Hello! I'm Joseph Picone Jr.
I am currently a Graduate Student pursuing my Masters of Architecture at the University of Hartford. In 2014, I received my Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology at the University of Hartford. During these studies, I have learned valuable skill sets that I am constantly improving upon. In my graduate studies, I've learned how to work with in a large group to develop a complete construction document set for a net zero home. I was able to hone my leadership skills and steer our group to success. During this time, I used my skills in time management, planning, and design to improve upon our already successful plan.
Prior to attending the University of Hartford, I attended Capital Community College. It was during this time that I discovered my ambition to pursue a career in architecture. I’ve always been fascinated with how people interact with spaces. While a student there, I took courses in architectural history, drafting, and building codes. These courses helped build the foundation for my future in architecture.
Throughout my entire academic career, I have worked full time first as sales representative and now as an owner of a technology consulting group.
These life lessons has taught me to have work hard to achieve my goals. I will face obstacles with self-confidence and strength of mind. I believe with my talents and knowledge; we can accomplish success.
Nov 2017 - PRESENT
Focus TEM, Founder
Focus TEM is a technology consulting firm with a focus on expense management and business continuity. I worked directly with clients to review their current technology and processes and present solutions that create efficiencies and cost savings. Assist in the implementation of presented solutions. I developed a marketing strategy for client acquisition, that we have since been able to market as a product in our portfolio of offerings.
May 2016 - Nov 2017
Simply Wireless,Assistant Operation Manager
Simply Wireless was a 6 location Verizon Wireless retail chain. I oversaw all aspects of the business including finances, remodels, marketing, in house trade in program, inventory levels, staffing, and performance tracking of employees.
May 2011 - May 2016
Simply Wireless, Assistant Store Manager
I oversaw all aspects of the business including finances, inventory levels, staffing, and performance tracking of employees.
May 2009 - May 2011
Simply Wireless, Sales Representative
Selling products and service to prospective customers. Performing cost-benefit analyses of existing and potential customers. Maintaining positive business relationships to ensure future sales.
2014 - Present
Masters of Architecture
University of Hartford
2011 - 2014
Bachelor of Science
Architectural Engineering Technology
University of Hartford
2009 - 2011
Studied: Architectural Engineering Technology
Capital Community College
2006 - 2009
Studied: General Studies
University of Connecticut
Auto CAD - Advanced
Adobe Photoshop - Advanced
Revit - Advanced
Adobe Illustrator - Advanced
Microsoft Office - Advanced
Rhinoceros - Intermediate
3DS Max - Intermediate
3D Printing - Intermediate