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Location: Seattle, WA, USA
School: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Major: BFA


Keely Nelson-Rivers | ------------ |------------

School of the Art institute of Chicago | Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting 2013-2015
Green River Community College| Associates degree 2009-2011

Camden Gardens | Seattle, WA
Landscape designer and lead supervisor: January 2017- Present
-Visit existing and new communities on a regular basis to check color appearance and application including travel to all divisions
-Review and approve all materials specified
-Meet with landscape vendors in each division and coordinate on budgets, design, and scale
-Coordinate materials and colors with exterior materials
-Provide inspiration and specific direction to landscape architects and vendors
-Develop design details
-Prepare designs, sketches, diagrams, drawings, and working drawings

Camden Gardens | Seattle, WA
Holiday design and Production: 2016-2017
-Produced holiday displays for hotels, stores, and major office centers throughout the Seattle area
- Designed custom displays, wreaths, trees, and lighting for commercial and residential clients

School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL
Children's Workshops assistant Instructor: June 2013-December 2015
Created and implemented inventive art and design curriculum rooted in real-world experiences at the Art Institute of Chicago museum, programming was dedicated to students aged 5-17
-Prepared, researched, and executed hands-on studio projects by utilizing local historic, art, architectural, and cultural resources
-Acted as liaison with parents and provided customer service

United Parcel Service | Seattle, WA
Package Handler: 2006-2012
-Load and unload packages to and from trailers and 747jets
-Move and store materials and products
-Pack and seal products and materials
-Manage cycle counting and inventory control procedures

-Creative making and writing; for personal and professional reasons.

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