I'm available for freelance and contract work. Feel free to contact me at sam.gratz@gmail.com www.gratzjewelry.squarespace.com

Work Samples

  • Chameleon Hand Piece

  • Shell Earpiece

Work History

  • Jewelry / CAD Designer

    • Rubertones
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Apr 2015 - Present (1 year 6 months)

    Designing Fine jewelry using Gemvision Matrix Software as well as preparing models to print on Projet and EnvisionTEC 3D printers.

  • Technical Artist/CAD Designer

    • New York, NY
    • Jun 2014 - Sep 2014 (3 months)

    Responsible for creating 3D CAD models using Rhino 3D software and interpreting 2D concept illustrations into technical drawings. I also composed drawings with orthographic views to provide clear instructions to their manufacturers.

  • CAD Designer/Metalsmith

    • Joy Stember Metal Arts Studio
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Mar 2014 - Jul 2014 (4 months)

    I designed moldable jewelry pieces to reflect Joy Stembers design concepts. I also fabricated small scale metal home goods using pewter.

  • Freelance - Jewelry Designer

    • TDM Veer
    • New York, NY
    • Apr 2014 - May 2014 (1 month)

    I model designs in Rhino based on hand sketches and meeting discussions. I separate model parts for manufacturing purposes and to ease the stone setting process. I then send photorealist renders to my client for final approval.

  • Freelance - Mens Jewelry Designer

    • John Barton
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Aug 2013 - Sep 2013 (1 month)

    I fully developed jewelry designs and technical packs reflective of the creative vision of various brands. My design concepts were communicated through 3D models, hand renderings and rendering software. I also offered fresh ideas and researched current trends.

  • Teaching Assistant

    • Temple University
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Aug 2011 - May 2012 (9 months)

    I helped students understand metals and jewelry techniques at a sophomore and junior level. I also assisted students with questions they had in regards to modeling in Rhinoceros, rendering in Bunkspeed Pro and Flamingo NXT, and fixing STL files in Magics. As well as giving advice on design aesthetics. Computer Skills Rhinoceros 3D, Gemvision Matrix, Vray, Rhino Gold, Magics RP, Bunkspeed Shot, Keyshot, Flamingo NXT, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator Referrals


  • Temple University, Tyler School of Art

    • MFA Jewelry/Metals/CAD-CAM
    • 2011 - 2013
  • Northern Arizona University

    • BFA Jewelry/Metalsmithing
    • 2008 - 2010



Sedona Hopi Endowment Scholarship