. Experienced and at ease with animals. Committed and practical approach to environmental issues.

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48 North Drive Harwell Didcot, OX11 0PE 0741 142 4999 ellen.ashbourne@yahoo.com, ellen@ashbourne.me.uk 23rd March, 1992 British & French http://issuu.com/ellenashbourne

Education 2011-2014: University of Sheffield: BSc, Class Two Division One Honours Landscape Architecture with Ecology. Student representative for first two years of study. Semester abroad at the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, USA 2009-2010: Year 13: British International School of Bratislava, Slovakia: International Baccalaureate (34 total): French B (7), Visual Art (6), Geography (5) (all higher level), Biology (4), Mathematics (5), English A1 (5) (all standard level). Extended Essay (EE) in Visual Arts – grade A. 2 core points earned in EE and ToK- Theory of Knowledge 2008-2009: Year 12: United World College in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (boarding school) 2005-2008: Years 9-11: International School of Lausanne (ISL), Switzerland: 8 International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE’s) between A and C 2008: Advanced Subsidiary level (AS): French: A, distinction in oral 1998-2005: Years 1-8: European School of Brussels II: Full school curriculum including languages: Mother tongue: English, second language: French, third language: Spanish (studied for 2 years)

Employment Youth Worker: Sion Catholic Community, Coventry Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011: On the community’s secondary school team. Visited schools throughout the UK performing dramas, sign-language and singing. When not on mission lived and worked in a community house, gaining good community living and working experience. Skills acquired: teamwork, working under leadership, public speaking, leading workshops, organization, running and publicising events and stage set-up and design. Cashier and Grocery Eurospar, Broomhill, Sheffield Sept. 2012-May 2013: Part-time, student work. Shelf stacker and cashier. Work experience: Private landscape architect: Augusto Calonder, Switzerland July 2012: Skills acquired: cooperation, teamwork, partnership, importance of discussion, contractors meetings, working with different professions, seeing working sites first-hand. Volunteering: Wyborn allotment site, Sheffield June 2014: Working as a part of a group of students to create a canvas for allotment site. Involving digging, planting and clearing the site for public use. Landscape Architect Assistant: Dally Henderson Landscape Architects, Sheffield Aug. 2014- Mar. 2015: Vectorworks touching up, rendering, drawing up sections, construction details, planting plans, topography, site plans and detailing for clients. Working on small elements of design and


planning, particularly in planting. Helping with administration, phone calls and office work. Attending contractors and site detailing meetings. Producing indesign sheets with images to show to potential and existing clients. Building up the vectorworks library and gaining further knowledge in software packages.

Skills and involvement Linguistic: Bilingual English and French, understand basic Italian and Spanish. University of Sheffield: 2013: Co-ordinator of Landscape Architecture yearbook committee. 2012-2013: Events co-ordinator in the Catholic Chaplaincy Fellowship committee. 2011-2013: Student representative on staff student committee. Univesity of Illinois Urbana Champaign: 2013 Sept.: Volunteering at horse rehabilitation shelter. Art and IT: Experienced and proficient in use of SLR and video cameras Term of lessons on Photoshop art. At ease with Microsoft, Macintosh and Open Source Office Suites and Operating Systems. Proficient in Vectorworks. Confident with InDesign, Photoshop and Sketchup. Skilled in AutoCad, Illustrator, ArcGIS and the Gimp. Enjoy learning new software and continuously improving skills. 2009 Summer: Week-long Art and Design course at Central St Martin’s school of Art and Design Member of yearbook team in UWCiM, using Corel Draw. 2003-2009: Regular workshops with Artist Fabien Petillion, Belgian artist. Charity work: 2013: Volunteer some hours for ‘Support dogs’ doing event planning. 2008-2009: Caritas in Bosnia: working with disabled children . 2008 Mar.: Red nose day: School organiser – a first for Switzerland, team leader and raised awareness through whole school assembly. 2007 & 2010: Team leader for two sponsored silences, to raise money and awareness. One for Children in Need, the other for the Haiti earthquake. Total raised around 1000€ 2007 Oct.: Mali Sita secondary school in Moshi, Tanzania: helped to build a school. Lobbying: Designed and edited 40 page digital portfolio on behalf of senior students making representation to the board, national committees and sponsors with a view to securing the future of the school. Submitted newspaper article on same topic. Drama project: 2009: Part of a team of three students and a teacher working one afternoon per week in Zjivince, Bosnia with local students (who had basic levels of English). We devised a play with the aim of being internationally understood. Very successful, performed to 200 local people. Then took then play to a competition in Konjic where we won the prize for best movements. Awards: 2006-2007: ISL school award for significant effort and success in studies. 2005-2006: ISL Initiative award. 1998-2004: Awarded 3 medals rhythmic gym competitions.

Interests Hobbies: Music: Sport:

Painting, photography, baking, taking care of the environment and animals. Professional singing lessons, 11 years of piano lessons and 2 years of violin. Horse-riding from 2000-2014. I also trained and performed in rhythmic gym, and dance over a number of years on a certified programme.

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Ellen Ashbourne CV