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  • Julie Allen

    Environmental Designer

    Cincinnati, OH

Currently, I am an Environmental Designer at Interbrand Design Forum. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. I have continued to strengthen my understanding of design by working through fine arts, interior design, architecture, and graphic design both by hand and digitally. I enjoy being able to communicate design to the untrained eye though 3D modeling and graphics within the interior. I am currently in the process of achieving my Green LEED Associates credentials. Also, I am involved in Revit training classes to strengthen my skill set. "Creativity takes courage" -Henri Matisse Take a look at my; Portfolio: www.coroflot.com/jkalle2 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/jkalle2/ *Inquire about current work samples and references

Work Samples

  • Jewelry Store Design

  • Exhibit Design

  • Restaurant Design

Work History

Julie Allen, Associate IIDA 513.504.6696 Jkalle2@gmail.com Education: -University of Kentucky, CIDA Accredited Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design -Member of UK Interior Design Student Association 2007-2011 -Member of UK Alumni Association 2007- Present -Studied: Architecture, Ceramics, Drawing, Enamel, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Graphic Design -Familiar with: Rhinoceros, Microsoft Excel and Final Cut Pro -Excel at: Adobe Creative Suites, AutoCad, Google SketchUp Pro, SU Podium, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, and Mac OS -Currently learning: Revit -Currently achieving: LEED Green Associates Credentials Continuing Education Classes and Leadership Training: -NeoCon 2013: Color Trends of the Year Fostering Failure Consistency Conundrum -IIDA: Context for Creative Innovations -Interbrand 2013: Presenting Successful Presentations Managing Client Meetings USGBC LEED Green Associates Course Experience: BluJ, Owner, Designer Clients/Work: -Framester, Brand Development -Sentinel Solutions, 12,000 sq. ft. Office Renovation and Design -Basil's, 2,000 sq. ft. Restaurant Design and Branding -Jimmie's Streatery, Food Truck Design and Branding Interbrand Design Forum, Dayton, Ohio Environmental Designer, Present-March 2012 Specializing in Retail Design I work on teams from conceptual to refinement design phases; creating brand identities, sketch ideations, space planning, 3D modeling (using Google SketchUp), material and furniture selections, render final drawings and fixtures (using Adobe Photoshop) and presentations for clients (using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign and Microsoft Powerpoint). Clients include: Michael Hill, Pollo Comparo, Dollar General, Pilot/Flying J, Baoshang Bank, Lowes/Hertz, Procter and Gamble Progressive Interiors, Environmental Interior and Graphic Design, Cincinnati, Ohio Design Intern, August 2011-December 2010 Created 3D models (using Google SketchUp) and renders (using SU Podium) of existing commercial spaces with updated materials, fixtures and graphics. Helped design 2D environmental graphics and elevations (using Adobe Illustrator). Became familiar working in-house on the design production, printing, fabrication, and manufacturing processes. PS Group, Corporate Office Systems and Haworth Dealership, Cincinnati, Ohio Interior Design Intern, August 2010-May 2010 Took field measurements of client spaces and inventory of client furniture. Selection of fabric and material for designs. Using AutoCad 2D and 3D to space plan and model furniture systems selections. In charge of keeping the materials and furniture catalogs organized and up to date meeting with various vendor representatives. Creating proposals and order processing using Haworth Orderline and Project Matrix. Recognition: Participant of the 2011 National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Ithaca, New York Participant of the 2011 Posters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky DaVinci Award 2011 IIDA Product Runway with UK IDSA Participant of the 2013 IIDA Product Runway with Interbrand Design Forum and Interface **Inquire about current work samples and references Portfolio: http://www.coroflot.com/jkalle2 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/jkalle2/ Linked-In: www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-allen/45/b03/a0a/


  • University of Kentucky

    • Bachelor's of Arts in Interior Design Interior Design
    • 2007 - 2011

    Focus in Art Studio and Digital Media



IIDA (International Interior Designers Association), IDSA (Interior Design Student Association at the University of Kentucky), UK Alumni Assocation


Project selected for 2011 National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Ithaca, NY; Project selected for 2011 Poster's at the Capitol, in Frankfort, KY DaVinci Award 2011 IIDA Product Runway with UK IDSA Participant of the 2013 IIDA Product Runway with Interbrand Design Forum and Interface