Full name

Shan Jones

Title

Designer

Location

Oakland, CA

Biography

Passionate about the natural and built environment, I aspire to create beautiful, sustainable designs. With a lifelong passion for design and architecture, extensive travel and a great depth of customer service experience, I bring a unique perspective and wide-ranging skill set to any job, project or installation!

Education

2008-2011 UC Berkeley Extension, San Fransisco,CA
Interior Design & Interior Architecture Certificate. (Distinction)
& Sustainable Design Certificate.

1998-2001 Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
BA (Hons) 3D Design – Metal, Wood, Glass, Ceramic and Product design. Specializing in mixed media jewelry design.

Experience
2011-15 Passport to Paper, Maker & Designer, Oakland, CA
A range of hand crafted products, upcycled from vintage papers online at www.passporttopaper.etsy.com.
Custom bookbinding, paper & invitation design for private customers.

2012 Time Released Sound. Production assistant. Alameda, CA.
Develop, fabricate and make, one of a kind musical packaging for indie music label.

2009-10 Anthropologie, Visual Design Intern, Berkeley, CA
Worked with display co-ordinator and independently, taking the company’s design concept for the season and developing it into large and small scale installations for windows, signage, platforms, and jewelry cases. Resourced local reusable materials.

2008-10 Paper Source, Customer Service Associate, Berkeley, CA
Regional workshop coordinator and book binding / paper arts instructor. Created, constructed and installed designs for windows displays. Extensive merchandising. Designed custom wedding & event invitations.

2009-14 Bon Appetit, Server, San Francisco, CA
Private banquets, suites, business events & off-site catering at premium venues including AT&T park, Lucas Arts to the new Exploritorium.

2001-06 DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite National Park, CA
Ahwahnee Hotel Front desk clerk. check-in, establish room amenities/tours and provided exemplary customer service. Fine dining server and bar cocktail server. Horseback mountain guide, leading tours up into the high sierra backcountry. Member of DNC Green Team developing & implementing sustainable initiatives. and volunteered with the Park Service on several conservation projects.

2000 PNA Design Interior design Internship, London, UK
Researched materials and created sample boards for barn conversion.
Used CAD Packages, created technical 2D drawings. Drafted isometric and perspective drawings.

2000 Studio 54 Jewelry Design Internship London, UK
Soldiered, polished and assembled her jewelry collection for NY trade fair.
Worked on and produced Summer 2001 textile patterns, which have been sent to buyers.

2000 EBO Enterprises Trainee Sales Manager, Manchester, UK
Generated sales through door to door sales promotion. With a successful sales record promoted to team leader.

1999 R&M Services, Marketing & Sales manager, Welshpool, UK
Created a new marketing strategy. Created a database of potential customers. Established potential advertising for the product. Designed and produced advertising and promotional brochures.

Computer / Rendering Skills
I am proficient in a wide range of PC and Mac applications, including AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design CS4, Sketch-up, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Also an accomplished hand renderer and drafter.

Travel
Backpacking Europe from Wales to St Petersburg as a teenager, created a strong wanderlust for world architecture, environment and diverse cultures. This has since taken me to over 50 countries, including South East Asia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Philippines, Borneo, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Israel, Egypt and Croatia. Traveling independently, experiencing artisan workshops, home stays, conservation and volunteer work, always creatively documenting my explorations, informs and inspires my designs today.

Personal Attributes
An enthusiastic team player, I am open to any opportunity to apply and further my skills, network and experience. Extensive travel has given me confidence, resourcefulness and a global perspective. I enjoy the outdoors, cycling, hiking and a PADI Scuba Dive Master. Volunteer and build for Habitat for Humanity East Bay.

References on request.