I am a recent Master's graduate from Edinburgh College of Art seeking positions and opportunities within the field of jewelry that will provide me with further exposure and experience while utilizing and broadening my knowledge of jewelry making and design. I am particularly keen on learning about the various aspects of running a creative company.
Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) | Edinburgh, UK
Master of Fine Arts | Jewellry 2013 - 2015
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | Providence, RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts | Apparel 2006 - 2010 | Graduated with Honors
Technical | Cultivated skills including CAD design, electroforming, lost wax casting, forming, filing and finishing processes, soldering, chasing and repousse, and general bench practice.
Design | Able to advance concepts and sketching collections, including design illustrations and technical flats to
be used in 3D modeling programs.
Computer | Advanced knowledge of Sculptris PhotoShop, Illustrator; Working knowledge of Rhino
Other | Accumulated experience within the field of apparel including drafting and draping garments utilizing both woven and knit fabrics, patternmaking, tailoring, knitting machine, leatherwork and advanced sewing techniques.
Weston Beamor Award for use of CAD in Jewelry design at New Designers exhibition in London
Bench Worker/Jewelry Designer
Metalworking jewelry designer at costume jewelry company Revello, who provides jewelry for private companies such as Free People and Anthropologie. Responsible for designing and fabricating jewelry pieces for a variety of clients in order to meet their needs. Work in collaboration with other designers focusing on soft goods to create a wider variety of accessories. Responsible for documenting workflow and communicating with the company directors to meet the needs of our customers.
Assist head designer in all aspects of fine jewelry company Julie Lee. Responsible for designing and providing the specifications of jewelry pieces for both the designer’s own line as well as freelance work. Additionally responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Julie Lee website and updates to various social media outlets. Responsible for sourcing materials and manufacturers as they pertain to the business such as gift box design and creation, as well as light admin responsibilities. Directly involved in assisting in all aspects of the company.
December 2012 - August 2013
Assist head designers in production of jewelry company K/LLER COLLECTION. Responsible for production of jewelry focusing largely on benchwork, cleaning and assembling castings, as well as care and upkeep of the studio and sample work. Knowledge of the jewelry district and various casters, platers, and suppliers. Directly involved in assisting in all aspects of the company from design inception to PR and sales.
Helmut Lang/Theyskens’ Theory
June 2010-January 2011
Accessories Design Intern
Working under CFDA Accessories Design winner Jennifer Newman to develop handbag and footwear line under creative directors for Helmut Lang and working under the creative direction of Olivier Theyskens for Theory. Duties included experimentation of hardware and trim techniques, developing hardware technical flats, patternmaking and construction of mock-up samples, documenting creative meetings and noting an array of changes, sourcing materials and confirming quality and color standards, creation and upkeep of line and spec sheets, maintaining design boards and binders, developing drop filled-flats for marketing, assistance in developing tech packs and subsequent corrections, and assisting during lookbook photoshoot.
January 2010-February 2010
Aided CFDA Menswear finalist Patrik Ervell in the development and production of his Fall 2011 collection. Duties included creating illustrator flats, tech packs, creation of patterns, garments alteration as well as PR and assisting with his runway show.