Shawn Kelly


Bachelors Degree of Landscape Architecture
2009 Graduate of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Overseas Study Participant, Spring of 2008, in Great Britain, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Germany

Shawn Kelly Design, Residential Designer Charlotte, North Carolina 10/09 - Current
Develop client relationships with contractors, developers, local communities, and individual residents
Handle all administrative tasks such as accounting, scheduling, and bill collection
Create all marketing materials such as presentations, flyers, brochures, websites, Cd’s, and business cards
Design complete outdoor living spaces that promote sustainable lifestyles
Carry-out all phases of design process from concept to construction management

Zehnders Corporation, Grounds Assistant Supervisor Frankenmuth, Michigan 05/09 - 10/09
Pruned, watered, weeded, and fertilized ornamental and annual flower beds on hotel, restaurant, and golf course properties
Prepared layout and coordinated over $10,000 worth of annual planting throughout the three properties
Mowed, raked, watered, and maintained golf course greens, bunkers, and rough
Maintained and enhanced overall guest satisfaction through customer service and property appearance

Stantec, Summer Internship Charlotte, North Carolina 05/08 - 08/08
Prepared and designed marketing materials to acquire new clients
Collaborated with architects, engineers, planners, developers, and communities on a weekly basis
Assisted in and prepared design presentations to local government officials and residents
Produced presentation quality Photoshop site renderings and sections
Conducted due diligence research and prepared AutoCAD construction details and basemaps

Acres Group, Summer Internship Chicago, Illinois 05/07 - 08/07
Answered phones and dealt with client needs, scheduled sales appointments and client meetings
Created planting and hardscape layout and design plans for high-end residential homes and commercial buildings
Organized way to reduce and reuse construction waste from projects through various recycling techniques

Bay Landscaping, Summer Internship Bay City, Michigan 05/06 - 08/06
Recorded site measurements for residential homes, offices, schools, and parks for layout purposes
Converted measurements to layout drawings for designers and sales staff
Produced presentation graphics for sale and construction of planting plans and hardscapes for residential homes

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, and SketchUp
Capable of community relations, file organization, marketing techniques, planning, problem solving, and conflict management
Working Knowledge of Microstation and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Experience with property measurement, job cost estimating, due diligence research, and construction documentation

ASLA Member Since 2006
Attended National ASLA Conference Chicago 2009
Attended LABASH 2006 and 2009

Eagle Scout
Extensive leadership training
Developed commitment to community service
Instilled a great appreciation for the outdoors

Sierra Club National Member
Presented Community Presentation on Sustainable Landscapes
Participated in Charlotte Clean & Green Celebration and Cherry Gardens Apartment Tour

USGBC Local Member
Active in Cool Cities Campaign and studying for LEED AP Certification


  • Residential Outdoor Living Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Land Planning
  • Sustainable Living Education
  • Graphic Communication


  • Due Diligence Research
  • Site Inventory & Analysis
  • AutoCAD Computer Drafting
  • Photoshop Graphics
  • 3D Modeling
  • InDesign Formatting
  • Hand Illustration & Rendering
  • Plant Identification
  • Construction Documentation
  • Job Cost Estimation
  • Project Management