Jennifer de Graaf
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"good design" vs. "high end design" etc - defining factors discussion plz
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roland Beinert Oct 10, 2009.

reclaimed water vs. plant materials in S. CA
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Baxter (Gene) Miller May 13, 2009.

 

Welcome, Jennifer de Graaf PLA, LEED AP, BFQP

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I am a...
Firm
University
BLA Oklahoma State University 1997, Mike Lin Graphics workshop (2 weeks in KS), SketchUp Advanced Landscape workshop.
Current Employment:
de Graaf Design Associates, Oakland, CA
Website:
http://www.deGraafAssoc.com
Personal Website:
http://degraafassoc.wordpress.com/
LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/9/aa9/3b4
Favorite Designers
Shunmyo Masuno
Piet Oudolf
The Olmsteds - all of them
Southern CA beaches and Texas Hill Country vernacular
the meadow movement
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
Other Crafts/ Interests
Portfolio design!
Gardening
Color and light, esp. their effects on each other and our perception of spaces.
Photography
Hand Graphics, esp. watercolor
Historic American Landscapes (Chair of HALS N. CA chapter)
Fiber arts, textile arts and ceramics

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"“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar"
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Portfolios and Resumes - Design Strategies

Resumes, Portfolios, leave-behinds, mailers, digital and in print! Landscape Architects need to be able to showcase their work. Discuss the marketing materials we use to apply for jobs and show prospective clients here.See More
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Feb 2, 2014
Jennifer de Graaf commented on Jennifer de Graaf's blog post '6 Ways to Grow your Network'
"Goustan - I hope not, I prefer cats myself ;)"
Jan 19, 2014

Anti-inspiration

sculptures of bronze children (or bronze sculptures of children - either way!!)
ugly pottery
Un-sustainable annual / seasonal color beds

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At 9:12pm on July 28, 2012, henry cohen said…

Jenn

Here is a bit of advice I was given early in my landscape career. I was my first job and I was doing winter maintenance, mostly pruning. My supervisor said to me "don't prune the pink buds". I thought that this was strange advice being that there was nothing blooming in December. My supervisor said "exactly" I'm referring to your finger tips.

Great advice!

At 11:18pm on January 31, 2012, Amany said…

Hi ,

thanks for the kind words .you have a very interesting portfolio , and i am looking forward to seeing your next post . All the best .

At 6:36pm on November 6, 2011, Kevin J. Gaughan said…
Hey Jennifer, it was great meeting you in San Diego as well!
At 7:49pm on November 4, 2011, James Richards said…
hey friend...looking forward to cruising thru these photos...
At 3:51pm on June 28, 2011, henry cohen said…
I've already had my nap, thank you for the permission.
At 6:56am on December 10, 2010, Brittany Brock Birdsong said…

http://www.asla.org/2010awards/196.html

Saw this on ASLA's website!  That's wonderful that you were on the team winning the award.   I hope you are doing well... I'm presently working in Paris but will be back in the Bay Area in February, hitting the ground again looking for a job. 

At 6:28pm on July 21, 2010, nathan kim said…
Hello, I am a student with the Young Scholars Program at the University of Maryland. For a class assignment we are to interview a US landscape architect. I would very much appreciate if you wouldn't mind answering a few questions.

1 Why did you decide to study landscape architecture?
2 When given a project, from which cultures do you draw inspiration?
3 Which project that you have done so far, are you most proud of and why?

Thanks again if you do receive this message, my email is nathankim93@gmail.com
At 10:23am on May 9, 2009, Anne Robert said…
Bonjour Jennifer

re: SOURCING NEW DESIGNS/SHARING YOUR DESIGNS
I edit a FREE newsletter each month on a theme
- 50 new pots and planters [april]
- New outdoor kitchens [may]
- Shade solutions [june]

If you would like to receive copies please let me know anne.robert@btinternet.com
IF you have designs to share same thing!
A bientot
A www.TheOutdoorStylist.com
At 2:55pm on November 9, 2008, Andrew Spiering said…
Awesome profile pic. Welcome to the Lounge... I look forward to seeing your work!

Best,
Andrew

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5 Reasons to Bother Networking

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6 Ways to Grow your Network

Okay, so you went somewhere and talked to lots of people.  You followed my advice on the best places to network and you even tried to apply the best kept secret in…

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20 Places to Exercise your Networking Skills

Okay, so the 2013 ASLA Conference isn’t until November, so you still have some time to dust off your networking skills and make your travel arrangements.  I realize conferences can be expensive and out of reach for many people, but the rewards pay off in the end, especially if you take advantage of…

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Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Mentorship: 18 Quick Tips for Mentors and Protégés

A mentor is a person who is more experienced than you are (in either the same field or a closely related one) who helps and guides you in your career. I thought this concept was simple enough until I had a few conversations with someone who’s direct supervisor is called his…

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