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Landscape Design Resume


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Landscape Design Resume

  1. 1. 3110 JUDSON STREET, PMB 243 • GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON 98335 OBJECTIVE • To obtain a position as a landscape designer or project assistant that will allow me to develop my skills and creativity and apply them to innovative projects which contribute to the sustainability and livability of our region. 503.936.6086 • COREENSCHMIDT@GMAIL.COM EDUCATION Landscape Institute of Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts – 2006-2008 • Graduate Certificate in Landscape Design; graduated second in the class. • Coursework included civic, institutional and residential design, site planning and engineering, hand and computer graphics, horticulture and soils. • Thesis project explored native food-bearing plants and the ways in which food connects us to the landscape through a master plan for a historic community farm and open-space property. University of Montana School of Journalism Missoula, Montana – 1999-2003 COREEN SCHMIDT • BA in Photojournalism; graduated with high honors. • Pursued coursework in ecological agriculture and sustainability. • Worked on an organic community-supported agriculture farm (CSA) as part of the PEAS academic internship program in sustainable agriculture. Semester at Sea – Institute for Shipboard Education S.S. Universe Explorer – Spring 2003 • Spent a full academic semester traveling by ship to 10 countries while studying local cultures, politics and environmental issues. BG/BRG Weiz – American Field Service (AFS) Study Abroad Weiz, Austria – 1997-1998 • Spent a full academic year studying at an Austrian high school; immersed myself in the local culture and language while traveling extensively.
  2. 2. 3110 JUDSON STREET, PMB 243 • GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON 98335 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Intern – Richard Burck Associates Somerville, Massachusetts – Summer 2008 • Assisted an award-winning staff of 10 landscape architects on a wide range of residential and urban design projects including green roofs. 503.936.6086 • COREENSCHMIDT@GMAIL.COM • Designed plant data-sheets for proposals and client presentations; created a comprehensive archive of plant images and data. • Additional responsibilities included research, preparing and modifying presentation graphics and marketing materials, and general office support. Intern – Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Boston, Massachusetts – Summer 2007 • Gained hands-on horticulture training at a leading research arboretum while working alongside staff horticulturists and curators. • Responsibilities included all aspects of the care and maintenance of a diverse collection of woody plants; completed field research into the arboretum’s historic Olmsted-designed landscape. • Participated in field courses on horticultural collections management, landscape ecology, nursery operations and other relevant topics. Production Coordinator & Graphic Designer – Aspen Daily News COREEN SCHMIDT Aspen, Colorado – 2004-2006 • Responsible for layout and design of the daily newspaper and display advertisements in a deadline-driven environment. • Worked closely with the advertising and art departments as well as clients to ensure quality and accuracy. • Established new procedures to improve workflow as the newspaper transitioned to new software and equipment. Photojournalist – Vail Daily Vail, Colorado – 2003-2004 • Researched and covered daily assignments, ranging from news, politics and local events to the environment and education. • Generated original story leads to expand the newspaper’s coverage and broaden its reach within the community. • Established and maintained community-wide contacts in government, business, education and recreation.
  3. 3. 3110 JUDSON STREET, PMB 243 • GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON 98335 PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Extensive computer background on Mac and PC platforms; proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office, and familiar with AutoCAD and Google SketchUp. • Currently pursuing LEED Green Associate accreditation (expected test 503.936.6086 • COREENSCHMIDT@GMAIL.COM date: December 2009); demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship with a particular interest in design solutions for stormwater management such as green roofs and rain gardens. • Excellent drafting and graphics skills ranging from conceptual diagrams to presentation drawings; familiar with preparation of master plans, site plans and construction documents. • Broad experience working directly with clients, community members and government officials within real-world academic design studios and as a professional photojournalist. • Strong team player with excellent communications and research skills; highly organized and detail-oriented. • Diverse personal and professional background that includes graphic/ COREEN SCHMIDT information design, photography, landscape construction/maintenance, organic farming and woodworking; international travel, education and work experience in over 25 countries across six continents. REFERENCES • Lisa Giersbach – Senior Associate, Richard Burck Associates 617.623.2300 or • Jean Cavanaugh – Faculty, Landscape Institute of Harvard University 617.864.2149 or • Michael Mariant – Photographer, Associated Press 805.550.7413 or