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Forever21, I am writing you in regard to potential opportunities within Forever21. I feel I am a very diverse designer and excel in a variety of creative positions. My architectural and interior background provides me with design theory and creative, conceptual development and a technical construction of ideas. My architectural illustration, exhibit, and graphic design as well as my artistic endeavors provide me with the skill set needed to think progressively and with a design sense. As a recent graduate and an eager young professional, I am seeking opportunities that will allow me to strengthen my skills as a professional and individual as well as challenge myself with unique design problems that will provide me with the tools to be a better designer. I am looking for a team that will allow me to work in collaboration with forward and creative thinkers. My last five years of education at Appalachian State University were spent studying interior and architectural design. I have the unique experience of practicing these fields through various design challenges, internships, and free-lance design work throughout the duration of my education. I have had multiple internships that provided me with experience in a variety of architectural design, construction documentation and practice, green building and LEED operations, and other design practices.

jen howell

For the last seven months I worked as the public exhibit designer and graphic designer for the Solar HomesteadAppalachian State University’s entry in the United States Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011. A design/build competition where 20 international collegiate teams are challenged to design, build, and operate net-zero solar powered homes and complete on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

900 B Athens Drive Raleigh, NC 27606 919.210.2935 howelldesign.jh@gmail.com

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This experience allowed me to work in collaboration with multiple teams on the project to produce visual marketing graphics and literature, architectural illustrations, signage, and various public exhibit materials. In addition to this I also produced details for construction documentation and worked on the building efforts of the project. I helped to construct the home’s canopy that housed the 42 bifacial PV panels and other small projects throughout the construction process. This experience was unique in that it has provided me with the skill set and attitude necessary to collaborate within a team and provided me with the opportunity to express myself creatively. My educational and professional experiences provide me with unique skills that will prove to be beneficial to my future applications. I am anxious to find opportunities that will allow me to apply my skills, challenge myself, but ultimately find myself in a team that will harbor creativity and encourage growth. While I am interested in full-time professional opportunities I also understand that unique economic situation most are in and am considering part time or intern opportunities. I am interested in earning my Masters of Architecture within the next few years but want to develop myself professionally and explore other opportunities. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Jen Howell


free-lance

education

Appalachian State University August 2007 - May 2012 Bachelor of Science: Interior Design CIDA Accreditation: August 2009

Perennial Wood: Studio January 2012 - May 2012 Graphic designer for Appalachian State University’s Industrial Design studio sponsored by Eastman Chemical. Produced graphic and design materials for social networking and visual communication for public exhibit.

Architectural Illustrator November 2011 - March 2012 Hired to produce high-quality architectural renderings of the historical Cone Manor in Blowing Rock, NC

Architectural Illustrator April 2010 Hired by Nancy Christian with The Contract Group to produce interior renderings of design project at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC.

jen howell

internship

900 B Athens Drive Raleigh, NC 27606 919.210.2935 howelldesign.jh@gmail.com

leadership Student Ambassador August 2010 - May 2012 Acted as representative for Interior Design program at Appalachian State University. Provided support to program events such as Senior Show and University Open House and toured prospective students.

ASIDS: President January 2011 - December 2011 President of Appalachian State University’s Interior Design Society. Organized club meetings and out-reach to regional professionals for lectures. ASIDS: Treasurer January 2010 - December 2010 Treasurer of Appalachian State University’s Interior Design Society. Documentation and administration of funding for club event’s and merchandise.

The Solar Homestead: Internship April 2011 - November 2011 Graphic & public exhibit designer for Appalachian State University’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Collaborated with architecture and communication team to design and detail public exhibit and marketing materials. Acted as primary architectural illustrator to produce visual materials such as high quality renderings and video production. Worked alongside construction team in the building efforts of the project. Building tasks in exhibit installation.

Bridgepoint Construction: Internship May 2010 - August 2010 Operated LEED Online to prepare and document design/build and up-fit projects for LEED certification. Designed signage and marketing materials for American Tobacco Campus’ [Durham, NC] recycling and waste management system and emerging green efforts.

Skanska USA Building: Internship May 2009 - August 2009 Assistant project engineer for EBIII project at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Partnered with Safety Operator for administration of daily safety procedures in ordinance with OSHA. Assisted close out process and punch lists in coordination with Contract Administrator

Skanska USA Building: Internship May 2008 - August 2008 Project Intern for EBIII project at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Performed general construction administration such as submittals, transmittals, and RFI’s utilizing Pro-Log operating systems. Posted revisions and notes to field-use construction documents.

qualifications Technical skills Adobe Creative Suite AutoCAD Revit Architecture Google SketchUp + SU Podium V2

Microsoft Office systems Specifications Photography + editing

Design skills Architectural + interior Conceptual Design principles Graphic design Textiles+ finishes 3D modeling Sketching


Kern Maass Industrial Design Professor Appalachian State University maasskd@appstate.edu 919.369.6356

Jason Miller Faculty Advisor Solar Homestead Appalachian State University Architectural Design & Technology Professor millerdj1@appstate.edu 828.262.3110

references

Chad Everhart Faculty Advisor: Solar Homestead Appalachian State University Architectural Design & Technology Professor everhartrc@appstate.edu 828.262.6354

Timothy Dolan Interior Design Professor Appalachian State University dolantd@appstate.edu 828.262.7570 Gordon Vincent Perkins + Will Contract Administrator gordon.vincent@perkinswill.com 704.972.5671

Mark Collins Project Executive Skanska USA Building Co. mark.collins@skanska.com 919.369.0504


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