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Resume and CV

a combination of all artistic, employment and university experience

Jessica Marie Stroede

p. 419.953.7275 e.



Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts - May 2015

Major: 3-D Studies, Focus in Jewelry & Metals

GPA: 3.489


Professional Employment

Chiropractic Assistant (May 2015 – present)

Waterville Chiropractic Clinic LLC, Waterville, OH

Includes educating practice members about chiropractic, performing muscle and nerve assessments and maintaining front desk operations as part of the team.


Employment at Bowling Green State University

Student Desk Manager (Aug 2013 – May 2015)

Kreischer Compton Darrow Hall, Office of Residence Life

Includes managing the front desk, supervising desk clerks, coordinating desk operations, staying on top of key and PED security, billing, acting as liaison to the Office of Residence Life, and providing administrative support to the Full Time and Graduate Hall Directors.


Student Administrative Assistant (May 2012 – May 2013)

Kreischer Ashley Batchelder Hall, Office of Residence Life

Included keeping logs & records of front desk activities; serving as a liaison to the Office of Residence Life; coordinating room changes; keeping track of all keys, PEDs & codes for hall; and providing administrative support to the Full Time & Graduate Hall Directors.


Graphic Designer (May 2014 – May 2015)

Student Enrollment Communication Center

Includes creating graphics used for Facebook and other social media outlets.


Communication Specialist (May 2012 – May 2013)

Student Enrollment Communication Center

Included communicating important information & answering questions of students: potential, incoming, current & recent graduates.


Artistic Assistant (Sept 2011 – May 2013)

Theater and Film Department

Included building & altering costumes, ironing, taking measurements & organizing inventory.


Tour Guide (Jan 2011 – May 2013)

Office of Admissions

Included introducing potential students to campus while answering their questions and taking them and their families on a walking tour of campus.


Other Employment

Dance Teacher (Aug 2009 – June 2010)

New Bremen Dance School

Included choreographing and teaching tap and ballet dances to students in the 2nd & 3rd grade, to be performed at the end of the year dance recital.


Dance Assistant (Aug 2009 – June 2010)

New Bremen Dance School

Included assisting in teaching tap and ballet to preschool & kindergarten aged children.


Summer Volunteering

Junior High Cheer Coach (Summers of 2010, 2011 & 2013)

Minster Middle School

  • Created routines, formations & mixed music

  • Gave instructions to help the girls improve & learn the basics

  • Traveled with the team to Denison University for Cheer Ohio Cheer Camp


University Involvement

Treasurer, Student Metal Arts Council (Fall 2012 - May 2015)

  • Has included preparing and presenting an annual budget to the Student Budget Committee (funds granted for three years for visiting artists and conferences), writing grants for additional funding for workshops and conferences, buying, pricing and keeping track of materials for sale through our supply cabinet and keeping track of event sales.


Member, Student Metal Arts Council (Fall 2011 - May 2015)


Metals Studio Monitor (Fall 2011 - May 2015)


Treasurer & Member, Kaze No Daichi Taiko Ensemble (May 2014 - May 2015)


Secretary & Member, Kaze No Daichi Taiko Ensemble (Spring 2011 - May 2014)

  • Perform at World Percussion Night (every semester)

  • Perform at many festivals and events on campus and the surrounding area

  • Traveled to Cornel University for the first East Coast Taiko Conference


Opening Weekend Group Leader (Fall 2011) 

  • Helped incoming students move into & get acquainted with their residence hall and campus.


Arts Village Learning Community (Fall 2010 - Spring 2013)

  • Student Leader for the 2011-2012 school year

  • Attended the West Coast and Chicago Trips



"Best of 2015" Ohio Designer Craftsmen Exhibition (April - October 2015) - Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH


BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition (March 22 - April 4, 2015) - Dorthy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU Fine Arts Center


Changing Hues: Color Embraced by Metalsmiths Around the World (Spring 2014) - Ganoksin, Online Exhibition


63rd Annual Undergraduate Exhibition (Spring 2014) - Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU Fine Arts Center


"Intimate Conversations in Metal" SMAC Union Exhibition (Spring 2013) - Bowen Thompson Student Union, BGSU


"Intimate Conversations in Metal" SMAC Union Exhibition (Spring 2012) - Bowen Thompson Student Union, BGSU


Arts Village Showcase (Spring 2011) - Arts Village, Bowling Green, OH


Awards and Honors

CURS Grant Recipient (Summer 2013)


Featured in Key Magazine (Spring 2012) - a BGSU publication


Fadwatch Fashion Show, Sponsor (Spring 2011) - BGSU

Work was shown on models throughout the show


First Place - 3D Category, Arts Village Showcase (Spring 2011) - BGSU 

Golden Queen, gold plated wire, polymer clay, glass beads


Best in Show - 3D Category, Arts Village Showcase (Spring 2011) - BGSU 

Golden Queen, gold plated wire, polymer clay, glass beads



BGSU Centennial Scholarship - four year reoccuring BGSU scholarship for $5000/academic year

Sophomore Art Talent Award (2011-12 school year) - $1000 scholarship

Freshman Art Talent Award (2010-11 school year) - $2000 scholarship

Crescent Players Scholarship (2010-11 school year)

Minster High School Scholarship Fund, Inc. - Loretta Herkenhoff Trust, $1000 scholarship

Minster High School Scholarship Fund, Inc. - Falcon Financial-Albers Family, $1000 scholarship



Harlan Butt Workshop (November 2013) - Two Day Workshop at BGSU

  • Cloisonne Enamel on Three Dimensional Forms Workshop

  • Lecture - "Earth Beneath My Feet"

Bob Ebendorf Workshop (Fall 2012) - Two Day Workshop at BGSU

  • Lost and Found: Working with Found Objects Workshop

  • Lecture - "Lost and Found: The Journey Continues"


Other Activities

Crescent Players12 years (Theater Performance Group) (2001 – 2010)

  • Participated in the fall productions; created photo collage boards for display at performances; choreographed for various shows

  • 4-H Member10 years

Girl Scout12 years

Dance13 years

  • Ballet, Point, Combination Class (Tap, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Modern)


Professional Memberships

Society of North American Goldsmiths

Ohio Designer Craftsman

Michigan Silversmith Guild



Metals / Craft Skills

Metalsmithing Skills

  • Sheet/Wire fabrications

  • Wax working and casting

  • Enameling - including cloisonne

  • Threaded connections and u-joint fabrication


Digital Skills

  • 3D printing using Makerbot

  • Laser cutting

  • 3D modeling using Rhinoceros Software

  • Adobe Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop


Craft Skills

  • Working with polymer clay

  • Casting resin

  • Bead stitching / bead loom work

  • Machine and hand sewing / stitching


Updated: 11.7.2015

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