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( jenny) kessler leed ap

p: 317.363.8758 m: 225 Orchard St, #6 Cincinnati OH 45202 e: w: t: @jenlkessler University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, OH;


College of DAAP, School of Architecture and Interior Design Degree: Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, graduated with Honors

Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen, Denmark; Summer 2008 7 week study abroad program focusing on Scandinavian design and exhibition work. Travel through Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway.


Area of Study: Interior Architecture

Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance- 8/10-present: Cincinnati, OH - Assistant Marketing Co-ordinator: Part time position with non-profit focusing on energy efficiency. Managed social media accounts, wrote monthly newsletters, co-ordinated and spearheaded new office interior fitout, created graphics for print and web, branding with LPK.

Formica International - 6/10-present: Cincinnati, OH - Design intern: Created 75+ renderings utilizing Photoshop, Revit, Sketchup and Vray to model new patterns for exterior product Vivix.

Fat City Properties- 9/09-4/10: Cincinnati, OH - Project manager/designer for Glass House Lofts: Designed, furnished, finished wine cellar. Created drawings, selected finishes and furnishings, oversaw contractor’s installation. Created drawings to illustrate concept for future roof deck from architect’s plans. Utilized Revit, Sketchup, Photoshop and hand skills.

Model Construction-9/09-12/09: Cincinnati, OH - Interior Design Co-op: Space planning and hand drafted drawings for office merger. Conducted meetings, measured future office space. Documented existing furniture, met with furniture representatives. Worked independently under the supervision of one manager.

Burgess and Niple- 6/09-9/09: Cincinnati, OH - Interior Design Co-op: Compiled Furniture, Finishes, Equipment documentation - drawings, schedules, finish boards- for eight government projects. Assisted with LEED documentation and research for three government projects. Worked with projects in every design phase; space planning, material selection, revision.

emersion DESIGN - 3/08-3/09: Cincinnati, OH - Interior Design Co-op: Created electronic standards and started materials library for new interior design department (2nd interiors employee hired). Exclusively responsible for space planning, furniture and finish selection, communication and meetings for small office renovation. Contributed to LEED documentation and research for two projects. SHP Leading Design- 3/07-12/07: Cincinnati, OH -


Interior Design Co-op:

Worked both quarters with K-12 schools. Learned space planning, revision in various programs. Responsible for material coordination, floor pattern design and implementation for three elementary schools. Learned extensively about Revit. Passed LEED AP exam.

Achievements: LEED Accredited Professional (‘07), Social Media expert for HYPE Cincinnati’s Bold Fusion 2010, Thomas Person Scholarship (‘08), Cincinnatus Out of State Scholarship , Mary Rowe Admission with Distinction Scholarship, UC Alumni Local Scholarship - Indianapolis Area


Digital - Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, Bentley Microstation, Adobe Creative Suite 2-4: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Wacom Tablet, MS Office, Wordpress, Social Media managing

Analog - Board layout and presentation , Hand drafting, Rendering, Sketching, Trends and Branding

Activities: President (5 quarters) and Founder of International Interior Design Association UC chapter., Member Retail Design Institute Ohio Chapter, Staff writer for urban issues web site, Freelance graphic designer, interiors consultant and writer, National IIDA Student Task Force Committee Member (‘08) portfolio and references available upon request

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Jennifer Kessler Selected Works FINDLAY MARKET NORTH MARKET 1801 race st. 59 spruce st.

Senior Capstone

Senior capstone project developed over the course of 9 months. 3 months of programming,6 months of design. This project creates a branch of the Cincinnati Public Library in the Over the Rhine neighborhood tailored for children. Each floor of the library creates a different environment for specific age groups and reading levels. The library focuses on Montessori activities that shifts attention away from digital technology, giving preference to hands on, analog activities. The Over the Rhine community in Cincinnati is growing in so many ways. This library benefits those who need it most: our future. The Parti diagram explains the need and desire for children to hide away in a “sequestered nook.” The following poem is an anagram of the phrase “Over the Rhine”, the Cincinnati neighborhood in which the library is located. The Nooks are created from the letters in the poem. The design gives a connection to the neighborhood, and relates back to reading, learning and the library. Work in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. (10)

Sketching and Rendering I am highly capable of sketching and rendering in many mediums. Displayed: Ink sketch (08), Revit model with Photoshop Wacom render (10), Revit model with watercolor and pencil render (08), Watercolor and ink sketch (08), Sketchup model and Photoshop Wacom render (09)

GlassHouse Lofts Developed drawings and hand renderings for wine room in newly renovated condo building in Cincinnati Ohio. Designed, finished, furnished and oversaw construction for wine room. Revit and marker hand rendering (09).

Technical Drawings I am very well versed in producing FFE drawings in Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and Bentley Microstation and have done so for 5 companies and in my studies.

Graphic Design Created holiday graphic set for local Belgian waffle company. Created holiday graphic with


existing logo as well as 4-pack tags, gift certificates and envelopes, and


exterior signage menus. Illustrator, InDesign (09)

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from: __________________ reference #: expires: FINDLAY MARKET NORTH MARKET 1801 race st. 59 spruce st. cincinnati, oh columbus, oh 45202 43215 513-381-3280 614-224-0986

Thank You. for more examples of my work, please visit my online portfolio at I look forward to connecting with you.

Jennifer Kessler, LEED AP, IIDA, RDI


Jennifer Kessler: Selected Works  

portfolio and resume for Jennifer Kessler